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Depressed Depression Affect Skin
Dramatically: Manic depression, aka bipolar disorder, is, a major mood disorder that has profound and variable effects on emotions which may range from elation to range to profound depression. The neurotransmitter systems are altered in many areas throughout the brain. Although most abnormalities are subtle and not structural there is some evidence for subtle structural brain abnormalities as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Seasonal disorder: Seasonal affective disorder (sad) is a kind of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter.Causes, incidence, and risk factors.Sad may begin during the teen years or in adulthood. Like other forms of depression, it occurs more often in women than in men.People who live in places with long winter nights are at greater risk for sad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar depression: bipolar means alternating btween depression and mania, the opposite. it is a mood disorder and usually you don't need antidepressants if the mood disorcer is controlled, but not always. You mention anger and that is why you may need something for the mood disorder, tegretol, depakote, lithium are frequently used. Your doctor will discuss these otionos with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is often helped by lithium, which is a mood-stabilizing medication. Sometimes depression is severe enough despite this that an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) is added -- but not without the mood stabilizer. If prescribed by your psychiatrist and you are followed regularly, the combination may help your mood, wellbutrin (bupropion) is not an anti-anxiety medication, though. ...Read more
Can higher doses of Effexor (venlafaxine) (above 75mg) cause depression to worsen and/or increase symptoms like anhedonia, lethargy, demotivation, etc.?
Yes: Brooding can not only contribute to depression, but depression makes it more likely to happen. So it's like a continuous loop. Most people do not consciously decide they're going to brood, but they find themselves doing it. Depression makes us overemphasize upsetting events, and overlook positive ones. ...Read more
Prednisolone controls lupus but side effects destroying her skin elasticity causing deep depression. Sos!?
Corticosteroids!: Prednisone and related drugs increase Insulin resistance, depress growth hormone secretion, thin the skin, cause personality changes, etc. These are proportional to dose. These are quite common. I believe in low doses for most people who may benefit from them. Of all the drugs i use, corticosteroids are the most universal in side effects. ...Read more
Depress, socialy withdrawn, anxious, lethargic, just want to sleep, lack of interest. Take cymbalta (duloxetine) for fms + wellbutrin for depression. Any help?
Depression, lost focus, agitation, anxiety, personality disorder are problems I battle each day. Any help?
Well, we can't: treat you via this portion of Health Tap. But we can try to help point you in the right direction. Are you working with a therapist? If not, consider cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. See that you have depression and anxiety - are you on any psychotropic medications? If not, your provider can assess to see if that would be helpful. Don't lose hope - help is around the corner. ...Read more
(16) Muscle twitches that have become worse. Life extremely stressful, have health anxiety, feel depressed, hopelessness. Normal reaction to stress?
Feeling down, tired of life, distressed, some sleep disturbances during working days, some weight gain and have rare suicidal ideation.Am i depressed?
Depression: Your description does sound like you could be depressed -- suicidal ideation is definitely an alarm sign. It would be a good idea to see your physician about this to start checking your overall health. More definitive treatment can come through a psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Both psychotherapy and medications can be very effective. If suicidal thoughts increase, be seen in an er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Usually with depression people stop doing things they used to do, this can include stopping their usual skincare regimen. They may also touch their face more, which can lead to more acne. Or some people start scratching their scalp or other parts of their skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have suffered depression for a lot of years and right now i don't know how to go on.my head is muddled and I want to hurt myself?
Get seen: Talk to your doctor, connect with family. Talk to one of us. Reach out and get help if you have those type of feelings. ...Read more
I have depression to the point i wonna die or i will bang my head on hard objects for 20 min for releaf.
My skin has become thin and sagging due to usage of topical medicine in the past. please help me what to do? Iam going to depression help.
See ans: See a dermatologist for skin problem to get proper diagnosis and guidance. Not clear if you mean you're depressed because of your skin condition or for other reasons. Get help for your skin. You may feel lots better. If depression persists, see a mental health professional for guidance. Best wishes. ...Read more
How does one conquer those that try to belittle your value as a human being and make you feel you worthless? This leads to stress & depression and makes one helpless and hopeless. Is there a way to stop them from getting in ur head?
Values: You describe a painful situation but one that can be managed and as you do you will be stronger. Assertiveness Training w/in psychotherapy can be very helpful. Please see a clinical psychologist. You can also talk things over w/a prudent spiritual leader. We need people w/values. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Tremors of the head : & neck need to be evaluated, as they may be a sign of a neurological or systemic illness. Your primary medical provider can evaluate for an underlying cause & refer you to a neurologist, if need be. Also seek referral to a psychiatrist & a psychologist for multi-modal treatment of depression. Take care of yourself. Utilize your medical resources. ...Read more
For faded stretch marks, what can be done about the indentations or depression in the skin, or can the color only be helped?
I take a pill for depression but get side effects everywhere. It happens to work in the head but why does it affect those areas?
The whole body: Antidepressants affect the whole body. They definitely target the brain to help lift your depression, but those same receptors are also in other parts of your body. For example, serotonin receptors are in your brain and that is where most antidepressants function, but your gut has more serotonin receptors than your brain. That is why some people have nausea or constipation. ...Read more
I have severe anxiety and depression but the past two years I get this 'shocky' feeling in my head. Like a jolt, what could it be?
Anxiety & Depression: are not pleasant but are treatable. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional for therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is but one of many approaches. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help also. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 times over recent months head people call me, twice hello, one my name, loudly enough for me to respond, current depression, any cause for concern?
Hearing 'voices': There can be many reasons for hearing 'voices' which vary re concern, eg., acute or complicated grieving, loneliness, triggers of past trauma, anniversary reactions. Since you say you're depressed, why not see a mental health professional who can get to know you and better assess the meaning or cause of your hearing people calling you recently. Ask your pcp for a referral. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anterior fontanelle: The indentation/depression you are referring to is called the anterior fontanelle. It is a membranous structure that allows for expansion of the skull as the head grows. The anterior fontanelle usually closes between 18 to 24 months of age. Normal to have an open anterior fontanelle at age 9 months. ...Read more
I touched my head and I felt a big bump what do you think? BTW I do suffer from depression and anxiety , could it be linked?
Trauma or Cyst: The bump on your head could be the result of banging it against something or it could be a scalp cyst, sometimes called a wen. If it's big enough to bother you have it checked by a doctor. It might require simple removal. If not, wait and see if it goes away. The anxiety may magnify your response to the bump, but I doubt one caused the other. Keep the area clean. ...Read more
My grandmother is in depression and her skin itches so much that her blood comes out of the skin when she itches, what could it be?
1st of all: Have internist or pcp review meds that she is taking. See if she is allergic to any of them?- food allergy (after many years of itching my mother was found to have several food allergies)- referral to allergist!- stay away from over the counter itch meds(unless approved by pcp)--good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was in a car wreck last yr & got hit pretty hard on both sides of my head.But could that cause depression?i've been feeling sad and anxious &insecure
Traumatic Brain Inj?: If you fit the criteria for what is termed Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) then, you've a category of brain trauma we know can precipitate changes in personality such as depression, anxiety and insecurity where once there weren't such feelings. You need to be seen by a neurologist for an evaluation. If you'd like to speak with me in consultation: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Any similarities physiologically between depression from chronic traumatic encephalopothy (cte) and depression without head trauma?
Some: In both conditions people looked depressed, have decreased initiative, might be isolative, speech is soft, slow, monotone; decreased range of emotions, etc. Patients with cte, however, might not complain of depression and present more avolitional ( not interested, having no desires) then sad. Did you have a more specific question? ...Read more
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