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Could your orgasms be ruined by too much anxiety or depressed feelings?

Could your orgasms be ruined by too much anxiety or depressed feelings?

Yup!: Perhaps that is a good reason to find a good therapist and work through those problems. If positive reinforcement works, it ought to be a good motivation. Anxiety and depression, especially severe, can ruin most good things - or at least rob them of their best stuff. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Depression (Definition)

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


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Could my depressed feelings be worth seeing to by a doctor?

Could my depressed feelings be worth seeing to by a doctor?

Assessment: It is important to be assessed by a physician regarding the severity of your symptoms for a recommendation of the best treatments. ...Read more

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How can I prevent depressed feelings that arise from anti gay opinions?

How can I prevent depressed feelings that arise from anti gay opinions?

Depression: Don't allow small minded bigots to rule your world. You have as much right as they do to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Sexual orientation is your own business and educated people respect and honor that privacy. Seek gay support groups to help and validate you. ...Read more

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So, i have been taking my new upped dosage of clexa (40mg) for almost a month now, and not much change. on my period again and depressed feelings back?

So, i have been taking my new upped dosage of clexa (40mg) for almost a month now, and not much change. on my period again and depressed feelings back?

SSRI: Most SSRI manufacturers advise it will be 4-6 weeks before noticing the full effect, and if you increase dose, we are looking at another 4-6 weeks for that effect. But if you specifically have Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, the dx is very specific on the days in the cycle, and not just anywhere around your period. Great mood tracker at http://mymonthlycycles.com/pms_tracker.jsp Pls check w/doc ...Read more

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Whenever I try to vent to my parents they get mad and invalidate my depressed feelings. Is this a defense mechanism so they don't have to deal w/ it?

Whenever I try to vent to my parents they get mad and invalidate my depressed feelings. Is this a defense mechanism so they don't have to deal w/ it?

It could be ...: Whatever it is though, I know it can be frustrating. I would try to focus less on what it means to them and more on how you can deal with it. You might try telling them about how you feel when you share things with them. It has probably been this way a long time and I wouldn't expect things to change overnight. Things might not change at all, despite your best efforts. ...Read more

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I am experiencing body aches, chills, feeling depressed feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered, aching muscles, generalized weakness, difficulty concentrating, and stomach upset but none of: nasal drainage, chest congestion, le

I am experiencing  body aches, chills, feeling depressed feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered, aching muscles, generalized weakness, difficulty concentrating, and stomach upset but none of: nasal drainage, chest congestion, le

Fibromyalgia?: You need a general physical check up to exclude organ-specific disease, especially your thyroid and adrenal function. If none, then it is the so-called fibromyalgia, which essentially implies hypersensitive nerves and requires life style and sleep-nutritiion overhaul ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological str...

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness)  and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological str...

See doctor: Depression is a common illness. It is due to chemical imbalance in the brain and is not a moral failing. There are effective treatments and you should see a doctor for an evaluation and prescription. Do not let the depression keep you from seeing a doctor. Wish you good health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) . I've been sitting in front of my computer all day, not even going outside, isolated from everyone, including my family. What now?

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) . I've been sitting in front of my computer all day, not even going outside, isolated from everyone, including my family.  What now?

Depressed feeling: Get some help either see your private doctor and he can help you get to a psychologist or psychiatrist. Call your friends or family and get out of the house. Interact with others. Talk to a loved one about these feelings. You do not have to feel alone. There is help if you express yourself. The world will look brighter after you talk to others about your feelings. Feel better! ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness) , sadness, sudden attacks of crying and socially withdrawn and nervous ?

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness) , sadness, sudden attacks of crying and socially withdrawn and nervous 
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Depression: If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, go to the Emergency Department. Otherwise, talk to trusted friends and family if helpful, write in a journal, exercise as tolerated, and see your PCP for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) . The following also describe me: Mood swings and Fe...Would also like to know if consulting with my doctor is a good idea and if I can schedule on my own ?

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) . The following also describe me: Mood swings and Fe...Would also like to know if consulting with my doctor is a good idea and if I can schedule on my own ?

Yes, see ur doctor : That's a good idea, whether you can schedule your own appointment, that depends on your pediatrician and the health plan your are on, call the doctor's office or the doctor himself/ herself for clarification, if he/she already knows you. Remember, doctors are there to help, your health information is confidential, all the best ...Read more

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I am experiencing restlessness, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) and irritability. What should I do?

I am experiencing  restlessness, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered)  and irritability. What should I do?

Anxiety/depression: You have all the classic symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. This is very common, and it is very important you see your doctor as soon as possible. Getting help to treat your issues can be very beneficial, including therapy, counseling, and possible medications. The simple fact that you are discussing your feelings now is a first step, so make the call to see the Doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am experiencing sleep deprivation, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) , irritability, chest pain or discomfort (side: both) (severity: mild) (quality: sensation of pressure or heaviness) (time frame: suddenly) ,

I am experiencing  sleep deprivation, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) , irritability, chest pain or discomfort (side: both) (severity: mild) (quality: sensation of pressure or heaviness) (time frame: suddenly) ,

Depression: What you described is consistent with depression. It is not a moral failing, just a chemical imbalance in the brain that can be treated with therapy, medication, and exercise in combination. Please see your doctor as you do not need to suffer.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I am experiencing suicidal thoughts, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) and trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake, difficulty

I am experiencing  suicidal thoughts, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered)  and trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake, difficulty

Help is available: A person who has suicidal ideations (thoughts or plans), attempts, or gestures needs medical evaluation and treatment right away. The recommended way to get treatment is to visit an emergency room, by ambulance or by having a companion drive. In the US, the emergency phone number for an ambulance is 911. One can also find suicide prevention hotline numbers online, for her local area. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) , trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty falling asleep

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) , trouble sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty falling asleep

Evaluation: You are describing trypical symptoms of depression, which is a fairly miserable state, but which usually can be helped significantly. It is unclear which kind of help would be most useful for you: options are various kinds of psychtherapy, and medications, assuming your feeling persists and is not just a temporary reaction to something. It would be prudent to seek a full professional evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing appetite changes (quality: increased appetite) , trouble sleeping (quality: difficult to wake) (worsened by: psychological stress) , decreased energy level, sudden attacks of crying, fatigue and feeling depressed (quality: feelings of w

I am experiencing  appetite changes (quality: increased appetite) , trouble sleeping (quality: difficult to wake) (worsened by: psychological stress) , decreased energy level, sudden attacks of crying, fatigue and feeling depressed (quality: feelings of w

Depression symptoms: Please start by seeing your doctor to rule out or identify any underlying medical conditions. Then consult w/a clinical psychologist to diagnose the cause of your symptoms, which MAY be depression. Lots or reason to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , sleep deprivation, paranoid behavior, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , mood swings and feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair) . The following also describe me

I am experiencing  appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) , sleep deprivation, paranoid behavior, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , mood swings and feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair) . The following also describe me

Thyroid problem? : A likely suspect would be a thyroid problem, probably you should get
TSH & thyroid evaluation.
If there is a family history of mood disorder or depression, a psychiatric evaluation with a trial of antidepressant & low dose anti-
psychotic medication might be indicated.
FJP MD ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness) , difficulty focusing, trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) (worsened by: psychological stress) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psycho

Common @your age-: -& should not be ignored, it is a serious condition. Can have many causes, hereditary, due school or work problems, also due to love life break ups.get into see a psychiatrist, or PCP, & get a referral. If you have any thoughts of suicide or feel you may injure yourself or others. This can happen suddenly, so do not ignore it, even an ER. be sure to be honest in speaking to your MD. ...Read more