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Depressed Or Sad Demeanor
See a specialist...: to conduct a detailed assessment of your symptoms and your history. The assessment should lead to a diagnosis (e.g., whether you have 'just sadness' or some sort of clinical syndrome) and treatment recommendations tailored to your specific situation and needs. Continuing to be physically active, socially engaged, and looking for ways to manage stressors are good suggestions in any case. ...Read more
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
Depression info.: Good question; but too little space here for such a broad topic. However, like many disorders, depression can range from very mild to severe. Depression can result from many factors, eg, genetic, life situation, medical and can occur at any age. Depression is treatable. See: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml#pub1 I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First, : First, it is important to know that feeling sad is a normal human emotion. Depression is serious medical condition characterized by feelings of hopelessness, constant sadness, irritability, disinterest in favorite activities and feelings of guilt/unworthiness. However this condition is treatable. If you think you are depressed, let your heathcare provider know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typical person test: Sadness is a normal human emotion expressed under appropriate psychosocial circumstances. Depression is a disorder that causes one to derive no pleasure out of usual activities, to be unmotivated, to not care, to be unproductive. To see gloom where there is none. To be flat, unable to have appropriate emotion. If youre concerned about being depressed, see your doctor right away. It's treatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression: Depression lessens are energy and tolerance for even minor conflicts or irritations. Consult with a mental health professional for immediate help, consult with your doctor to rule out any medical issues and read the free articles and watch the free video's on depression on the soundmindz.Org web site for daily support and insights. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No -this is not : This is what i would say is a maladaptive self regulatory behavior. Clearly developing safer strategies to self regulate is essential. It would be advisable to seek professional support with a counselor who has experience in this area. I would expect that such intervention would be very helpful and a positive experience for you. ...Read more
Often - yes: Some times we feel sad in response to things in our life. But sometimes a person can get stuck being down with impairment in other areas of life. This has to do with brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine. So - an imbalance of neurochemicals can be a big part of the problem. ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately, there is nothing in the rule book that says you can't have more than one problem. But the treatment for these 2 is markedly different. For sad, full spectrum light therapy is the best with the fewest side effects. For major depression, the best treatment is a combination of medication and therapy. ...Read more
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