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Depressed Overweight Stay At Home Mom
Lonely or Ill?: Bipolar or depressive disorders can be diagnosed and treated by a mental health specialist. Treating any mental disorder and working to increase satisfaction in life is helpful to anyone. A person who is depressed and then happy when with a loved one might be lonely or not engaged enough in life. Some people benefit from reading a self-help book on positive psychology. ...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
Very Carefully: Try and limit your conversation with your mother to "i" statements. That is, say how you feel without adding the word you and refering to your mom. It is hard to do. If you say you, your mom may become defensive and the conversation end up to be non-productive. You may say: "i feel unappreciated, " "i feel lonely, " "i feel sad, " "i feel unwanted, " your mom won't be able to disagree w/your feelings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They may know: They may know already, but don't know whar to say to you. Tell her you need to talk about something serious. Explain how u feel have some material for them to read about depression. Let them know how hard it is for you in certain situations and how they might help you. Let us know how it goes. ...Read more
Well.....: Hello - are you a minor? If you have depression - encourage you to obtain professional behavioral health assistance. Working with a therapist can be very beneficial. Medications might be indicated. Sorry "psycho mom" isn't enough info for me to have an idea of what is going on between you & your mother - but that can be sorted out in treatment. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Professional help: See someone (a counselor)to access relevant treatment targets for your energy, get exercising, reach out to others, enlist your family, optimize your nutrition, and water intake. Consider medication. Add fish oil 1000mg. Find someone to help you with your children.Get some positive, self help and possibly spirituality reading material. ...Read more
Depressed: When she seeks professional help.Get a more detailed answer ›
12 Step Meetings.: The first thing you can to do to help her is to take care of yourself. Encourage you to attend alanon meetings (or alateen depending on age). It will teach you about tough love and coping, when you love someone who is alcoholic. Encourage your mother to attend alcoholics anonymous. You could even go to an open meeting with her. But don't be surprised if she declines. Sometimes we just plant seeds. ...Read more
Consider encouraging: Her to seek evaluation by an addiction medicine specialist or an addiction psychiatrist. She may need dual treatment for her alcoholism and for her depression. Attending alcoholics anonymous would provider her support and the benefits that come with a 12 step group. ...Read more
Tell another adult: It is important to share concerns with an adult you can trust. A teacher, school nurse or minister/pastor /rabbi are also good choice people. Perhaps, your dad, a grandparent or aunt/uncle. One of the most important things to know about sad or anxious feelings is to share them with someone else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Invite her in: Take her to an appointment with your Dr. Have your Dr. explain to her the importance of medication in your treatment plan and begin to deal with the myths, misinformation, and perhaps interference here. ...Read more
My mom is 60 years old its maxiam age to work in our country shes an inspector shes depressed all day what ever i try to do she keep sad what i can do?
Mom is 60 years.?: Many people may get depressed at this age due to having medical problems , loosing a loved one , being unable to do what they used to , financial issues and concern about their ability to take care of their need and the need of their family. Be supportive, loving and try to convince her to see her pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My friends mom died in 2011 at when she was 14 she's 17 now and lately she's been down and depressed hardly eating she wont have counselingwhat canido?
Im afraid to take pills for depression bcoz my mom said it will make me insane once i start taking. My mom doesn't really care if im depressed or what?
Pills for depression: Your mom sounds like she cares & needs to learn about current treatments (incl meds) for depression. The only way they could make you "insane" is if you have underlying bipolar illness and were to be given an antidepressant. This could "switch" you into mania. This very rare occurrence still is treatable. Work closely with a psychmd and you will get better! for more info: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek treatment: Most people with depression can be helped with medication (ant-depressants). Some are also helped by counseling/ psychtherapy. Family support is also important, and you can provide that. Guide your mom to her doctor or someone else who will evaluate, treat and follow her. ...Read more
Medical Evaluation: is the best way to determine if you have clinical depression. Tell your mother about your mood, energy level, concentration, memory, self esteem, motivation levels, sex drive, sleep & appetite. Crying spells, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are pertinent as well as your capacity to feel joy. Let your mother know immediately if you have suicidal thoughts. ...Read more
Some ideas: 1. Have your mom consult w/ a psychologists. I would want to rule out other mental health issues that look like depression (i.e. Dementia). 2. Help her improve her social life - feeling connected is one way to combat depression. 3. Activity - do an activity together walk, dance, stretch, etc. 4. Validate her feelings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Depending on the severity of her sx and her level of functioning, you might want to address your concerns with your mom directly. You might want to start with her physician to rule out anything physical. If your mom expresses thoughts of self-or other-harm, or she can no longer cope with her symptoms, just dial 911 or take her to the nearest er. Good luck! ...Read more
Seek treatment: Many young moms are overwhelmed and develop depression. Often anti-depressant medication is helpful. Ask your doctor about whther you would benefit from medication. Counseling may also be helpful. Getting some help with your children, so you can get some time to relax or extra sleep may also be helpful. ...Read more
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