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Is my mom bi-polar, depressed but happy when I am home, or does she have something else?

Is my mom bi-polar, depressed but happy when I am home, or does she have something else?

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

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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How do I tell my mom I am depressed because of her?

How do I tell my mom I am depressed because of her?

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 more

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How do I know if I am depressed, my mom thinks i am...?

How do I know if I am depressed, my mom thinks i am...?

Depressed?: Sad affect, vegetative symptoms such as change in appetite/energy/sleep habits, losing interest in things u normally enjoy, thoughts of self harm. ...Read more

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I want to tell my mom in severely depressed but i don't know how?

I want to tell my mom in severely depressed but i don't know how?

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

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How can you stop my psycho mom and control my depression?

How can you stop my psycho mom and control my depression?

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 more

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I'm a depressed mom that sleeps all day. How can I get over this?

I'm a depressed mom that sleeps all day. How can I get over this?

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

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What can I do if my mom is a depressed alcoholic how can I help her?

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

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My mom is an extremely depressed alcoholic. How can I get her to get help?

My mom is an extremely depressed alcoholic. How can I get her to get help?

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

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I feeling depressed again, but it feels like I can't tell my mom. What can I do?

I feeling depressed again, but it feels like I can't tell my mom. What can I do?

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 more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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


Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more