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Depression And Feelings Of Hopelessness
I had a hysterectomy (still have ovaries) 4 months ago. I have never had depression or feelings of hopelessness before. Is this normal?
Surgical menopause: Sadly hysterectomies, also known as "surgical menopause, " can often precipitate a fairly severe (although usually time-limited) depression and feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and despair. Consult with your gynecologist to see if bioidentical (replacement) hormones might help you out a bit, especially with respect to your mood, bone density, and heart. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If can be a symptom: Of depression. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. ...Read more
How do you treat depression to the point of no motivation and no feelings except total hopelessness?
Talk or medicines: If you have clinical depression, talking with a therapist can really help. Literature shows that talk therapy can work just as well as taking an antidepressant. Some feel so down, however, that they cannot even get themselves to go to a therapist, so i usually start with a medicine and then, when you are feeling somewhat better, consider going to a therapist at that point. ...Read more
I am experiencing hallucinations, paranoid delusions, panic attack, hopelessness, sadness, slow thinking, difficulty thinking, difficulty focusing, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) , difficult
Lately i've noticed that immediately after defecating my depression/anxiety/hopelessness subside (pretty sure it's not a placebo). What could this be?
I'm having on an off bouts of depression and hopelessness in general, a few bad anxiety attacks lately related to a relationship. would meds help? feel lost.
Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?
Sounds likely: You could have a medical problem that is causing these symptoms, but you've just listed some of the major symptoms of depression. See your doctor and make sure you are physically healthy. Talk about depression and possible treatment options. Treatment will depend on how severe your symptoms are, how long they have been going on, and several other factors. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have been treated w seroquel, cymbalta, (duloxetine) lithium for schizo aff dis and depression for 5 ys. Noth helps. Full of despair, hopelessness, what can I do?
Too long to suffer: I'm so sorry that you've been feeling so bad for so long. You don't mention psychotherapy, so i don't know if you've worked with that - but it can be the missing link. Finding an experienced one with whom you can work to develop trust and strategies for better living is my strong recommendation. Also, find a healthy exercise program and some sort of spiritual practice - both suited to you. Best! ...Read more
What csuses low frre thyroxiinre (0.66) and what is treatment. Sympons are fatigue, depression, joint pain and hopelessness?
Very complicated: T3 (liothyronine) is produced by the thyroid gland just like t4. It is fast acting while T4 is longer acting. The numbers refer to iodine molecule. Problems can arise is production, transport to cells, entry into those cells, then T4 transformation to T3 (liothyronine) at peripheral cells etc. Check healthtap apps for more info e.g.Epocrates on line. Also dr sneed and dr. Long and others specialized in thyroid can elaborate. ...Read more
(16) Muscle twitches that have become worse. Life extremely stressful, have health anxiety, feel depressed, hopelessness. Normal reaction to stress?
What do you advise if i've been feeling deep hopeless & suicidal depression since losing both my parents. How do I cope?
I am sorry for the: Loss of your parents. It is clear that your are symptoms go beyond grief. It is very important that you get help for your depressive symptoms. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784. ...Read more
I've been treated for depression with PTSD for 5 yrs with different meds and doctors. I'm feeling pretty hopeless that it will never go away. I want to get on with life?
Get evaluated: If you haven't already, you need to get evaluated by a doctor. Let them know that you think you may have depression. They will do the rest. They will likely run some lab tests to rule out any medical causes of depression, such as a low thyroid. If it is depression, they can then make the appropriate recommendations for treatment. ...Read more
Are anti depressants a good option if im feeling hopeless and very depressed from a failed relationship.?
Lack of sleep, eating more, sad all the time, crying, negative thoughts , feeling worthless, hopless. Could I have depression ?
That is certainly: Possible. Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. ...Read more
If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. When a person is depressed they often feel despair ; come to believe that things can't get better. But there is hope. Allow others to provide you w support ; to help you see the other options you have. You can call the national suicide. ...Read more
All are similar: The various ssri antidepressants have similar mechanisms of action but differ in serotonergic potency and specificity, length of action, metabolism and--most importantly--efficacy and side effects with any given individual. No valid claim can be made as to the 'fastest-acting'. Some people respond in a week, some in 6-8 weeks, some have an early activating side effect felt as helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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