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I had a hysterectomy (still have ovaries) 4 months ago. I have never had depression or feelings of hopelessness before. Is this normal?

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 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


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Having feelings of hopelessness, is that a sign od depression?

Having feelings of hopelessness, is that a sign od depression?

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

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How can I overcome feelings of despair, depression, hopelessness, and desperation?

How can I overcome feelings of despair, depression, hopelessness, and desperation?

Treatment: The best solution is a combination of medication and therapy. Depression is a medical problems that that requires medication to resolve the symptoms of depression. However, medication can not resolve the "problems" that led to the depression. That is the role of therapy. ...Read more

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How do you treat depression to the point of no motivation and no feelings except total hopelessness?

How do you treat depression to the point of no motivation and no feelings except total hopelessness?

See a therapist: Classic symptoms of depression are little or no motivation and feelings of hopelessness. This can mean serious depression. Depression is a serious condition and you probably need to see a professional. ...Read more

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What do you do to combat depression, hopelessness, and feelings of worthlessness?

What do you do to combat depression, hopelessness, and feelings of worthlessness?

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

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Lately i've noticed that immediately after defecating my depression/anxiety/hopelessness subside (pretty sure it's not a placebo). What could this be?

Lately i've noticed that immediately after defecating my depression/anxiety/hopelessness subside (pretty sure it's not a placebo). What could this be?

:): Had a pt who said her depression improved after colonoscopy i told her maybe she was full of crap! ;). Ancient greeks treated depression with music comedies ; cathartics! ...Read more

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Sadness, hopelessness, interest loss in people and activities, loneliness, crying, self-hurting on anger blackouts. & more, am i having a depression?

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 more

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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.

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.

Anxiety&depression: Your symptoms could be managed well with medications and psychotherapy or counseling. Please kindly see your primary care physician or a psychiatrist to get help. If you have any thoughts of hurting yourself, please call for the ambulance to get you to the hospital. Please do understand that it's not at all your fault. It's a disease affecting chemicals in brain. Medications and counseling helps. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What csuses low frre thyroxiinre (0.66) and what is treatment. Sympons are fatigue, depression, joint pain and hopelessness?

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

Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Hopelessness (Definition)

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