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Is there a reason my depression seems to be worse at night?

Is there a reason my depression seems to be worse at night?

Nighttime depression: There can be many reasons why depression is worse at night, eg., timing of medication, insomnia, heightened anxiety, your natural circadian (hormonal) rhythm, being alone. Try to identify what's going on and discuss with treating doctor. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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Do you find that your depression gets worse during the holidays?

Do you find that your depression gets worse during the holidays?

It can happen: People may become nostalgic for what advertisements suggest is "normal" for holidays: warmth, everybody getting along, plenty of favorite foods, nice music, nobody getting drunk or abusive . . . . Etc. But these ideals can hit a wall when the reality of family issues shows up. Disappointment, arguments, silent treatments, whatever behaviors wounded in the past, can do so again - adds up to sad. ...Read more

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Friends making depression worse, what to do?

Friends making depression worse, what to do?

There isn't much: information provided. How are friends making the depression worse? Perhaps if this could be clarified - a helpful response can be provided. Take care. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what to do if my depressions keeps getting worse because i can't make any friends?

Could you tell me what to do if my depressions keeps getting worse because i can't make any friends?

Depression: Consider group therapy where you could learn to improve your interpersonal skills, ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who does both individual and group psychotherapy. Start with individual to establish trust and rapport and then you can transition to group therapy. Best. ...Read more

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Family making depression worse, what to do?

Family making depression worse, what to do?

Not sure if you are: An adult or a minor. If an adult you may need to set boundaries so that you are less emeshed with family. If you are a minor - a combination of individual and family therapy may be beneficial. Discuss your options with your provider. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I stop my depression from getting worse?

How can I stop my depression from getting worse?

Get treatment: The best way to stop your depression from getting worse, is to see a psychiatrist who can evaluate & treat you. Psychotherapy may be useful, or you may also benefit from antidepressant medication. Based on your history and the rest of your clinical situation, the psychiatrist can make reasonable recommendations. Therapy may also be through a psychologist or other therapist. ...Read more

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My depression is getting worse. How can I treat it?

My depression is getting worse. How can I treat it?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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My depression is getting worse. Please what can I do?

My depression is getting worse. Please what can I do?

Tell your doctor: If you're already in treatment, call your doctor and let him/her know. If you're not being treated yet, get in to see your doctor about your problem. S/he may also want you to work with a psychiatrist, a specialist in these disorders. Medications may be helpful, and so may psychotherapy. Both work together to improve your response over time. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my depression is getting worse?

What do you suggest if my depression is getting worse?

Better not alone: It's best not to do it alone. With severe depression the most helpful thing to do is see a psychiatrist and/or psychologist to cope and get better. It might be easier than you think. If you are already in treatment talk to your therapist. Other things to remember: eat well, exercise, don't drink/drug/smoke. Consider meditation and yoga. Ask again if you need more suggestions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have depression problems getting worse :(?

What to do if I have depression problems getting worse :(?

Get help: 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. Don't isolate. 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

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Can nortryptaline cause depression or make depression worse?

Can nortryptaline cause depression or make depression worse?

Need more info: As you may know, Pamelor (nortriptyline) has been approved for Major Depression for a long time. That said, in my career, I've seen the same medication react completely differently in similar patients. So, it's best to have a discussion with your doctor about what's going on. One note though - this medication causes sedation so taking it at night is part of the key to success. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How many people have been on a depression med that actually made you worse?

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How many people have been on a depression med that actually made you worse?

Dep.: Few, especially ones with bipolar disorder or depression complicating untreated underlying organic disorders. ...Read more

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Could my depression be getting worse to the point that i don't realize it anymore?

Could my depression be getting worse to the point that i don't realize it anymore?

Possibly: Apathy is frequently a part of depression and when you don't care about anything you may not be aware, but if you are asking this question you are obviously aware that you are depressed and worried about it getting worse. Go to your doctor to discuss medication and/or therapy before it does get any worse. ...Read more

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Looking for depression support group? Are they safe to join? Might they make you worse?

Looking for depression support group?  Are they safe to join?  Might they make you worse?

Likely to Help: Support groups come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of benefit. There is always the possibility that a goup will not be helpful, but unless someone there really wants you to feel worse, it is not very likely to make you worse. You might think about "trying out" a support group to make sure you feel like it is a safe and supportive setting. ...Read more

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What is someone with depression supposed to do when family isn't supportive and makes it worse, is it best to have no contact, ?

A Tough Situation: Suffering from depression is difficult enough, then your family is unsupportive. It's like kicking you when you are down. Unfortunately this scenario is not that uncommon. Usually ignorance or poor communication is the cause. Having a therapist could be helpful. He or she can help you cope with your families attitude and might even facilitate better communication between you and your family. ...Read more

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I recently went through a series of major life changes. My depression has become worse, but only when I'm home. Is this normal? What can I do?

I recently went through a series of major life changes. My depression has become worse, but only when I'm home. Is this normal? What can I do?

See a therapist: Sometimes people can have symptoms that may be diagnosed as an adjustment disorder in response to major life changes. It would be good to seek help from a therapist or counselor near you. ...Read more

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I am trying to beat depression, but when I have good days i feel like i start all over the next bc i wake up so much worse. Always worse in morning.

Don't see any forms: Of therapy or psychotropic medications listed. If you really want to beat depression, you need to make it a priority. Doing the same old thing is likely to get you the same old results. Time for professional help if you are serious about feeling better. ...Read more

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My depression is getting worse, I even thought of buying a gun. I need help I'm spiralig down back to were I was in the beginningbut don't want hospit?

My depression is getting worse, I even thought of buying a gun. I need help I'm spiralig down back to were I was in the beginningbut don't want hospit?

Suicide: 1 (800) 273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish
Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. CALL THEM RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!! ...Read more

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My girlfriends depression has progressively gotten worse- I want to stand by her because I love her but she's not the same person anymore what do I do?

My girlfriends depression has progressively gotten worse- I want to stand by her because I love her but she's not the same person anymore what do I do?

What to do?: Standing with her means be loving , supportive , making sure she takes her medication on daily basis , seeing her physician and her therapist and making her exercise, since exercise, can increase endorphins and can be helpful in decreasing depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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What can be worse for you physically; anxiety or depression?

What can be worse for you physically; anxiety or depression?

Maybe depression: They both are not good although depression theoretically could lead to suicide if severe. However there is some literature that contends that the presence of anxiety in any psychiatric presentation increases the risk of suicide considerably and so it should be considered as well. Stay safe! ...Read more

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My youngest daughter nasty to me making my depression worse what to do?

My youngest daughter nasty to me making my depression worse what to do?

Start by working on: yourself. If U R not in therapy, find a therapist and start figuring out why U R depressed. U may want to consult with a psychiatrist about medication4 depression or work with a psychologist 1st 2 see if the depression lessens w'out medication. In therapy, U can also discuss how 2 respond to your daughter when she is nasty to U or invite her to family sessions to work on your relationship. ...Read more

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I have severe anxiety and some depression. I've had anxiety since I was a young teen it gets hard for me to think. Worse around large groups of people?

Eval: Get a psychiatric evaluation for your anxiety and whatever else may be going on, and talk with the psychiatrist about whether or not meds are needed, and your feelings about being medicated. Then get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to help deal with whatever is ailing you. ...Read more

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What is postpartum psychosis? Is it worse than depression?

What is postpartum psychosis? Is it worse than depression?

Serious depression: Psychosis is any loss of touch with reality including hallucination and/or delusions (false beliefs despite evidence to the contrary). Postpartum just means after childbirth. The is avery serious condition because the mother may have false beliefs and harm or neglect the infant. It needs immediate treatment with protection of the newborn. It if often associated with bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Does melatonin make depression worse?

It can: There is a warning about depression among the potential side effects of melatonin. We do not know how common it is, but it can occur. I would stop it if that is what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Can phenylalanine make depression worse?

Not to my knowledge: It may actually be beneficial for some people with depression because it elevates levels of norepinephrine and Dopamine in the brain and this is how some of the antidepressants work. ...Read more

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Does Levodopa work on my depression or make it worse?

Does Levodopa work on my depression or make it worse?

Consultation.: Levodopa stimulates Dopamine production. Talk to your prescribing physician about drug interactions and efficacy of Levodopa compared to an SSRI.
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Could use your help docs! my depression is getting worse?

Could use your help docs! my depression is getting worse?

What are you doing : For your depression currently? 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. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of >. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

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