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Depression Gets 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
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
Could a glass of wine a night (for health--no abuse issues here), make GAD, phobias, and occasional depression worse? I'm not taking any meds.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
See U PCP: And have him refer u to a psychiatrist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
I'm diagnosed with depression.My family and friends don't understand my condition and make me feel worse.How can I make them not to think I'm faking?
This is one thing: most don't fake. Get the help you need regardless. In the end, you have to take care of yourself. be well !! ...Read more
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 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?
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
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
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
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
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
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