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I am take D-Veniz for my depression problem. But not satisfied. Have any other option ?

I am take D-Veniz for my depression problem. But not satisfied. Have any other option ?

Antidepressants: Assuming you've had a thorough evaluation for depression, review your response to this med with treating doctor to discuss dose, your side effects and alternative meds. You may not be on a therapeutic dose. You may also consult with a doctor on HealthTap. I hope this helps. ...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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Hi, can this forum help people who is sufferring from depression?, if so, I have a problem, i'd like to discuss with a professional

Hi, can this forum help people who is sufferring from depression?, if so, I have a problem, i'd like to discuss with a professional

Yes: There is no replacement for a consultation in person and evaluation with a mental health professional. A thorough checkup, maybe labs, therapy and meds might be started if you consult a psychiatrist in your area. However, this website can help with questions about depression and other mental health issues. Feel free to ask. Best wishes. ...Read more

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At time wake in d night mentally feeling time is flying, am gonna die, nervousness, feeling everyting is going rong, no positivity. Is it Depression?

At time wake in d night mentally feeling time is flying, am gonna die,  nervousness, feeling everyting is going rong, no positivity. Is it Depression?

Get a physical: exam from your doc to rule out or identify chemical or hormonal issues. Then consult a mental health professional to sort things out. If one is not available consider speaking w/a prudent spiritual leader or aunt or uncle. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long can post partem depression last. Anger is bad. B 9 m. Mil been frustrating since b came home. D lil help. I have b all time. Sitter mb 3 time?

How long can post partem depression last. Anger is bad. B 9 m. Mil been frustrating since b came home. D lil help. I have b all time. Sitter mb 3 time?

The American Academy: Of pediatrics recommends screening for post-partum depression as well as using standardized screening tests for infant development at each well-child check. From a pediatric perspective, PPD should be diagnosed & treated as soon as possible, because it can negatively impact infant development by 2 mos.Your primary physician & your pediatrician can help you find mental health providers. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Multiple causes: Refers to a mood condition typified by the presence of a combination of symptoms including loss of interest, sad mood, appetite& weight changes, low energy, poor concentration, sleep disturbance, guilt or shame with or without feelings of hopelessness and despair. In severe cases suicidal thoughts and/or psychosis may also be present. Most commonly used to describe mdd & bipolar d/o. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

It is treatable: The condition involves depressed or sad mood, changes in eating habits, lack of interest, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, difficulty concentrating and changes in sleep patterns. Sufferers may experience one or many of these symptoms. Most severely, depression may lead to feelings of hopelessness and a desire to harm oneself or others. Fortunately, the condition is treatable. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Depression: Clinical depression is sad affect, depressed mood, changes in energy/sleep/appetite, poor memory/concentration, loss of interests, physical complaints such as pain, feelings of helplessness/hopelessness/despair/giving up/self hatred, crying spells. ...Read more

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What is Depression?

What is Depression?

Types of Depression: 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. Chemical depression-neuroscience lab tests-urine. ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Signs of depression?

Perpetual sadness: Period of intense sadness, regular crying, apathy, decrease in energy and appetite, poor sleep, decreased motivation and enjoyment of activities, poor self care, isolation and withdrawal, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide. These thoughts, behaviors and feelings are typically not associated with things that would make one sad (loss) but are often independent of life's circumstances. ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Signs of depression?

Persistent low mood: Sad and low mood which persists for weeks accompanied by changes in sleep and appetite, decrease interest in previously pleasurable activities, decrease motivation, concentration and interest life are commonly seen in depression. Hopelessness and suicidal ideation may be signs of worsening depression and needs immediate help. ...Read more

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