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How can I treat depression in adults?

How can I treat depression in adults?

Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing & committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, & talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...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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Can hearing loss cause depression in a young adult?

Can hearing loss cause depression in a young adult?

Yes: Hearing loss not only means that it is difficult to hear but also that many social interactions become much more complicated. A common result of hearing loss is difficulty maintaining good relations with other people and resulting depression. ...Read more

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I have long-term, treatment-resistant depression, and adult add. My add meds always stop working. Any new add meds i could ask about?

Many options: Not long ago, one medication for ad/hd (stimulants) was used. Today, multiple completely different medicines (with unique mechanisms of action). Behavioral therapies and use of assistive technologies on the web and in smatphones can also make a big difference. Some evidence shows neuro-training and biofeedback approaches to be promising. Talk with your primary doc about an ad/hd specialist. ...Read more

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Can staying busy and/or exercise help get rid of depression?

Helpful: Not likely to do it all by itself--still need to see dr for therapy / medication, but will definitely be better than just sitting around being a lump. ...Read more

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What techniques can I use to prevent depression ?

What techniques can I use to prevent depression ?

Depression Prevent: Spend time with your friends. If a religion, practice it routinely. Exercise - but do not overdo it. Insist on restorative sleep. Avoid anything more than infrequent alcohol intake. Emphasize happines, fun, and pleasure as part of your life goals. Mindful meditation practiced routinely helps. Being grateful, forgiving youself/others, engaging in flow experiences. Have clear goals and find meaning. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child or teen to get depression like adults do?

Is it possible for a child or teen to get depression like adults do?

Yes: Although kids and teens may develop symptoms that look a little different. Usually, one notices that grades and socializing suffer. Instead of feeling or appearing depressed, kids and teens can look easily irritable. A child psychiatrist can help evaluate and tease out the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I treat depression in adults?

Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing & committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, & talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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I have long-term, treatment-resistant depression, and adult add. My add meds always stop working. Any new add meds i could ask about?

Many options: Not long ago, one medication for ad/hd (stimulants) was used. Today, multiple completely different medicines (with unique mechanisms of action). Behavioral therapies and use of assistive technologies on the web and in smatphones can also make a big difference. Some evidence shows neuro-training and biofeedback approaches to be promising. Talk with your primary doc about an ad/hd specialist. ...Read more

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First depression. Now adult add. Curious if bipolar 2 is the culprit. Depression-extreme anger-panic -tears-back to depression. Daily, weekly, monthly?

First depression. Now adult add. Curious if bipolar 2 is the culprit. Depression-extreme anger-panic -tears-back to depression. Daily, weekly, monthly?

Gordian Knot: That is a difficult question to answer, but you may be on the right track. Speak with your mental health provider about further testing rule out adhd. It is true that hypomania/mania has similar symptoms to adhd. However, the main differentiating factor is time frames; with adhd, the racing thoughts, inability to focus, failing to complete tasks, etc. Is present all the time. ...Read more

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