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Lately I've been having irrational thoughts. Could I have depression? I can't concentrate on anything. It's hard getting motivated. Do I have add?

Lately I've been having irrational thoughts. Could I have depression? I can't concentrate on anything. It's hard getting motivated. Do I have add?

Multiple concerns: It sounds like you're very concerned about yourself. Depression can certainly cause difficulties with concentration and motivation, but so can other conditions. Please see your physician to begin investigating what's causing your difficulties. A psychiatrist can provide specialty guidance and treatment, but you also need a general health exam. Aloha to you.

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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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I have severe anxiety and depression episodes. Need to go to dr but get anxious over it. Can't stop panic attacks over irrational thoughts. What to do?

See your doctor: In order to get the help you need, you have to be seen. You can see a doctor in your area or schedule a HealthTap consult through the Concierge service with a KY licensed doctor. Medication and therapy are used to treat your condition. You will feel better and your quality of life will improve dramatically. You will be glad you obtained the help. After all, that's what we are here to do...help u!

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Which kind of depression is thought of death?

Which kind of depression is thought of death?

ALWAYS MISERABLE: Several varieties of depression, some of genetic origin, some due to bipolar types, manic-depressive variations, situational reactions to tragedies, etc. Usually in my experience, when the depressed patient becomes restless and agitated, that seems when the risk of suicide becomes the most intense, and death does become a major threat. My psych colleagues can help immensely.

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I've been having disturbing thoughts and severe depression, what do I do?

I've been having disturbing thoughts and severe depression, what do I do?

Disturbing thoughts?: It sounds like you definitely need evaluation and treatment for depression. Both are available through your own physician, along with psychiatrists and psychologists. You don't specify what sort of "disturbing thoughts" you're having, but if these are suicidal ideas please get yourself to an er, or call 911 or the suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

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Can judging people and hateful thoughts about people come with depression?

Can judging people and hateful thoughts about people come with depression?

Possibly: Some people dwell on hateful thoughts or judge others without any type of depression. However, with depression, one can become more negative, pessimistic, angry or irritable. If that is the case, get help.

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I have depression & I'm 16. What are some things I could do to think happier thoughts?

I have depression & I'm 16. What are some things I could do to think happier thoughts?

Find a therapist: That specializes in adolescents and has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Having depression is no fun, and just thinking happy thoughts rarely does much good. You have to get down to the deeper levels of your thinking and really examine the basis of your beliefs. This requires a trained therapist to do successfully.

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What are your thoughts? Could you please suggest me some prayers to deal with depression?

What are your thoughts? Could you please suggest me some prayers to deal with depression?

I know that when I: Am down or struggling, I pray to heavenly father in my own words. I ask for comfort. I ask to have the strength to face things that I know will be difficult. I ask the lord to put people in my life who can teach me & inspire me. At the same time, I also give thanks for the many things that are good. I believe that it is the spirit with which we pray that is important - not the words. Take care.

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I have depression this week paticularly it has been very bad I feel like ending everything how do I stop the thoughts from happening?

I have depression this week paticularly it has been very bad I feel like ending everything how do I stop the thoughts from happening?

Go to the ER.: You need to get help now. Hen you feel like ending it all, you need immediate help. There are many things that can be done, medications and psychotherapy.

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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!!!!

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Do I need to have suicidal thought to have depression?

No: It depends on the severity. Symptoms of depression include : a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, sadness, poor motivation, and irritabiliy. These symptoms can adversely affect your ability to function at home and/or at work. In severe cases suicidal ideation.

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Will internal speech theraphy help me with irrational depression?

Will internal speech theraphy help me with irrational depression?

Depression: You give way too little information to answer. My comment would first be that there is no "irrational" depression. There is always a reason. There are many approaches. This is an academic paper but see if it helps: http://www. Tomkins. Org/uploads/thecaseagainstdepression. Pdf.

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How can you cope with negative thoughts and borderline depression?

How can you cope with negative thoughts and borderline depression?

Many steps: First get a psychiatric evaluation. If the depression is rated mild to moderate, consider opting for psychotherapy with or without meds; if it is moderate to severe, consider meds with psychiterapy. Work on getting into an aerobic exercise habit and into widening and strengthening your social networks. Hope this helps.

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Is my boyfriend suffering from depression? Thought only teen girls got it bad

Is my boyfriend suffering from depression? Thought only teen girls got it bad

Maybe: Anybody (men, women, young, old) can get depression. Go to the link below to see the screening questions for depression: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/depression/mh00103_d.

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How does Latuda (lurasidone) work for depression? ALso how long till the bad thoughts stop?

How does Latuda (lurasidone) work for depression? ALso how long till the bad thoughts stop?

Bipolar depression: Latuda (lurasidone) is indicated for bipolar depression, not unipolar depression. Schedule an appointment with your prescribing physician.

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Lately I havebeen undergoing depression making me have thoughts of sucidal attempts, how can I help maself get better to my usual self?

Lately I havebeen undergoing depression making me have thoughts of sucidal attempts, how can I help maself get better to my usual self?

Get help ASAO: You should see a mental health specialist asap. If you don't have access to one at the time, you can talk w/ your dr. Or go to the nearest er. A trained professional will decide if you need to be hospitalized or not. You can also admit yourself voluntarily. If you are not hospitalized, make sure you stay in frequent contact w/ a therapist. You can also contact a suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255.

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I am 23yrs old woman with depression problem. I used to have all my medication but lately, my suicidal thought getting often. What can I do?

I am 23yrs old woman with depression problem. I used to have all my medication but lately, my suicidal thought getting often. What can I do?

Where are your mess?: Now first. Where are your mess? You need to get back to your prescribing doctor right away mental health issues are no different then medical issues. If you were a diabetic you would need your insulin? Right? Now get going

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I haven't been feeling myself lately. I have been feeling worthless, lonely, and I have thoughts of hurting myself. Do you think I have depression?

I haven't been feeling myself lately. I have been feeling worthless, lonely, and I have thoughts of hurting myself. Do you think I have depression?

Need Help ASAP: These are symptoms of depression. And if you are having thought about hurting yourself, please call your doctor ASAP or even call 911 or go to nearest Emergency room and seek for immediate help.

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I feel like my depression has gotten worse I have lost my appeaite I feel tired all the time my thoughts have gotten worse I m afarid to ask for help?

I feel like my depression has gotten worse I have lost my appeaite I feel tired all the time my thoughts have gotten worse I m afarid to ask for help?

Don't Give Up: Alas, nearly two-thirds of people suffering from depression and taking an anti-depressant do not get totally well. My approach: re-evaluate to r/o medical illness, add or intensify psychotherapy, consider adding a 2nd fda approved agent (abilify, seroquel (quetiapine) xr, deplin), check neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones, and lifestyle. More @ http://www. Integrativepsychiatry. Net/depression. Html.

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Is there a preferred way to handle teenage depression and suicidal thoughts?

Is there a preferred way to handle teenage depression and suicidal thoughts?

Things to say: A teen who is depressed and suicidal needs someone to listen to them and get them help: some things you can say to a severely depressed teen: 1) there is always another solution even if you can't see it right now 2) having thoughts of hurting yourself or others does not make you a bad person 3) if your feelings are overwhelming, tell yourself to wait 24 hours before taking any action.

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Depression returning and suicide thoughts increasing. What can I do?

Depression returning and suicide thoughts increasing. What can I do?

Get support now: First, seek support immediately so that your sucide thoughts can be addressed: the national prevention hotline for the us (http://www. Suicidepreventionlifeline. Org) is 1-800-273-8255. If there is imminent danger for you call 911. Seek out professionals in mental health in your community as well who will work with you on better understanding your depression and what the next best steps are.