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How to overcome depression?

How to overcome depression?

Depends on diagnosis: Depression is a generic term for many types, some being relatively short lived. Adjustment disorders and single incident ptsd can be treated efficiently. Recurrent major depression and bipolar disorders take longer. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy and energy psychology are effective approaches, generally combined with medication. ...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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Can you advise for overcoming depression?

Can you advise for overcoming depression?

Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder & underlying medical conditions. 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. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to overcome depression?

Are there any ways to overcome depression?

Yes: Yes. I would check out curecrowd for depression. Its crowd sourced data of what patient states works. It is a great starting point to find a treatment you are willing to work with.

http://curecrowd. Com/ailments/depression. ...Read more

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How do I overcome depression?

How do I overcome depression?

Some suggestions.: 1st - ensure you have a healthy life style - aim for at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night, 3 meals per day, daily physical activity & little to no alcohol. 2nd - avoid isolation. 3rd- see your physician for an evaluation to ensure that you have no underlying medical conditions that are contributing to this. 4th - encourage you to work with a therapy to overcome your depression. Meds might be needed. ...Read more

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How do I overcome depression?

How do I overcome depression?

Many ways: Some ways on your own: increase aerobic exercise, especially in nature or a green space daily. Eliminate alcohol and processed foods -- eat healthy protein, veggies, fruits, and complex carbs. Connect with others. Help is also available through your primary care doctor, to check on possible medical causes ; refer to psychologist/psychiatrist as needed. Psychotherapy ; medications can help too. ...Read more

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Could I overcome depression without drugs?

Could I overcome depression without drugs?

It depends: It depends on how severe your depression is. Psychotherapy can be very helpful for depression, and exercise has been shown to be as effective as antidepressants in some cases. If you also avoid alcohol and recreational drugs, get regular sleep, reach out to friends and family, eat healthily, and involve yourself in activities and causes which are meaningful to you, depressive symptoms may remit. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can overcome depression?

Evidence for help: Research indicates that the combination of medication and individual therapy gives the longest lasting and most robust result. If you're opposed to medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy has a great track record for even serious depressive states. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can overcome depression?

Can I tell me how I can overcome depression?

Some tips: Start with talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy). Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Psyche meds are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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Can you overcome depression with will power?

Can you overcome depression with will power?

Power through: I would say with mild to moderate depression one can power through it with will power to be sure, but in the cases of severe depression the likelihood of powering through with will power alone is diminished. Why make life more miserable than it has to be? See psychotherapy, and meds if needed. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to overcome depression?

What are the best tips to overcome depression?

No "best way": I can't really say there is one particular treatment that is the best. Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, journaling, herbal supplements (5 htp, same and st john's wort) and supplements (vitamin d, b complex, omega 3). For severe depression a combination treatment of medication and therapy works best. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to overcome depression?

What are effective ways to overcome depression?

Get out of your: House, even if you are feeling depressed. Call a friend to set up a time and place to get together. Take a walk, go to a mall or a library. It will help to be out and about and around people. Sit in the sun on fair weather days. Go see a funny movie. Exercise. Speak to a therapist and learn how to explore additional ways to overcome depression and to figure out what is making you feel depressed. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel depression, how to overcome?

See a therapist: Depression is caused my many things. The first thing to do is identify why you are depressed and then some good coping skills to deal with the problem. I imagine that you have tried everything you can think of so getting help from a good therapist is a smart thing to do. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with overcoming depression?

Can you give me advice with overcoming depression?

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. Get daily exercise. ...Read more

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What beliefs should I change to overcome depression?

See below: Based on our life-history, we develop cognitive schemas that contribute to depressive thoughts. Particular thoughts will be different for different people. We might not be aware of all these processes, but they're there. Try to go find a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist who will guide you through the process recognizing, challenging and changing your beliefs. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway to overcome depression with out medicine?

Can there be anyway to overcome depression with out medicine?

Therapy: Especially cognitive behavioral therapy is a very effective treatment for depression. More severe depression may require both therapy and medication. Despite popular opinion, antidepressant medications are not all bad when used appropriately and are immensely beneficial to many people. All medications have potential side effects, but some people have none. ...Read more

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I am suffering from depression, how to overcome it and be happy?

I am suffering from depression, how to overcome it and be happy?

Depression: Individual and group psychotherapy are very effective in treating depression. Ask your doctor for a referral and for a physical to make sure there are no medical issues affecting your mood. Best. ...Read more

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Can you overcome depression without medication? How do you do it?

Can you overcome depression without medication? How do you do it?

PSYCHOTHERAPY: Find a reputable psychotherapist in your area to discuss what depression means to YOU. It means different things to different people. You can also discuss your desires to try to ;et the therapy alone treat the depression, without relying on meds. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can overcome depression and move on with life?

Can you tell me how I can overcome depression and move on with life?

Commit to Change.: 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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Please tell me how long it takes for to overcome depression caused by medication?

Please tell me how long it takes for to overcome depression caused by medication?

It varies: It depends on the type of medication, how long you have been on the medication and your own physical health to clear the medication out of your system. Some medication may take a couple of weeks to improve after it is stopped, while others may be a month or more. If you just started taking the medication and are depressed, I would allow 2-4 weeks to adjust to the medication. Follow up with your dr. ...Read more

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Could anyone informe efftective method to overcome depression, I am 25 year old female?

Could anyone informe efftective method to overcome depression, I am 25 year old female?

Problem solve: Depression is usually caused by either things happening in your life now or in the past or due to genetics. Regular exercise, support from your close friends and family, identifying why your are not happy and making a plan and working the plan will all help. If your need help doing this or support please seek therapy and live happily. You deserve it. ...Read more

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Can one overcome depression without medicine and does medicine make it worse if one discontinues using them?

Can one overcome depression without medicine and does medicine make it worse if one discontinues using them?

Yes and no: Depending on the severity of symptoms and your history, it may be possible to overcome depression without pharmaceuticals. Psychotherapy is an excellent treatment -- cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic or interpersonal therapies can all be helpful. Some do need medications though, and may need them for extended periods. You & your doctor can do trials of tapering & proceed accordingly. ...Read more

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How can I overcome depression, loneliness, and despair?

A good book: Is called "Healing the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear and Despair" by Miriam Greenspan Also, get involved in individual and then group psychotherapy to work. Through these feelings. Find a group near you here: agpa. Org under "find a group psychotherapist" I wish you well. ...Read more

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Are there any tricks or natural ways to help the process of overcoming depression? I don't want to be sad anymore.

Are there any tricks or natural ways to help the process of overcoming depression? I don't want to be sad anymore.

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is a very good option, or any form of psychotherapy with a good mental health professional. This is not the digging into your past type that is seen in the movies but focuses on the here and now and your mental "self talk." peace and good health. "Feeling Good" book by David Burns can help too. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to still go to therapy even after you have overcome depression?

Is it recommended to still go to therapy even after you have overcome depression?

Dealing w/patterns: Psychotherapy helps to deal with emotional, thought, and behavior patterns in our lives that lead us into depression. Through use of antidepressant medications, it's possible to feel much better while still not understanding certain things we may be doing unconsciously that result in pain and suffering. If you're interested in discovering these things & making appropriate changes, therapy helps. ...Read more

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How can elderly men who are widowed overcome depression?

How can elderly men who are widowed overcome depression?

Elder depression: Social support system such as activities and interests is vital. Never isolate or avoid social milieu. ...Read more

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How do you overcome depression, boredom and social isolation?

How do you overcome depression, boredom and social isolation?

Life purpose: I agree with dr. Ulrich about the need for evaluation & treatment for depression. This can definitely help. Also very important is finding your own purpose for being on the planet, and giving your time, love, and energy to that. There is not one of us who has nothing to give and share with others. It can be a challenge finding it though -- treatment can help you get clear enough to find yours. ...Read more

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Might someone be able to overcome depression with exercise, meditation, and a healthy diet?

Depression remedies: Include those 3, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning & 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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Could you tell me ways to overcome depression/lack of motivation?

Could you tell me ways to overcome depression/lack of motivation?

Warmline or exercise: Sounds like you need a warmline. You can find one in your area here: http://www. Warmline. Org/
also, exercise can do wonders. ...Read more

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Yes I am trying to overcome depression right now. My hand were trembling too. I am on occasion taking thyroid meds. It was under active year ago.?

Yes I am trying to overcome depression right now. My hand were trembling too. I am on occasion taking thyroid meds. It was under active year ago.?

Hands trembling?: Sorry to hear that you've been struggling with depression -- sometimes it's not easy. Your patient info shows you're on several medicines + alcohol that can cause hand tremor, and if you're "on occasion" taking thyroid medication, it's possible that may do it also. Or you may even have a familial essential tremor. Hopefully you're involved in some talk therapy or group support for depression too. ...Read more

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How can I overcome bad depression?

How can I overcome bad depression?

Medicine & therapy: Fortunately, there are a variety of effective treatments for depression. The standard treatment includes medication, and/or psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy). These approaches have been demonstrated to be effective. There are also various brain stimulation therapies (electroconvulsive therapy is the most researched stimulation therapy and has the longest history of use). Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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