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Depression Support Groups
Depression: Call the texas state association of psychologists, they will likely have groups in your area that will help you. Also ask your state mental health association the same question. Best. ...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
Generally safe: there are many different types of support groups for depression. there is evidence of benefit for different types. in the end, it is best to find a group that you relate to and ultimately feel comfortable with. Sometimes it is difficult to open up about depression at first, but often helpful in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i want to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one?
psych.: Best resource is your local mental health center and yellow pages. ...Read more
Google It: If you are using healthtap you understand a lot about technology. Type "depression support groups" in your browser and you will be amazed at the number of support groups you will find. A bit of advice: every support group has its own personality. Try out a few then chose the one that fits you best. Another source of support: national alliance on mental illness. www.nami.org. ...Read more
Sure there are: Chicago's a big town with lots if resources. I would go online to the site for: nami, which is the national alliance for the mentally ill, to see if there is a group they can recommend you attend. Also, most community mental health centers offer group therapy. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends....: Online chat groups if appropriately moderated can be a helpful tool. I would look to a local hospital or to nami (a national organization dedicated to mental health) for guidance. But the important thing is that chat and support groups are not a substitute for meeting regularly with a therapist and/or their doctor. ...Read more
How can I cope with the emotional consequences of vitiligo? Vitiligo has caused me to become self-conscious and depressed. How can I treat the psychological devastation of my condition? Are there support groups for people with vitiligo?
Try UVB-NB: Uvb-nb phototherapy may be helpful in reversing (may not be permanently) vitiligo. See your dermatologist about it. In the meanwhile, have you consider using a tanning solution or a masking foundation? Be sure to get checked out for potential autoimmune disorders ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: It is very comforting to know that others share problems that are similar to your own. Support groups can provide strategies for coping with problems that you may never have thought about on your own. You may even get a chance to help others with strategies that you have developed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do some research: Trusted family and friends who may have some experience can be helpful. Your family physician and their office staff most likely have referral sources. Self help organizations for specific problems often know where to go for help. Local medical societies are also good resources. Be careful online. Visit only well known sites with a good reputation. Don't ever give personal information online! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't like being around people and when i'm around large groups i feel very overwhelmed.i don't have any desire to make friends? anxiety?depression
Social anxiety: Some folks are more comfortable one-to-one than in large groups. Yet life pushes us in both directions at times. Beyond that, are you in touch w/what makes you angry? Life is unfair and we get hurt. Coming to terms w/that harsh reality can bring some happiness. Consider a few sessions w/a therapist. Peace and good health. ...Read more
See your doctor: If not in treatment for depression already, please see your doctor for evaluation -- to make sure you're physically healthy. Reach out to others you trust. Exercise regularly, get out of the house, and eat healthily. Sometimes conversations and activities with others can lighten your mood. Get consistent sleep. Avoid alcohol. Psychiatrists ; psychologists are available to help you also. ...Read more
Depressed girlfriend: Be empathic & let her vent, show physical affection & be involved in her therapy. ...Read more
Online Ed & Support: One of best educational sites i've found on anxiety disorders = site of anxiety disorders assn of british columbia (canada), a gov't-funded non-profit: http://www.Anxietybc.Com another great site is that of anxiety & depression assn of america: http://bit.Ly/zfabis many who struggle w/anxiety also struggle w/depression & v.V. And many who develop depression r people w/early history of anxiety. ...Read more
Sir,I feel depressed, being neglected by people in friends group sometimes. How to come out of depression? ?
Talking to somone: That's never an easy question to answer for someone who is 10,000 miles away but I think you've taken a good first step by talking to someone, albeit "virtually." Have you spoken to anybody in your circle of friends or family who you feel are neglecting you? They are likely entirely unaware of how you feel so giving them a chance to respond first would be a good idea. 2nd step- to professional. ...Read more
How can I take care of myself nutritionally to help support my mental health and to alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety I have dealt with depression and anxiety most of my life, but was never diagnosed as such until later in life. My depression
Several things: My colleagues have shared great info with you so far -- esp about the omega-3's, magnesium, etc. You do need a psychiatrist who's friendly to the idea that nutrition plays a part in mental health. Along with proper diagnostic assessment, psychotherapy, and medications if needed, you also need to move towards more whole foods in your diet. For integrative psychiatrists -- http://www.Inimh.Org/. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have severe anxiety & depression for over 20 years but nothing helps. Seen MDs, counsellors (group & individual) & on meds. Can't work; now what?
It's hard, but: Each therapist can be totally different. You might keep trying to find the right one for you. It's team work to solve problems. Consider meditation, yoga, physical exercise. Some creative arts can help. Re-evaluate your expectations too. Changes come at different paces and can be subtle at times. Don't give up, it's your life - aim for a 1st step and build on that! ...Read more
Possibly: First, I am not from houston. By doing a quick google search i was able to find a list of mental health services in houston. I would start by finding services on the internet or phone book and start inquiring. Nami is a national support organization for mental illness and can also be a good resource. ...Read more