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Can you tell me some depression support groups in the houston area?

Can you tell me some depression support groups in the houston area?

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

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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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Where do I go to find a free depression support group where i live?

DBSAlliance.org: Also see if there are any local groups through the depression and bipolar support alliance (dbsalliance.Org) in your area. They are the leading national group for support of these conditions. ...Read more

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Looking for depression support group? Are they safe to join? Might they make you worse?

Looking for depression support group?  Are they safe to join?  Might they make you worse?

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 more

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What's an active online support groups for depression?

What's an active online support groups for depression?

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

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Is there support groups for anxiety. And depression. In chicago ill?

Is there support groups for anxiety. And depression. In chicago ill?

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 more

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Do you recommend any online chats or support groups for teens with depression?

Do you recommend any online chats or support groups for teens with depression?

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

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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?

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 more

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Would you suggest joining a support group to help me deal with my anxiety and depression?

Would you suggest joining a support group to help me deal with my anxiety and depression?

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 more

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What are good ways I can find a support group for my depressed teenage daughter?

What are good ways I can find a support group for my depressed teenage daughter?

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 more

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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

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

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I'm having a depression dive and need some support?

I'm having a depression dive and need some support?

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

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Suffering from major depression and no support, help?

Suffering from major depression and no support, help?

Depression: Reach out to friend, family, clergy and your doctor to ask who in you area treats depression and has a good reputation. Depression can often be treated successfully. Best. ...Read more

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How can you support your girlfriend if she has chronic depression?

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How can you support your girlfriend if she has chronic depression?

Depressed girlfriend: Be empathic & let her vent, show physical affection & be involved in her therapy. ...Read more

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Which website is a good one for support with depression and anxiety?

Which website is a good one for support with depression and anxiety?

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

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Sir,I feel depressed, being neglected by people in friends group sometimes. How to come out of depression? ?

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

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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

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 more

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I have severe anxiety & depression for over 20 years but nothing helps. Seen MDs, counsellors (group & individual) & on meds. Can't work; now what?

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

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Is there free support for depression anywhere in houston?

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

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Where can I find online support site if I have depression?

Where can I find online support site if I have depression?

Lots out there: I would start with credible search sites first like WebMD or the American Psychological Association or NIMH to find more resources that they recommend. ...Read more

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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more