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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

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

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

Depression site: Apa or ama sites for clinical info. Any support group site for general info. ...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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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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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


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