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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 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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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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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 think that I'm suffering with depression I've noticed all the symptoms and done an online test and it all adds up I don't know what to do I'm 17 ?

I think that I'm suffering with depression I've noticed all the symptoms and done an online test and it all adds up I don't know what to do I'm 17 ?

Depression: Depression is a very common disease and like any other disease is treatable . Self assessment can be done using Patient health Questionnaire ( PHQ-9 ). Depression can be secondary to thyroid problems or side affects of drugs. Depression can be easily treated by GP by antidepressant medications or by counselling . If someone has thoughts of hurting themselves or anyone else they should call 111 . ...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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Online tests for depression any good?

Online tests for depression any good?

Not the best: At best, online tests for depression are only useful for screening depressive symptoms...And that is if you happen to stumble across a well researched one. The best way to determine if you have depression is to visit with a psychologist or psychiatrist since there are different types of depression, which have different causes, and require different treatments. ...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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What are some online writing activities to help depression?

What are some online writing activities to help depression?

Not sure: Why it would need to be online, but journaling has been found to be very helpful while working through depression. ...Read more

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How can I support my girlfriend who suffers from depression?

How can I support my girlfriend who suffers from depression?

Listen: How great that you care about her enough to ask this question. Please listen to her, encourage her to be open about her situation. Ask her what would help her. If she has more severe sx like those of hurting herself or others, please accompany her to an er or psych professional for an immediate evaluation. If she has appt with a therapist, be supportive of counseling, she may need temp. Meds.Luck. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my boyfriend to support me while I have depression?

Can you suggest a means to get my boyfriend to support me while I have depression?

Ask honestly: I recommend that you ask him to learn about what depression is through a resource like mayo clinic or www.Helpguide.Org it could be that he doesn't understand depression and that would give him some insight. If he cares about you wants the best for you that should help. If he cares about your well-being, then i suspect this will help. ...Read more

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I took tests for depression online. They were vague. Where can I get definite diagnosis?

I took tests for depression online. They were vague. Where can I get definite diagnosis?

No Self-Dx: Even if the tests on line were not vague, you still will need someone to help you explain the results. Number itself is meaningless, what's more important is the item analysis. Also, diagnosis is not given based on a single measure. There're several measures that assess whatever is needed for your diagnosis. Bottom line-- don't diagnose yourself, get a professional to do it. ...Read more

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