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Depressive Disorder Nos
Dx'd w bipolar,PTSD,&OCD by many psychiatrists 4 13yrs,2day told new psych this but after 10mins she dx'd me w anxiety&depressive disorder "NOS."Why??
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
I have mix SAD, GAD and PMS depression. My psy. Diagnosed me with Anxiety Disorder NOS. Is the diagnosis appropriate? And why?
Discuss w/ psy: The term may not really matter and from what you say SAD+GAD+PMS combined w/ whatever else, it sounds like a reasonable choice. The NOS must be what you're wondering about. It merely means that it is not an 'exact' fit w/ the 'specified' categories availabe in the big book. Like your meal may not be on the menu - but is a combo of a la carte items. Why do you care? Is Tx helping? Talk about it. ...Read more
NOS: Not otherwise specified (nos) is a category for a number of disorders in the dsm-iv-tr that do not meet criteria for another specific disorder. For example, depressive disorder nos does not meet criteria for major depressive disorder or dysthymia. Nos disorders are clinically significant and need treatment, often similar types of treatment as similar disorders. ...Read more
1yrhemiplegic mgrns, bipolar psych event, anx nos, maj depress disorder. Still want 2 hide, mood swings, don't feel meds wrk. 600 sera/100 topa/20 cele?
Bipolar management: Treatment of mood disorders often entails trials of various medications often in combination. These disorders are often chronic disorders requiring continuous medication monitoring with dosage adjustments or changes. Non medication therapies may also be necessary. Discuss your concerns with your md and take an active role in the treatment process. Remind yourself your illness is treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depressive disorder: Can be major depression or depressive disorder not otherwise specified. Symptoms are neurovegetative such as sleep/appetite/energy changes, feelings of sadness/despair, crying spells, losing interest in usual activities, recurrent thoughts of self harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing and committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, and talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more
Mood vs disorder: We all have depressive mood from time to time. I.E. -my goldfish dies and i feel sad. However a major depressive disorder is a minumum of a two week period of feeling low which is associated with things like changes in sleep pattern or appetite. It can effect self esteem, motivation levels, ability to feel joy. One might feel helpless or hopeless or even have thoughts of suicide. ...Read more
Should I tell a person with depressive disorder that he is self medicating and that its dangerous?
Depression: Can be helpful since they need to see harmful effects and feel understood and wanted. Installing hope is therapeutic. ...Read more
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