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Lately i've been having irrational thoughts. Could I have depression? I can't concentrate on anything. It's hard getting motivated. Do I have add?

Lately i've been having irrational thoughts. Could I have depression? I can't concentrate on anything. It's hard getting motivated. Do I have add?

Multiple concerns: It sounds like you're very concerned about yourself. Depression can certainly cause difficulties with concentration and motivation, but so can other conditions. Please see your physician to begin investigating what's causing your difficulties. A psychiatrist can provide specialty guidance and treatment, but you also need a general health exam. Aloha to you. ...Read more

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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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How should you know if you have add, aspergers and depression?

How should you know if you have add, aspergers and depression?

Evaluation : It would be unlikely to make it to adulthood without being diagnosed unless the individual had classic aspergers where the main issue was difficulty with social interactions. In that case they may be considered " the smart but quirky person who is awkward around others". If there is a concern start with your primary who will refer as needed. ...Read more

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I have ADD, Agoraphobia, depression,G.A.D.

I have ADD, Agoraphobia, depression,G.A.D.

Complex problems: You have a complex combination of problems. Best to be seen by a psychiatrist and a therapist. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with PTSD and depression but I feel like my condition has gotten worse.I think I may have ADD.How can I get diagnosed?

I have been diagnosed with PTSD and depression but I feel like my condition has gotten worse.I think I may have ADD.How can I get diagnosed?

PTSD: is a treatable condition. Please see a clinical psychologist who specializes in PTSD or mood disorders. Your doc or the local VA hospital may have referrals for you. Clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training MAY be utilized as the way to relax the hair-trigger bodily and emotional reactions you are feeling. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Meds for add are the only meds that helped my depression and social anxiety, i don't have add, can they be used off label for depression?

Meds for add are the only meds that helped my depression and social anxiety, i don't have add,  can they be used off label for depression?

Absolutely: I would recommend you limit your alcohol use to zero, however. If you have ever had problems with cocaine, you may be prone to escalate the stimulant dose, in which case your doctor would be forced to stop it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have depression add anxiety and hypo mania. What are the chances my kids will have these?

What to do if I have depression add anxiety and hypo mania. What are the chances my kids will have these?

15-20%: Studies have show that there is a strong genetic component to mood and anxiety disorders. Most studies show that the chances of passing ether to your child is approximately 15-20%. ...Read more

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Bad fall in 06, back, slder, nck, leg pain, sev.Anxiety, epression, at 34 have add, restless leg. Now told by dr. Have fibromyalgia. Can you hlp?

Bad fall in 06, back, slder, nck, leg pain, sev.Anxiety, epression, at 34 have add, restless leg. Now told by dr. Have fibromyalgia. Can you hlp?

Not sure: Not sure how we can help you here. My advice is to avoid taking narcotic opiate pain medication, because with all of your problems, you may set yourself up for drug dependencies down the road. Another bit of advice, try and figure out what form of exercise you can consistently tolerate and get yourself in a routine. Eat a proper and balanced diet. You are not necessarily doomed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to know if I have add?

How to know if I have add?

Have it evaluated: The treatments available for this disorder are often schedule 2 controlled drugs that require prescription and are monitored by state and federal authorities. A proper evaluation by your physician along with charted documentation of your history and problems are necessary. Other non add issues can have symptoms that appear similar. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my healthto smoked weed if you have add?

Is it bad for my healthto smoked weed if you have add?

BAD?: Is a relative term. Many people with add smoke weed and find that it relaxes them....A form of self medication. It is not beneficial to smoke weed regularly...And really not at all as it is illegal....Like underage drinking. It is better to find motre productive ways of treating the add...Diet, nutrition, supplements, acupuncture, chinese medicine, neurofeedback are examples. ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke weed if you have add?

Is it bad to smoke weed if you have add?

Weed and ADD: It is not helpful to smoke marijuana if you have add. It doesn't help you focus and slowly degrades the neurons (cells) in your brain which will make the add worse. Long term users of marijuana have significant decreases in brain function. If you need help with attention there are better medications then marijuana. Please talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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