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Does extensive cell phone use in children cause depression?

Does extensive cell phone use in children cause depression?

NO. Look elswhere.: Although the cell phone is ubiquitous in today's society, if a child is using this and not interacting with others, this may be a symptom of social withdrawal. There are many aspects to depression and when suspected it should be discussed with the childs doctor and the child. ...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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Can sleeping too much- I have depression- cause brain cells to die or to shut down or cause delay in thinking?

Can sleeping too much- I have depression- cause brain cells to die or to shut down or cause delay in thinking?

Depression/Cognition: Sounds like the culprit here is your depression. It can impact your cognition/ability to think ( difficulty w/ memory, concentration, and a slower processing speed or as you mentioned "delay in thinking"). ...Read more

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Is the lack of attention from parents a definite cause of depression in children, or is that not important?

Is the lack of attention from parents a definite cause of depression in children, or is that not important?

It may: Be a cause of reactive depression; however, some depressions have a more physiological basis and appear to be inherited. In the 2nd type, children may have grown up in homes with loving attentive parents but contracted depression from heredity (perhaps a grandparent suffered from depression). Also the degree of inattention can vary from occasional to severe lack of attention. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a lack of attention from parents cause children to be depressed?

Might it be possible that a lack of attention from parents cause children to be depressed?

Neglect: Neglect or lack of attention can cause problems with attachment, and a sense of loss - bot which can trigger or cause risk for depression - sometimes children will show anger in response, but sometimes this is just a mask for the underlying depression or a negative way to fill the loss of attention. ...Read more

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What does depression of t cells mean?

What does depression of t cells mean?

Low count: It means that your t-cell count is low. There are many reasons that this can happen. T-cells are a part of the immune system, and a very low t-call count can leave one prone to infections. ...Read more

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Low grade fever, white blood cells in urine, fatigue, headaches, depression, get ill alot?

Low grade fever, white blood cells in urine, fatigue, headaches, depression, get ill alot?

2 things going on: Possibilities are you could have bladder infection vs interstial cystitis(inflammation) and flu like illness with fatigue and head aches at sam time. ...Read more

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Severe depression.What can I do?I just want to feel good again.(inside that is). I suffer chronic back pain from inneffective surgeries and have t-cell lymphoma.I have tried antidepressants(zoloft, paxil, Lexapro and pristiq).None of these have helped.Can

Severe depression.What can I do?I just want to feel good again.(inside that is). I suffer chronic back pain from inneffective surgeries and have t-cell lymphoma.I have tried antidepressants(zoloft, paxil, Lexapro and pristiq).None of these have helped.Can

A : A combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and anti depressants is an effective treatment strategy. There are other anti depressants with a different mechanism of action that could be tried- eg: tricyclic anti depressants (nortriptyline), mirtazapine, MAO inhibitors.The treatment could also be augmented with medications in the class of Abilify (aripiprazole) , seroquel etc. If nothing else works , electroconvulsive therapy is a safe and effective treatment option.Please talk to your psychiatrist and hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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Can depression cause your whole face to break out?

Can depression cause your whole face to break out?

No, not directly: Depression is often awful. But it gets about as bad a rep as it deserves. It can upset several physical systems and can make our behavior patterns - like hygiene, eating, sleeping, etc go out of wack and the combo of these can perhaps mess up your skin. But that being said - if it takes breaking out to get you into treatment for depression - fine. Do find a therapist and be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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