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Does Job Insecurity Cause Depression
WORRY-->DEPRESSION: Yes! , excessive worry may cause depression. With the 'tough economy' out there i believe that the fear of loosing a job, w/paycheck, benefits, etc. Must weight on everyone's mind. So how to cope?--exercise has been shown to decrease stress. Avoid alcohol --it just deepens depression. 'get with people' --don't isolate yourself. And if any destructive thoughts--please get help! hang in there! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Resolving problems: Any circumstances in life can precipitate a depressive episode. Usually, when this occurs there are feelings of hopelessness and helplessness to resolve the problem. The problem feels overwhelming to us and we lack the confidence to do anything about it. Talking to a mental health professional about the specific problem and whether there is depression is an important first step. ...Read more
Used Paxil 8 yrs. For depression. Was fired from 2 jobs. I believe drug caused aggressive behavior at work. Anyone heard of this side effect?
Paxil & aggression?: Ssri antidepressants generally calm aggression rather than increasing it. A small percentage of patients (3-5%) may experience agitation on the medication. There have been legal arguments about the "agitation" manifesting as aggression. On the other hand, depression itself may cause irritability and angry outbursts. ...Read more
I'm depressed because I can't find a job. Does depression cause anxiety and OCD to flare up? It's been really bad the past few days.
Depressed at no job: Being unemployed over time can trigger depression and related symptoms such as anxiety, OCD. You may be more vulnerable because of preexisting anxiety. Do keep a daily routine, consider volunteering to network and avoid isolation. Stay connected to family and friends. If depression continues or worsens, consider getting help at a low-cost clinic for support and guidance. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do anxiety, stress, and depression really cause physical symptoms? I'm consistently fatigued, sleepy, and emotional. I have a really hard time staying awake at my desk job. I was diagnosed with Pcos, hypoglycemic episodes, thalassemia minor, and costochon
Yes: The mind(your brain) is in constant 2-way communication with the rest of your body via chemicals that travel thru the blood and via the nerves connected to the brain. Emotional imbalance(depression and anxiety) can affect the functioning of your organs and may cause physical symptoms including pain. Evidence suggests emotionally healthy people experience less illness and may live longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: I would think that you should see a physician as you may need medication. ...Read more
All kinds: People with depression and anxiety can be effectively treated, and do any jobs they want. If the person refuses treatment, then the illness may interfere with ability to concentrate on work or have energy to get to work in the first place. With effective psychotherapy and medications, the job arena for depressed and/or anxious people is wide open. ...Read more
Not very related: Boredom and depression are very different concepts. If you truly have depression, then there is something more going on than just boredom. Anyway, solving boredom on the job, depends on the nature of the job, and the individual. This is worth talking with a professional, as well as coworkers and others familiar with your industry and position. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Free services avail: Most communities have free or significantly reduced sliding scale fees available for mental health help. Check with any local colleges or universities that have mental health programs, also community mental health centers. There are typically suicide hotlines that can refer to local agencies or professionals that can work with you at reduced fees. Don't delay treatment! ...Read more
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