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Does job insecurity cause depression?

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 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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Causes of depression that might be an ongoing problem? Family, job, money>whats worse?

Causes of depression that might be an ongoing problem? Family, job, money>whats worse?

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

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Used Paxil (paroxetine) 8 yrs. For depression. Was fired from 2 jobs. I believe drug caused aggressive behavior at work. Anyone heard of this side effect?

Used Paxil (paroxetine) 8 yrs. For depression. Was fired from 2 jobs. I believe drug caused aggressive behavior at work. Anyone heard of this side effect?

Paxil (paroxetine) & 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

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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.

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 more

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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

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 more

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What's the best way to deal with insecurities and depression?

What's the best way to deal with insecurities and depression?

Depression: I would think that you should see a physician as you may need medication. ...Read more

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How do I avoid depression in a boring job?

How do I avoid depression in a boring job?

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 more

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What would you suggest I do to cope with depression and a stressful job?

What would you suggest I do to cope with depression and a stressful job?

Get help: Get professional help for the depression. Consider seeing a clinical psychologist. Learn ways to destress : exercise, a walk in the woods, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, massage etc. ...Read more

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I quit my job this week over my depression and anxiety and now have more anxiety. What can I do?

I quit my job this week over my depression and anxiety and now have more anxiety. What can I do?

Are you in therapy?: Are you in therapy? If not, call a professional. You may need to consider medication. If your employer was happy with your work before you quit, you may want to consider contacting them & seeing if you could go back to work part time. Either way, you need to be speaking with a professional & considering a trial on medication. ...Read more

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If you don't have a job and you're just sitting around, can you feel depressed even though not suffering from clinical depression?

Certainly: Being unemployed can leaving a person feeling low in self-worth and bored because of not having a place to express one's strengths. We might call this situational depression. ...Read more

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