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Does postpartum depression involve anger?

Does postpartum depression involve anger?

It certainly can: Yes, it certainly can, but it could also indicate many other things, eg sleepiness, fatigue, burnout, relationship difficulties, or even an emerging mania or mixed mood state. Please discuss this with your doctors asap. ...Read more

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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Does pessimism cause depression or does depression cause pessimism?

Does pessimism cause depression or does depression cause pessimism?

Depends: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Depression is a profound, even physical reaction to loneliness, loss, or hopelessness that blocks motivation to seek fulfillment or even survival. Pessimism is a thought process, an intellectual choice of how to look at the world and predict our fate. You can have one without the other. Mood and thought can affect each other but are not the same thing. ...Read more

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Does depression cause anxiety or does anxiety cause depression?

Does depression cause anxiety or does anxiety cause depression?

Which came first -: the chicken or the egg?? Depression and anxiety are often co-morbid conditions. Additionally many people have "anxious depressions". One can cause the other to worsen. Take care. ...Read more

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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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What does clinical depression become major depression?

What does clinical depression become major depression?

Semantics: Major depressive disorder is a diagnosis related to specific criteria. Clinical depression is not an actual diagnosis, but simply a way of distinguishing from depression "situational depression" related to grief or other stressors. ...Read more

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Will untreated add/adhd cause social anxiety or depression?

Will untreated add/adhd cause social anxiety or depression?

Not necessarily: There is a good possibility that a person with add/ adhd will never suffer from depression or social anxiety. However, in some - this could be a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause depression?

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Does anxiety cause depression?

Not causal: People who are depressed will often experience an increase in anxiety due to their depression. They are related, but i would not say that anxiety, per se, causes depression. Increased stress in your life could, however, lead to both depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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What does having "severe emotional / psychological anxiety, distress and depressed mood" mean?

What does having "severe emotional / psychological anxiety, distress and depressed mood" mean?

Feeling bad: It means that the individual is experiencing a lot of distress. Such a person would probably be suffering from worry, fear, tension, and low mood. ...Read more

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Does social anxiety cause mood swings?

Does social anxiety cause mood swings?

Anything distressing: Can contribute to feeling depressed, especially if you can't find a way to relieve the distress. Learn to manage the anxiety with relaxation training and cognitive therapy by talking to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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How does depression affect sexual intimacy?

How does depression affect sexual intimacy?

Absolutely: The loss of interest and drive usually extends to libido. While treatment often helps this symptom, some of the medications might keep the libido down. Discuss with your prescriber as this is not a universal side effect. ...Read more

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Can postpartum depression cause women to feel changing emotions?

Yes: Post partum depression is often accompanied by anxiety. Anxiety over germ phobia, responsibilities of becoming a parent worrying about the child's health.Paranoid thoughts and delusions occur infrequently and require urgent care. ...Read more

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Does brooding contribute to depression?

Does brooding contribute to depression?

Yes: Brooding can not only contribute to depression, but depression makes it more likely to happen. So it's like a continuous loop. Most people do not consciously decide they're going to brood, but they find themselves doing it. Depression makes us overemphasize upsetting events, and overlook positive ones. ...Read more

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How does manic depression affect one's brain and emotions?

How does manic depression affect one's brain and emotions?

Dramatically: Manic depression, aka bipolar disorder, is, a major mood disorder that has profound and variable effects on emotions which may range from elation to range to profound depression. The neurotransmitter systems are altered in many areas throughout the brain. Although most abnormalities are subtle and not structural there is some evidence for subtle structural brain abnormalities as well. ...Read more

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Does sexting have long-term emotional or psychological effects?

Does sexting have long-term emotional or psychological effects?

Not known: Sex communication via text is relatively new-initial epidemiological studies of sexting only recently were published- so nobody knows for sure. The degree to which sexting forms an addiction, interferes with real relationships & daily functioning, time dedicated to and the obsessive & compulsive need to sext, & potential legal consequences are likely predictive long term - not sexting in isolation. ...Read more

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Does bullying lead to social withdrawal or vice versa?

Does bullying lead to social withdrawal or vice versa?

Yes: Depends on who is the bully and who is being bullied. Ultimately is is not socially sanctioned behavior. ...Read more

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Can loneliness and depression ever cause dyslexia?

Can loneliness and depression ever cause dyslexia?

No: Dyslexia is a failure of the brain to recognize letters and word patterns. Loneliness and depression do not cause dyslexia. If your reading disability is new, it may be a psychological condition. Consult a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist for help. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Feingold
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Relationship Difficulties (Definition)

The most obvious answer is it means problems in your relationship. This may mean a lot of conflicts, general unhappiness with each other, poor communication, etc. Not sure what your looking for but difficulties are subjective .. It's a relationship problem if you think ...Read more


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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more