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Does Marital Conflict Cause Postpartum Depression
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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Its possible to have anxiety disorder without depression or depression without anxiety disorder can depression treatment help anxiety disorder ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depends on who is the bully and who is being bullied. Ultimately is is not socially sanctioned behavior. ...Read more
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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