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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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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3 years. It made me severely depressed and a different person. How long after going off it till I will feel normal again?

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3 years. It made me severely depressed and a different person. How long after going off it till I will feel normal again?

Out of system: Birth control pills are out of your system in about 7 days. If the birth control is the actual cause of your symptoms then the should quickly resolve. If they do not resolve it is important to be evaluated as you may have other, more common reasons for depression. There are excellent treatments available for depression and it should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Is taking oral contraceptive pills is a reason for depression?

Is taking oral contraceptive pills is a reason for depression?

Maybe: Rarely a woman may get depression symptoms from taking oral contraceptives. Usually they are predisposed to depression to begin with. If you were well, started the pill, and got depressed, simply discontinue the pill, use alternate form of contraception and see if you get better. It may take 1-2 weeks to be sure. ...Read more

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I get severely depressed from oral contraceptive (beyaz, alesse). What options do I have besides condoms?

I get severely depressed from oral contraceptive (beyaz, alesse). What options do I have besides condoms?

Birth control: There are other barrier methods like diaphragm. Also there are iud's. However these methods would still leave you exposed to std's. If not in a monogamous relationship, condoms might make the most sense. Talk with your gyn physician or family care clinic. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the stress of past medical issues cause depression now?

I'm wondering can the stress of past medical issues cause depression now?

Yes, in the midst of: a medical (or any life challenge) issue we do not have time 2 process the emotional issues that arise. When the crisis passes, our psyche still needs to process what has occurred. Depression is one possible reaction, other symptoms could occur as well. Some people could have a sudden surge of anger, nightmares, or panic attacks. The symptoms are our unconscious' way of getting our attention & help ...Read more

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Medically,which are root causes of nervousness and depression?is it imbalance of nuro-transmiters??if yesthenwhy?

Medically,which are root causes of nervousness and depression?is it imbalance of nuro-transmiters??if yesthenwhy?

Yes: Neurotransmitter imbalance is a main cause for anxiety and depression. Other causes can vary from thyroid to adrenal problems, MTHFR and genetic pre-dispositions, to diet and lifestyle including food sensitivities (such as gluten). Nutrient deficiencies are also a factor. ...Read more

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What would be the most common medical causes of depression and panic attacks?

Multiple causes: Medical causes for panic attacks include: mitral valve prolapse, overactive thyroid, low blood sugar, stimulant use and medication withdrawal.For depression some causes include an underactive thyroid, certain medications, alcohol, perimenopause and vitamin deficiencies (i.e. Folic acid and b12). Some illnesses put you at a high risk for depression such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. ...Read more

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What are possible autoimmune disorders/diseases that can cause or make major depression worse if psychological and medical reasons are ruled out?

What are possible autoimmune disorders/diseases that can cause or make major depression worse if psychological and medical reasons are ruled out?

Autoimmune=medical: When you say psychological and medical reasons are "ruled out, " you are eliminating all disorders and diseases (including autoimmune ones) from consideration. If i may put some back in, systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis come to mind as worsening depression. In fact a flare of sle may be heralded by an exacerbation of depression. Steroid treatments of these can be depressogenic as well. ...Read more

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What is the medical cause of sudden depression? I know its related to serotonin deficiency but is there a reason for it happening so suddenly?

What is the medical cause of sudden depression? I know its related to serotonin deficiency but is there a reason for it happening so suddenly?

DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read more

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Is still researching gong on in mental illness like ocd?Is it a proved medical fact that low seritonin cause OCD and depression.will taking SSRIS help

Is still researching gong on in mental illness like ocd?Is it a proved medical fact that low seritonin cause OCD and depression.will taking SSRIS help

Research continues: We know that SSRIs can help with OCD. We know that SSRIs increase the availability of serotonin (and norepinephrine) in the brain. There is also research indicating dopamine as a factor in the disorder. Unfortunately, we don't yet know the root causes of OCD. ...Read more

Dr. David Kurss
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