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Which type of things should I say to somebody who is feeling depressed due to medical problems?

Which type of things should I say to somebody who is feeling depressed due to medical problems?

Listen - not say: Remember that no matter how much you care, you don't have the ability to make another person happy. Let that other person know you are there for them and available to listen. ...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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Sir I am feeling depressed due to unusual matter like my height which is 167cm at my age 18 but l fell I am short and feel headachae so how can cure..

Sir I am feeling depressed due to unusual matter like my height which is 167cm at my age 18 but l fell I am short and feel headachae so how can cure..

Depression: You are not finished growing until 23-26 years old, so you could still gain some height. Try taking paracetamol or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the headache, drink a glass of water, and go to sleep early. It sounds like you need to see a psychiatrist for depression, which can cause your symptoms. Please ask your dr for a referral. If you are having suicidal thoughts or plans please call 1-800-273-8255 or ER. ...Read more

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Feeling depressed due to relationship break up. Haven't eaten in 2 days. Bloody feces. What should I do?

Feeling depressed due to relationship break up. Haven't eaten in 2 days. Bloody feces. What should I do?

Get medically: Evaluated for the bloody feces. Eat at least 3 times a day even if you aren't really hungry. Talk about your feeling with someone that you trust. Seek medical help if you stay 'stuck'. ...Read more

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Feeling depressed due to working nights and not enjoying my job and having no time to do my hobbies, suicidal thoughts?

Feeling depressed due to working nights and not enjoying my job and having no time to do my hobbies, suicidal thoughts?

I hope you are not: Feeling suicidal due to dislike of night shift and your job. I doubt that alone would lead to thoughts of suicide. If you haven't seen a medical provider to rule out depression that is a must. I rceommend aggressive treatment of depression. If you are thinking about acting on thoughts of killing yourself - please get immediate help from your nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Feeling depressed due to relationship break up. Haven't eaten in 2 days. Bloody feces. What should I do? She talks to me but I'm very concerned.

Feeling depressed due to relationship break up. Haven't eaten in 2 days. Bloody feces. What should I do? She talks to me but I'm very concerned.

Concern is good: Try to be with people you like and trust. You don't have to do anything much but don't be alone. Help them w/ a chore or just listen to music or see a film. Eat with others, again - it need not be much - but definitely drink water (skip the booze) and lots of it. Consider a therapist to talk to. Objective views can help a lot. It's never easy even after any amount of practice. But we do live on! ...Read more

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Please help, I am feeling very depressed due to work stress and the threat of losing my job, ihave taken overdoses in the past and feeling like it now?

Please help, I am feeling very depressed due to work stress and the threat of losing my job, ihave taken overdoses in the past and feeling like it now?

Depression: Please contact your doctor or go to your nearest emergency room and ask for a mental health professional to do a consultation with you. You sound in need of immediate attention, please follow through to obtain the peace of mind you deserve. Best. ...Read more

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I have mitral valve prolapse and am severely depressed. I don't have health insurance, but I have been feeling so depressed. Is it due to mvp?

I have mitral valve prolapse and am severely depressed. I don't have health insurance, but I have been feeling so depressed. Is it due to mvp?

Doubt it: Mitral valve prolapse is a disorder of the mitral valve where the leaflets close abnormally. The majority of prolapse patients have no issues with their prolapse. It does increase the risk of developing mitral regurge in the future. It affects nearly 10% of people. Depression is also common at 3-5% of people. There are many more likely stressors leading to depression. There is no proven connection. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling depressed?

How can I stop feeling depressed?

Seek help.: Depression is not just sadness and feels terrible. If you have done everything you can think of to help this please consult a psychologist or therapist to get other ideas on what is going on and how to effectively deal with your depression. It is smarter to get help than to live with depression which sucks the life out of a person. ...Read more

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What can I do if I'm feeling depressed?

What can I do if I'm feeling depressed?

Get involved in life: If you are feel very low and it impacts function in other areas of life - professional help is likely to be beneficial. If you just feel down once in a while - stay physically active. Get fresh air regularly. Engage in activities that you find interesting, pleasurable and meaningful. Spend time with other people. Volunteer - you will feel better about yourself and it puts life into perspective. ...Read more

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Feeling depression at 4 weeks pregnency?

Feeling depression at 4 weeks pregnency?

Please see a: Therapist to see if you can handle your depression that way. Also see a family doctor to rule out physical causes. Set up appointments with an OB and try to get through the first trimester without medications if you can. If you can't, your on can recommend an antidepressant. Best wishes and blessings for a happy and healthy baby and a quick recovery for your depression. ...Read more

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I am now feeling depressed again. What to do?

Sx awareness: Did anything happened that sx return? Find a psychiatrist and a therapist, if you're not seeing them already to help you work through the crisis. What worked for you in the past that helped you manage depression? Establish daily routine, sleep hygiene, stress management. Focus on the things that work for you right now and embrace the positive experiences around you, however small they might seem. ...Read more

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Feeling depressed at age 18. What should I do?

Feeling depressed at age 18. What should I do?

Talk it over: With your doctor or a counselor. If they recommend a psychologist or psychiatrist, do not waste time. See them right away. "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
many people are afraid of what the "shrink" might tell them, but to not know what is going on is far worse than knowing and getting help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have depression, always feeling sick?

What to do if I have depression, always feeling sick?

See doctor: Getting a checkup with your primary care doctor would be a good start. If by "sick" you mean nauseated, depression alone does not usually cause this. It can interfere with sleep, appetite, and energy, and cause sad and/or irritable mood -- and in more severe cases, paranoia and hallucinations. Your family doctor can evaluate the "sick" feeling, and may also want you to work with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How do you deal with depression, or just feeling low?

How do you deal with depression, or just feeling low?

I laugh: Yes, laughter is the best medicine. Since you addressed how I deal with depression or feeling low. I immediately read out loud a joke or two or play a song I love. ...Read more

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How to stop feeling depressed and missing a loved one?

How to stop feeling depressed and missing a loved one?

Grief and Depression: It's normal to grieve over a loved one. However if you have been feeling like this for more than 2 months, you may need professional help. ...Read more

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Sick of feeling depressed all the time. What can I do?

Sick of feeling depressed all the time. What can I do?

Take Action: Feeling depressed is awful. That is the bad news. The good news is that it is treatable. Encourage you to see a behavioral health provider in your area. A psychologist would be ideal. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective way to address depressive symptoms. Sometimes psychotropic medications may be indicated (from your doctor or a psychiatrist). Exercise more. Keep a healthy diet. Take care. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling depressed weeks before my igcse exams?

Why am I feeling depressed weeks before my igcse exams?

Hard to know: It's hard to know, without knowing you. I'm sure the answer lies somewhere inside you, but you may need assistance in bringing it forth. Some people might be worried they won't do well, or exams might mark the end of something, evoking grief. A psychologist or psychiatrist who provides psychotherapy can help you explore these issues, so you can develop clarity about them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want help I'm feeling depressed?

What do you advise if I want help I'm feeling depressed?

If you want help: Then take the next step ; get it. Your dr can assess
for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop feeling depressed and unwanted?

What can be done to stop feeling depressed and unwanted?

Talk to someone soon: I would advise you to get some help. It can be with a therapist or a psychiatrist. You are not alone and you can get better! Stay safe! ...Read more

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How do I stop myself from feeling depressed all the time?

It depends: It depends on how severe and frequent your symptoms are. If you have only mild, infrequent difficulties, things like exercise, meditation, and mindfulness practice might help somewhat. Picking up a consumer-oriented cognitive behavioral workbook, available at any large bookstore, could help as well. For longer standing and more severe problems, you should consult with a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling guilty about having depression?

What to do if I am feeling guilty about having depression?

Learn more: Learning more about depression can be helpful in understanding the feelings you are having. Guilt is a common emotion among depressed patients and there does not have to be a reason for being depressed. Seek medical attention and learn about the numerous treatment options for depression including medications and therapy. You are not alone. ...Read more

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I keep feeling depressed and can't keep going, what can I do?

Get help: If you can, discuss with your doctor (e.g., psychiatrist/psychologist). There are medications and other physical treatments for depression. There are also self-help books and health apps that can help. Interesting, people who are depressed sometimes think they "can't keep going, " but they actually can to some extent. Depression responds to treatment. ...Read more

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Help! I am feeling depressed and I don't know what to do help?

Help! I am feeling depressed and I don't know what to do help?

It's treatable: Depression is a treatable illness. Start with a primary care physician. When depression is severe or refractory, a psychiatrist may be required. ...Read more

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I'm so sick of feeling depressed, is there anyway to stop this?

I'm so sick of feeling depressed, is there anyway to stop this?

See below: Learn to recognize the symptoms of depression. Keeping up with your routines before, during and after your symptoms occur is also very important. Routine helps person to bring the sense of predictability in the environment. It is important to stay on medication that you're prescribed and keep in touch with your counselor. It is also important to report any changes you experience to your providers. ...Read more

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Feeling weakness...how to come out from depression n weakness????

Feeling weakness...how to come out from depression n weakness????

Depression can cause: "Weakness" in some Pts. This is sometimes called "leaden paralysis". Other Pts feel weak after depression begins to improve bc they r deconditioned (they moved little while depressed & muscles atrophied) - strength is diminished. Medical w/u should be done to detect any untreated cause of weakness. If MD finds weakness is 2/2 depression, cont 2 work w MD to resolve depression & u'll b on ur way! ...Read more

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I'm feeling better after stopping my depression meds. Is this ok?

I'm feeling better after stopping my depression meds. Is this ok?

Please talk: With your prescribing physician/ psychiatrists. It may take five weeks to feel the full result of being off the medication. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling guilty about having depression?

I would tell you: That guilt is a common symptom of depression. I would recommend that you stop beating yourself up. I would further recommend that you get mental health care because you are worth it. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do to distinguish between feeling down and feeling depressed?

Severity: Feeling down is usually temporary and is caused by some sort of stress. Despite feeling down, one is usually able to function at home/work. With clinical depression there are more symptoms present such as poor concentration, change in sleep/appetite, fatigue, hopelessness, loss of enjoyment and sadness. Depression is more severe, can last longer and impair one's ability to function. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling depressed and I don't know what to do anymore.?

What to do if I am feeling depressed and I don't know what to do anymore.?

Seek help.: Depression is not just sadness and feels terrible. If you have done everything you can think of to help this please consult a psychologist or therapist to get other ideas on what is going on and how to effectively deal with your depression. It is smarter to get help than to live with depression which sucks the life out of a person. ...Read more

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Why is it hard to look at a depressed person without feeling depressed myself?

Why is it hard to look at a depressed person without feeling depressed myself?

Empathy: As social creatures, we often empathize and "feel" what others are emoting. Our mirror neurons facilitate this. Some people are just more empathic and thus sensitive to the feelings of those around them, especially if they are close to them. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more


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