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