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Feeling sad and depressed over my issues. How can I get over this?

Feeling sad and depressed over my issues. How can I get over this?

Talk with your doc: Sharing these feelings with a competent professional can go a long way to developing a plan to recover. Counseling is available through a variety of resources, and may be helpful. Medications may be appropriate as well, if you are not helped by talk therapy alone, . ...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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I've been feeling sad and kind of depressed for no reason lately. How do I stop this?

I've been feeling sad and kind of depressed for no reason lately. How do I stop this?

Depression: Depression has many causes, and even though the immediate triggers may not be apparent, there are reasons why you're depressed. You can take anti-depressant medication, but it is better to begin with competent psychotherapy to determine the underlying causes. Medication can then be combined with talk therapy if you and your therapist deem it helpful. ...Read more

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Mostly suffer from Anxiety but lately I have really been feeling depressed, sad. I don't want to feel like this. I take Remeron (mirtazapine) 30mg for 1/1/2 years.?

Mostly suffer from Anxiety but lately I have really been feeling depressed, sad. I don't want to feel like this. I take Remeron (mirtazapine) 30mg for 1/1/2 years.?

Many options.: It seems that mirtazapine is insufficently treating your depression and anxiety. It is not uncommon for one medicine to not fully treat. Your options include raising the dose, adding a medicine, substituting a medicine, or forms of psychotherapy. You need to consult with your psychiatirst to determine which route is right for you. ...Read more

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I just moved to a new place and I've been out of a job for more than 6 months. I have been sleeping a lot and feeling very sad, am I depressed?

I just moved to a new place and I've been out of a job for more than 6 months. I have been sleeping a lot and feeling very sad, am I depressed?

Depression: Excessive sleepiness and feeling sad could be sign of depression, considering the situation you are in, it is possible you might be having sub clinical depression, get professional help. ...Read more

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I found out that I was pregnant and subsequently had a miscarriage and now I am feeling depressed and sad what should I do??

I found out that I was pregnant and subsequently had a miscarriage and now I am feeling depressed and sad what should I do??

See your doctor: Reactive depression and sadness such as the feelings you are having are very common. Your doctor can help your healing process to start. Do not be afraid to call and make the appt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Suffering from depression or extreme sadness and unable to accept eating as normal, however feeling more distance to everyone and wanting to be alone?

Suffering from depression or extreme sadness and unable to accept eating as normal, however feeling more distance to everyone and wanting to be alone?

Depression: Please see your physician. Depression is highly treatable and you need an adjustment in medications and it may also be helpful to get some therapy. ...Read more

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I'm only 7 weeks and I just have this out of no where feeling of sadness or depression and I don't know why is this normal because its never happened before?

I'm only 7 weeks and I just have this out of no where feeling of sadness or depression and I don't know why is this normal because its never happened before?

If it doesn't pass,: Consider a bit of psychotherapy or counseling to resolve the feelings. Pregnancy can alter your hormones and it certainly can alter your life. Adjustment to the changes happening now and to the implications for the near future and even for the long run may be hard to make without some professional emotional guidance and support. It's better to avoid medication if possible (IMHO) but talking helps! ...Read more

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Was in a car wreck last yr & got hit pretty hard on both sides of my head. But could that cause depression? I've been feeling sad and anxious &insecure

Was in a car wreck last yr & got hit pretty hard on both sides of my head. But could that cause depression? I've been feeling sad and anxious &insecure

Traumatic Brain Inj?: If you fit the criteria for what is termed Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) then, you've a category of brain trauma we know can precipitate changes in personality such as depression, anxiety and insecurity where once there weren't such feelings. You need to be seen by a neurologist for an evaluation.

If you'd like to speak with me in consultation: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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If I treat my OCD&post-movie depression will I watch my favorite actress without feeling sad & nostalgic?

If I treat my OCD&post-movie depression will I watch my favorite actress without feeling sad & nostalgic?

If you get treatment: For this neurotic behavior - you might not feel as compelled to keep watching your favorite actors and actresses so much. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sadness. The following also describe me: Feeling depressed and Feeling anxious. What should I do?

I am experiencing sadness. The following also describe me: Feeling depressed and Feeling anxious. What should I do?

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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I have all the classic symptoms of depression, but I don't want to harm myself. Can you still be depressed without feeling sad all the time?

I have all the classic symptoms of depression, but I don't want to harm myself. Can you still be depressed without feeling sad all the time?

Yes: Depression takes many different forms. It is smart of you to ask about yourself specifically. Being curious about your own experience is a good first step to feeling better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know if im depressed. Is there a normal feeling sad all the time or do u draw the line and label it depression?

How do I know if im depressed. Is there a normal feeling sad all the time or do u draw the line and label it depression?

Length and intensity: We all feel sad at some times in our lives but we usually get over it. Pathological sadness or depression lasts for several weeks associated with loss of interest in daily activities, insomnia or hypersomnia, crying spells, sometimes patients claim that they ares depressed they can't even cry, loss of energy, memory impairment, passive wishes to die or even suicidal ideation. ...Read more

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If I stop taking escitalopram will it make me feel depressed? I take it for anxiety and lately I been feeling sad and lonely

If I stop taking escitalopram will it make me feel depressed? I take it for anxiety and lately I been feeling sad and lonely

What I think....: You need to do at least a course of CBT psychotherapy. Anxiety and lonely, sad feelings are most successfully treated by a combo of skills to manage the symptoms and understanding of how they work for and against you. The pills may help for severe or short term symptom reduction but handling things better is a good goal! ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness), sadness, sudden attacks of crying and socially withdrawn and nervous?

I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness), sadness, sudden attacks of crying and socially withdrawn and nervous?

Depression: If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, go to the Emergency Department.

Otherwise, talk to trusted friends and family if helpful, write in a journal, exercise as tolerated, and see your PCP for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I suffer from depression lately I have been feeling a dull ache in my chest it gets worse my sadness deepens shortness of breath and racing thoughts?

I suffer from depression lately I have been feeling a dull ache in my chest it gets worse my sadness deepens shortness of breath and racing thoughts?

Depression and pain: I agree with dr. Buhureska: see your medical doctor to rule out organic conditions. Assuming the primary source is emotional, you would be best served by capable psychotherapy and (possibly) anti-depressant medication. Many therapists now offer free initial evaluations. I would recommend you speak to a few to determine if one can help you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Mood swings, Irritability, Sadness, Insomnia, Fatigue, Trouble sleeping, and Difficulty co

I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Mood swings, Irritability, Sadness, Insomnia, Fatigue, Trouble sleeping, and Difficulty co

Depression: Can produce the symptoms you mention. Please see your doctor. He/she will rule out or identify any physical causes. Then please see a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage your depressions, e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy. Consider seeing a prudent spiritual leader such as one of the monks at Mount St. Benedict. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress). The following also describe me: Sadness, Mood swings, Lack of pleasure, Insomnia, and Apathy. What sh

I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress). The following also describe me: Sadness, Mood swings, Lack of pleasure, Insomnia, and Apathy. What sh

You need: Professional help, see a psychiatrist for evaluation, you can use HealthTap as a start, but ultimately, if you need medications, you will need to see a psychiatrist in person, good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Mood swings, Sadness, Irritability, Difficulty concentrating, Fatigue, Trouble sleeping, and Loss of temper.

I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Mood swings, Sadness, Irritability, Difficulty concentrating, Fatigue, Trouble sleeping, and Loss of temper.

Understand trigger: It would be important to know if these feelings/symptoms are new or chronic. If relatively new, a consultation with a therapist would help determine the trigger for these feelings. A current loss of a significant other? The anniversary of the death of a loved one? A significant birthday? The point is to know what this depression is related to. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite), mood swings, sadness, irritability, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness), loss of sex drive, lack of pleasure, difficulty staying awake during day, feeling anxio

I am experiencing fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite), mood swings, sadness, irritability, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness), loss of sex drive, lack of pleasure, difficulty staying awake during day, feeling anxio

Physical & emotional: Symptoms can go hand in hand. Both need to be addressed. Please start w/a visit to your family doctor and then follow up w/some therapy from a clinical psychologist. Whatever is bothering you needs to be coped w/better. As we adjust to life issues it can get much better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have feelings of sadness I can't get out of for about a half hour once or twice a month is this a sign of depression or just hormone related?

I have feelings of sadness I can't get out of for about a half hour once or twice a month is this a sign of depression or just hormone related?

Feeling blue: Feeling blue can be normal especially in response to situations such as overwork, family or financial stress. Many women have emotional moments near their menstrual cycle
If these feelings become more frequent or if you have thoughts of harming yourself or others then you should seek am appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am clinically depressed, bipolar, or any other emotional illness? I've had what it seems like unstoppable negative feelings lately, loss of interest, random spurs of sadness, and I'm scared and confused as to what's going on.

How do I know if I am clinically depressed, bipolar, or any other emotional illness? I've had what it seems like unstoppable negative feelings lately, loss of interest, random spurs of sadness, and I'm scared and confused as to what's going on.

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 depression a healthy reaction to a sadness?

Is depression a healthy reaction to a sadness?

No: Sadness is a healthy reaction to some negative events, depression in a clinical manifestation that may come whether or not one is actually experiencing "sad" events but has more to do with how things are interpreted in the brain. Sadness is normal, depression needs treatment. The most effective treatment is a combination of psychotherapy and medications. The sooner it's treated the better. ...Read more

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How long does sadness last to be considered depression?

How long does sadness last to be considered depression?

2 weeks: Several other symptoms have to be there for those 2+ weeks in addition to the sadness. Those include disturbance of eating, sleeping, concentration, loss of interest, thoughts of death, irritability, sense of loss, anger, etc. If you feel you have some of these symptoms, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die of depression or sadness?

Is it possible for you to die of depression or sadness?

Depression and death: Absolutely. People who are severely depressed are at a higher mortality rate. Indirectly, through physical illness or lack of attention to health factors; or directly, e.g. Suicide or neglect of basic needs for survival. Pay attention to experiences of prolonged sadness or unresolved grief and consult a mental health professional. Depression is a very treatable condition. ...Read more

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What are the differences between sadness and depression?

What are the differences between sadness and depression?

Depression: Sadness is an emotion that lets us know we need to slow down and address certain issues in our lives. Depression is often an inability to do sorrow work effectively, things mount and are unresolved and you mood suffers. Read the free articles on depression on the soundmindz. Org website for daily support. Best. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between sadness and depression?

What is the main difference between sadness and depression?

Sadness vs depressio: Sadness is a symptom of the syndrome of depression, but can be just an isolated fact in a period of life if not accompanied by, among others, insomnia or sleeping life away, excessive fatigue, loss of appetite or excessive appetite, loss of pleasure in doing things you used to like, feeling bad about self, feeling guilty....If sadness lasts too long and too severe, it will lead to depression. ...Read more

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Does someone commonly die of natural causes from sadness or depression?

Interesting question: It would be hard to prove a direct causation. Probably not natural causes. However major depression is a serious and persisting illness and has connections/correlations to poor outcomes with a variety of medical treatments. Giving up, hopelessness, prolonged grief, caregiver stresses all have a significant emotional influence on immune system function and resistance to illnesses. ...Read more

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Why do I feel random bursts of extreme sadness? Like everything looks weird and I get extremely depressed for 10 minutes or so. Help?

Why do I feel random bursts of extreme sadness? Like everything looks weird and I get extremely depressed for 10 minutes or so. Help?

One possibility: Is focal seizures. Get an EEG! . Focal seizures can involve a small patch of the cerebral cortex. Typically focal seizures last 5-6 minutes. Depending on which area of the brain is involved one can experience just about anything for a few minutes (rage, fear, elation, depression, visual disturbances, parasthesias, odd noises, strange smells, jerking of body parts, autonomic symptoms, etc) ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright
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Sadness (Definition)

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. Clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an ...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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