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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Feelings Of Despair (Overview)

...means without hope, a sense of doom or bleakness about one's circumstances. If this feeling persists, a person may become depressed. Eg. I lost my job, how will I pay my bills? I despair.


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Can hormone issues cause feelings of despair and uneasiness? Had surge long ago now it creeps up now and then. Psychologists don't seem to help much.

Can hormone issues cause feelings of despair and uneasiness? Had surge long ago now it creeps up now and then. Psychologists don't seem to help much.

Emotional self-mgmt: Yes, hormones do play a role. Ok, you have a point. Money stress will only make it worse and some tx is not helpful. So try some diy. There are good sites this is just one. Http://www. Anxietycoach. Com/breathingexercise. Html
perhaps a mindfulness meditation group class? You can do things that will help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Feelings Of Despair (Overview)

...means without hope, a sense of doom or bleakness about one's circumstances. If this feeling persists, a person may become depressed. Eg. I lost my job, how will I pay my bills? I despair.


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Since I was a teenager, I had feelings of despair and unworthiness and wanting something more. What shouldi do?

Since I was a teenager, I had feelings of despair and unworthiness and wanting something more. What shouldi do?

Psychotherapy Help: If you have been experiencing these issues since your teenage years, it would be very important to work with an experienced psychotherapist to discover the reasons as well as find possible solutions. Though there can be many possible causes, feelings like this can be common in people who have been abused or neglected as kids. Poor self-image and inability to move forward in life can result. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of feelings of hopelessness?

How do you get rid of feelings of hopelessness?

Help others: If that doesn't help there may be a neuro chemical issue that may need a temporary solution with medications. Long term solution is counseling to figure out past hurts or unsettled issues that need to be addressed. ...Read more

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How can I fight off these constant feelings of despair?

How can I fight off these constant feelings of despair?

Therapy & meds.: Despair suggests intense discomfort. A combination of therapy and meds may be needed. Ur family doctor or psychiatrist can manage u mediation-wise. Also have them (or a friend) recommend a good therapist. Psychotherapy is a wonderful process to address such feelings, explore what they're about as well as explore ways to cope and address underlying issues! Get in therapy; you'll be glad you did.. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Feelings of despair?

What is the definition or description of: Feelings of despair?

Despair: ...means without hope, a sense of doom or bleakness about one's circumstances. If this feeling persists, a person may become depressed. Eg. I lost my job, how will I pay my bills? I despair. ...Read more

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Are there medications to counter these feelings of despair?

Are there medications to counter these feelings of despair?

Yes but also explore: These feelings in psychotherapy. As to medication, meet with a psychiatrist and have them evaluate you and decide whether an antidepressant is what's needed or what. Despair usually spells depression; but we are such individual creatures and we express ourselves in such unique ways that ur best bet is to discuss ur feelings in detail with a psychiatrist & see what he/she recommend for you. ...Read more

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Since I was a teenager, I had feelings of despair and unworthiness and wanting something more. What shouldi do?

Psychotherapy Help: If you have been experiencing these issues since your teenage years, it would be very important to work with an experienced psychotherapist to discover the reasons as well as find possible solutions. Though there can be many possible causes, feelings like this can be common in people who have been abused or neglected as kids. Poor self-image and inability to move forward in life can result. ...Read more

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How can I overcome feelings of despair, hopelessness and desperation?

How can I overcome feelings of despair, hopelessness and desperation?

Get in therapy!: Get in psychotherapy to explore and resolve underlying issues... Discuss with your therapist potential benefit of medication... Stick with the recommended treatment and if the feelings persist make sure to let your therapist and md know, so they adjust the treatment accordingly... Wishing you well... ...Read more

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How can I fight off constant feelings of despair from thankless job?

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How can I fight off constant feelings of despair from thankless job?

Must change: For your mental health, either change the way you appreciate the job or change job. Not so much other people thanking you for the job but even more importantly, whether you appreciate the importance of the job. Why should you waste your life on work that you don't see as useful to anyone? Look for another job that you think will be better. Give it a try. ...Read more

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Can hormone issues cause feelings of despair and uneasiness? Had surge long ago now it creeps up now and then. Psychologists don't seem to help much.

Emotional self-mgmt: Yes, hormones do play a role. Ok, you have a point. Money stress will only make it worse and some tx is not helpful. So try some diy. There are good sites this is just one. Http://www. Anxietycoach. Com/breathingexercise. Html
perhaps a mindfulness meditation group class? You can do things that will help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can 2.5 mg of escitalopram be effective for reducing feelings of despair? Imo it does, but my psychiatrist disagrees. I feel indifferent athigherdoses

Can 2.5 mg of escitalopram be effective for reducing feelings of despair? Imo it does, but my psychiatrist disagrees. I feel indifferent athigherdoses

Not likely, but: Most people require 10 to 20 mg. 2.5 mg could work for people lacking a 2D6 enzyme, or for people who are slow 2D6 metabolizers: that would raise the level. Or, if you are taking other medications that interact with escitalopram to raise the level. Or, you could be a great placebo responder. ...Read more

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How can I overcome feelings of despair, depression, hopelessness, and desperation?

How can I overcome feelings of despair, depression, hopelessness, and desperation?

Treatment: The best solution is a combination of medication and therapy. Depression is a medical problems that that requires medication to resolve the symptoms of depression. However, medication can not resolve the "problems" that led to the depression. That is the role of therapy. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological str...

I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological str...

See doctor: Depression is a common illness. It is due to chemical imbalance in the brain and is not a moral failing. There are effective treatments and you should see a doctor for an evaluation and prescription. Do not let the depression keep you from seeing a doctor.
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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered). I've been sitting in front of my computer all day, not even going outside, isolated from everyone, including my family. What now?

I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered). I've been sitting in front of my computer all day, not even going outside, isolated from everyone, including my family. What now?

Depressed feeling: Get some help either see your private doctor and he can help you get to a psychologist or psychiatrist. Call your friends or family and get out of the house. Interact with others. Talk to a loved one about these feelings. You do not have to feel alone. There is help if you express yourself. The world will look brighter after you talk to others about your feelings. Feel better! ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness). The following also describe me: Mood swings and Fe...Would also like to know if consulting with my doctor is a good idea and if I can schedule on my own?

I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness). The following also describe me: Mood swings and Fe...Would also like to know if consulting with my doctor is a good idea and if I can schedule on my own?

Yes, see ur doctor: That's a good idea, whether you can schedule your own appointment, that depends on your pediatrician and the health plan your are on, call the doctor's office or the doctor himself/ herself for clarification, if he/she already knows you. Remember, doctors are there to help, your health information is confidential, all the best ...Read more

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I am experiencing restlessness, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) and irritability. What should I do?

I am experiencing restlessness, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) and irritability. What should I do?

Anxiety/depression: You have all the classic symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. This is very common, and it is very important you see your doctor as soon as possible. Getting help to treat your issues can be very beneficial, including therapy, counseling, and possible medications. The simple fact that you are discussing your feelings now is a first step, so make the call to see the Doctor. Best wishes! ...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