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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Feelings Of Despair (Overview)

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. True clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for a long period of time.


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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)

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. True clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for a long period of time.


Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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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Dr. John Cheng
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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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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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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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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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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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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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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Dr. Andrew Ho
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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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Dr. Matthew Smith
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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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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
30 years in practice
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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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