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Housework Makes Me Really Depressed Am I A Bad Wife
In my office,: There is no such thing as "good" of "bad", only what works and what doesn't work. If not doing housework works for you in your situation, don't do it. Or would you ask for help with the housework. And why are you so eager to label yourself a "bad wife". Perhaps seeing a therapist could help you sort some of this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My wife is abusive, sleeps badly and seems depressed. Is there a low-dosage, easily avaliable pill that could give her a break. Could tamazepam work?
See below: I'm sorry about your wife's and your experiences. Find a provider who specializes in perinatal loss. Miscarriage is a loss and should be grieved. ...Read more
My children ( aged 22&19 ) and i, think that my wife has a mental disorder or suffers from depression.When these topics are brought, up she freaks at us?
Not unsual : This is not an unusual response when a loved one is experiencing mental health issues. Nami- national alliance for mental illness and alanon (groups of family members and friends w loved ones w problem drinking) can provide great support in this situation. The key is for you + your chilldren to first seek out support. If your wife is at risk for harming herself or others she need immediate help, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Depression is not uncommon after childbirth, although mild "baby blues" are more common. Symptoms to look for include sadness/numbness, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, changes in sleep or appetite, guilt or worry, poor concentration, low energy, feeling heavy or slow. If she is making any statements about wanting to not be alive or harm herself or the baby bring her to an er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be supportive: Medication for depression is now the standard of care. Medications can shorten the duration of a major depressive episode and lengthen or eliminate recurrances. Work with her physician to find the best preparation with the least side effects for her. Help her to remember to take it as prescribed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lately am so depressed i don't feel like getting off from my bed. And all i think about is my wife who lives in another country.
Activation: If you are separated from you wife it makes sense that you may feel sad. However, it sounds like you may be clinically depressed. The difference is that we treat clinical depression with medications and therapy. See a doctor. One thing that might help immediately is to become more active. Spending large amts of time alone in bed, will likely make you more depressed. Make plans. See friends. ...Read more
Wife moved with me to the states and is not working last 6 months. She has started getting anger attacks. How to identify and fight depression?
Relocation=stress: Relocation, even positive, is a stressful experience. Leaving the country of origin, friends, school, jobs, etc. Makes the sense of loss is more pronounced. I would recommend talking to a counselor, specializing in the issues of relocation, immigration and losses associated with the process. Losses need to be grieved and anger is one of the stages of grief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby groups: Socialize! make your life outgoing. Try to find the parks near you that have most babies. You have as much as possible, go out together with the baby carriage. Try to connect with other people with infants. Make "play dates" even though the children are too young to play with each other at this point. More about having somebody to commiserate with and understand your issues, and get pleasure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It might: If you and your wife recently had a baby than depending on the time passed, it could be either baby blues or post-partum depression. Encourage your wife to get evaluated (you can get a referral from her obgyn or child's pediatrician), be supportive, share chores to decrease feelings of being overwhelmed. Eval and treatment are necessary for the well-being of your family, your wife and your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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