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How can I tell if I going through depression? How can I treat it?

How can I tell if I going through depression? How can I treat it?

PHQ - 9: Many formal inventories to measure the existence and severity of depression exist. One that is without copyright is the phq-9. Medications are indicated for moderate to severe depression - especially if initially unresponsive to psychotherapy. The types of psychotherapy that have been found to effective are: cognitive behavior, interpersonal, psychoanalytic. ...Read more

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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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Can someone tell me if severe depression and anxiety treatable/curable\?

Can someone tell me if severe depression and anxiety treatable/curable\?

Absolutely!: Both of these can certainly be managed, if not "cured" but it takes work on your part. It can be difficult to get started b/c both problems cause one to avoid reaching out to others. But, you must. Start w/ ur pcp, a therapist or clergy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective w/ both depression ; anxiety. The sooner u start the better! u can even start today w/some exercise ; vitamin d3. ...Read more

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Is depression highly treatable? Be honest, what's the genuine likelihood of feeling like myself again

Is depression highly treatable? Be honest, what's the genuine likelihood of feeling like myself again

Honestly, yes!: There are varieties of depression and it's possible to suffer more than one at a time. Some probably do need medication - many just need you to trust a caring expert CBT or talk therapist and put in the effort, patience and courage. It is the ingredient that works most even w/ meds. Aim to feel strong and accepting rather than some early 'you'. Afterall, that 'you' ran into difficulties. Yes! 'tis ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a major depression that is not treatable, no matter what is done about it?

Is it possible to have a major depression that is not treatable, 
no matter what is done about it?

Sometimes: There is a small percentage of people who have "refractory depression", meaning that they do not respond to treatment. This is becoming less likely due to the variety of treatments now available. If you are someone you know has struggled with long term depression that has not responded to treatment, try not to give up. Continue to see help. ...Read more

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My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!

My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome? 
What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!

Imaging causing Qs: Psychiatric diagnoses aren't made by imaging tests such as SPECT. Please discuss these results with the doctor who ordered the test and with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you don't treat depression?

Could you tell me what happens if you don't treat depression?

Worsen: When depression is not treated, it can gradually worsen. For some, it can be very debilitating.It can adversely affect one's ability to function at work and home and lead to suicidal thoughts.Like any other illness, it is best to get it treated when you first start noticing symptoms.There are many different treatments available. Don't wait and suffer. Get treatment and start enjoying life. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what gets you through depression temporarily?

Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing and committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, and talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some careers that help treat people with depression?

Could you tell me what are some careers that help treat people with depression?

Mental Health: Although many people initially tell their physicians about symptoms of depression, mental health professionals whose practice primarily focuses on helping patients to overcome depression. Psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and licensed clinical social workers are among the types of professionals who treat depression. ...Read more

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