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How could I deal with depression besides cutting?

How could I deal with depression besides cutting?

Switch focus: Maybe you need to have a hobby or try and find something you really enjoy, to take the place of cutting. Cutting and other self-injurious behaviors can become a habit, just like many other things. Learning to cope and still feel okay while avoiding our habits is difficult to do, but it is for us to decide to believe we have the power to change. ...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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What can be done to help my friend stop drinking and cutting and deal with depression?

What can be done to help my friend stop drinking and cutting and deal with depression?

Help friend.....: By urging your friend to get help. Your friend should start with a good assessment by a psychiatrist to help figure out what their underlying problems may be and to make a diagnosis. From there the dr may make some referrals and/ or prescribe some nedications. Help your friend follow through with whatever recommendations have been made. Good luck! ...Read more

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How could i deal with depression?

How could i deal with depression?

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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Can you tell me how could i deal with depression?

Can you tell me how could i deal with depression?

Your Dr can assess: Or mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical. ...Read more

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Are there any suggestions to deal with depression besides smoking pot?

Are there any suggestions to deal with depression besides smoking pot?

Diet and exercise: Smoking pot isn't the best option. Proper diet and exercise can help with both stress and depression. It also helps to reduce the refined sugars and caffeine in your diet. Accupuncture, journaling, counseling and support groups are other options. Vitamins such as a b complex, d, and omega 3 can be helpful. Herbal remedies such as 5 htp, same or st. Johns wort are options for mild depression. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could deal with my depression?

Can you tell me how i could deal with my depression?

Depression: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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Medication is not helping me deal with depression what else could I do?

Medication is not helping me deal with depression what else could I do?

Speak with your doc: It can take some dose adjustments or changes of medicine to find one that helps you. If a primary care physician is prescribing for you, consulting with a psychiatrist for additional options could help. Also, psychotherapy should be part of your treatment; it's very important for healing depression. Check thyroid, vit d, b12, and folate (folic acid) levels too, to see if any of these may need replenishment. ...Read more

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What could help to let anger or pain or depression out without cutting yourself?

What could help to let anger or pain or depression out without cutting yourself?

Great question: You learn other ways to express your pain, so that cutting isn't your only option. Dialectical behavior therapy may be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts? Could you please suggest me some prayers to deal with depression?

What are your thoughts? Could you please suggest me some prayers to deal with depression?

I know that when I : Am down or struggling, i pray to heavenly father in my own words. I ask for comfort. I ask to have the strength to face things that i know will be difficult. I ask the lord to put people in my life who can teach me & inspire me. At the same time, i also give thanks for the many things that are good. I believe that it is the spirit with which we pray that is important - not the words. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i deal with aspergers and depression?

Contact a therapist: Who specializes in both aspergers and depression. They will help you make decisions about medication and help you work on how to handle social situations. ...Read more

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