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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 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?

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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Could you tell me what's the best safe ways to deal with major depression?

Could you tell me what's the best safe ways to deal with major depression?

Encourage you to: Start by seeing your physician. Your doctor can not only assess for a mood disorder but can also check for underlying medical conditions that may be the cause of your depressive symptoms. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Psychiatric medications may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. >. ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me what are some common signs of depression and what are good ways to deal with stress?

Changes in feelings: Some symptoms of depression include loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, weight loss or weight gain, sleep disturbance, very sad mood, feelings of hopelessness. Good ways to deal with stress are exercise, building positive connections with others, counseling with a trusted psychologist, . ...Read more

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How to deal with my depression?

How to deal with my depression?

You can: start w a medical eval. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy can help. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep/night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book' by Dr. David Burns. ...Read more

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How can I deal with my depression?

How can I deal with my depression?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with depression?

What can I do to deal with depression?

Depression help: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Get psychiatric eval. ...Read more

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How to personally deal with depression?

How to personally deal with depression?

There are many: Things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Recommend the “feeling good book' by dr. David burns. Don't just read it - do it! however, if self-help doesn't do the trick please see your doctor, a psychologist. ...Read more

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What can you do to deal with depression?

What can you do to deal with depression?

Your Dr can assess: for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi ...Read more

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How can I deal with depression and work?

How can I deal with depression and work?

Depression and work: Medications and therapy have a higher likelihood of improving depression than either one of these treatments alone. Seeking treatment with a psychiatrist and a therapist are your best options, when coping with a variety of stressful situations while dealing with depression. ...Read more

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Does cutting really help with depression?

Does cutting really help with depression?

Cutting: People often report brief relief from the act of cutting, which often means it feels better to cut than to feel the pain inside. However, it does not suffice as a long term solution. Meds and in-depth psychotherapy will help with that. ...Read more

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How can I deal with depression as a minor?

How can I deal with depression as a minor?

Seek treatment ASAP: Medications and therapy have a higher likelihood of improving depression than either one of these treatments alone in adults. Seeking treatment with a board certified child psychiatrist and possibly, a therapist, if that is his or her recommendation, would be the course of action, and as soon as possible. ...Read more

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