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How Do I Get Rid Of My Depression
Eval: It is important to distinguish if you have a depressed mood or if you haveclinical depression. This could be assessed by a psychiatrist or a doctoral level clinical psychologist. Once this is done you can see what options are appropriate. Possibilities: cognitive behavioral therapy, psychiatric medications, supportive therapy, group therapy, acupuncture, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Start with a medical: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Therapy: You must be very patient and seek the help of a child psychiatrist and a therapist, avoid situations where he might feel uncomfortable or "closed in". Do not avoid the issue, but help him confront it with the help of professionals . Also make sure the adults around him do not project behaviors that the child will pick up on. ...Read more
Find the cause: Vertigo is a symptom, not a diagnosis. When a doctor thinks of vertigo we are describing an illusion or sensation of motion when there is no actual, physical movement. The key to vertigo treatment and relief is finding the cause for the symptom. Problems of the ear, vestibular or balance pathway, circulatory system or even certain forms of migraine can produce vertigo. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Eval: First - it would be a good idea to find out if you have depressed mood or if you have a clinical depression. This could be assessed by a psychiatrist or a doctoral level clinical psychologist. Once this is done you can see what options are appropriate. Possibilities: cognitive behavioral therapy, psychiatric medications, supportive therapy, group therapy, acupuncture, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
I agree w Dr. Pappas: If you have a particular stressor then you need to deal w it. To address stress: 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 or exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: Treatment of acne includes several topical and systemic therapies and is guided by various clinical features, such as the type and severity of acne. Your doctor can best determine how to treat your acne. Exclusively comedonal acne (whiteheads or blackheads) may be treated with topical retinoids alone. It should be assured that acne is not a sign of an underlying hormonal disease before treatment. ...Read more
Conjunctivitis: "pink eye" can be a serious disorder that can lead to blindness. It's important for a doctor to diagnose it so that appropriate treatment can be given. "pink eye" can be caused by infection, corneal abrasion and other inflammatory conditions. Treatment depends on the cause but antibiotic eye drops are usually prescribed first. ...Read more
Migraines: While there's no cure, there are 2 types of meds for migraines. One is called abortive, which is used for immediate pain relief, and you take this type of meds as needed. The other is called preventive, which is used to reduce the severity and frequency of migraines, and you take this type of meds daily. You should also identify and avoid your headache triggers. A headache diary can help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid constipation: Mast people with this problem have irregular, harder than normal bowel movements. Use a daily fiber supplement and drink plenty of water to regulate your consistency. This will help. Since venous enlargement comes from straining and pressure, pregnancy/weight gain/and heavy lifting are likely to makes things worse until you get this under control. ...Read more
Anxiety help: Depends what kind of anxiety - worry or physical, constant or situational, specific triggers or random times... Find a therapist specializing in anxiety to help determine what will work best. Generally, most anxiety is best helped by confronting it in small ways at first, gradually increasing to things that make you more anxious, plus learning coping tools. Exercise can help many types of anxiety. ...Read more
It's complicated: See a good speech therapist who has worked with others. Go watch "the king's speech" dvd and watch the special features. Churchill also stuttered and helped himself. It is often worse with nerves and anxiety, and interestingly many stutterers don't do it when they sing. It takes focus, determination, time and guidance, and working with somebody with experience in helping others with same problem. ...Read more
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