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How long does depression last?

How long does depression last?

Days to years: This question is more complicated than it sounds, as it depends how 'depression' is defined. Major depressive disorder, as described in dsm-iv, lasts at least 2 wks & sometimes up to several years. A very rough guideline is 6 mo if untreated. Other depressions are quick reactions lasting just hours or a few days, while depressive personality (usually mild) can be lifelong. All can be treated. ...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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How long does depression procedure last?

How long does depression procedure last?

Depression procedure: I'm sorry, but i don't know what you mean by "depression procedure"? In many, depression is a chronic illness that requires treatment over time, and sometimes preventive maintenance too. Medications usually show effect within 4-6 weeks. (sometimes longer). Psychotherapy is also essential, but doesn't "work" immediately either. Rtms procedures last about 40 min, 5 days/week for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long could depression typically last?

How long could depression typically last?

Varies: It varies from person to person, whether one gets treatment and the type of depression. Some people may have depression for years if left untreated. On the otherhand, if the the depression is situational it may last a few months. ...Read more

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How long does minor depression last of not treated?

How long does minor depression last of not treated?

Depends: It can last from days, to weeks to months or longer. Minor today, major tomorrow. It would depend on the circumstances and the person and the way the person responds to depression and the events leading up to this. Remove the cause and the depression often goes away. Not always though. I would recommend talking to someone. Perhaps you should start with your pcp? ...Read more

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How often on average can one person get episodes of depression how long does it last?

How often on average can one person get episodes of depression how long does it last?

No simple answer: Each episode of depression, especially if not treated to remission, increases the chance of getting another. Through therapy, one can get coping skills that can diminish the chances of getting another episode by being better able to deal with stress. Genetics plays a role as well as life circumstances. After 3 episodes, the apa recommends maintenance treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anxiety and depression. How long can it last?

What to do if I have anxiety and depression. How long can it last?

There is no: Definitive time period for anxiety and depressive. If symptomatic, then recommend you see your physician for medical evaluation to rule out medical causes for your symptoms. Ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation ; yoga. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have anxiety and depression. How long can it last?

What do you suggest if I have anxiety and depression. How long can it last?

Talk;behavior ch: Gen. Anx. Disorder manifests in excessive fear in many circumstances. We all are anxious at times, it can keep us alive, but when it is triggered too easily we may have gad. Discussing your fears with a clinical psychologist who may also teach you some behavioral techniques like the relaxation response, guided imagery, etc. To dampen your fight flight response helps. Feeling good by burns good. ...Read more

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How long will postnatal depression last for was diagnosed 5 months ago and on 150 mg of depression tablet wen will i feel normal again my son is 10m?

How long will postnatal depression last for was diagnosed 5 months ago and on 150 mg of depression tablet wen will i feel normal again my son is 10m?

Postpartum depressio: Depression can last longer if u had history of mood problem before pregnancy or if treatment is suboptimal. Discuss with your doctor the medication optimization and psychotherapy if not already doing it. Wish u well. ...Read more

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