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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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I don't like going to places that are loud and crowdy. Does this mean that I am depressed?

No.: This may indicate some social phobia that is probably not related to depression. Signs of depression include depressed mood, change in sleep pattern, loss of interest in activities, feelings of guilt/hopelessness, decreased energy, decreased concentration, change in appetite, slowed actions/thoughts, and/or feelings of self-harm, and the symptoms must be present for 2+ weeks. ...Read more

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I like keeping a diary. I never realized, but i'm so angry in my posts. Does this mean that I am depressed?

I like keeping a diary. I never realized, but i'm so angry in my posts. Does this mean that I am depressed?

Not necessarily: Keeping a diary, even one with angry posts, is a great way to express your feelings in a healthy, controlled manner. It can be a cathartic experience and, as you said, you enjoy doing it. If you lose interest in something you enjoy (like writing), notice a change in your eating or sleeping habits, or have feelings of worthlessness, then consider talking to your doctor about possible depression. ...Read more

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Is negatively thinking about things like death and what life means a symptom of depression? My thinking has no answers so would a therapist be useless

Is negatively thinking about things like death and what life means a symptom of depression? My thinking has no answers so would a therapist be useless

NOT useless: A therapist would be USEFUL to you if you're frequently thinking of death. Yes, this could be symptoms of depression. Please talk to your parents, a therapist, your doctor, a school counselor, a pastor, etc. Help is available. ...Read more

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What dose manic mean like in manic depression ?

What dose manic mean like in manic depression ?

Oppositeof depressed: Mania refers to a condition lasting weeks to months of elevated or irritable mood with increased energy, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, inflated self-perception, and impulsive behaviors such as excessive spending, promiscous sex, and high risk-taking. At its most severe, there can be hallucinations & delusions of granduer or persecution. It is treatable but many avoid help. ...Read more

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What exactly does depression actually mean?

What exactly does depression actually mean?

Loss of interest: Hi, depression is much more than being in a bad mood or normal sadness. Depression involves having symptoms that can include an extremely low mood, loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, hopelessness, too much or too little sleep, suicidal thoughts, loss of concentration, gaining or losing weight, fatigue/loss of energy, irritability, feeling worthless, lack of joy. ...Read more

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What is ST depression -0.28 mV? What does it mean?

What is ST depression -0.28 mV? What does it mean?

ST depression: ST depression has many causes. When it is recorded during a cardiac stress test, it may indicate the risk of having a heart attack. It is not a perfect measurement. Sometimes it is a misleading measurement. The cause of the depression, and measurement in electrical potentional, has to do with electricity in muscle cells of the heart. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/122/24/2570.full ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to be clinically depressed?

What exactly does it mean to be clinically depressed?

Major Depression: is a mood disorder lasting a minimum of two weeks. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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What does depression of t cells mean?

What does depression of t cells mean?

Low count: It means that your t-cell count is low. There are many reasons that this can happen. T-cells are a part of the immune system, and a very low t-call count can leave one prone to infections. ...Read more

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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more


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