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I Always Like Secluding Myself Does This Mean That I Am Depressed
Maybe, maybe not.: It takes more than a single symptom to make a diagnosis. ...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
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
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
If I am someone who hurts himself does it necessarily mean that I have some kind of mental illness like depression?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Been unable to cry?: Depression may have a variety of symptoms which vary for a lot of reasons and among people. It is possible for a person to be so severely depressed that he is unable to express feelings or emotions, bodily movement is minimal, and spontaneous speech is absent. Energy depletion is severe; thus, vegetative symptoms appear. If you have been unable to cry in a way, your depression seems better. ...Read more
Clinical depression :
Is more than a mood or feeling down. It causes other symptoms as can impact function. 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
NOS: Not otherwise specified (nos) is a category for a number of disorders in the dsm-iv-tr that do not meet criteria for another specific disorder. For example, depressive disorder nos does not meet criteria for major depressive disorder or dysthymia. Nos disorders are clinically significant and need treatment, often similar types of treatment as similar disorders. ...Read more
Low mood has a cause: Adjustment disorders refer to reactions people have when something is happening in their life--usually bad, but not always, e.g., a job loss or failed relationship or hassles at work. Whatever the cause, reactions may vary from depression to anxiety to inappropriate behaviors. The expectation is that the person eventually will get through the "adjustment"; but, sometimes, it is chronic. ...Read more
Yes: All suicidal people are depressed. However, all depressed people are not suicidal. If you or someone you know is suicidal get help immediately. ...Read more
See below: Don't do it alone! Find a mental health provider who will help you get through the difficulties and help you learn new coping skills: self-care routine, meditation, relaxation, setting up achievable goals. Consider medication, if there's a need. If symptoms become overwhelming and you're having thoughts of self-care, call 911 or go to the nearest er. Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255. Good luck! ...Read more
Maybe: Guilt can be one symptom of depression, but alone does not indicate that you are depressed. Other symptoms include feelings of sadness or unhappiness, irritability or frustration, loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities, reduced sex drive, insomnia or excessive sleeping, change in appetite, restlessness, slowed thinking, speaking or body movements, indecisiveness, and suicidal thoughts. ...Read more
See below: Those are mental illnesses but that does not mean that the person is crazy. We all have difficulties at some time in our life and one need not feel embarrassed. ...Read more