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I always like secluding myself. Does this mean that I am depressed?

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

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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Can crying mean my depression is getting better?

Can crying mean my depression is getting better?

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

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What does it mean to have clinical depression?

What does it mean to have clinical depression?

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

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I was diagnosed with nos 2 depression what does that mean?

I was diagnosed with nos 2 depression what does that mean?

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

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What does an adjustment disorder depressed mood 309.0 mean?

What does an adjustment disorder depressed mood 309.0 mean?

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

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Does getting a lotta memory flashbacks, mean I am depressed?

Does getting a lotta memory flashbacks, mean I am depressed?

No: You did not specify bad or good memories,, I will assume bad. Lots suggests it is getting in the way of your functioning suggests an anxiety disorder that could likely benefit from treatment, counseling and possibly medication. ...Read more

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What happens if you are suicidal does it mean you're depressed?

What happens if you are suicidal does it mean you're depressed?

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

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What does it mean if depression is accompanied by fits of rage?

What does it mean if depression is accompanied by fits of rage?

2 sides of same coin: Depression is anger turned within... The same energy that calls me worthless & unworthy at times (anger at self), flips and gets irritable at others, perceiving them as unloving & unworthy, etc (anger at others). That's why it's not uncommon that therapy for depression involves a renegotiation of one's relationship with oneself or a significant other, or a letting go of anger (at self or other). ...Read more

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What are the most effective means of coping with severe depression?

What are the most effective means of coping with severe depression?

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

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What if I want to put myself in a coma does that mean I'm depressed?

What if I want to put myself in a coma does that mean I'm depressed?

Since I: Don't know anything about your poor penis's nerve damage, it's impossible to tell you. Rely on your doctor's opinion. ...Read more

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If I feel guilty for no reason does that mean I'm suffering from depression?

If I feel guilty for no reason does that mean I'm suffering from depression?

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

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Can being diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety mean someone is mentally ill?

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

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Why do depression medications have a risk of suicide and bad feelings if its meant to be for treating the same type of thing?

Why do depression medications have a risk of suicide and bad feelings if its meant to be for treating the same type of thing?

Good question: Many depressed patients are already suicidal and these medications can sometimes exacerbate suicidal ideation- sad, but true. ...Read more

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If I am depressed now does that mean I will have to be medicated for the rest of my life? Is there something wrong with me? Will it get better?

Depession lifelong?: If depression is treated to remission, be totally normal in all aspects of life, medication(s) can be gradually tapered off. If depression recurs, resume treatment for longer duration (twice as long) before tapering off. If depression recurs again then treatment needs be for life. What matter is if you are normal with meds, then no reason to not take meds to insure a secure and happy life. ...Read more

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What does "Abnormal anterolateral wall ischemia" mean? Also, indicated is V2-V6 depression... this is all very technical... can you explain please?

What does "Abnormal anterolateral wall ischemia" mean? Also, indicated is V2-V6 depression... this is all very technical... can you explain please?

Heart disease: In short, the blood vessels in your heart are diseased and less than required blood is getting to the muscle of the heart. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor. Please be compliant with the instructions of your doctor.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What are the most effective means of coping with depression?

What are the most effective means of coping with depression?

U + sup'b psy'trist: Unlike other medical specialties, I have found that even being board certified is not the guarantee it is in the other "more hands on" specialties. Treating the mental apparatus, is only now displaying the sheer depth of its complexity. Breath taking!
I am sure this will not win me any friends at the american psychiatric association. ...Read more

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I get depression when it's dark outside. What does this mean?

Seasonal: Does it happen every year for 2 years consecutively if it starts in fall till february most likely seasonal affective disorder depressed sad tired carb craving etc. ...Read more

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Can depression make you say things you don't mean to adults or children?

Can depression make you say things you don't mean to adults or children?

Depression: Yes, depression/anger/anxiety can make us all say things we don't mean. Have you yet considered psychotherapy to address what ails you? Consult with a reputable psychotherapist soon. ...Read more

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What does depression actually mean and how does it affect a person's health?

Depressive sxs: Mood isn't happy (i.e., sad, angry, irritable). It can lead to too much sleep or not enough sleep. Weight gain or weight loss. Energy level may be low or possibly even higher than normal if agitated. Depression makes one more succeptible to pain & vice versa. Depression can go hand in hand with problems like fibromyalgia. To make a diagnosis of major depression, sxs must last at least 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my boyfriend to support me while I have depression?

Can you suggest a means to get my boyfriend to support me while I have depression?

Ask honestly: I recommend that you ask him to learn about what depression is through a resource like mayo clinic or www.Helpguide. Org it could be that he doesn't understand depression and that would give him some insight. If he cares about you wants the best for you that should help. If he cares about your well-being, then I suspect this will help. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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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