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I Am So Depressed I Need Help
Are you actually: Involved with someone who is a celebrity? Do have fantasies or a crush on some who is a celebrity? Do you feel the need to be a celebrity? Not sure i totally understand what you are saying. Do you have a depressed mood or is you life markedly impacted by depression.? Why don't you consider re-asking your question and adding clarification. ...Read more
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Identify: Agree w dr. Howell. Identifying that there is a problem is the 1st step. Clarifying what the problem is, is the 2nd step. That clarification can come from evaluation by your physician, a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Recommended treatment may be therapy (like cognitive behavioral therapy), medications or correcting underlying medical conditions. So right now - the ball is in your court! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I Can Only Guide: Severe depression is a medical illness and therefore must be evaluated by a physician. One's primary care physician (pcp) can take a comprehensive history, perform a physical examination, and order any necessary tests or studies to diagnose depression. Once diagnosed, the pcp may treat the depression or refer one to a psychiatrist or licensed therapist for treatment. Seek help now, don't wait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: If you're feeling depressed, please see your physician for a complete health evaluation. Many physical conditions can either mimic or exacerbate depression. You may also need to see a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, since the best results treating depression come from combining talk therapy with antidepressant medications [if those are needed]. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need expert help. I am severely depressed about everything in my.. "life", and i don't know what to do?
Get help: If you are severely depressed, you need to see your dr. For an evaluation.Let them know that you think you may have depression.They will do the rest.They will likely run some lab tests to rule out any medical causes of depression. If it is depression, they can then make the appropriate recommendations for treatment. It's time to take control of your life and feel good again. ...Read more
It is an unhealthy: Way to cope with depression. It could make your depression worse. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more
If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. Don't give up. Your life can get better - and so can you. Take care. ...Read more
What to do if I am going on here asking if im depressed but the real question is do I need to seek professional help?
It your mood is: Interfering with your life ; your happiness - then seeking professional help would be prudent. Here are ways to help yourself in the meantime. Alk 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, . ...Read more
I need urgent help. I keep feeling like something bad is going to happen to me. I am always nervous? I am depressed and have been for a while? Help
Please see Doc: Sorry to hear about your situation. Please check with loved ones who can help you get to see a doctor or other mental health professional. They will be able to help you sort this out and get you feeling better. Therapy can be very helpful. Peace and good health to you. ...Read more
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