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I Feel Depressed And I Don T Know Why
It happens: People tend to feel better if they take a break from negative thinking, spend a little more time with others, count their blessings, exercise, and do other healthful behaviors. In addition, there are new scientifically-based books on increasing happiness. Taking action will help your depression. If it persists talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why i feel depressed many times i don't know why I am depressed i don't feel for going on a job or doing household work i feel sick lazy please help me?
Why i feel depressed many times i don't know why I am depressed i don't feel for going on a job or doing household work i feel sick lazy please help mewh?
Lately I just feel somewhat depressed. I don't know why. It's nothing too serious but I feel alone all the time. Is there anything that can help?
What to do?: Do the things that usually help - seek support, sleep and eat well, exercise moderately, spend time with friends doing things you enjoy, and so on. If you feel hopeless or suicidal, if you get worse or it lasts more than a few weeks, if you have a history of depression or anxiety, if you have trouble functioning, if there has been a difficult event recently hard to cope with, seek consultation. ...Read more
My close friend hung herself 8 days ago. Everything is in turmoil. No one knows why apart from her being depressed but lately she has been doing ok. T?
Suicide by friend: My close friend hung herself 8 days ago. Everything is in turmoil. No one knows why apart from her being depressed but lately she has been doing ok. T? ANS: most likely her depression was not doing well. If you are feeling like harming yourself please all 911 and ask for suicide prevention hotline. ...Read more
What to do with an extremely depressed person who refuses to go for help? Knows exactly what's going on around him..
Suicidal?: Thank you for asking about your very depressed friend. If he is thinking of hurting himself, or wants to die, it is important to call the police. I know this sounds harsh , but you may be preventing his suicide. The police can take him to a psych hospital where someone can evaluate his depression and if his is at risk of hurting himself, they can keep him under a 5150 order. Please call, now! ...Read more
I am sorry: I am sorry you have been unsuccessful. Do you have a close friend, spouse or counselor with whom you can speak? No one can understand how depressed you feel, but there can be those who can empathize and provide support. I truly encourage you to speak with someone about your feelings on the matter. Consult with an ob/gyn / fertility specialist about your difficulty getting pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've recently been diagnosed with depression and I have to take meds but I feel like no therapist understands?
What are the signs of depression? I have been feeing sad and suidcidal for a long time, i just feel that no one understands and im drifting deeper into a dark dark hole. And im forever falling..Is this depression?
Hello. : Hello. You may well have depression. Depression can also lead to sleeping too much or not enough. To either not eating or gorging. It can cause one to feel helpless or hopeless and lose confidence in one's self. It can cause problems with memory or concentration. Your mood could be sad, angry, fearful, anxious or irritable. Isolation is common. If you feel like you want to take your life and that you might act on it, please get immediate help at an er. Even if you don't have imminent thoughts of suicide, depression is treatable and you deserve to see a good psychologist or psychiatrist. Have hope. Get help. ...Read more
How do I know if i'm suffering from depression? I feel sad, anxious, and lonely. Can't sleep well, it takes me forever to fall asleep and i wake up in the middle of my sleep. I cry for no reason and feel like no one understands.
Depression symptoms: Symptoms of depression include: a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, sadness, poor motivation, irritabiliy and an impaired ability to function. It is best to see a psychiatrist for an evaluation. Medical causes should also be ruled out to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a current addict to smoking herion. I relapse due to emotions. On Suboxone. But can opiates help maintain depression? No one understands me.
Yes and no: Sometimes people use opiates or heroin because of depression. Sometimes people develop depression because of their use of care when or opiates. The term dual diagnosis is usually used when people have an addiction problem plus a depression problem. Both things need to be treated. Antidepressants counseling or exercise would help with the depression. ...Read more
I suffer with crippling depression and anxiety . I take Prozac & have tried lex, cit, Zoloft (sertraline) etc & none really help. No one understands. What do I do?
Get therapy also: Are you being prescribed these medications by your primary care physician, or a psychiatrist? Medications are only part of treating depression/anxiety, and psychotherapy is essential. Some psychiatrists do both, but more often people work concurrently with a psychologist or other therapist. If you haven't already, you might see a psychiatrist -- could be more helpful, esp in complex cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have urges to self-harm when my depression acts up? I mean, I cope just fine the rest of the time, and I can resist the urges (my therapist knows about this) but why do they happen?
I think the reason,: at least partly,is that your body releases its own pain killer,when you hurt yourself.This gives you temporary relief from pain,even emotional pain.Thus,you feel some relief.You should seek the help of a Psychiatrist to help treat your Depression.This way,you won't get so depressed,not be in such pain,and reduce these urges of self-harm.The rest of us(humanity)needs you to be ok.We want you to be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are: you referring to having a depressed mood? We all feel down from time to time and sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint the reason(s). Variations in mood are quite normal. However, if you have been feeling markedly depressed and it affects things like sleep, appetite, energy level, life functioning- then it is time for evaluation. You can start with your physician, psychiatrist, psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find help & support: If you are an adult and you suspect that you are in a state of depression begin by acknowledging your feelings to a significant other (spouse, family member, friend). This support will be helpful if your symptoms are more severe and recurring, and will increase your comfortability in reaching out to a mental health professional. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find a therapist: Seek a therapist specializing in depression, specifically, one who focuses on behavioral as well as cognitive & emotional aspects of change.We may assume that talking about things will lead to insight & then we can do something different but that can take a long time. Acting yr way into feeling & thinking differently can work better than trying to think or feel yr way into acting differently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help is available: First see your family doctor to have a physical cause for your depression ruled out. Family doctor will then assist you in a referral to a psychiatrist who will provide medication for you and do a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. It's also possible that your family doctor will treat you themselves. You should also see a psychotherapist because the combination of medication and therapy seems to work the best.Other things like exercise, yoga, meditation, maintaining a healthy diet, and acupuncture can also be very helpful. ...Read more
First Step: You might start by reaching out 2 someone at ndmda depression hotline –support group (800-826-3632. And here's a nat'l website w/ lots of resources 4 persons struggling w/ depression: http://bit.Ly/1aesmxx. Depression can leave us feeling isolated & lonely, even if we're around people we love. We can worry about "burdening" them w/ our feelings. It can help 2 take a first step & reach out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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