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I feel so disconnected from myself and my surroundings. Am I depressed?

I feel so disconnected from myself and my surroundings. Am I depressed?

Possibly: Depression is an illness that can present a number of different ways. A feeling of disconnection or withdrawal from social interaction can be one of them. Other indicators might be a change in your sleeping or eating habits, lack of interest in previously enjoyable activities, or feelings of worthlessness or thoughts of suicide, among other things. Talk to your family doctor about these feelings. ...Read more

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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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How can I help myself if depressed?

How can I help myself if depressed?

Sleep, exercise: Depression is sadness or social detachment, you should discuss your case with your doctor. If you can keep your mind and body active it really helps. Avoid alcohol and street drugs, those make it worse. ...Read more

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What should I do to depression by myself?

Depression: My recent workbook, "changing your inner voice: a journey through depression to truth and love" featured on the soundmindz.Org website. It is full of exercises, journal questions you can do on your own and share with those close to you. Best. ...Read more

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How should I help myself if I am depressed?

How should I help myself if I am depressed?

Positive thoughts: Cognitive behavior modification is a technique where you train your brain and your thoughts in a positive way. These positive thoughts influence the way you feel. There are good books out there to help with cognitive behavior. ...Read more

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What to do to motivate myself whilst depressed?

What to do to motivate myself whilst depressed?

First - get adequate: Treatment. Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat>. ...Read more

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How can you stop myself falling into depression?

How can you stop myself falling into depression?

Call a therapist: Call and make an appointment with a therapist. Consider seeing a psychiatrist as well and start on medication to relieve some of the depression as you begin to work with a therapist in talk therapy. It will get better, good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm getting myself depressed?

What do you advise if I'm getting myself depressed?

Seek therapy: Since you are aware of being depressed and are having difficulty problem solving a solution, it is a good idea to seek help from a therapist who specializes in depression. Depression is caused either by genetics, the environment or a combination of both. If you are struggling with how to identify why you are depressed and developing coping skills, it is a good idea to contact a therapist. ...Read more

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What should I do to bring myself out of depression?

Therapy, exercise: I recommend psychotherapy and regular exercise for getting out of depression. You might also consult with a psychiatrist for anti-depressant medication. Yet, exercising often gives a natural boost to you and psychotherapy allows you to explore your negative feelings with a trusted professional. I would start with these. ...Read more

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I'm really depressed. How can I make myself happier?

I'm really depressed. How can I make myself happier?

DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read more

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I'm depressed and don't know what to do with myself?

I'm depressed and don't know what to do with myself?

Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Get exercise. >. ...Read more

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Will I lose my child if I commit myself for depression?

Will I lose my child if I commit myself for depression?

No: You need to get the help that you require. Truth is if you voluntarily do that, it is more likely that everything will go well and when you are feeling well, you will still have custody of your child. ...Read more

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How can you stop myself from becoming even more depressed?

How can you stop myself from becoming even more depressed?

Not easy on your own: It is usually not easy to deal with depression on your own. You need to get help to figure out if it is a psychological problem or a physical one (or a combination). It can be very helpful to see mental health professional as well as your primary care doctor. Then there needs to be a treatment plan which may consist of medication and/or therapy. Family or close friends can also be supportive. ...Read more

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I need some simple ways to relieve myself from depression?

I need some simple ways to relieve myself from depression?

Depressive symptoms: There are many things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or. ...Read more

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What is a good way for me to pull myself out of my depression?

What is a good way for me to pull myself out of my depression?

Reach out: Reach out to others, because trying to fight depression on your own is more suffering than you need to bear. You can certainly exercise and make sure you eat healthy meals, if your appetite and energy permit. But support from caring others is needed. Working with psychologist can be very helpful -- and psychiatrists can also prescribe helpful medications if needed. Don't wait! ...Read more

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I feel like im very depressed, and I've been cutting myself again help?

I feel like im very depressed, and I've been cutting myself again help?

Have you been: Involved with dialectical behavior therapy? It may be very beneficial to you. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Psychiatric medications may be indicated. Here are some basics: don't isolate. Spend time with people. Having a support system is very important. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to. ...Read more

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What to do to make myself feel better about my life(depressed a little)?

See a therapist: Other helpful hints include regular sleep schedule, healthy diet, stress reduction, making sure relationships are fine, exercise, practicing your faith or spirituality in one of evanston's marvelous worship spaces , getting out to make more friends, helping others, avoiding drugs and alcohol, walks along the lakefront( lake michigan was gorgeous today) , attending northwesterns many concerts, etc. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm severally depressed and want to injure myself?

What do you suggest if i'm severally depressed and want to injure myself?

Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical. ...Read more

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Again depression== I don't know how to help myself get out of it this time?

Again depression== I don't know how to help myself get out of it this time?

No Procrastination: If you can't get out of it, look for help. Better address the problem sooner than later. Depression is insidious and dangerous. If not contained it gets worse and becomes more difficult to recover from. Consult with a psychologist and a psychiatrist as combined treatments tend to be more effective. ...Read more

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What if i were to diagnose myself, what symptoms of depression would i look for?

What if i were to diagnose myself, what symptoms of depression would i look for?

Depression Can Feel:: A mix of these & persists for more than few weeks: Get help: Symptoms vary day to day & may feel restless, hopeless, sad, angry, bored, helpless, tired, agitated, un focused, crying, or drained of emotion & uncaring, guilty, hollow or worthless, constantly sleeping or w/ insomnia, change in weight or appetite. Thoughts of death, or even suicide. Depression is VERY TREATABLE Reach out for help! ...Read more

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What do you think I should do to get myself out of this slump (super depressed)?

What do you think I should do to get myself out of this slump (super depressed)?

Get help: Do a positive summary of a day lived: best thing you laughed at, best food you ate, good people you've interacted with.. Look at positive things in your environment and inside yourself, learn self care. Look at your past positive achievements and how they relate to your present. You might want to find a psychiatrist and psychologist to help you get optimal results via medication and talk therapy. ...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