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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

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