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I have severe depression need relief?

I have severe depression need relief?

Seek psychiatric or: Psychological evaluation. 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 activity is a big +. Try acupuncture or tai chi. ...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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I think I have severe depression and don't know what to do or go I'm afraid I'll loose my boyfriend if I don't fix it !

I think I have severe depression and don't know what to do or go I'm afraid I'll loose my boyfriend if I don't fix it !

Your Dr can assess: for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi ...Read more

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I have severe depression while in college ?

I have severe depression while in college ?

Your college may: Have a medical clinic or a mental health clinic that can provide for your needs. Otherwise, consider checking for psychologists ; / or psychiatrist in the local area. Get help - so you can start reducing your suffering now. ...Read more

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I have severe depression & extreme social anxiety. How to find work ?

I have severe depression & extreme social anxiety. How to find work ?

That is a hard: That is a hard one, but i would start with finding a great psychotherapist and psychiatrist. Both the depression and the social anxiety need to lessen to be able to go out to work. Working from home is not a great option since it is hard to do without some structure. If medication can help reduce both disorders psychotherapy can help you look at possible work options. ...Read more

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I have severe depression for last 8 mos. SNRI drugs are not working, what conditions can be causing my depression, what should i get tested for?

I have severe depression for last 8 mos. SNRI drugs are not working, what conditions can be causing my depression, what should i get tested for?

See your doctor : Depression not responding to an SNRI requires careful evaluation. Lab test to rule out thyroid dysfunction is important. Your doctor may switch to another class of antidepressant. Another option is augmentation with lithium or antipsychotic such as Abilify (aripiprazole). Treatment resistant depression could be undiagnosed Bipolar depression. Talk to your doctor who knows your history. Avoid use of alcohol. ...Read more

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I have severe depression and anxiety. Should i ask my doc. About benzos?

I have severe depression and anxiety. Should i ask my doc. About benzos?

Dangers of benzos: First question, is your dr a psychiatrist? Does dr know about depression, anxiety and addiction (which is a potential problem with benzos.)? Ssris are likely a better choice but you should talk with a psychiatrist and probably also a psychologist who can help you with non-medication techniques. Current best practice for most anxiety is in learning to cope with it rather than medicating it away. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe depression. Could I have bipolar as most of the family members have it?

Genetics: While it is true that depression and bipolar mood disorders to tend to cluster within families and place an individual at greater risk for these disorders, in order to be diagnosed with a bipolar mood disorder, one has to have also experienced manic or hypomanic episodes (the "up" side). A psychologist or counselor may be able to discuss your symptoms with you to determine an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have severe depression and am unable to physically talk bout my problems. Any websites that i can visit that actually help?

What would help?: Are you so depressed that it makes it physically impossible for you to talk? Is it something else? Despite the fact that you are unable to physically talk about your depression, there are therapists who understand this problem and can help. Look into local resources: www.Dbsanewjersey.Org. If you need a more specific answer, please don't hesitate to ask again. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have severe depression and anxiety, just found out I'm 6wks pg . I stopped taking all meds but now I'm irritable and depressed. What can I do?

I have severe depression and anxiety, just found out I'm 6wks pg . I stopped taking all meds but now I'm irritable and depressed. What can I do?

Your obstetrician &: your psychiatrist need to dialog. There are some medications that are moderately safe during pregnancy and others that should absolutely not be prescribed. During pregnancy the cost versus the benefit of not treating your anxiety & depression will be weighed. If meds are needed, they can be carefully selected. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm bipolar? My emotions are all over the place. I have severe depression that leads to isolation. I have extremely aggressive behaviors.

How can I tell if i'm bipolar? My emotions are all over the place. I have severe depression that leads to isolation. I have extremely aggressive behaviors.

You can't.: Why waste time trying to do this on your own? It's hard enough for experienced experts to make psychiatric diagnoses. The key is to get a thorough evaluation from a professional, then to get started on a treatment plan that gets you to your best self. Get started! ...Read more

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I have severe depression. Why do I sleep longer hours when depressed? Is it the low activity in the cns? Plz explain in details wt hpns to the body.

I have severe depression. Why do I sleep longer hours when depressed? Is it the low activity in the cns? Plz explain in details wt hpns to the body.

Do you have weight: Gain? Increase appetite? Low energy level? Lower sex drive? Low motivation levels? Feel blah? If so, you may have an atypical depressive component to your depression (; that sometimes responds well to wellbutrin) d/w your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! I have severe depression but i don't know how to tell my parents?

Need doctor's help! I have severe depression but i don't know how to tell my parents?

Just tell them: And leave them a copy of the following book to readdepression wellness guide families for depression awareness. You can buy it at amazon.Com. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have severe depression & my girlfriend got job and when she leaves I get heavy suicidal thoughts to kill my self and it bothers me badly Idk what do?

I have severe depression & my girlfriend got job and when she leaves I get heavy suicidal thoughts to kill my self and it bothers me badly Idk what do?

You need help.: If you are not already in therapy - strongly recommend it. Our loved ones can not be with us all the time. It is important to learn how to cope and care for one's self even if others aren't around. If you are imminently suicidal you need help from the nearest Emergency Room. If not, hitch up with a good psychiatrist and therapist. This life is too precious to spend it suffering. God Bless. ...Read more

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Why am i dizzy , light headed , tired and have no strength? Can it be from stress? My counselor said I have severe depression & anxiety. I

Why am i dizzy , light  headed , tired and have no strength? Can it be from stress? My counselor said I have severe depression & anxiety. I

See your doctor: These symptoms can have many possible causes, including medication side effects, anemia, dehydration, and more. Please see your physician about them so that s/he can examine you and offer any treatments or medication adjustments you may need. ...Read more

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Could I have ms? I have severe depression, constantly tired, lack of libido and a tingling sensation in my hands and feet.

Could I have ms? I have  severe depression, constantly tired,  lack of libido and a tingling sensation in my hands and feet.

Depression: Your symptoms are not classical presentation of multiple sclerosis, yet they warrant medical attention to find the cause and establish treatment. Depression can cause your lack of stamina and decreased libido. Vitamin deficiencies may also cause hand numbness. Check with your physician for proper testing. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Why would my urine test show neg. For Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg nightly I have severe depression and panic anxiety attacks, i take plavix75mg, celexa40mg, metoprolol er50mg, pravastatin sodium40mg 81mg asprine, and Prilosec otc

Why would my urine test show neg. For Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg nightly I have severe depression and panic anxiety attacks, i take plavix75mg, celexa40mg, metoprolol er50mg, pravastatin sodium40mg 81mg asprine, and Prilosec otc

Low dose: That is a very small dose of xanax, (alprazolam) and your urine, especially if you drink lots of fluids, may be dilute enough that the results fall below the limits of detection of the specific test and will be reported as negative. In general, the first morning urine of the day is the most concentrated, and that specimen is more likely to be positive. ...Read more

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I think i might have severe depression but i don't know what to do?

I think i might have severe depression but i don't know what to do?

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 allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try > ...Read more

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