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I look at my life and I am depressed. What do I do to get moving?

I look at my life and I am depressed. What do I do to get moving?

Get connected: I would reccomend that you reach out for connection, to a family member or friend, a counselor, a church or appropriate 12 stepp group, take a class. One way would be to identify something you could do for someone else and do it. ...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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Do i seem depressed for a long time now about a year now I have been feeling like I am just getting in peoples way i get intestinal cramps i can't seem to be able to remember where i place something right after moving it not but 5 minuets beforehand i see

Hello. : Hello. You could be depressed. Symptoms of depression can include angry, sad, fearful or anxious mood. You could be sleeping too much or not sleeping enough. Your appetite could be very heavy or very low. Feelings of guilt and liking yourself are less can occur. You may feel helpless or hopeless. Cocentration and memory can be impacted. You may be isolating from others and just not enjoying life. Your motivation levels and energy level could have dropped. Suicidal thoughts can occur in some people. Here's an important question? Have you deployed with oif or oef? Many of your symptoms could also be consistent with ptsd. You have an increased startle reflex and you are irritable. Your intermediate memory is poor. Other symptoms can include hypervigilance (not just being situationally aware); being constantly in fight or flight mode, nightmares, inability to sleep, being afraid to sleep; avoiding any thing (people, places, things or situations) that reminds you of past really upsetting trauma; fighting to push away thoughts or feelings about traumatic things. A lot of marines think that seeing a shrink will end their career. That really isn't so. If you have a really severe problem that doesn't improve with treatment then it could impact your career. However, depression and ptsd are really common problems in the corps. The important thing is to get help. If you are having suicidal thoughts you need to let your command know and get help asap.You are in kaneohe, and there are good mental health services available both with the navy and at tripler. I hope you get help. Thank you for your service to our country. Take care. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with bpd. I'm sensitive to ssris. I get uncontrollable movements. My depression is unbearable. I know I need meds.

I got diagnosed with bpd. I'm sensitive to ssris. I get uncontrollable movements. My depression is unbearable. I know I need meds.

More options: SSRIs are not the only antidepressant meds. A psychiatric consult can help you to understand the medication possibilities. Medications alone are only part of a treatment program to address how you feel. Therapy is equally important given your diagnosis. DBT therapy is a good option which helps you to develop skills to manage unbearable feelings. It can be group or individual. Don't give up ...Read more

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I'm practically paralyzed in depression, how do I fight this and start moving on with my life?

Medication and TMS: Sorry to hear of your travails. It is typical for people with severe depression. If you are this disabled, i would see a competent psychiatrist to evaluate your history and symptoms and get started on medication. If that does not work - either quickly enough or adequately enough for you to get on with your life and career - i would strongly consider tms (transcranial magnetic stimulation). ...Read more

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I'mso depressed because I belong to an untouchable caste,im facing a lot of problems in my life,do you think moving out of India will make me normal?

I'mso depressed because I belong to an untouchable caste,im facing a lot of problems in my life,do you think moving out of India will make me normal?

Caste : Only you can answer how important family and culture are in your life. The caste system does not exist to any degree in the western world and you have big decisions to make ...Read more

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How do you motivate yourself when you are depressed and everything seems to be moving so slow?

How do you motivate yourself when you are depressed and everything seems to be moving so slow?

Professional help: Get help! you sound like you are feeling miserable. Bellieve it or not, things can get better. I recommend seeing your physician to rule out any medical causes for your symptoms. He or she may recommend psychotropic medication managment with a psychiatrist or cognitive behavioral therapy with a psychologist. Get help now! you are worth it!. ...Read more

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Have depression. Concept of time feels scewed. Hours ago feels like yesterday. 1-2 days ago feels like a week ago. Time is moving too fast for me.

Have depression. Concept of time feels scewed. Hours ago feels like yesterday. 1-2 days ago feels like a week ago. Time is moving too fast for me.

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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Been very depressed anxious and nowmy brotheris moving down here toflorida and I am happybut at the same time Ikeep thinking some bad wil happ to me?

Been very depressed anxious and nowmy brotheris moving down here toflorida and I am happybut at the same time Ikeep thinking some bad wil happ to me?

You need support: We have no idea of what issues are being brought up by this conflictual news. You need a trusted counselor/therapist to talk to - to decide if there are security steps you might take to be safe. Try to find a responsible person to talk to - to plan in an organized way for this event. Mixed feelings are hard, but okay. Danger is not okay. Figure out a way to be connected but w/out too great a risk. ...Read more

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My son is weaning off luvox and moving to Lexapro (escitalopram) for ocd, depression. He is on 100mg luvox and 10mg lexapro (escitalopram). Does he need to go to 50mg and then off?

My son is weaning off luvox and moving to Lexapro (escitalopram) for ocd, depression.  He is on 100mg luvox and 10mg lexapro (escitalopram). Does he need to go to 50mg and then off?

Lowering medication: It seems you, your son ; his doctor have decided he has not responded well enough to Luvox ; Lexapro (escitalopram) might be a better medication. Both are ssri's used for depression and anxiety. When switching from one to another, slower is better to avoid side effects. Discuss with your doctor if your son should lower Luvox more slowly - such as 75 mg for 1 week, then 50 mg ; then 25 mg before stopping luvox. ...Read more

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(not depressed) weakness beyond belief breathing, talking, moving slow cognitive functions loss of emotions/feelings no adrenaline limbs no energy?

(not depressed) weakness beyond belief breathing, talking, moving slow cognitive functions loss of emotions/feelings no adrenaline limbs no energy?

Med eval.: 29 year old male with these symptoms, makes we wonder about things like an infection (such as mononucleosis), neurological problem, anemia, an endocrine imbalance (i.e., thyroid, testosterone, etc.) or depression (even though you said you aren't depressed). Don't know why you are taking vitamin B12 & viagra (sildenafil). Don't know length of sxs. This requires thorough medical evaluation to evaluate. ...Read more

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
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