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I Never Smile Anymore No One Thing Makes Me Happy Am I Just A Realist Or Depressed
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
How do I know if I have depression? I've been getting upset a lot more lately. For example, i'll be happy one moment then the next i'm upset. Help?
Ive got depression, but one minute im so happy and nice then the next im so irritable and nasty.... what could it be?
Not necessarily: There are a number of possible reasons for mood changes. You could be responding to changes in your life. Mood swings could be related to menses, a mood disorder (like bipolar disorder), a personality disorder, drug or alcohol use & medical problems. If you are concerned that you might have bipolar disorder please see your physician for a medical evaluation. Seeing a therapist would be beneficial. ...Read more
Bipolar?: Not likely bipolar. Mor so if rapid cycling, which could be related to hormones or emotions. ...Read more
Since I've decreased my sertraline, I've experienced the this symptom: one second I'm super joyful/happy, another second I feel extremely depressed?
My emotions are very unstable. The one moment I would be very happy the next I’m really sad and don’t want to do anything or talk to anyone. I’m not suicidal but it’s constant up and down of emotions. Could it be depression?
Asking for a friend, extreme tiredness, hungry all the time, feels bloated, feels happy one minute then sad and depressed the next?
Happy then sad then depressed then full of energy then mad and start over again all in one day, am i bipolar?
Talk to a doctor: Discuss your concerns with a physician. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme and persistent alterations in mood. The mood disorder questioner (mdq) is in public domain and the results are a good conversation started between patient and doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I experience really random mood swings, one minute I’m happy etc the next I’m in bed for days on end feeling depressed. I get really heavy periods too?
I've been feeling really happy and then the slightest thing can make me angry and depressed. Help please?
How long?: No individual advice - consult a professional. In general, it is normal not to feel the same all the time, but extreme mood swings if they last very long or cycle can be a consequence of medical or psychiatric disorders. Some individuals may have what we call smiling depressions, or other mays reflect rapid or more slowly cyclic mood disorder. Consult a psychiatrist or psychologist or your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im depressed i want to stay in my room and never get up, i hate being around most people, i hate school. The one thing that helps is being with my bf.?
Neurologist suggested mental health, im more than depressed wouldn't neuropsychiatric be much better for me? Is that just a 1 time thing to see one?
Mental health issue: I think you are confused about what neuropsychologists and neuropsychiatrists do. They do not treat depression, severe or otherwise. The treatment for depression is psychotherapy, or psychotherapy + antidepressant medication. See a psychologist or psychiatrist who treats depression and can provide psychotherapy. Your neurologist gave you good advice-- unclear why you seem reluctant to accept it. ...Read more
Hi, I have irregular periods, I have one or two a year, im trying for a baby what is the best thing to help? Its getting me to depressed!
Can exercise lead to depression due to "runner's high", i.e. release of "happy" chemicals? With "happy" drugs depression always ensues.
I have just been prescribed Serlife for depression. How effectively are these drugs and generally how long does it take before one starts seeing results?
is one of the class of anti-depressants known as SSRI 's and they are VERY EFFECTIVE but take several weeks to begin to "work"...well worth it when they "kick in"!! Become acquainted with the drug especially possible interactions with other medications/side effects
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See psychiatrist: For this question, i suggest an in-person consultation with a psychiatrist. "chronic" depression may last 2 years or longer. "temporary" depression can be extremely painful but often remits on its own in 18 months or so. That's a very long time to suffer, and lots of time lost in your life. Best wishes, . ...Read more
I'm so depressed. I'm just useless and taking up space. I'm a talented person. But not needed anymore. No one wants a 56 year old. So in debt.
You really have : some distorted thoughts . It bugs me when a person writes his or her self off. If you are talented - then express & use your talents. If you convince yourself that you are useless and taking up space - than that it will happen. Take charge of your life. Stay active. Culture the things in you that are useful (not useless). Give your self more credit. Beating yourself up with come to no good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just feeling so happy yesterday & today something suddenly came up & im depressed again.On meds for depression but not consistent. Advice?
Most people have: up's and down's. Depression medications should not prevent normal feelings. However, many people who have depression, become worried that their symptoms are worsening or recurring - if they feel down. In time most can come to distinguish normal emotional reactions from unhealthy depression. If you are not taking meds consistently - need to work on that. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer