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I think I have mild depression? Is there a mild ssri for mild depression?

I think I have mild depression?  Is there a mild ssri for mild depression?

Evaluation in order: It would be good to have your suspicion of a mild depression evaluated first. If you do have a major depression that is mild, psychotherapy can be just as good as medication treatment. If you choose the medication route and if you have not taken an antidepressant before, the ssri class is a prudent start. ...Read more

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 have mild depression due to unemployment?

I have mild depression due to unemployment?

Unemployed: with mild depression. That is to be expected. Think about what the ideal work situation would be then figure out what you need to do to land yourself in that ideal job /profession. If the depression persists or worsen have that looked into. I wish you the best of success. ...Read more

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Is Saint johns wort safe to take everyday for mild depression/anxiety?

Is Saint johns wort safe to take everyday for mild depression/anxiety?

St Johns Wort: must be given under close medical supervision to avoid potentially life threatening side effects like serotonergic syndrome. Do not take with other OTC meds without consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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Can adderral make your depression worse, if you had mild depression too?

Can adderral make your depression worse, if you had mild depression too?

Hmmm: Many adults with adhd have comorbid depression or anxiety. Both of those comorbidities can be worsened by the dopaminergic effects of stimulants. When undergoing an assessment for adhd, discovering & treating comorbidities is at the top of the list. Dr joe biederman of the harvard psychopharmacology unit once said "adhd is the fertile garden from which all comorbidities grow!". ...Read more

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Thoughts on same (s-adenosy-l-methionine). In the use for very mild depression?

Thoughts on same (s-adenosy-l-methionine). In the use for very mild depression?

Weak: Weak results in scarce/weak studies. One of those substances that may deserve a better chance to prove effective given the commercial presence and the tales. Anyway this far, not provenly more effective than (measurable) psychotherapy, for mild depression. ...Read more

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Is mild depression associated with menopause or menopause associated with mild depression?

Is mild depression associated with menopause or menopause associated with mild depression?

Menopause/depression: The timeframe around menopause is associated changes in hormone functioning, and depression is not an uncommon. Typically the relationship between these two elements is that depressive symptoms are associated with menopause, or can be an outcome of other health issues directly related to menopause (I.e., significant sleep disturbance that increases symptoms of depression). Be well. ...Read more

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I tried cocaine 2 years ago. At most I'll do it every 7-10 days. I suffered from mild depression but now it's worse. Should I see a Dr?

I tried cocaine 2 years ago. At most I'll do it every 7-10 days. I suffered from mild depression but now it's worse. Should I see a Dr?

Yes: A psychiatrist to treat the depression and drug abstinence counselling program. Drug habits are difficult to overcome without extensive clinical management and a good support system ...Read more

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About 2 years ago, i was diagnosed with mild depression. I got better, but i sometimes have dreams where i can feel that feeling of depression. Help?

Depression : Depression is a medical illness if you have been diagnosed before and experiencing symptoms again better to follow up with your doc as that can be another episode of depression prompt treatment is helpful and can prevent worsening and relapse please get a consultation all will be well. ...Read more

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How can I survive mild depression ?

How can I survive mild depression ?

Yes!!!: But don't try to do it alone. Studies show that counseling can be just as effective as medications & w/o any potential side effects. Counseling can also provide you with tools to handle all the curves & lemons that life throws at you while medications can only attempt to rebalance some chemicals. Regardless, this isn't a do-it-yourself project. Know that you're not alone. So reach out immediately ...Read more

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How to know if I have mild depression?

How to know if I have mild depression?

Symptoms: Depression can be tough to diagnosis in the mild stages. Are you having trouble doing what you would typically do with ease? Do things seem less enjoyable or like there is a gray cloud over your life? Are you irritable or cranky? Is you sleep, appetite or energy affected? If you said yes to more than a couple of these you might want to ask your doctor to screen you for depression. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Ssri (Definition)

A class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the uptake of serotonin and are primarily used in the treatment of depression ...Read more


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