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Is sadness and depression a symptom of puberty?

Is sadness and depression a symptom of puberty?

No: Neither of those are a "symptom" of depression. Adolescence can be a difficult time of adjustment leading to sadness or depression. If you are concerned, you should talk to someone. ...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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Is depression a symptom of menopause?

Is depression a symptom of menopause?

Menapause & depressi: Women going through menapause may develop depression. On the other hand most women going through menapause do not develop depression. Both conditions can develop independently. Most women who become depressed are not going through menapause. ...Read more

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Is anxiety a symptom of depression?

Is anxiety a symptom of depression?

Anxiety: Anxiety and depression can certainly be seen in the same individual. The part of the brain responsible for causing depression can also lead to anxiety. The same neurotransmitters are involved in both systems so we often times see both of these conditions in the same person. ...Read more

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Is increased appetite also a symptom of pregnancy?

Is increased appetite also a symptom of pregnancy?

Appetite could go v: Or ^. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Is extreme paranoia a symptom of bipolar 1?

Is extreme paranoia a symptom of bipolar 1?

It can be: Lithium and Lamictal are great meds for Bipolar I. Renal function, and thyroid needs to be closely monitored if you are to stay on the Lithium. Use of atypical antipsychotics comes into play if things like paranoia interfere with quality of life. Sometimes meds need to be adjusted or changed as symptoms evolve over time. Sodium levels should be checked on occasion if you have confusion on Lamictal ...Read more

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Is anger a symptom of postpartum depression?

Is anger a symptom of postpartum depression?

It can be.: Some women have irritability and anger as the predominant symptom of their depression. It is best to seek help to assess whether this is a symptom of depression. ...Read more

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Is loss of interest in affection a symptom of depression or him?

Is loss of interest in affection a symptom of depression or him?

See below: It could be either or both. You should discuss your feelings with a trusted friend or a therapist. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a symptom of pregnant?

Is dizziness a symptom of pregnant?

Maybe yes: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling tired), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and mild swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and food cravings . . . Could be pregnant. Symptoms can occur before missing a period. Dizziness can happen with some women who have nausea and fatigue. ...Read more

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Is shivering a symptom of pregnancy?

Is shivering a symptom of pregnancy?

Not typically: No, shivering is not a symptom of pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test and your temperature. If you have a fever, then treat the fever and consider calling your doctor! ...Read more

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Is messiness a symptom of add or depression?

Is messiness  a symptom of add or depression?

Possibly both: It would be possible for someone with either condition to be messy, but it would be for different reasons. In add the person may be very distractible and unfocused; in depression s/he may be very low energy and unmotivated to clean up. A clinical evaluation with a skilled mental health professional would be able to differentiate. Sometimes a person could have both conditions. ...Read more

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Is over-sleeping a sign of depression?

Is over-sleeping a sign of depression?

Atypical depression: Yes oversleeping can be a symptom. What has been called atypical depression with oversleeping, extreme fatigue, over eating, extreme rejection sensitivity and a mood that is over reactive to situations (positive and negative). Treatments can be different for this type of depression. I discuss in my book, psychiatry in technocolors on amazon. ...Read more

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Schizophrenic visual hallucinations, is this symptom a sign of the later stages of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenic visual hallucinations, is this symptom a sign of the later stages of schizophrenia?

Not necessarily: In schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations are most common. Visual hallucinations can happen early on or later on, or not at all. It varies with each patient. Please discuss this in detail with your treating psychiatrist. ...Read more

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My memory is failing..Is this a symptom of bipolar?

My memory is failing..Is this a symptom of bipolar?

Could be.: It is now becoming recognized that there is some cognitive dysfunction associated with bipolar disorder, manifested by deficits in working memory (the type of memory involved in holding a task in mind while you do something else) and executive functioning (planning, problem solving). Some research is showing benefit from nac (n-acetyl cysteine) 1000 mg twice a day, available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Is depression a sign of early pregnancy?

Is depression a sign of early pregnancy?

No: The best way to determine pregnancy is with a pregnancy test. Worrying about whether one is pregnant can cause anxiety with problems sleeping, all of which may contribute for feeling depressed or sad. Feeling depressed can occur for a variety of reasons. Maybe an evaluation by a physician is in order to rule-out both depression and pregnancy and to also make sure nothing else is wrong? ...Read more

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Is it possible for sufferers of bipolar 2 to have a lot of mood swings during the day?

Is it possible for sufferers of bipolar 2 to have a lot of mood swings during the day?

Yes: Rapid cycling is not uncommon in any of the bipolar disorders. Rapid cycling is frequent and intense mood swings that can occur multiple times in a day. Everyone has mood shifts during the day, but with bipolar 2 disorder, the intensity and agitation that accompanies them would be evidence of rapid cycling. ...Read more

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Is morning headache symptom of PMS or may be in v early pregnancy?

Is morning headache symptom of PMS or may be in v early pregnancy?

May be seen w either: Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive ; anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting ; palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of depression in pregnancy?

5-25 %: Depending on how the studies have defined depression (major versus minor, etc.) and whether postpartum depression has been included in that definition, the incidence has been estimated at anywhere from 5-25%. If there are any concerns about possible depression, have a conversation with your provider. ...Read more

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Is having thoughts of suicide a symptom of menopause?

Is having thoughts of suicide a symptom of menopause?

Not directly: Having thoughts of suicide can happen with severe depression, as well as some other psychiatric conditions. Women going through menopause may experience depression. If you are having these thoughts, please see your physician, go to an er, call 911, or the help line at 1-800-273-talk (8255) -- there is help and hope. ...Read more

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Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

It could be.: Depression and anxiety and stress can make it harder to think and remember. But it is a good idea to have a professional evaluate all your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Depression In Pregnancy (Definition)

Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensity categories from mild to severe. Severe post-partum depression can include suicidal ideation and a desire to separate or/and a lack of desire to ...Read more