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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 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 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 lack of energy a symptom of withdrawal?

Is lack of energy a symptom of withdrawal?

Possibly: It would depend somewhat on the particular substance from which the person is withdrawing. Lack of energy is a common symptom of withdrawal from a variety of different drugs of abuse, especially from stimulant type drugs, medications, or substances. ...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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Does the lack of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy always indicates low level of hormones? Is the lack of nausea cause for alarm?

Does the lack of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy always indicates low level of hormones? Is the lack of nausea cause for alarm?

Not at all: Remember, everyone's response to the hormones of pregnancy is different. Some people have severe nausea so called hyperemesis gravidarum. Some people really have limited to no issues. But remember the lack of issues doesn't mean that there is a problem at all. ...Read more

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What is a reason of shyness in men? Low hormones?

What is a reason of shyness in men? Low hormones?

Shy: Shyness more common in boys than girls because women have early language development reasoning . Boys due to hormone surge more aggressive and shy does not know how to approach. ...Read more

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What happen if there is a high level of dopamine in brains?

What happen if there is a high level of dopamine in brains?

Great question : When we doctors think of dopamine excess, we think "psychosis". Dopamine depletion means "Parkinsons". This is an oversimplification of course. ...Read more

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I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?

I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Not typically: The isolated finding of increased blood sugar in the urine would not typically be associated with kidney cancer. Blood in the urine is the most common finding for those patients although it is somewhat of a non specific finding. ...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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Isnt a TSH of 0.99 a little bit low although it is in range?And is a burning feeling in the thyroid area a common symptom in thyroid disorders?

Isnt a TSH of 0.99 a little bit low although it is in range?And is a burning feeling in the thyroid area a common symptom in thyroid disorders?

Doubt thyroid: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. A tender thyroid suggests DeQuervain's but burning / paresthesias less so. Look for some other cause of your illness. I believe we've met before -- Remember Sjogren's and Hashimoto's as causes of CNS vasculitis / myelin loss. Good luck on continuing workup. ...Read more

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What are the cognitive associates of Depression? Does someone in a depressed state have a lower IQ than normal state? Is brain fog an MDD symptom?

What are the cognitive associates of Depression? Does someone in a depressed state have a lower IQ than normal state? Is brain fog an MDD symptom?

Brain fog is: associated w/depression, as is lack of energy and concentration. IQ does not lower, but our ability to us our intelligence does temporarily. Please get treatment, not only medicine. See Feeling Good, a book by David Burns. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is insomnia a normal part of pregnancy?

Is insomnia a normal part of pregnancy?

Never normal: Insomnia can happen as a result of hormonal and physiological changes while pregnant, but it is never considered a normal thing. ...Read more

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Is depression just due to a lack of serotonin?

Is depression just due to a lack of serotonin?

Not just serotonin: Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter in mood. Elevating the levels of serotonin with drugs like SSRIs is effective in treating depression in many people. However, other transmitters are also involved including dopamine and norepinephrine so some of the depression medications also change levels of these neurotransmitters as well. ...Read more

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Is low temperature (95-97 degree) which fluctuates in that range, a symptom of fatal insomnia?

Is low temperature (95-97 degree) which fluctuates in that range, a symptom of fatal insomnia?

95-97: Unlikely to be a problem. Do you know what your heart rate might be? That will give you a better idea of 95-97. If not related to any symptoms, relax and enjoy life. ...Read more

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Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

Is excess pregnancy fluid a symptom of a specific disorder?

Polyhydramnios: There are several possible causes for polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid). Many times, drs cannot find a definite reason. When a cause is found, most common are moms with high blood sugar/diabetes, and certain repairable birth defects in baby's digestive tract. Excess fluid can also overstretch the uterus and cause preterm labor. A special detailed ultrasound and close follow-up are recommended. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of depression in pregnancy?

So what are the symptoms of depression in pregnancy?

Same as depression: It really doesn't differ from depression in non pregnant patients. A depressed or sad mood, anhedonia (a lack of getting pleasure out of things that normally should please you), lack of sex drive, a flattened affect (meaning speach that lacks expression), and if severe thought of harming yourself or the baby. ...Read more

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I don't want to develop depression in pregnancy? What's my best bet?

I don't want to develop depression in pregnancy? What's my best bet?

Several ways: If you have a history of depression, then exercise daily (especially outside) even just walking briskly for 30 minutes a day and counseling are two big ways to help prevent or treat the symptoms. If you are having depression, certainly let your obstetrician know. There are many treatments available. Eating balanced meals with lots of colorful fruits and vegetables helps too. ...Read more

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Can depression in pregnancy be cured?

Can depression in pregnancy be cured?

Can be treated: Just like depression in non-pregnant people, there are effective treatments that can help. The most common treatment for depression is anti-depressant medication, talk therapy, or both. If you have symptoms of depression such as sad mood, suicidal thoughts, little pleasure in life, or changes in energy/appetite/sleep, you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have on / off depression in pregnancy?

Can you have on / off depression in pregnancy?

Yes: You can have on and off depression when pregnant just as you can when not pregnant. Pregnancy is not thought to increase or decrease the risk of depr., unlike in the post-partum where the risk is the greatest. If your depression is persistent and/or is interfering with your ability to function/care for yourself please talk to your doctor. Unaddressed depression in pregnancy can effect the baby! ...Read more

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What are the tests for depression in pregnancy?

What are the tests for depression in pregnancy?

See Below: There are some standardized tests that can be performed by your doctor. The best way is a visit to your provider. Most of the time, depression can be diagnosed by observation and history. You can also google depression tests. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Depression in pregnancy?

What is the definition or description of: Depression in pregnancy?

Post-partum: 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 bond with the baby. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about going through serious depression in pregnancy?

Can you tell me about  going through serious depression in pregnancy?

When a woman: Has depression during pregnancy - the woman, her psychiatrist ; her obstetrician need to work as a team to determine what is in her best interest. The cost vs benefit of pharmacological treatment must be weighed. Her degree of impairment is a major factor in deciding if medications will be taken. Another option - I have treated pregnant women who had anxiety or depression w acupuncture as they. ...Read more

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How can I deal with my depression in pregnancy without taking any medications?

How can I deal with my depression in pregnancy without taking any medications?

Stay Safe: If you are depressed, make sure you have a therapist and hopefully also a psychiatrist. You may be able to handle your depression with therapy, exercise and a healthy diet, but it is important to have support around you. Depression can be as serious and as deadly as heart disease and you need to make sure you have the right team. ...Read more

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How can I prevent depression in pregnancy?

How can I prevent depression in pregnancy?

Me time important: Pregnancy and child raising are very demanding times in a women's life. Balance is always important but often gets discounted by women to their own detriment. Take some time to nurture you: for example regular exercise, rest, meditation or yoga. If you don't take care of yourself you won't be at your best to take care of those you care about most. ...Read more

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What causes depression in pregnancy?

What causes depression in pregnancy?

Many reasons: The hormone Progesterone is probably a major reason. However other factors could be involved such as past history of depression, stress at work or home, concerns about money, etc. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of depression in pregnancy?

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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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for depression in pregnancy?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for depression in pregnancy?

Depression: Depression in pregnancy can be treated with ssri's, tricyclic antidepressants, or some newer atypical medications. Important also is a therapist. It helps to talk with someone about your feelings. A therapist can monitor your progress during pregnancy and help with adjustments after pregnancy. A therapist can also monitor you post-partum and intervene if depression becomes worse. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for depression in pregnancy?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for depression in pregnancy?

Depression: Depression in pregnancy is often co-managed by your obstetrician and your primary care doctor or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have symptoms of depression during pregnancy?

Talk to Someone: Be sure to talk with your physician or other provider about your mood. It may be helpful for you to seek out therapy or counseling. You also want to try to have a good support system in place. Medications are sometimes considered for depression during pregnancy, but usually only in more severe cases. ...Read more

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What steps can I take if I have symptoms of depression during pregnancy or after?

What steps can I take if I have symptoms of depression during pregnancy or after?

Postpartum: You may be at risk for postpartum depression. This can impact your whole family including your newborn. Be sure to discuss it with your doctor and have a support system in place. ...Read more

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Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

No: One study shows that infants of depressed mothers actually had slightly higher cortisol levels than others, especially if the mom had anxiety also: http://tinyurl.Com/k5cgwfo these changes no longer existed at 18 mo, perhaps when the infants' self-regulatory abilities kick in. Maternal depression can have other effects on infant development, though: http://tinyurl.Com/ltlfasx. ...Read more

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My thyroid level is low. What is the best thing i can do to get my energy level back. I do have depression as well.?

My thyroid level is low. What is the best thing i can do to get my energy level back. I do have depression as well.?

See your doctor!: Low thyroid levels can cause symptoms similar to depression - low energy, weight gain, apathy. Your primary care provider can check your thyroid and recommend further treatment. Depression can also be present with low thyroid levels but typically you would want to get the thyroid levels back to normal as it may also treat the depression. ...Read more

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How easy is it to differentiate between fatigue and muscle weakness due to depression or due to some other factor leading to low energy level?

How easy is it to differentiate between fatigue and muscle weakness due to depression or due to some other factor leading to low energy level?

Difficult: It is difficult even for those of us that do it on a regular basis....My advice is to see your primary care m.D/d.O for a check-up and possible referral for psychiatric eval. ...Read more

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Lots of stress at work, feeling so low in energy and depressed. What do you suggest to boost my energy level and feel good again. ?

Lots of stress at work, feeling so low in energy and depressed.  What do you suggest to boost my energy level and feel good again. ?

Try: Making personal time for yourself. Go for a walk. Go to the gym. Shop. Do something around an hour a day. Just for you. No calls no work etc. try to get good nights sleep and eat a healthy diet. Behavior modification is great first step. If no improvement. Talk to your doctor about other options ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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