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I know I am depressed, how do I go about getting anti-depressants? I've been dealing with depression for over a year now. And i quit drinking but i still am depressed.

I know I am depressed, how do I go about getting anti-depressants? I've been dealing with depression for over a year now. And i quit drinking but i still am depressed.

Go to PCP first.: Get screened by your primary care provider (pcp) first. That doctor can refer you on to a mental health provider or prescribe for you. You will want to get a full physical and lab work to make sure you don't have any physical causes that can contribute to depression. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, decrease fast food, no fructose corn syrup or sugar. ...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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Why do I get depressed the day after a night of drinking? Is this normal for everybody?

Why do I get depressed the day after a night of drinking? Is this normal for everybody?

Common: I'd call it common, not "normal". Intoxication is dehydrating, saps the body of energy, and is often associated with sleep deprivation. With excessive drinking, there can be a hangover, which is mild alcohol withdrawal. There could also be depression for psychological reasons: how you feel about your night of drinking, etc. Start with water, good nutrition, and moderation (or sobriety). ...Read more

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If I have anxiety and depression as a teenager, is it normal to begin drinking to make me feel better?

If I have anxiety and depression as a teenager, is it normal to begin drinking to make me feel better?

No: It is not uncommon to develop substance abuse issues as a maladaptive coping mechanism. These tendancies are not healthy and can be avoided by proper therapy early on. ...Read more

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If i go out drinking until 2-3am, sleep 8 hours or so, why am i so tired the next day and depressed? Is this normal?

If i go out drinking until 2-3am, sleep 8 hours or so, why am i so tired the next day and depressed? Is this normal?

Not surprising : If you've had a few drinks (ie more than 2/day for men) and are going to sleep hours later than you usually do (i hope you don't do this every night), you get the combined effects of the alcohol which is a central nervous system depressant, and altered sleep schedule throwing off your normal pattern. Also, your body is trying to recover from the toxic effects of the alcohol making you feel tired. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a seizure on wellbutrin (bupropion) while drinking? I've taken it b4, but i'm on a lot of meds for thyroid, bp, cholesterol , depression , mood & sleep. I'm on it to quit smoking.

What are the chances of having a seizure on wellbutrin (bupropion) while drinking? I've taken it b4, but i'm on a lot of meds for thyroid, bp, cholesterol , depression , mood & sleep. I'm on it to quit smoking.

How much alcohol: Alcohol withdrawal seizures do not happen in social drinkers. If you are drinking enough that you are worried about seizures, then you are drinking too much. Bupropion does lower seizure threshhold. In addition, alcohol worsens depression and raises blood pressure. Talk with your prescribing doctor(s) about it, and get help. Nicotine replacement might be better than wellbutrin (bupropion) for you. ...Read more

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I feel depressed when i drink coffee. Why could this be?

I feel depressed when i drink coffee. Why could this be?

Digesting coffee?: 80% of the immune system is in the gut. Poor digesting can cause increased inflamation which is related to mood and anxiety problems in some individuals. Coffee is hard on the GI tract of some individuals. See a functional medicine/integrative medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Can drinking champagne or wine help alleviate depression?

Can drinking champagne or wine help alleviate depression?

NOT : They will not improve your judgment though they may distract for a while. Overall this kind of self medication backfires. Having a depression is a pretty human response to things, and it's no shame to get some help working it out. Let your doctor decide if it's medical or psychological. ...Read more

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What to eat and drink to control my anxiety and depression?

What to eat and drink to control my anxiety and depression?

Nutrition: Eat a balanced diet with 4-5 servings per day of vegetable and fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats [omega 3's & monounsaturated fats like olive oil and avocados, etc], and complex carbohydrates. Eliminate processed foods as much as possible; they're linked with depression. Avoid alcohol & other drugs. Please see your doctor or a psychiatrist for a full evaluation of these issues. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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