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Is It Possible For You To Die Of Depression Or Sadness
Depression and death: Absolutely. People who are severely depressed are at a higher mortality rate. Indirectly, through physical illness or lack of attention to health factors; or directly, e.g. Suicide or neglect of basic needs for survival. Pay attention to experiences of prolonged sadness or unresolved grief and consult a mental health professional. Depression is a very treatable condition. ...Read more
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Interesting question: It would be hard to prove a direct causation. Probably not natural causes. However major depression is a serious and persisting illness and has connections/correlations to poor outcomes with a variety of medical treatments. Giving up, hopelessness, prolonged grief, caregiver stresses all have a significant emotional influence on immune system function and resistance to illnesses. ...Read more
My 9 yr old son has hyperactive episodes along with angry outburst and shows sadness/depression different times. Adhd or bipolar possible? Thank you.
ADHD or Bipolar: I would suggest having your son evaluated by a psychologist. You can call your state psychological association for a referral near you or a university with a psychology program if cost is an issue. They may be able to help you with a sliding scale. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression: Sadness is an emotion that lets us know we need to slow down and address certain issues in our lives. Depression is often an inability to do sorrow work effectively, things mount and are unresolved and you mood suffers. Read the free articles on depression on the soundmindz.Org website for daily support.Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 wks + other sxs: A major depression diagnosis requires at least two weeks of depressed mood with four of the following: changes in sleep and/or appetite, poor concentration, low energy, feelings of guilt, can't enjoy things, suicidal thoughts, moving/acting slower or faster than normal. Sadness by itself is not major depression. If the sadness has persisted, seeking therapy may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sadness vs depressio: Sadness is a symptom of the syndrome of depression, but can be just an isolated fact in a period of life if not accompanied by, among others, insomnia or sleeping life away, excessive fatigue, loss of appetite or excessive appetite, loss of pleasure in doing things you used to like, feeling bad about self, feeling guilty....If sadness lasts too long and too severe, it will lead to depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Sadness is a healthy reaction to some negative events, depression in a clinical manifestation that may come whether or not one is actually experiencing "sad" events but has more to do with how things are interpreted in the brain. Sadness is normal, depression needs treatment. The most effective treatment is a combination of psychotherapy and medications. The sooner it's treated the better. ...Read more
Suffering from depression or extreme sadness and unable to accept eating as normal, however feeling more distance to everyone and wanting to be alone?
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