Doctor insights on:
Is Poor Concentration Normal To Find In People Suffering From Depression
Poor concentration: Poor concentration is a common symptom of depression . .Problems in concentration and focus can occur in a number of disorders or difficulties, such as adhd, bipolar or other cognitive or emotional disorders or even ordinary stress. A psychologist can provide a diagnostic assessment to help understand the nature of the concentration difficulties and what the underlying causes are. ...Read more
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
Some people that suffers from clinical depression experience feelings of tiredness and feel the need to sleep much more than usual. a. How and why is feeling of tiredness and lethargy connected to depression? b. Is it better to fight off the feeling of ti
What is dissociative disorder? What would cause a person to fluctuate from being silent and withdrawn to drama prone, fluctuating between schizoid-bpd
Is it possible for major depression to cause one to loose interest in a marriage they otherwise liked? Or lack of energy to invest in it?
Yes: Major depressive episodes can occur in (unipolar depression) major depressive disorder or in bipolar disorder (bipolar depression). A hallmark symptom is diminished (or absent) interest/pleasure in all (or almost all) daily activities. This can include diminished interest and hence isolative behavior from family and friends. Further compounding this difficulty is a potential experience of fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Failed back surgery resulting in major stress and anxiety. In a depression and suffering from anxiety. Not normal for me. Is this permanent? Meds?
Sorry to hear about: Your continued back pain. You may benefit from the books of john sarnom, md. He specializes in back pain from a psychological point of view. Peace and good health. Anxiety may be an adjustment reaction, which resolves over time but you can help it along w/therapy. Peace and good health. ...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?
Due to massive financial losses from ill investments, i suffer from anxiety, loss of self confidence and stress, i used to be a highly motivated person + life was always great - not any more. ?
See Below: I"m sorry you're going through that. Establish small, achievable goals. Try to identify things that you can control and things you cannot control. Work on things that you can control, and let go of things that you can't. Establish routines for yourself-- it helps make environment more predictable. Do relaxation, self-care, sleep hygiene. Find a therapist to help you guide through the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've heard someone with autism is more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. What can be done?
Yes, it's true: Anxiety that drives " avoidance" behaviors in young children with ad remains an issue for all, whether high- or low-functioning. .Depression begins in teens who are high-functioning when they feel "something's wrong with me & i can't fix it." zoloft or Prozac can be used in tiny doses increased slowly to avoid agitation. Abilify (aripiprazole) or Risperdal can be used in small, split doses. Dosing is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If an elderly, very unwell person is in hospital and suffers from chronic insomnia then, in general, can this have an adverse affect on the person's ability to recover? If so, how, generally speaking?
Yes: Inability to sleep, for whatever reason, can indeed affect recovery, however, chronic insomnia in the elderly is diiferent, and can be related to dementia, specialized treatment is then needed, not sleeping pills or pain killers, input from a neuro-psychiatrist or a geriatrician will help, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high is the percentage of the population suffers severe depression due to rainy, gloomy weather?
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?
I have been suffering from stress related issues which include anxiety , dissatisfaction , inability to concentrate , lack of sleep .Please help?
Coping Skills Needed: Sounds like you have that highly contagious malady known as "life"! you're at that age where you have to figure out what you want from life and how to get it and, yes, it can be stressful. Find a therapist whose approach includes cbt or dbt (look on psychologytoday.Com). Once you develop some coping strategies, you will feel more grounded and less anxious. ...Read more
Is it possible that people confined to wheelchairs suffer breathlessness more because of the lack of excercise?
Absolutely: Deconditioning can happen very fast, and commonly can be progressive in patients confined to wheelchairs. That being said, there are a number of other things that can affect the respiration of someone wheelchair-bound. This includes, functional scoliosis, weak accessory muscles, certain types of restrictive lung disease, cardiac issues, and even dvt's leading to pe's. Discuss with a physiatrist. ...Read more
What would you tell a patient in their late 20's, F, who has chronic health problems, poor QOL, but is giving up from lack of answers and help?
You Need Help: I think you need to talk to someone about your low mood. Unfortunately Chronic problems would stay with you for long time, and it is you who can adapt yourself to cope and live with what you are suffering from. I think you need help to guide you to the path to do that. Unfortunately with the Health Tap setting you might not be able to seek such assistance due to the limitation of space and time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've suffer from major depression anxiety stress and insomnia.....how does that affect/effect normal decision making or can I be reliable for a "coher?
Depression, stress,: and anxiety all impact our decision making. If you are making big life decisions run them by a few trusted friends or relatives first. This is useful advice for all of us. (I don;t know what a "coher" is.) Peace and good health. Please see your doc or a mental health professional if you have not done so yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for someone suffering from constant stress and (ocd) anxiety attacks to have muscle weakness in legs that lasts all day?
What kind of medicine is allowed to the people who suffer from depression, social anxiety and anxiety?
I can't tell the difference between psychosis and bipolar in one relative that suffers severe mood changes depression and too many bad thoughts about others. Which one is he ?
Bipolar manifests: in extreme mood fluctuations. Psychosis is being out of touch w/reality. The bad thoughts you mention may fall into this category. Your friend may be experiencing both. Psychiatric help is necessary to manage this. Good life style choices concerning food, exercise, rest, are also helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress and anxiety is always high, does this mean I'm going to drop dead? Have saw reports of chronic stress/anxiety leading to sudden death.
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How to deal with people suffering from depression?
- Foods to avoid for people suffering from arthritis
- People suffering from bipolar disorder are helped by taking
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How to tell if someone is suffering from depression?
- Am i suffering from manic depression test?
- A person suffering from depression commonly experiences
- People that suffer from depression
- Talk to a psychiatrist online for free