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Can you recover fully from depression from taking meds? I feel all around better but still feel like happiness is only temporary.

Can you recover fully from depression from taking meds? I feel all around better but still feel like happiness is only temporary.

Depression: You seem to be in the recovery phase. Best to continue therapy to prevent recurrences of the acute phase, especially since clinical depression is a chronic recurring illness that requires maintenance tx. ...Read more

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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I feel like I'm suffering from depression what do I do?

I feel like I'm suffering from depression what do I do?

Encourage you: To seek out evaluation by your primary care provider who can help to make diagnosis and search for underlying medical problems. Depression can be addressed with psychological services such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Psychiatric interventions with medication can also be beneficial. ...Read more

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What foods help you feel better? Like helping with pain, depression etc.

What foods help you feel better? Like helping with pain, depression etc.

Glycemic issues: Some foods seem to cause increased inflammation, such as the night-shade group, red meats, and of course, food additives such as monosodium glutamate, nitrites, aspartame, which are best to fully avoid. Might watch out for foods increasing blood sugar, and white items such as white bread, rice, potatoes. ...Read more

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I got nothing to hide/ think about, but why do I feel like I do depression?

Depression: I'd suggest consulting a psychologist to help you sort out your feelings. Your state psychological association can provide names of psychologists in your area. ...Read more

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Feel like I've gone back in my depression it seems like sliding into black hole?

Feel like I've gone back in my depression it seems like sliding into black hole?

You may be right: Depression can be just like you described. Usually other symptoms are present -- change in sleeping/eating patterns, feeling hopeless thoughts of death, suicide.Lack of energy, guilt etc. The safe thing would be to see an md to determine the safest and most appropriate level of care and MAP out a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can depression ever be completely cured I feel like I am never going to get cured?

Can depression ever be completely cured I feel like I am never going to get cured?

Kinds of Depression: Psychological causes do not respond to medication. They require the right kinds of therapy and a patient who is open to it.
Medical conditions can contribute, need to be checked.
Seasonal variation?
Other family members with depression?
When, how and even why it began?
"complete cure" very rare.
A complex disorder. Needs thorough evaluation by expert. ...Read more

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My depression feels like it's crushing me. Is a heavy feeling common in depression?

My depression feels like it's crushing me. Is a heavy feeling common in depression?

Depression & Anxiety: Are like two sides of a coin. Even though you report depression, you may also be anxious. The can account for the feeling you have. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. A mental health professional can help. Don't rely on medication only. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from a severe depression, it feels like nothing makes sense and no colors of the world anymore, what to do?

I'm suffering from a severe depression, it feels like nothing makes sense and no colors of the world anymore, what to do?

Get Help!: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read more

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Do I have depression? I feel like ending my life sometimes but I'm always to scared to do it, but I don't want to be alive

Do I have depression? I feel like ending my life sometimes but I'm always to scared to do it, but I don't want to be alive

We can help!: I have been where you are in my life with the feeling you are having. I know how you feel, and also know things get better. But it's not something people can usually do on their own. Even when I was already a doctor, I needed help with dealing with those thoughts and feelings. I don't know right here and now if you have true depression, but I do know you need some help to figure that out. ...Read more

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I have depression this week paticularly it has been very bad I feel like ending everything how do I stop the thoughts from happening?

I have depression this week paticularly it has been very bad I feel like ending everything how do I stop the thoughts from happening?

Go to the ER.: You need to get help now. Hen you feel like ending it all, you need immediate help. There are many things that can be done, medications and psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Is it normal for some one who has depression to put them self down all the time and feel like that person is no body or no good for nothing?

Is it normal for some one who has depression to put them self down all the time and feel like that person is no body or no good for nothing?

Normal symptoms: It is indeed one of the normal symptoms of depression to have feelings of guilt, no good, at fault, etc.

That's why depression is best treated with a combination of meds and cognitive behavior or mindfulness therapies. The idea is to help the person assess and clarify thinking patterns, establish behaviors that are healthy, positive, and contribute to a better view of self and others, ...Read more

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I always feel bored with everything I do, have felt like this for a while. I know it's not depression as I've had it before so what could it be?

I always feel bored with everything I do, have felt like this for a while. I know it's not depression as I've had it before so what could it be?

Many possibilities: 'Bored' can mean different things, eg, fed up, tired, dejected, discouraged. You list weakness and headache as problems also. Suggest you see your pcp to rule out physical causes for fatigue/weakness. Include meds you take, any alcohol/drug/tobacco use and current stresses. If all is ok, consider seeing a mental health professional to help figure out what's going on that you're bored. See: http://www. Health24.com/Mental-Health/News/The-root-cause-of-boredom-20130210 ...Read more

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I don't know why I always feel bored of everything. Don't even like to do programming which is what I like the most. Cure me from depression please?

I don't know why I always feel bored of everything. Don't even like to do programming which is what I like the most. Cure me from depression please?

Depression: If you have recently been feeling depressed and hopeless you would benefit from consulting with a mental health professional who can help you uncover what is troubling you and help you to develop better coping strategies, ask your doctor for a referral. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was told I had depression when I was in the 6th grade and now I feel like I can't get out of the bed and I'm older now do I have depression again?

I was told I had depression when I was in the 6th grade and now I feel like I can't get out of the bed and I'm older now do I have depression again?

See your doctor: You need an evaluation for possible depression. Treatment is available and you deserve a better quality of life. You need a work up to rule out medical causes of your symptoms. Please see your doctor for treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I am trying to beat depression, but when I have good days I feel like I start all over the next bc I wake up so much worse. Always worse in morning.

I am trying to beat depression, but when I have good days I feel like I start all over the next bc I wake up so much worse. Always worse in morning.

Don't see any forms: Of therapy or psychotropic medications listed. If you really want to beat depression, you need to make it a priority. Doing the same old thing is likely to get you the same old results. Time for professional help if you are serious about feeling better. ...Read more

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Have completely disconnected with everyone. Even with my gf of 4 years. I feel like I'm out of love. I was recently diagnosed with depression. Normal?

Social withdrawall: Is one of nine sxs of major depression. Isolating from your gf of 4 years is noy a good sign. Check in with a psychologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel sorry for yourself when you're dealing with bad depression? Why do people try to make you feel bad for feeling sorry for yourself

Is it normal to feel sorry for yourself when you're dealing with bad depression? Why do people try to make you feel bad for feeling sorry for yourself

See answer: Often when people become depressed, underlying personality traits become more pronounced. So that a shy person may become much more withdrawn, self-loathing, while a more outgoing person may become more irritable, complaining etc. Depression isn't a one type fit all disorder. Feeling sorry for yourself is negative thinking. You'll feel better turning that around. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950 I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Depression kills me. Sometimes I feel like want to commit suicide?

Depression kills me. Sometimes I feel like want to commit suicide?

Oh dear: My dear you need to be seen asap. Go to emergency room where they will bring in the mental health workers. Now you need to seek your help right away. Go now before the thoughts cloud true and logical reasoning ...Read more

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I feel like depression and anxiety are ruining my life, need some advice?

I feel like depression and anxiety are ruining my life, need some advice?

Anxiety ; depression: Sorry you are feeling badly. The good news is that effective treatments are available. You can start by seeing your family doctor for a general health exam, since certain medical conditions can seem like depression. Psychiatrists and psychologists are able to provide definitive treatment. Psychotherapy can certainly help, and medications may also be of use. ...Read more

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What do I do if I feel like my 13 year old might have a mild form of depression?

What do I do if I feel like my 13 year old might have a mild form of depression?

Have a screening: Many primary care providers have enough experience to identify the issue or will screen for depression using standardized questionnaires. Such a screening is a starting point so additional study or treatment can be started. ...Read more

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I feel like I might be slowly slipping into a severe depression, how do I fight against it?

I feel like I might be slowly slipping into a severe depression, how do I fight against it?

Agree with excellent: Recommendations you already received. Your Dr can assess for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily > ...Read more

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Are there any cheap meds for depression and any meds that don't make me feel like a zombie?

Are there any cheap meds for depression and any meds that don't make me feel like a zombie?

Yes, hopefully: Many oldie-but-goodie anti-depressants are available as generics ; relatively cheap. All can have side effects but hopefully some won't make you feel like a zombie; but antidepressants do tend to dull one's emotions.
Natural alternatives like 5-htp, same, st. John's wort ; curcumin are proven to work as well as drugs ; are far less likely to have side effects or zombify you.
See comment:. ...Read more

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How can I overcome my depression? I feel like I am so up and down and it's starting to scare me.

How can I overcome my depression? I feel like I am so up and down and it's starting to scare me.

Better not alone: It's best not to do it alone. With depression the most helpful thing to do is see a psychiatrist and/or psychologist to cope more effectively. It might be easier than you think. If you are already in treatment talk to your therapist. You indicate you are pregnant or trying. Get emotional support for that too. Ask again if you need more suggestions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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As a symptom of Schizoaffective disorder and depression can it feel like someone is in your body?

As a symptom of Schizoaffective disorder and depression can it feel like someone is in your body?

Yes, schizoaffective: Disorder can manifest in hallucinations and delusions. Some can be auditory/hearing, visual, and some bodily sensations. Please continue to see your doc. Use medication but include psychotherapy for best outcome. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi I have major depression and sometimes I feel really trapped. I don't know what to do when I feel like this?

There are many: Things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns. Don't just read it - DO IT! If you haven't medically evaluated for depressive sx's -would do so. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm breaking up with my boyfriend today, but I have anxiety and depression and I feel like I will get worse. How to stay calm?

I'm breaking up with my boyfriend today, but I have anxiety and depression and I feel like I will get worse. How to stay calm?

Breakup: Breakups are often heart breaking and can take time to heal, depending on the reason and the lenght of time you guys were together, you should give yourself 'your' time, listen to happy songs, pick up a new hobby, keep good memories, avoid any negative thoughts about the other person, socialize, catch up with friends and family.
'if you love someone, set them free, if they come back to you it. . ...Read more

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Hi, I have depression and anxiety and I feel very rushed, like things are happening fast around me and I have to get in the train and move fast Help?

Hi, I have depression and anxiety and I feel very rushed, like things are happening fast around me and I have to get in the train and move fast Help?

Anxiety, Depression: I commend you for seeking help for depression and anxiety.
“feeling very rushed” and “move fast” are symptoms of Anxiety.
Become the captain of your thought and feelings, ; not victim of anxiety
Use Relaxation Music, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationship with parents and friends, separation, school and finances. ...Read more

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I don't like being around people and when I'm around large groups I feel very overwhelmed. I don't have any desire to make friends? Anxiety? Depression

I don't like being around people and when I'm around large groups I feel very overwhelmed. I don't have any desire to make friends? Anxiety? Depression

Social anxiety: Some folks are more comfortable one-to-one than in large groups. Yet life pushes us in both directions at times. Beyond that, are you in touch w/what makes you angry? Life is unfair and we get hurt. Coming to terms w/that harsh reality can bring some happiness. Consider a few sessions w/a therapist. Peace and good health. ...Read more