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Major Depression Melancholia
A subtype: Melancholia is a subtype of depresson which generally is more severe with lack of reactivity in mood. There are more physical symptoms of no drive, motivation, apathy but can have a dramatic change from am to pm with much worse mood in the am. Melancolic depression is less responsive to therapy alone and often requires multiple medications or ect. ...Read more
Major depression is a mood disorder where a person is persistently sad or depressed for at least two weeks with changes in sleep, appetite and weight. Change in mood could also present as irritability. Low energy or persistent lethargy is also seen. Hopelessness and disinterest in enjoyable activities is common. Suicidal ideation is a sign of worsening depression ...Read more
I have major depression an anxiety.. I've tried many dif pills.. Y am i still so depressed an what should I do? I am 27 yrs old. I was diagnosed with major depression an anxiety in 2007.. Till this day it has gotten worse.. In the past 2 yrs I have been h
Yes possible: Genera anesthesa can leave you feeling weak and somnolent. This may make you temp. Depressed. Also hospital stays along with bed rest may increanse depression. Once anesthesia clears your system, you should feel less depressed. Why not discuss this with your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is evidence of elevated mao enzymes in the brains of clinically depressed people a biological marker of major depression?
See Below: Difficulty concentrating, keeping focus, low or lack of motivation, irritability, depending on severity, some people might start skipping showers, or taking care of their basic needs, which inadvertently will affect your work and out-of work relationships. Some people get more angry, having "shorter fuse". If you feel you're being affected, get evaluated and start treatment (meds and psychth). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A milder form of MDD: Minor depression is a mood disorder that does not meet full criteria for major depressive disorder but in which at least 2 depressive symptoms are present for 2 weeks or more. It is usually quite responsive to psychotherapy interventions. In the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental disorders iv, minor depressive disorder was cited as an example of depressive disorder not otherwise specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression is: Treatable. I know that you are on Effexor - but don't know what other treatment you have received. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Having a support system is very important. Get out. Don’t allow yourself to stagnate at home. Work to get at least 8 hours of sleep >. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 42. I lived in dallas, tx until I was 40 when we moved to oahu. My major depression has kicked into overdrive. Please help ! i'm scared of life.?
Treatment can help: It is not uncommon for depression to get worse when major life changes occur (like moving from tx to hawaii).Consider calling mental health of america hawai'i m-f, 9am-4pm to describe your situation so they can help you find help(808-521-1546) hawai'i has a 24/7 help line that is staffed by caring & knowledgeable folks(808-832-3100).If you are in a really dark & dangerous place please call 911. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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