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Major Depression Severe Recurrent
Severe depression: Loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed; sad mood most days; changes in appetite (either less or more); changes in energy (lethargic and flat, or anxious/agitated); changes in sleep (either too much, or disturbed -- especially with early morning awakening). Extremely negative thoughts about self & others; intense guilt; suicidal thoughts, etc. Psychiatrists & psychologists can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
There can be: Major depressive disorder is diagnosed by having at least 5 symptoms from a list. Melancholic major depressive disorder refers to having certain specific symptoms. The severe classifier refers to how much the symptoms you have interfere with your functioning and your life. Much of the time if you have melanchotic mdd your symptoms are severe but not always. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but reversible: "personality" implies enduring characteristics and response patterns over time, rather than reversible, situational responses. Sleep deprivation can certainly lead to changes in the way one feels & behaves, but these aren't permanent or static. One can become very tired or exhausted, irritable, and emotionally labile; memory and cognitive function can be poor; response time slows. Sleep = cure. ...Read more
Can you explain the difference between recurrent major depression with mood lability and bipolar disorder?
Different problems: With major depression you have serious depressive symptoms like sadness and hopelessness. It can be constant or come and go. Mood lability is when you mood fluctuates frequently, feeling okay one minute then sad or angry the next. With bipolar disorder you can have depression but you also have mania or hypomania, conditions with increased arousal. See doctor if you have either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Repeated Episodes: Recurrent depression is a term used to describe depression that occurs in repeated episoes, with improved or relatively normal functioning in-between episodes. These episodes need to last for at least 2 weeks to be consider a major depressive episode. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Diag- Acute Bipolar(depression) comorbid severe OCD PLUS Anxiety
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See: psychiatrist. Be more macrobiotics (90%). Get personal trainer for exercise. HRS, MD, FACC www.thepmc.org ...Read more
Professional help: Having other comorbid conditions such as anxiety can cause relapse if not properly addressed. I would encourge professional help from someone who knows about anxiety and addictions. Some medications used for anxiety could be addictive as well. Add couseling or learn about mindful meditation. This can help with coming to terms with your anxiety, improve it and accept it without it causing distress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depression causes the loss of brain cells in the limbus system which includes the hippocampi. Treatment, whether medicinal or psychotherapy, triggers the brain to release brain- derived neurotrophic factor, essentially nerve growth factor in the brain which helps return memory to where it was before you got sick. It helps brain cells grow back! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bipolar patients relapse cause severe symptoms and loss of contact with reality and suicidal ideation requiring hospital treatment?
I think so: If i understand your question correctly, a person with bipolar disorder may, especially in severe cases, relapse to the point of losing touch with reality. Sadly, sometimes the person may become suicidal requiring hospitalization for safety purposes. Some factors which increase one's chances for relapse are non-adherence to the medication and substance abuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you have frequent or episodic severe headaches, we often prescribe anticonvulsant medications to help lessen severity and frequency or prevent the headaches. Magnesium can be helpful for some as well, used in doses of 400-600 mg per day, and i prefer magnesium glycinate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is constant memory problems, real severe at times, normal for somebody disabled with lifelong anxiety/bipolar depression disorder?
(here we go): Memory problems are a very common collateral effect of benzodiazepines like clonazepam. Also, rebound anxiety, depression, balance problems, tolerance (stops working, requiring higher doses eventually to exert same effects) and dependency. I wish you well, remember to discuss it with your dr, who knows you better. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feel vs Real: W/ Anxiety, you may 'feel' dizzy w/o a physical cause. If it resolves completely and comes back when you're doing a similar thing, it's likely anxiety. If it lasts, goes up or has other symptoms - see a provider for a neurology referral. Also, consider CBT therapy for skills in avoiding, reducing, managing anxiety - it's effective w/o side effects, w/drawal, etc. Best! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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