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Doctor insights on: Medications For Lack Of Motivation From Depression

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What to do if I have depression and lack of motivation?

What to do if I have depression and lack of motivation?

Get professional: Help. Your dr can assess
for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. ...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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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

Not just depression: Depression can cause lack of motivation, but there are many other possibilities. Lack of motivation is also a common sign of many other happenings. This is because motivation is a complex and fragile thing. It is subject to a long list of both internal and external forces. Values, belief, as well as previous life experiences all play significant roles. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to overcome depression/lack of motivation?

Could you tell me ways to overcome depression/lack of motivation?

Warmline or exercise: Sounds like you need a warmline. You can find one in your area here: http://www. Warmline. Org/
also, exercise can do wonders. ...Read more

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When you have depression and lack of motivation do you push yourself to get up and do things?

Small Steps 2 Action: Anxiety saps you of energy. It's like getting in your car and finding the battery dead. But getting yourself going - like getting out of your car and pushing it - can actually get your battery going. Consider what one of the founders of the field of north american psychology, william james, said: "i don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing." start doing a few enjoyable little things. ...Read more

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No sadness or stress, just extreme lack of motivation to do anything - even the things I once enjoyed. Is my add causing this or is it depression?

Could be: Depression can present with lack of motivation but usually will have other symptoms like hoplessness and sadness. Add may cause lack of concentration and restlessness and hyperactivity. ...Read more

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Extreme lack of motivation (not depression). Chemical imbalance in brain, hormones, or psychological problem?

Extreme lack of motivation (not depression). Chemical imbalance in brain, hormones, or psychological problem?

Several Possibilitie: Alcohol cause chemical brain imbalance and is a depressant. Certain medications and recreational drugs (marijuana) and depression can result in lack of motivation. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. Hormones can certainly do it, as well. Get a check up with pcp and ask for referral for a psychological evaluation. That is the best way to get answers of this type. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to know if I have dysthymia (depression)? Symptoms include tiredness, lack of motivation & crying for no reason.?

How to know if I have dysthymia (depression)? Symptoms include tiredness, lack of motivation & crying for no reason.?

See a professional: Seek the help of your pcp or a psychiatrist. There could be several reasons for your symptoms, including depression, but a work-up by a physician will help answer your question. ...Read more

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Could I be depressed, I've felt very drained, a numb empty feeling, lack of motivation, feeling worthless for more than 8 months?

Yes: You could be depressed. Adolescence is a time when many young people have strong mood swings. 8 months is a long time to feel so bad. Tell your parents how you are feeling and ask to see a therapist. They will help you sort out your feelings and see whether medication is needed. ...Read more

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Lack of any motivation, fatigue, lack of sleep, irritability, stress, anxiety, sadness. What is this? Is there a certain type of depression I have?

Lack of any motivation, fatigue, lack of sleep, irritability, stress, anxiety, sadness. What is this? Is there a certain type of depression I have?

You may be depressed: You do not necessarily have a certain type of depression, but may be suffering from depression and may benefit from medications and psychotherapy. Consult your pcp and/or make an appt with a psychiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes a lack of motivation?

Please tell me what causes a lack of motivation?

Depression common: You should call your family physician and get a full, thorough evaluation. You may be suffering from a clinical depression, or a more general medical illness, such as anemia, low thyroid, diabetes, or several other common ailments. Most of them are readily treatable, and you can be fully well. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is causing my lack of motivation?

How do I find out what is causing my lack of motivation?

Lack of motivation: We appreciate your question, but you've supplied no info about yourself. Investigating causes of lack of motivation requires an in-person evaluation with your physician. Depression is a frequent cause in many people. Also if using marijuana, alcohol, or other substances, you could stop and see how you respond. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lack of motivation?

What is the definition or description of: lack of motivation?

Lack of Motivation: Is absence or deficiency in interest, desire & driving force. Some reasons for lack of motivation are lack of faith in one's abilities, low self-esteem, fear of failure, laziness, procrastination, nervous, lack of time, lack of incentives. ...Read more

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What is the best solution to akathisia and lack of motivation?

What is the best solution to akathisia and lack of motivation?

Psych evaluation: Akathisia is usually a reaction to psychoactive medications. Lack of motivation is a symptom of depression. Some medications or drugs or situations can cause this combination of symptoms. You need a good psychological evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over a long-term lack of motivation?

Is there a best way to get over a long-term lack of motivation?

Need Assessment: Motivation is effected by many things. Probably need to rule medical and psychological causes. It is a common presenting problem in psychotherapy that can be related to a host of factors and can be treated successfully if you get to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help lack of motivation?

Can antidepressants help lack of motivation?

Yes: Some anti depressants can! Ask your doctor about viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) or wellbutrin. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? - periods and lack of motivation?

Please can I get some advice? - periods and lack of motivation?

Vague question: You have not provided enough information to give a meaningful answer. Menstruation is not a disease; presumably something is concerning you, but you don't say what. Lack of motivation suggests depression, but without more info, it is hard to offer advice beyond the generic recommendation to see a mental health professional. Maybe you lacked the motivation to write a more informative question? ...Read more

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How to deal with stress, disorganization with lack of motivation?

How to deal with stress, disorganization with lack of motivation?

Get help: You'll learn better and faster how to deal with specific stresses if you find people to help you who know it themselves. Same with disorganization. Organization is about using systems. Find someone with systems and let them teach you. As to motivation, that's about desire and fear. Figure out what you do and don't want, when it comes to running your life, and you may find the motivation you ne. ...Read more

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What type of stress develops out of boredom and a daily lack of motivation?

What type of stress develops out of boredom and a daily lack of motivation?

Stress: I would say different stressors are experienced by different people; there is no one single answer to this. I would say find a reputable psychotherapist to consult with about what bothers you. There is no shame in doing this, and seeking therapy does not mean you're "crazy" or any other such judgmental, pejorative term. ...Read more

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Lack of motivation is depressing me. I have no energy. What do you suggest to get out of this slump?

Lack of motivation is depressing me. I have no energy. What do you suggest to get out of this slump?

Encourage you: To see your doctor to determine if there is a medical cause for your symptoms. If you get a clean bill of health - consider working with a good therapist to help you dig out of this slump. If you do have a medical issue - it should be corrected. If you have clinical depression that is often addressed with antidpressant medication. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there usually a psychological, mental or societal reason behind laziness and lack of motivation to work? Or is laziness for just no reason at all

Is there usually a psychological, mental or societal reason behind laziness and lack of motivation to work? Or is laziness for just no reason at all

Which is it?: There is a difference between laziness and lack of motivation. Lack of motivation can be due to the wrong job or an environment where one is not encouraged or challenged enough and if the underlying factors are addressed can lead to increased motivation. Laziness will not improve even in the most ideal circumstances if the individual chooses to be lazy. ...Read more

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Does Prozac cause lack of motivation I am on 20 mg 66 years old?

Does Prozac cause lack of motivation I am on 20 mg 66 years old?

Prozac: Please report these symptoms to your doc. He/she MAY switch you to another medication. Keep in mind that low motivation is part of depression. Additionally, see a book called "Feeling Good" by David Burns to help w/mood. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Lose temper, feeling no pleasure with daily work, lack of motivation. Why?

Lose temper, feeling no pleasure with daily work, lack of motivation. Why?

Depression: Depression is extremely common and often manifests as losing one's temper easily and loss of pleasure with one's usually enjoyed activities. Of course, there are many other causes of these issues including both mental and physical ailments. Go see your primary doctor and discuss it with them. ...Read more

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Foggy feeling, bad memory, lack of motivation, little emotions. Is this a mental disorder?

Foggy feeling, bad memory, lack of motivation, little emotions. Is this a mental disorder?

May be Depression: What you are describing may be symptoms of depression. A consult with a qualified mental health professional is indicated, as well as a full physical with your primary care provider to rule out any physical reasons. ...Read more

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From my previous question I also feel tired all the time and just don't want to face people and lack of motivation just want to stay away from people?

From my previous question I also feel tired all the time and just don't want to face people and lack of motivation just want to stay away from people?

Depression?: While I can't c ur previous q, the symptoms u describe r consistent with depression (lo motivation, decreased energy, avoidance). If u also feel sad, lack of interest, have sleep trouble, or feel hopeless or worthless, these are also sxs of depression. Psych illness is always a dx of exclusion, meaning medical problem must b ruled out 1st. C ur doc to discuss ur sxs & start treatment 2 fl btr :) ...Read more

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I'm 21 female. Always tired n fafifhee, poor concentration, n lack of energy & motivation. I don't think I'm depressed. Any idea what could be causing?

I'm 21 female. Always tired n fafifhee, poor concentration, n lack of energy & motivation. I don't think I'm depressed. Any idea what could be causing?

Complete medical w/u: You should have a complete medical workout to rule out one of a number of medical causes of your symptoms including thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency, etc and then have a psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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Insomnia, lack of motivation, lack of concentration, lose grip on reality, feel hopless, can't hold a conversation, trouble socializing, lack of emotio?

Insomnia, lack of motivation, lack of concentration, lose grip on reality, feel hopless, can't hold a conversation, trouble socializing, lack of emotio?

What are you doing: For treatment now? This lists you as having anxiety - but no more specific diagnosis, treatment or medications are listed. If you aren't getting professional help - please know that you don't need to keep suffering like this. Please see a psychologist for a form of talking therapy. Please see a psychiatrist or your physician for a medical workup to rule out medical causes ; for eval for >. ...Read more

Lack Of Motivation (Definition)

Is absence or deficiency in interest, desire & driving force. Some reasons for lack of motivation are lack of faith in one's abilities, low self-esteem, fear of failure, laziness, procrastination, nervous, lack of ...Read more