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Medications For Lack Of Motivation From Depression
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Warmline or exercise:
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also, exercise can do wonders. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know if I have dysthymia (depression)? Symptoms include tiredness, lack of motivation & crying for no reason.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depressed but not sure if Prozac making worse. Emotional numbness lack of motivation anhedonia negative thoughts. Wellbutrin caused insomnia, extreme dry mouth, fits of rage. When Prozac was doubled, felt high, agitated. Tired of med merry go round.
Lack of any motivation, fatigue, lack of sleep, irritability, stress, anxiety, sadness. What is this? Is there a certain type of depression I have?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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