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Melancholia In Children
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Yes: Melancholic features is one of the specifiers for the diagnoses of major depression. It includes anhedonia, psychomotor retardation, lack of mood reactivity -- your mood doesn't improve even in response to a positive events. If you need diagnosis and treatment, please see a professional. ...Read more
Depends: People differ in their tastes for for music. Listen to the kind that makes you happy, upbeat, positive and energized. ...Read more
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
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 more
I'm a female that is 26 years old I have 4 children I weight 260 pounds how do I loss weight please help me I have become depressed about my size
Counting: Counting calories and keeping a food journal can be two of the most effective ways to lose weight. Being accountable for what you put in your mouth by writing it down and being aware of calorie values will make you think about what you are eating. It is important to eat a good variety of foods, so as long as you count your calories, nothing necessarily has to be "off-limits". Get a kitchen scale and weigh your foods in order to know exactly how much you are eating and therefore how many calories. The healthiest diets involve whole grains, lots of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish and moderate dairy. Sugars and added oils/butter should be used sparingly. You need to eat at least three meals a day, though some people will advocate more frequent, smaller meals. A typical sedentary woman your age needs to eat 1800cal/day. Since you have 4 little ones you are probably running around a bit which means you can probably eat slightly more - up to 2000 cal/day. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm a mother to 4 beautiful children 13-17month I'm so tired and feel depressed most days don't have much support should I take dep pills so I'm happy?
Neglect: Neglect or lack of attention can cause problems with attachment, and a sense of loss - bot which can trigger or cause risk for depression - sometimes children will show anger in response, but sometimes this is just a mask for the underlying depression or a negative way to fill the loss of attention. ...Read more
Which SSRI is best to treat Anxiety/OCD in children. I heard Prozac (fluoxetine) can increase it at first. Is it best choice for anxoius but not depressed but kids?
No SSRI is "best": Medication choices for children are limited. Prozac (fluoxetine) is one that has been approved for Pediatric use and can be effective for both anxiety and depression. A Child Psychiatrist is best equipped to evaluate and decide on the medication needed. The risks of certain dangerous side effects are greater in children and young adults. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Get help for him: Depression is very treatable. Get him in to see his physician and a therapist right away. They will determine what is causing the depression and the best treatment. Often it is medication and therapy. Men are often reluctant to seek help. It may take persuasion. Sometimes positive activity and being in sunlight can help, but he still needs a doctor. ...Read more
Get counsel: First analyze if any external causes provoke your depression. If so, deal with them. Often you might benefit from both counseling and antidepressant medication. Use your support system (family & friends) keep looking forward, not down or backward. Get some exercise. Maintain proper nutrition. Try to sleep the same length of time as before your depression started. ...Read more
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Clarify. Depression sx’s can
include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read more
Depression sx’s can: Include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. Get eval to know. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you're feeling depressed, please see your physician for a complete health evaluation. Many physical conditions can either mimic or exacerbate depression. You may also need to see a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, since the best results treating depression come from combining talk therapy with antidepressant medications [if those are needed]. ...Read more
Depression signs: Include being down most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in activities, unintended increase/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. Talk to your physician or a mental health professional to decide. ...Read more
You referring to having a depressed mood?
We all feel down from time to time and sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint the reason (s). Variations in mood are quite normal. However, if you have been feeling markedly depressed and it affects things like sleep, appetite, energy level, life functioning- then it is time for evaluation. You can start with your physician, psychiatrist, psychologist. ...Read more
Depression: Lots! Start with getting enough sleep, check your diet: avoid caffeine and high glycemic foods, exercise: at least 20 to 30 minutes 3 times per week. Take a good multivitamin that contains B vitamins and make sure you get Vitamin D3 or get under a tanning light for 15 minutes 3 times weekly. Talk to your provider. ...Read more
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
It happens: People tend to feel better if they take a break from negative thinking, spend a little more time with others, count their blessings, exercise, and do other healthful behaviors. In addition, there are new scientifically-based books on increasing happiness. Taking action will help your depression. If it persists talk to your doctor. ...Read more
depression wi multiple modalities is best. 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! ...Read more
Depressed in evening: Drs. Fairchild and fowler have provided excellent responses. I'd add that some people are not happy with their personal home lives. This may be because of conflict with a partner, or even having no partner at all. Many people are lonely in their personal lives, and being home by themselves is difficult. Talking with a psychotherapist might help you explore your own emotional patterns better. ...Read more
There are many: Things you can do for depression. Get med eval. 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! ...Read more
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 aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi ...Read more
Get help. The sooner: The better. 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. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. ...Read more