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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
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Approaching: 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
What to do: Sorry that you are feeling so poorly. Find the motivation to become well. See your physician so that any potential underlying medical problems can be ruled out. Medications may be needed. It is very important to become involved in talking therapy - cognitive behavioral therapy can be especially helpful. Spend time with people you enjoy. Get physical activity every day. Eat healthfully! take care. ...Read more
I don't want to gain weight that makes me more depressed is there a medication that will make feel like i once did not so beat down non motivated?
Maybe - see someone: It sounds like you are dealing with a serious problem, as depression can even be life-threatening. I am glad you are asking about ways to help address your symptoms. But no medication can likely "make you feel like you once did" on its own. Depression is best treated with a combination of approaches, including meds, counseling. Exercise can treat depression and can help avoid weight gain. Be seen! ...Read more
Yes and Viceversa: Both situations, loneliness and depression, might be associated or not. Depressed people tends to isolate, withdraw from social situations, retreat to their own, and become lonely. Lonely people might become depressed, thus there is an indication for psychiatric treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything is possible: But often it is hard to know, because depression severity can fluctuate even without treatment. You need to let the doctor know things are not going in the right direction, yet. Treating depression is complicated, because many factors influence mood. Eventually all episodes of depression will resolve. The key thing is to survive until then. ...Read more
How to cure depression without medications? I'm depressed but i don't want to take medications for it.
The : The mayo clinic website also offers information for other treatments that are not "standard" medication (i.e. Alternative treatments/complementary medicine). Here is a useful link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/depression/ds00175/dsection=alternative-medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm afraid that if I take medication for depression, i'll feel even more depressed seeing myself take the medication. What should I do?
On The Same Team: Medication is often recommended for the treatment of depression. It is not uncommon for one to resent the actual medication. Two suggestions: first you have nothing to lose by trying the medication and with positive results it will be easy to continue. Second i tell my patients to sit with their pills in front of them, talk to them, and make them your friends. You are all on the same team. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: All ssri's, including citalopram (celexa), have subtle effects on cognitive function that a person may or may not notice. They reduce obsessive thinking, for example, and they also seem to reduce emotional sensitivity to some extent. Someone who is very sensitive to the criticism of others, or someone who obsesses with worry, may feel better on celexa, even if they are not depressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Supportive: Be supportive and educate yourself about depression. Nami is a good support and educational resource for mental illness. They may be able to help find a support group for depression in your area.Perhaps your friend may be more willing to go to a group with you first to ease them into treatment. If your friend ever becomes suicidal, don't hesitate to call 911 as they may need forced into treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer