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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is depressive disorder like?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is depressive disorder like?

Depressive disorder: Can be major depression or depressive disorder not otherwise specified. Symptoms are neurovegetative such as sleep/appetite/energy changes, feelings of sadness/despair, crying spells, losing interest in usual activities, recurrent thoughts of self harm. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How are depressive mood and depressive disorder different?

Mood vs disorder: We all have depressive mood from time to time. I.E. -my goldfish dies and i feel sad. However a major depressive disorder is a minumum of a two week period of feeling low which is associated with things like changes in sleep pattern or appetite. It can effect self esteem, motivation levels, ability to feel joy. One might feel helpless or hopeless or even have thoughts of suicide. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
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Minor depressive disorder (Tip)

Do my symptoms meet criteria for clinical depression? ...See more

Dr. Robert Grieco Dr. Grieco
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Living with Major Depression (Checklist)

Keep close to your family and friends
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See your counselor, and make sure to follow his or her advice and treatment plan
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Start a journal, and write prayers, feelings, poems, or doodles
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Call your doctor if you experience self-harming thoughts or suicidal thoughts
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Are there natural things I can do to address a depressive disorder?

Are there natural things I can do to address a depressive disorder?

Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing and committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, and talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between depressive mood and depressive disorder?

Is there a difference between depressive mood and depressive disorder?

Yes: A depressive mood is a term that describes how a person has been feeling. The various depressive disorders will include problems with depressive mood, but they require the presence of other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Dr. John Moranville Dr. Moranville
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Minor depressive disorder (Tip)

Clinical depression is not just feeling sad, it is a pervasive loss of ability to function normally. ...See more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Have depressive disorder.. Taking meds for thr last two years.. Anything new that I should try?

Have depressive disorder.. Taking meds for thr last two years.. Anything new that I should try?

Psychotherapy: specifically CBT( cognitive behavioral therapy ) with a board certified clinical psychologist, works exceptionally well when combined with medical therapy. ...Read more

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Should I tell a person with depressive disorder that he is self medicating and that its dangerous?

Should I tell a person with depressive disorder that he is self medicating and that its dangerous?

Depression: Can be helpful since they need to see harmful effects and feel understood and wanted. Installing hope is therapeutic. ...Read more

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Minor depressive disorder (Tip)

If you had at least one depressive episode in the past, you are at risk for another. Get help now. ...See more

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Overcoming Mild Depression (Checklist)

Discuss your symptoms with your doctor, and seek help
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Ask for a counseling referral
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Ask a professional whether you would benefit from medications
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Exercise daily, and if you are having trouble, start slowly with a daily walk
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What exactly is called a major depressive disorder ?

What exactly is called a major depressive disorder ?

MDE: The dsm-iv criteria for major depression can be found at the following website: http://www.Mental-health-today.Com/dep/dsm.Htm it should be noted that major depression is a medical illness that is not the same as simply feeling sad or moody. Sadness is a normal response to certain situations, such as loss of a loved one, and is not necessarily major depression. ...Read more

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What is a major depressive disorder?

What is a major depressive disorder?

Major Depression: is a mood disorder lasting a minimum of two weeks. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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Minor depressive disorder (Tip)

A depressive episode should be treated with meds for three months. Wean off, to see if treatment should be continued! ...See more

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Recovering from depression (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist regularly
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Get sunlight
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Exercise
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Sleep well
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What is recurrent depressive disorder?

What is recurrent depressive disorder?

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 more

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How do you get a major depressive disorder?

How do you get a major depressive disorder?

Not sure: Often a life changing event in a genetically susceptible p erson. ...Read more

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Minor depressive disorder (Tip)

Regular exercise is a stress reducer and helps to relieve depression. Besides, it is good for you. ...See more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider natural medical alternatives such as dipsacus
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Chronic Minor Depression (Definition)

A mood disorder that does not meet the full criteria for major depressive disorder but when at least two depressive symptoms are present for two weeks. ...Read more