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Pathophysiology Of Depression
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or 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. Suicidal ...Read more
Could a serotonin or dopamine deficiency in one's blood cause depression/anxiety? Or are the blood ser. And dop. Unrelated to the ones in brain?
Unrelated: Assays for serotonin and Dopamine in the blood are not reliable indicators of these substances in the brain's synaptic spaces. You may be offered these assays by "independent medical thinkers", but you would not do well to rely on them. Depression and anxiety are biopsychosocial phenomena and must be addressed as more than "chemical imbalances" -- their many aspects are all important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression: if you have had depressive symptoms for more than a few weeks then see your physician. your PCP is a good place to start and may be able to provide adequate care. so see psychiatrist. alternatively, u could see a therapist and begin psychotherapy. both therapy and medication are very effective. if you feel unsafe or suicidal then please go to the er or call 911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teen depression: Is harder to diagnose than depression in adults. All teens have some moodiness and rapid mood swings which can be similar to depression. If you are concerned about a teenager you know consider speaking with a psychologist about your concerns and possibly set up an evaluation for the teen. If a teen is extremely isolated and lacking interest in life ( possibly suicidal) get help asap. ...Read more
Could you tell me what to do if my depressions keeps getting worse because i can't make any friends?
Depression: Consider group therapy where you could learn to improve your interpersonal skills, ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who does both individual and group psychotherapy. Start with individual to establish trust and rapport and then you can transition to group therapy. Best. ...Read more
I've gone thru 8 rTMS sessions for GAD and depressions. How long until i begin feeling better. Im still on my meds with rTMS. Tyvm Drs in advance?
Good Question: You may start to feel better sooner, especially because you are on the combination of medications and rTMS but with rTMS you should give it the full 30 treatments (6weeks) and with dTMS you should give it the full 20 (4 weeks)treatments (though an additional 7% of patients got better with dTMS after the maintenance phase (4 weeks of daily "acute" and 12 weeks of twice weekly "maintenance." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here to help.: Would love to help you with your symptoms however it would be more helpful to get a better understanding of what it is that you're exactly experiencing. Depression can present in so many different ways and every person experiences it uniquely. Feel free to share your experience so that we can tailor the treatment to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple causes: Refers to a mood condition typified by the presence of a combination of symptoms including loss of interest, sad mood, appetite& weight changes, low energy, poor concentration, sleep disturbance, guilt or shame with or without feelings of hopelessness and despair. In severe cases suicidal thoughts and/or psychosis may also be present. Most commonly used to describe mdd & bipolar d/o. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No way, No how: Please never forget that in some way , the unavailable portion of my mental apparatus-the unconscious, has co-opted my mood and reasoning. Result : depression. Depression is increasing. Approaching 18%. It is a complicated & serious disease. Both genetics and development are intertwined. Biogenetics is greatly advancing;in addition to better medication; learned psychoth. = new br path/conn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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