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Could the persentage of people with depression and other conditions have increased over the years?

Could the persentage of people with depression and other conditions have increased over the years?

Yes: Our lives today can be more overwhelming than in the past. This in addition to having better medications that help people to cope with genetic based conditions increases the probability of them having children with the genetic predisposition. Also, there is more information available about various mental health conditions and more resources. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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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Has the persentage of people with depression and other mental conditions increased over the years?

Has the persentage of people with depression and other mental conditions increased over the years?

It is hard to tell: Whether the % of people with depression and other mental health conditions has increased or whether our awareness of these conditions has risen, leading to more referrals for help in these areas. It may be a bit of both. The modern world is more complex and challenging leading to more emotional issues and people are more open to reach out for help when problems arise. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Depression: Depression is common, affecting about 2 in 3 adults at some time in their lives. Symptoms can affect daily life and become very distressing. Treatments include psychological (talking) therapy and antidepressant medicines.
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What is depression?

What is depression?

Some thoughts...: There are many signs that may suggest depression, such as: feelings of sadness or hopelessness, angry outbursts or irritability, loss of interest in normal activities, sleep disturbances, tiredness or a lack of energy, either weight gain or weight loss due to appetite changes, anxiety or restlessness, slowed thinking, feeling worthless, etc... Seeing one's primary care doctor is a good start. ...Read more

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What can I do for depression?

What can I do for depression?

Many things: I agree with dr. Saponaro about using psychotherapy with medications, rather than meds alone. Some studies have also shown consistent exercise to be as effective as antidepressants in treating depression. Nutritionally, you can also make sure to have enough vitamin d and omega-3 fats. If not eating wild alaskan salmon at least 2x/week, be sure to take good quality fish oil w/1000mg epa/day. ...Read more

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What are signs of depression?

What are signs of depression?

Depression Sx’s: May include *sad/angry/irritable mood, *low energy level, *lack of motivation, * absence of joy, * feeling helpless or hopeless, * feeling guilty, * low self-esteem, problems with memory, concentration or decision making, crying spells, suicidal thoughts, isolation from others, problems with job performance. Etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of depression?

What are signs of depression?

SAD CAGES: S-sleep disturbance, A-appetite disturbance, D-depressed mood, C-cocentration decreased, A-activity decreased or agitated, G-guilt increased, E-energy decreased, S-sucide thoughts or behavior. ...Read more

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How could you define depression?

How could you define depression?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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How does exercise help depression?

How does exercise help depression?

Yes: Aerobic exercise of 30min or more per day is one of the best things a person can do for depression. Keep moving, but don't forget about other treatments including therapy and meds if this is not helping enough. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression?

How do I know if I have depression?

Common: Symptoms of depression are sadness, fatigue, low drive, isolation, avoidance of others, poor appetite, poor sleep, irritability etc. If you have any or most of these symptoms see a doctor for a full diagnosis and begin some treatment plan. ...Read more

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How does ADD fall in with depression?

How does ADD fall in with depression?

Comorbidities: About 50% of ADD/ADHD cases are comorbid with other disorders from Learning issues to Anxiety to Depression and other behavior disorders like conduct or oppositional defiant disorder. Depression is usually seen through the repeated failures and consequences and punishment cycles that children and adults experience because of poor attention. ...Read more

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How long does depression procedure last?

How long does depression procedure last?

Depression procedure: I'm sorry, but I don't know what you mean by "depression procedure"? In many, depression is a chronic illness that requires treatment over time, and sometimes preventive maintenance too. Medications usually show effect within 4-6 weeks. (sometimes longer). Psychotherapy is also essential, but doesn't "work" immediately either. Rtms procedures last about 40 min, 5 days/week for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Have really bad depression, please help?

Have really bad depression, please help?

Please seek medical: Evaluation and treatment. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read more

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Hello. Can you help me with my depression?

Hello. Can you help me with my depression?

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 more

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What should I do to get out of a depression?

Get active: Seek out psychological help - cognitive behavioral therapy is very effective & meds are sometime indicated. Eat healthy. Be physically active. Enjoy mother nature. Volunteer. Express your creative side. Live. ...Read more

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What are the causes, symptoms of depression?

What are the causes, symptoms of depression?

Causes and symptoms: Depression can result from stressors, chronic stress, substances, genetics, among other things. Major depressive episode consists of 4 of the following symptoms lasting greater than two weeks: depressed mood, changes in sleep, lower energy, poor concentration, changes in appetite, feelings of too much guilt, inability to enjoy, moving slower or too fast, racing thoughts, and suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm going through depression?

How do I know if I'm going through depression?

See your doctor: Main indicators: a depressed mood, decreased participation in activities, low energy, agitation or slowed behavior. Also, rapid weight loss or weight gain, changes in sleep patterns, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, difficulties thinking, concentrating, or making decisions, or thoughts of death. Talk this over with your doctor and get recommendations. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am suffering from Depression?

How do I know if I am suffering from Depression?

Sad: Depression emotions
1. Sad
2. Lack of energy
3. Loss of interest in normal activities
4. Thoughts of harm to self
5. No appetite
6. Impending doom
See a Doctor for quickest treatment. No way except with medication to get out of it. ...Read more

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Could there be a chemical that causes depression?

Several: Some blood pressure medication, steroids and pain medications can all be culprits. If you are asking about industrial chemicals on the skin or inhaled, those may be tied to other medical problems but not usually depression. ...Read more

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How effective is Khedezla for treating depression?

How effective is Khedezla for treating depression?

Desvenlafaxine: Pristiq & Khedezla are brand names for Desvenlafaxine. It is a SNRI medication which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of Major depression. ...Read more

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How can you cope with depression in a healthy way?

How can you cope with depression in a healthy way?

Natural treatment: Exercise is a great way to cope with depression. Eating a healthy diet and supplements (i.e. Vitamin d, b complex and omega 3) can be beneficial. Journaling your thoughts and emotions, going to therapy and light therapy in the winter months are other options. You have to find what works for you. It could be a combination of things. For severe depression medication and therapy work best. ...Read more

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What are the causes of depression in the first place?

What are the causes of depression in the first place?

Multiple causes: Causes include : family history of depression, medical illnesses (i.E hypothyroidism), neurochemical imbalance, side effects from medications, major life stressors, death/loss, substance use and history of abuse. ...Read more

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How does one know if one is experiencing a depression?

How does one know if one is experiencing a depression?

Loss: Loss of interest in things you use to enjoy, waking up for no reason in the middle of the night, sadness in excess for no reason, mental acuity changes, among others. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if you have depression for sure?

Is there a way to know if you have depression for sure?

See a psychiatrist: Yes, see a psychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation. S/he will take your history, including previous episodes, other medical illnesses & medications, family history, any substance use, and carefully assess your mental health in an interview. Some lab studies (such as checking thyroid function, metabolic panel, b12, folate, (folic acid) etc) are also often done. Then treatment plans can be made. ...Read more

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How can you over come depression without meds or theorapy?

How can you over come depression without meds or theorapy?

Help still needed: There are ways to work on depression that don't involve typical pharmaceuticals, but you need a good evaluation first. For instance, botanical medicines like st. John's wort have good effectiveness in mild-moderate depression, but much less with more severe cases. Also there is aerobic exercise -- as effective as antidepressants. Classical homeopathy with an experienced homeopath can help also. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a teen having adolescent depression?

Feeling down: Adolescent depression like adult depression is marked by low mood, changes in energy, sleep and appetite (usually lessened and loss of concentration and motivation. Which can affect school, home and friends. In addition some people also struggle with feelings of low self worth and even thoughts of hurting themselves or someone else. If you are worried, ask for help. It is available! ...Read more

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What are the signs of depressions in kids under 5 years old?

What are the signs of depressions in kids under 5 years old?

Not happy: Absence of happiness is ahedonia. This is common in young depressed pts. Irritability, aggressiveness, being withdrawn, oppositionality, tantruming, sleep disruption, poor eating, and sadness. If you suspect your child has depression, see your pediatrician for medical evaluation & referral if necessary. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all of the leads to of depression?

So many: Tough question. Some depressions are caused by hormonal or endocrine problems, some are inherited, some are due to old trauma, some are caused from substance abuse and some are situational. That's what psychiatrists are trained to sort out. ...Read more

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What "drugs" were used in ancient societies to treat depression?

What "drugs" were used in ancient societies to treat depression?

Cathartically: Laxatives were prescribed by ancient greeks along with music & comidies. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some biological leads to of depression?

Biological causes: Biological causes of depression include differences in brain chemistry, inherited traits, hormonal changes and illnesses (i.e. Hypothyroidism) which adversely affect the level of one's hormones or brain chemistry. ...Read more

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