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Persistent Depressed Mood
Mood swings. Depressed, hyperactive. Cloudy, busy, vivid thoughts & daydreams/dreams. Mild blackouts/forgetfulness. Angry outbursts. & more. Help?!
See below: Are these new or old symptoms? Are you or have you started any new medication? Tried any new drugs? All these things potentially might have an effect on you. It's always a good idea to rule out anything medical going on. You might want to schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor for a complete work up and then take things from there. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How can I tell if I have reactive attachment disorder? I have symptoms of persistent depressed mood.
Assessment : If you have persistent depressed mood you should get a full workup including physical and mental. Reactive attachment disorder is very rare but very serious, the good news is that there is treatment for it. I'm sorry you've been feeling so depressed for so long, but there is help for you. This is a great place to start, but you need and deserve individualized attention. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Diet, hormones: Increasing your magnesium intake, B complex vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids would help your whole nervous system work better. You are well into the post menopausal age range. Loss of estradiol and progesterone contributes greatly to all the symptoms that you list and more. Try to find a doctor that does bioidenticle hormone replacement therapy if improving your after 4-6 weeks does not help you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mood swings, violent thoughts toward myself/others, easily irritated/agitated, restless/exhausted, racing thoughts, can't focus, depressed. Help?
Clearly: This is not something that can be handled online. Your medications are not helping enough, and you need to see a psychiatrist asap for complete evaluation and treatment. If currently having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of violence towards others, please go to an emergency room for evaluation. Please get a friend or family member to drive you, or call 911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Manic depression is a serious mental disorder which leads to more than mood swings. Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. * Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment) , mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...
See your doctor: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If you feel like harming yourself, go to the emergency room right now! The very best of wishes. ...Read more
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
Seek help ASAP: It sounds that you need help asap. Find a professional -- psychologist and psychiatrist to help you manage your symptoms. If you feel that it's difficult to control your suicidal thoughts, or any of your symptoms are unmanageable, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room, where staff will assess you and find you appropriate referrals. ...Read more
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I have tried pretty much every medication for my severe depression as well as mood stabilizers. Nothing works what next as far as treatment goes?
Combination rx, ECT: Severe depression unresponsive to the usual meds is called "treatment resistant." strategies include maximizing dosages & "augmenting" with additional meds. Electroconvulsive treatment (ect, "shock treatment") is very effective in extreme cases, esp. If delusions are present. Short of this, i often tell patients that if meds alone haven't worked, try meds plus psychotherapy (safe, often helps). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of depression - recently having mood swings: hyper, excessive spending, insomnia, then back to depression. Rapid change. Possibly bipolar? Or?
Experiencing uncontrollable anger, panic attacks, mood-swings, loss of interest in life, suicidal thoughts?
See a psychiatrist: These may be symptoms of major depressive disorder or other psychiatric disorders. It is important to seek help from a psychiatrist or get a referral from your primary care doctor. Suicidal thoughts should be evaluated immediately. Call your doctor or go to an emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychotic: Paranoia may make you distort reality in a delusional (fixed false belief) or psychotic kind of way. Depression may or may not be psychotic depending on severity and type of accompanying symptoms. Some depressed people, for instance, may think they're already dead. Obviously this is a delusion since they're alive telling you they feel this way. Anxiety/ocd can be severe but not usually psychotic. ...Read more
Yes - Treatment Also: Yes, people with bipolar disorder can have shifts in their appetite that can lead to either weight loss or weight gain. At the same time, medicines that are used to treat bipolar disorder can also affect appetite, so this needs to be monitored as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eval: It is important to distinguish if you have a depressed mood or if you haveclinical depression. This could be assessed by a psychiatrist or a doctoral level clinical psychologist. Once this is done you can see what options are appropriate. Possibilities: cognitive behavioral therapy, psychiatric medications, supportive therapy, group therapy, acupuncture, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
Obsessive thoughts. Mood swings throughout the day. Extreme anxiety depression. Obsessive actions. What is this?
In addition to the: medical advice already given,please see a mental health professional for evaluation for possible Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,especially if you are trying to ward off impending danger that you may not even be able to identify. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Feeling so anxious, mood swings, happy, unhappy, and recently severe insomnia, night mares, diminished memory, nd palpitations wt self muscle twiching?
Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more
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