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Dr. Pamela Pappas
4,484 doctors shared insights

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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Could i be pregnant? My boyfriend and i are still virgins. We have not even had casual sex. The closest we got was we've showered together and been in bed naked together. I know this seems stupid but I have been feeling depressed lately and that is extrem

Could i be pregnant? My boyfriend and i are still virgins. We have not even had casual sex. The closest we got was we've showered together and been in bed naked together. I know this seems stupid but I have been feeling depressed lately and that is extrem

Pregnancy : Pregnancy only can occur if semen enters the vagina, during ovulation. This can occur through semen from the penis or transfer from a finger or other objects. The best way to prevent pregnancy is to abstain. However lots of birth control methods are available. Please see your physician. It sounds as you are not ready to be intimate yet. ...Read more

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I found out that i was pregnant and subsequently had a miscarriage and now i am feeling depressed and sad what should I do??

I found  out that  i was pregnant and subsequently  had a miscarriage  and  now  i am feeling  depressed  and sad what  should  I  do??

See your doctor: Reactive depression and sadness such as the feelings you are having are very common. Your doctor can help your healing process to start. Do not be afraid to call and make the appt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is conception, headaches feeling depressed a big sign of pregnancy?

Is conception, headaches feeling depressed a big sign of pregnancy?

Not usually: Those symptoms are not commonly associated with pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant, check a test. ...Read more

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Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am i hurting my baby?

Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am i hurting my baby?

Also try relaxation: I understand you must be very worried about your mood changes. It would be more likely the baby might suffer more with some medications. So, you have made a good decision. I would advise to try some Cognitive Behavio Therapy, with emphasis on learning how to relax and positive thinking. The welcoming of your child should be a great motivation to to give up. I am glad you agreed to be in therapy. ...Read more

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I am feeling depressed and dizzy and lightheaded and hot I am 38 weeks + pregnant?

I am feeling depressed and dizzy and lightheaded and hot I am 38 weeks + pregnant?

Call your doc: Symptoms like you're having can be a sign of a few different conditions (e.g., preeclampsia, panic attack, virus) but they aren't to be ignored. Call your doctor who is planning to help you deliver or stop in at the urgent care center and let them know what's going on with you. ...Read more

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I got my period on the 21 of December my period stopped the 27 of December that same day i had sex with boyfriend and two days later i have been feeling depressed nauseous and dizzy and i do not know whats wrong with could i have possibly gotten pregnant?

I got my period on the 21 of December my period stopped the 27 of December that same day i had sex with boyfriend and two days later i have been feeling depressed nauseous and dizzy and i do not know whats wrong with could i have possibly gotten pregnant?

Unlikely: If symptoms persist would see your doctor and get a pregnancy test done but seems unlikely that you got pregnant and that the symptoms you are experiencing are related to pregnancy. More likely something else, probably self limited, is going on. Perhaps a viral syndrome. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling depressed if I just graduated high school?

Why am I feeling depressed if I just graduated high school?

Adjusting takes time: During a time of transition like graduating from high school people can feel depressed or anxious as they adjust to a new phase of life. You will adjust, but you'll need to do your part. Develop a vision for your life/future and start working on goals. Stay in touch with people. You're not the only one going through this. Call friends, make new ones, get together, help each other move forward. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop self harming and feeling depressed?

What can you do to stop self harming and feeling depressed?

Dr. Linehan's Story: Dr marsha linehan, respected psychologist credited w/developing approach 4 treating borderline personality disorder -dubbed "dialectical behavior therapy"- herself had been diagnosed w/ bdp. Read her story via @nytimes: http://nyti.Ms/yxtgz8 -->dbt skills help foster development of strong sense of self... Help teach people 2 self-soothe & communicate feelings- including difficult/intense feelings. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more