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How bad can anxiety, stress, depressions affect weight?

How bad can anxiety, stress, depressions affect weight?

Lots: All of those things can add weight and prevent any weight loss if you are on a diet ; a healthy mind is key to healthy living. ...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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How can you have anxiety and depression at the same time?

How can you have anxiety and depression at the same time?

Very common!: Anxiety and depression are located in similar areas of the brain, and these areas and brain circuits are connected. Most people who become depressed also have anxiety problems before the depression hits full strength. The same medications, known as ssris, that used for depression are also used to treat anxiety, and vice-versa. ...Read more

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How can I tell my that I have really bad depression and anxiety.

How can I tell my that I have really bad depression and anxiety.

Be candid.: 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. Symptoms of anxiety can include uncontrolled worrying, restlessness, ...Read more

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I have really bad depression and anxiety disorde my grades are dropping and I cant find happiness anywhere I even cant go outside! Can I be happy again?

I have really bad depression and anxiety disorde my grades are dropping and I cant find happiness anywhere I even cant go outside! Can I be happy again?

Happiness is: Possible. I imagine that you are already in some form of treatment since you know your diagnoses. Psychiatric medications are often helpful. Talking therapy to include 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 ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause depression?

Does anxiety cause depression?

Not causal: People who are depressed will often experience an increase in anxiety due to their depression. They are related, but I would not say that anxiety, per se, causes depression. Increased stress in your life could, however, lead to both depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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What can cause anxiety and depression?

What can cause anxiety and depression?

Genes, environment: Perhaps 60-70% of the risk of developing anxiety or depression comes from a person's genetic makeup. Over 10 genes are still being investigated as causative but it is clear no one single gene is at fault but rather a combination of genes. About 30-40% of the risk comes frome stressors in the environment. ...Read more

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What to do about depression and anxiety?

Get Help!: Start w a med

eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /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. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I handle depression and anxiety?

There is good treatm: There is good treatments available for Anxiety and depression but you need to find a physician or counsellar who deals with emotional ailments. A good psychiatrist would be best as you will likely need long term therapy which will keep you well. Good luck ...Read more

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How can I stop my anxiety and depression?

How can I stop my anxiety and depression?

Professional help: Sometimes we need a little extra help to get over some of the bumps in the road. If you have anxious and depressed mood you can start with comprehensive psychological evaluation by a doctoral level clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best depression/anxiety pill?

Depends: There are several classes of antidepressant and anxiety medications. The best for you depends on your symptoms, your medical status, your family medical history, and emotional state. In addition, psychotherapy is often effective without medication. Consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What can be done for anxiety and depression?

Anxiety/Depression: Supportive psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, behavior modification, social skills training, grief work, exposure/response prevention, desensitization, breathing exercises, meditation, relaxation, healthy life style changes, medications for depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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I would like advice about anxiety/depression?

I would like advice about anxiety/depression?

Can you be more: Specific? What are you anxious about? Are there things that have happened lately to lead to anxiety or depression. Have you tried psychotherapy or medication? ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have depression or anxiety?

How do I tell if I have depression or anxiety?

Start with phys exam: Read more at: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20032977

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How do I know if I have anxiety or depression?

Psychiatric Eval.: 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.**anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression and anxiety?

How do I know if I have depression and anxiety?

Anxiety or depressio: First a professional evaluation is a must because both conditions can not only coexist but it is a chicken or egg question. Did depression come first and lead to anxiety or vice versa. Also some condition like bipolar 2 disorders have both anxiety and depression. The treatment is different depending what predominates. Anxiety gives a person a very contant sense of fear and depression with pessism. ...Read more

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What medicine helps both anxiety and depression?

Most antidepressants: The name is misleading. Most medications that were originally intended to treat depression can also help with anxiety disorders. SSRI medications are probably the most commonly used. Tricyclic antidepressants have more side effects but can also be very helpful in treating both anxiety and depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is probably better for depression and not as useful for anxiety. ...Read more

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What's an effective anxiety/depression medication?

What's an effective anxiety/depression medication?

Several types: There are several classes of antidepressants. Best known are the ssris like Prozac and zoloft, which work mostly on serotonin. Others work more through norepinephrine, like Cymbalta and effexor (venlafaxine). Maois work quite differently on an enzyme that metabolizes several neuroregulators. It sometimes takes awhile to find the right medication that balances good benefit with minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Does breastfiding help for depression and anxiety?

Does breastfiding help for depression and anxiety?

No: But it may help you feel closer to your baby. Please talk to your doctor about medications that are safe during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Does 5mg of levocetitizine cause anxiety or depression?

Generally no: Antihistamines generally do not cause anxiety or depression. Some of the older antihistamines are often used for anxiety. ...Read more

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Society's view on teenagers with depression and anxiety?

Teens and depression: Please clarify what you mean by this question. Am unclear. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an anxiety or depression disorder?

Seek psychiatric: Evaluation. 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. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or >. ...Read more

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What can be worse for you physically; anxiety or depression?

Maybe depression: They both are not good although depression theoretically could lead to suicide if severe. However there is some literature that contends that the presence of anxiety in any psychiatric presentation increases the risk of suicide considerably and so it should be considered as well. Stay safe! ...Read more

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What are the leading causes of depression and anxiety in women?

What are the leading causes of depression and anxiety in women?

Multiple: Risk for developing depression & anxiety may involve the combination of multiple genes with environmental and other factors. Family history of depression & anxiety is commonly found with women w/these disorders, but isn't a hard or fast rule. Losing a parent before age 10, hormonal changes throughout life, current losses, medical illnesses, & life & relationship stresses all can contribute. ...Read more

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Does depression cause anxiety or does anxiety cause depression?

Does depression cause anxiety or does anxiety cause depression?

Which came first -: The chicken or the egg?? Depression and anxiety are often co-morbid conditions. Additionally many people have "anxious depressions". One can cause the other to worsen. Take care. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to medication for anxiety and depression?

You betcha.: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition with 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 with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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I feel a lot of depression and anxiety lately. What should I do?

Anxious all time: Need evaluation by your primary care physician first to rule out physical causes for anxiety/depression, then referral to a mental health professional for tx if all workup is negative. Therapy can involve cognitive behavior therapy & medications as deemed necessary depending on diagnosis. ...Read more

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Need different opinions about what leads to depression and anxiety?

Need different opinions about what leads to depression and anxiety?

Multifactorial: Causes of depression and anxiety can be multifactorial such as : having a positive family history, brain chemistry changes, medical illnesses (i.E thyroid disease), side effects from medications, major life stressors, substance use/abuse and history of abuse/trauma. ...Read more

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What kind of effects can anxiety and depression have on the body?

All sorts: Of effects, your mind is the most powerful and influential organ system of your body. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,281 Doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more