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Doctor insights on: Risk For Depression Nursing Diagnosis

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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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Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself ; acquire the answers from the texts ; sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work ; gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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Hi. Can I take 5htp or L-Theanine for anxiety/depression while nursing my almost 14 month old? I'd like to know if it's safe for her.

Hi. Can I take 5htp or L-Theanine for anxiety/depression while nursing my almost 14 month old? I'd like to know if it's safe for her.

?: 5HT (serotonin), not directly known of its safety in breastfeeding, but SSRIs, as sertraline was studied and was safe. As for L-theanine, this is rather a herbal medicine classified as a supplement, hence no studies to determine safety in breastfeeding, which may be safe, you can confer with your doctor, your daughter's pediatrician, or wean your daughter if you aren't sure and need the the treatment ...Read more

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I'm nursing, but have bad anxiety, depression and mood swings. What's a safe medication to take? That won't harm baby.

I'm nursing, but have bad anxiety, depression and mood swings. What's a safe medication to take? That won't harm baby.

Talk to your doctor.: One that is often used is sertraline since it is regarded as safe with pregnancy or breast feeding. The brand name is zoloft. You should see your doctor if you are having symptoms of depression. It is actually very common after delivery. Overall med are only part of a solution. ...Read more

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What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

Counts pulse: The nurse would feel your pulse usually at the wrist to determine the number of heart beats per minute. If it is less than 60, that is defined as bradycardia. An EKG would determine the exact rhythm responsible for the slow pulse. ...Read more

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What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

Same as for MDs: Nurses use the same "playbook" as doctors. It would not make sense for nurses to refer to the same conditions by different names as do physicians. In fact, one of the major outcomes of the flexner commission in modernizing and unifying medical education. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

Not sure of question: There are several causes of cholangitis, bacterial and autoimmune. Bacterial cholangitis has several causes, ascending infection caused by blockage from stones (choledocholithiasis), malignancy or iatrogenic. This is because bacteria grow in the stagnant bile upstream of the blockage and cause biliary sepsis. Autoimmune cholangitis also includes primary sclerosing cholangitis. ...Read more

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Very depressed lately. Stop going to gym for about a month. In school for nursing. Stressful. I have no interest in doing anything.?

Very depressed lately. Stop going to gym for about a month. In school for nursing. Stressful. I have no interest in doing anything.?

Depressed & stressed: Start with a medical evaluation to rule out medical causes of your symptoms. Medications are sometimes indicated. 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 relaxation, deep breathing ...Read more

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Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Study materials: This site is designed to answer questions about medical questions from the public. Your instructors will expect you to study your references and acquire the jargon they use in your nursing studies. It is important that you do so as they will know if you don't. ...Read more

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I have a one yr old;i'm still nursing. I'm 41. I have fierce PMS -- irritable, temperamental, and depressed. Natural remedies, please?

I have a one yr old;i'm still nursing. I'm 41. I have fierce PMS -- irritable, temperamental, and depressed. Natural remedies, please?

PMS: Get evaluated. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt ; junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables ;4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Warm bath, heating pad ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea/pms. ^ exercise. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the nursing interventions and diagnosis for cataracts?

I was wondering what are the nursing interventions and diagnosis for cataracts?

Fall precautions: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background) & decreased vision especially in dark: Fall precautions important if cataract causing vision to be worse than 20/40; More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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I am being refused tests and diagnosis for severe crippling athritis because of depression. What can I do?

I am being refused tests and diagnosis for severe crippling athritis because of depression. What can I do?

Ridiculous: Pain is a bio psychosocial disease. Your pain can make your depression worse. Your depression can make it difficult to cope with the pain. You need to find a doctor who understands the importance of working up your pain complaints and effectively treating your pain. ...Read more