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Why we are sad?

Why we are sad?

We are blessed: To have the capacity to feel an array of emotions. Sadness provides us with an emotional reaction to things like grieving, loss, difficult experiences, disappointments, etc. Because we have the ability to feel sad, or angry, or scared - it makes it all the more special when we feel joy or happiness (as we now have something to contrast it to). ...Read more

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Why am I always sad?

Why am I always sad?

Sadness: I don't know. A certain amount of angst can come with being a teenager. But if you find that your level of sadness is really interfering with your quality of life or your productivity then I would let your parents know. Evaluation by a psychiatrist, psychologist or even a school counselor may help to shed more light on this. Take care. ...Read more

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So sad all the time, help please?

So sad all the time, help please?

Depression: If you are sad all the time there is likely something in your life that is troubling you that is unresolved. Seek a mental health professional who can help you uncover the root of your sadness and help develop better ways of coping. It is likely that you can be helped. Best. ...Read more

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Are there beds that can help sad?

Are there beds that can help sad?

SAD Therapy: Treatment for seasonal affective disorder may include light therapy, medications and psychotherapy. If you have bipolar disorder, your doctor will be careful when prescribing light therapy or an antidepressant. Both treatments can potentially trigger a manic episode. ...Read more

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How can I not feel empty and sad?

How can I not feel empty and sad?

CBT/antidepressant: See your doctor for CBT, antidepressant med.....if needed ...Read more

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I'm constantly sad. What can I do?

I'm constantly sad. What can I do?

See your doctor.: Constantly feeling sad is one symptom of depression. You should be evaluated by your primary care physician or psychiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Other symptoms of depression include lack of interest in activities you previously enjoyed, changes in sleep, difficulty concentrating, feeling guilty/worthless, suicidal thoughts, and lack of motivation and energy. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop being so sad?

What should I do to stop being so sad?

Make some changes.: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Volunteer. ...Read more

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Why am I always sad & changed on moods?

Why am I always sad & changed on moods?

Don't know: Without knowing you - that would be hard to know. If you have marked changes in mood & energy level or feel despair- would recommend evaluation by a psychiatrist of psychologist. ...Read more

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Why could cause me to get so sad easily?

Why could cause me to get so sad easily?

Sad: You may be very sensitive and also there may be things in your life you have never resolved. See a clinical psychologist who can help you uncover the root of your problems and can also help you develop better ways of coping. Read the free updated articles on depression on the sounmdmindz. Org website for ongoing support and education. Best. ...Read more

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What to do to make myself feel less sad?

What to do to make myself feel less sad?

There are many: Things: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Volunteer. ...Read more

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Why might someone feel sad all the time?

Why might someone feel sad all the time?

Depression: Check out http://goo. Gl/GU0sc9 & http://goo. Gl/jJexMO for signs & symptoms of depression. If you've been suffering from these for 2+wks, see your FamilyDoc or Psych to discuss options. Cognitive behavioral therapy or other forms of counseling are very effective in mild depression while antidepressant drugs may be worthwhile consideration in moderate to severe cases. Keep in touch w/your docs. ...Read more

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Am I too old for kids? I'm 36 and really sad.

Am I too old for kids? I'm 36 and really sad.

Not too old: Many women have children after age 36. Make sure you are at your ideal body weight, exercise, eat right and you should do fine in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sad?

What is the definition or description of: sad?

Seasonal blues: Sad = seasonal affective (mood) disorder. There is strong evidence that some people have deficits related to the processing of visual light. They tend to develop depressive symptoms in the absence of adequate light, and respond well to added environmental light during these darker seasons. ...Read more

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I need to know if sad is heriditary or acquired?

I need to know if sad is heriditary or acquired?

Both: As is the case with many answers in mental health, when the question has to do with genetics vs. Environment, the answer is almost always a combination of both. There is evidence for a biological or genetic risk for sad, but it is likely that environmental factors and life experience affect the likelihood of having sad expressed in one's life. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you suffer from sad?

What would you do to decide if you suffer from sad?

Seasonal Affective: Disorder or any other diagnosis needs to be made by a qualified professional after doing a history and evaluation. In general, sad describes depression that comes with certain seasons, usually fall or winter, and is thought to be related to a decrease in exposure to sunlight. ...Read more

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What to do to stop being sad, & have a happy life?

What to do to stop being sad, & have a happy life?

Make the decision to: Be happier! Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Recommend the “feeling good book" by dr. David burns. ...Read more

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For a while now I feel angry, sad, why would this be?

For a while now I feel angry, sad, why would this be?

Depression: You may be dealing with depression and anxiety. Please seek consultation from a qualified mental health provider. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling so sad as a man help me.?

What to do if I'm feeling so sad as a man help me.?

Gender dysphoria?: If you've always known you're really a woman but trapped in a man's body, get with your physician for a referral to people who can help you get the body you want if it's truly right for you. If you like being a man but things about the adult male role make you sad, perhaps a talk with your physician and/or a referral for talk / medication will help make things better. ...Read more

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I get bored a lot in my 30s and sad. Is this normal?

I get bored a lot in my 30s and sad. Is this normal?

Increase meaning: Hi Jennifer, boredom can be a symptom of depression or trigger for depression. I agree that an evaluation is the best place to start. If the problem is depression, therapy, and possibly meds, can be useful. In my opinion, boredom suggests that what you're doing lacks purpose. Consider increasing activities in your life that give you a sense of meaning. Hope this is helpful. Take care ...Read more

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Do people that stay indoors too much get symptoms sad?

Possibly: Current thinking is that sad is triggered by lack of direct sunlight. Staying indoors may contribute to this. ...Read more

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I am sick of feeling so sad all the time. What do I do?

Agree w Dr. Tapia.: Recommend psychiatric eval to determine what you are dealing with. A treatment plan stems from there. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy ; meditation. ...Read more

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Shuld little kids watch sad movies, like animals dying?

Shuld little kids watch sad movies, like animals dying?

Depends: You don't say how little the child is or the context. Mr. Roberts did a wonderful show on a dead goldfish was aimed at 5-6 yo. Death happens, and learning about how people deal with it is a task children eventually need to master. Nearly all the disney classics have a death (usually mom) in the plot, if your child watches such fare, be involved & answer question that arise at the level asked. ...Read more

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Am I just sad or is it something else medically related?

Sad or...: Agree with dr. Satulovsky. You may have a sad mood. You could have major depression. You may have medical conditions that are causing this or not.... The best way to know is through a psychiatric evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What's the best way to make myself happy when really sad?

What's the best way to make myself happy when really sad?

Feeling sad: If your sadness it situational (your in a place or with someone that makes you feel sad), see if you can remove or change the situation. If you sadness is persistent, speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop getting sad over little things?

Can you tell me how to stop getting sad over little things?

Don't know why: You do this. If you are depressed - would have this medically evaluated. If you get easily upset over little things - try volunteering to feed the homeless, or helping disabled veterans to put the little things into better perspective. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not feel sad when friends and family die?

Perfectly fine: There’s a wide range of experiences when it comes to loss, and everyone responds and reacts differently. Provided the loss does not impair you for an extended period of time, you’re doing fine. ...Read more

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I heard there is a grandmother whose 23. How can that be? Sad

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Gramma: One possibility is that grandmother adopted a female who already had kids. :). ...Read more

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What could cause me to switch between happy and sad feelings?

What could cause me to switch between happy and sad feelings?

Is it a problem?: Answer these: 1. Are your highs too high or are your lows too low? 2. Do the highs, lows, or switching cause you problems or discomfort? 3 do you switch moods for no apparent reason? 4. Have you been "switching" moods for more than a month? 5. Is the switching related to any medications or substances you are taking? If any are "yes, " see a physician and a psychologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I feel very sad and I don't know what to do, what should I do?

Agree w Dr. Tapia: How about talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy). Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. ...Read more

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I really like being sad, and it scares me. Why am I like this?

I really like being sad, and it scares me. Why am I like this?

I don't know: Are there particular situations in your life that are causing you to feel sad? Check out this article to see if you have symptoms of depression: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/symptoms/CON-20032977. If you do, then recommend medical evaluation. Take care ...Read more