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Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

It could be.: Depression and anxiety and stress can make it harder to think and remember. But it is a good idea to have a professional evaluate all your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What could cause sleeplessness and lack of appetite and symptoms of anxiety?

What could cause sleeplessness and lack of appetite and symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety itself: If a person is anxious and worrying a lot, he or she may have problems falling asleep, as one lies in bed thinking and worrying about stuff, sometimes, one has realistic worries, sometimes unrealistic. There are other conditions which can cause these symptoms, both mental and physical in nature. If this is a change from your normal level of functioning, maybe you should see a physician for help. ...Read more

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Constant moods and anxiety, any sign of a mental disorder?

Constant moods and anxiety, any sign of a mental disorder?

All depends: All of us are moody and irritable at times. If moodiness persists and isn't clearly connected to things happening in your life, then it could be a sign of something worth looking into, especially if other symptoms such as tiredness, decreased motivation, poor sleep, or thoughts of self-harm are present. May be physical, may be psychological; whatever the reason don't hesitate to seek help.. ...Read more

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Lack of any motivation, fatigue, lack of sleep, irritability, stress, anxiety, sadness. What is this? Is there a certain type of depression i have?

Lack of any motivation, fatigue, lack of sleep, irritability, stress, anxiety, sadness. What is this? Is there a certain type of depression i have?

You may be depressed: You do not necessarily have a certain type of depression, but may be suffering from depression and may benefit from medications and psychotherapy. Consult your pcp and/or make an appt with a psychiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can major fatigue and drowsiness still be indicative of severe depression despite lack of sadness emotional distress? What could cause these 2 symp.?

Can major fatigue and drowsiness still be indicative of severe depression despite lack of sadness emotional distress? What could cause these 2 symp.?

There are many, many: causes for fatigue and drowsiness. If one was severely depressed - would anticipate that they would have some changes to mood. Recommend medical workup to determine cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is bed wetting a sign of depression, anxiety and stress?

Is bed wetting a sign of depression, anxiety and stress?

It isn't a classic: Symptoms of any of these disorders. However, when significantly regressed (regardless of cause) it might occur. ...Read more

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What type of stress develops out of boredom and a daily lack of motivation?

What type of stress develops out of boredom and a daily lack of motivation?

Stress: I would say different stressors are experienced by different people; there is no one single answer to this. I would say find a reputable psychotherapist to consult with about what bothers you. There is no shame in doing this, and seeking therapy does not mean you're "crazy" or any other such judgmental, pejorative term. ...Read more

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Are tiredness, depression and breathlessness signs of a heart problem?

Are tiredness, depression and breathlessness signs of a heart problem?

Possibly: Clinical depression is a risk factor for both anxiety and heart disease. And heart disease can cause depression. Therefore it is important to get a full medical work-up with your primary care doctor to clarify the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can symptoms from high anxiety, depression and stress mimic symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Can symptoms from high anxiety, depression and stress mimic symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Anxiety & Depression: can interfere w/memory but not to the extent of severe Alzheimer's. A mental health professional can help you learn stress management strategies. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Can lack of sleep and stress cause delusional thinking small issues as big issues?

Yes: There have been experiments done where people are woken up when they start to go into rem or deep sleep which found that sleep deprivation can lead to hallucinations. If you are stressed and not sleeping meet with a psychologist to learn stress management techniques and develop better sleep habits. You may also want to start on some sleep medication consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Is sadness and depression a symptom of puberty?

Is sadness and depression a symptom of puberty?

No: Neither of those are a "symptom" of depression. Adolescence can be a difficult time of adjustment leading to sadness or depression. If you are concerned, you should talk to someone. ...Read more

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Could weight fluctuations and appetite loss be some of the symptoms of anxiety?

Could be...: Yes they can be, but they can also be symptoms of other things. First step should be visit to pcp to rule out medical causes. Are you feeling anxious? These are also symptoms of depression, with or without anxiety. If you have ruled out medical, you might ask for a referral to a therapist, who can talk with you about what is going on and make recommendations for talk therapy or maybe meds. ...Read more

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Is depression a lack of emotion?

Is depression a lack of emotion?

Can be: Clinical depression can involve a lack of joy or emotional blunting; it can also include a persistent and pervasive period of sadness, excessive guilt or apathy, difficulties getting motivated, poor concentration and energy, disrupted sleep, feelings of sluggishness or restlessness, social withdrawal, and/or thoughts of death. It is very treatable by seeking medical care. ...Read more

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Could racing thoughts and frequent mood swings be signs of a bipolar disorder or they can be signs of depression as well?

Could racing thoughts and frequent mood swings be signs of a bipolar disorder or they can be signs of depression as well?

Sxs: Racing thoughts and frequent mood swings might be seen with hypomania or mania related to bipolar disorder. It may be due to anxiety or an anxious depression. Certain drugs & medications can cause these symptoms. Mood swings are more prominent in some personality disorder. If you are experiencing these sxs - an comprehensive psychological assessment can help delineat the cause. Take care. ...Read more

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Is lack of motivation common sign of depression?

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Not just depression: Depression can cause lack of motivation, but there are many other possibilities. Lack of motivation is also a common sign of many other happenings. This is because motivation is a complex and fragile thing. It is subject to a long list of both internal and external forces. Values, belief, as well as previous life experiences all play significant roles. ...Read more

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Can Anxiety and "stress cause symtoms of disease or infection that your are obsessing over?

Can Anxiety and "stress cause symtoms of disease or infection that your are obsessing over?

No: "Obsessing" over disease can cause problems, but it is unlikely that you are thinking of those problems. Since you mention "disease or infection" your "obsessing" over them won't cause them. ...Read more

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Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

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Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear someone suffering from what described, but no definite answer could be deduced & offered. To come up a possible diagnosis could be reached by following the instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc to sort out right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some common signs of depression and what are good ways to deal with stress?

Changes in feelings: Some symptoms of depression include loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities, weight loss or weight gain, sleep disturbance, very sad mood, feelings of hopelessness. Good ways to deal with stress are exercise, building positive connections with others, counseling with a trusted psychologist, . ...Read more

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I been feeling very angry lots of stress n want to run no looking back its that signs of depression?

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I been feeling very angry lots of stress n want to run no looking back its that signs of depression?

Mixed state?: Mood extremes, irritability, impulsivity, and extreme restlessness or hyperactivity can signal bipolar illness. A family history of mood swings/bipolar, substance abuse, or violence would be confirmatory. Many have problems with impulse control - spending indiscriminately, gambling, driving recklessly, and sexual indiscretions. Going for days with little sleep need and racing thoughts?Any new med? ...Read more

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Why is depression a sign & symptom of post traumatic stress disorder?

Why is depression a sign & symptom of post traumatic stress disorder?

It may or may not be: Depression does not occur in all people w ptsd. After intense periods of hyperarousal - the individual becomes exhausted, amotivated & has decreased sex drive. Atypical depression is ^'ed w ptsd. ...Read more

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Feeling depressed don't know why. Can jealousy cause depression? I'm also a full time student and work part time could this be a sign of being stressed out?

Yes and Yes.: Jealousy can cause mood imbalance. Life stressors can also lower the threshold one might have to deal with symptoms of depression. You may want to try an antidepressant. There are several available, some of which being quite cheap. Talk to your doctor about the options. ...Read more

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Is bed wetting a sign of depression, anxiety and stress?

It isn't a classic: Symptoms of any of these disorders. However, when significantly regressed (regardless of cause) it might occur. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of a brain tumor? And my heart feels heavy. Im only 19. Could this be a depression brain tumor or is it stress?

What are the early signs of a brain tumor? And my heart feels heavy. Im only 19. Could this be a depression brain tumor or is it stress?

19: Where did you get that idea? Sounds more like youre depressed and wondering why. A psychiatrist whould know significantly more about brain tumors and depressive problems than you do. Guessing leavesyou upset. A depression is more likely that a brain tumor, but find out and get whatever helpyou need. ...Read more

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What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd? I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety

What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd?  I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety

You may have both: The sx of adhd and ptsd may overlap. Especially in the details of easy distractabilty and poor memory. You should see a counselor for your ptsd symptoms but you should get some comprehensive psychological testing to determine if you have both or the one diagnosis ater this you may or may not want to add medication to the counseling. ...Read more

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I have been extremely stressed & sad lately is it a sign im getting depressed? Should i see a doctor?

I have been extremely stressed & sad lately is it a sign im getting depressed? Should i see a doctor?

These symptoms: Might be associated with depression. Depression sx’s can include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as premenopausal? I am 23 years old and I have most of the signs of menopause. Feeling hot all the time, angry, stressed and depressed and very emotional.My periods are even longer than normal too plus I have no cramps with my periods.

Is there such thing as premenopausal? I am 23 years old and I have most of the signs of menopause. Feeling hot all the time, angry, stressed and depressed and very emotional.My periods are even longer than normal too plus I have no cramps with my periods.

Could be PMDD: From your age, you are very far from typical menopause. Also you are still having menstrual periods. You sound like you really don't feel well, and need to see your physician -- also need to track your symptoms with a little calendar along with your periods. That will help you & your doctor know how things shift (if they do) with your cycle. Treatment and/or further testing can go form there. ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle stress and depression?

What's a good way to handle stress and depression?

Many steps: First consider getting a psychiatric evaluation. If the depression is rated mild to moderate, consider opting for psychotherapy with or without meds; if it is moderate to severe, consider meds with psychiterapy. Work on getting into an aerobic exercise habit, on having a regular sleep routine, and on widening and strengthening your social networks. ...Read more

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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

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Is there a preferred way to handle stress & avoid depression?

What to do: To address stress: 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. ...Read more

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I am currently going through Post Dramatic Stress Disorder. What can I do about depression?

I am currently going through Post Dramatic Stress Disorder.  What can I do about depression?

PTSD Counseling: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: is a complex diagnosis and one needs multimode Therapy: Professional Help with Psych counseling and sometimes Medicine like anti anxiety and antidepressant. Support from Family/Friends and at work. Regular rest and Physical exercise. Spiritual counseling or Meditation helps very much. Positive attitude towards life ...Read more

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How are stress and depression connected?

How are stress and depression connected?

Stress/Depression: Yes, they are often connected as being depressed can cause significant stress and stress can produce low mood if it persists. Seek psychotherapy with a qualified mental health professional as both these conditions can be treated successfully. My best. ...Read more

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How can I cope with depression and stress?

How can I cope with depression and stress?

Therapy helps: Therapy helps, if you want it and are willing to work on your problems. If you are feeling depressed, why not talk to someone who is trained to help? Go with an open mind and a willingness to talk about any and all problems that are bothering you. Medications can also help your therapist will help u decide if a trial on medication makes sense. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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How can you deal with stress and depression?

How can you deal with stress and depression?

To address stress:: 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. Counseling ; cognitive. ...Read more

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How can I best deal with stress and depression?

Stress ; depression: With this combination, it's best to get a professional evaluation from a psychiatrist or a psychologist first. Explore the expressions and causes of your stresses. Search for understanding your triggers, and seek solutions. Psychotherapy can be very helpful for both stress and depression -- and sometimes medications are also needed. Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and healthy meals. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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What can I do to fight my stress and depression?

Depression: Seek counselling with a mental health professional. Reach out for support from family & close friends. Practice relaxation, healthy lifestyle, meditation, yoga, etc. ...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