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Is there support groups for anxiety. And depression. In chicago ill?

Is there support groups for anxiety. And depression. In chicago ill?

Sure there are: Chicago's a big town with lots if resources. I would go online to the site for: nami, which is the national alliance for the mentally ill, to see if there is a group they can recommend you attend. Also, most community mental health centers offer group therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Any support groups for pertussis?

Any support groups for pertussis?

Why?: You don't usually need a support group for an acute infection that you recover from. Support groups are for people with chronic infections. And if everyone got vaccinated, there would be no pertussis. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for drug addiction?

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Are there support groups for drug addiction?

Yes: You can go to the nearest 12 step program and pick a sponsor who had similar issues as yours. ...Read more

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What's an active online support groups for depression?

What's an active online support groups for depression?

Google It: If you are using healthtap you understand a lot about technology. Type "depression support groups" in your browser and you will be amazed at the number of support groups you will find. A bit of advice: every support group has its own personality. Try out a few then chose the one that fits you best. Another source of support: national alliance on mental illness. www.nami.org. ...Read more

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What are some reputable support groups for incest survivors?

What are some reputable support groups for incest survivors?

Two 12 Step groups: You might want to consider attending a meeting of survivors of incest anonymous (sia) and/or incest survivors anonymous (isa) the most important difference is that anyone who has been a perpetrator is asked not to attend isa even if the perpetrator was also a victim of incest. ...Read more

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What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

12 steps: I love 12 step programs - the neutral one is positive anonymous 12 step program - any 12 step program would work. ...Read more

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Can there be addiction support groups for chronic pain patients?

Can there be addiction support groups for chronic pain patients?

Depends: There seems to be a confusion in your mind about physical dependence and addiction. Addiction is psychological dependence on the substance not for controlling the pain but feeling good. Pain is not the issue in such cases and usually illegal means employed to obtain the substance. For such persons there are detox clinics followed by support group. If you obtain opioids for pain, no need for group. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for people with tinnitus?

Are there support groups for people with tinnitus?

Yes, Brookline is : close to many. See the American Tinnitus Association, www.ata.org/support. Clinics include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, www.bidmc.org/YourHealth/Conditions-AZ.aspx?ChunkID=11504, Mass. Eye & Ear, www.masseyeandear.org/for-patients/patient-guide/patient-education/diseases-and-conditions/tinnitus/ & Mario Hearing Clinics, www.mariohearingclinics.com/tinnitus-retraining-therapy. ...Read more

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Any good support groups for dealing with loss?

Any good support groups for dealing with loss?

Loss: Good places for support groups are found through the hospitals and their agencies. There are perinatal loss groups, hospice groups, cancer groups, and so forth. Hospital social workers will have lists of available groups, or try the hospial website. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for blind vets?

Are there support groups for blind vets?

Yes: Check with your va and with the organization 'disabled american veterans' for help and support. Your local organizations for the blind and poorly sighted can also help. ...Read more

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Where can I find a support group for survivors of sexual abuse?

Where can I find a support group for survivors of sexual abuse?

Also look here: http://www.rainn.org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/child-sexual-abuse.

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Do you recommend any online chats or support groups for teens with depression?

It depends....: Online chat groups if appropriately moderated can be a helpful tool. I would look to a local hospital or to nami (a national organization dedicated to mental health) for guidance. But the important thing is that chat and support groups are not a substitute for meeting regularly with a therapist and/or their doctor. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for people with pancreatic cancer?

Are there support groups for people with pancreatic cancer?

PANCAN: The best group out there is the pancreatic cancer action network, aka pancan. Their liason program connects people with experience with pancreatic cancer with those seeking more information. www.pancan.org. ...Read more

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Where can I find a support group for schizoaffective disorder?

Where can I find a support group for schizoaffective disorder?

NAMI: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is a nationwide organization that does outstanding outreach for persons with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. You can do an online search of a local chapter and contact them. ...Read more

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Why is community support important for parenting?

Why is community support important for parenting?

Stress reduction: Parenting is the most important job one can have and therefore support in the process from fellow parents is critical to helping keep the stress under control. Whether this comes formally through support groups or informally through friends and family, support is part of self care and helps us keep our stress at bay. Support can provide us with tips and relief in times of need. ...Read more

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Will a pastor provide support for family members of those in icu?

Will a pastor provide support for family members of those in icu?

Usually: I believe a pastor, minister, priest, or rabbi has some duty to comfort those with a loved one in the icu. I do not believe they should be waiting in the icu, but some contact should be made. Make sure they know your loved one is in an ic unit! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more