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I have 3 children aged 2, 5, and 8. I am 29 and am in full swing surgical menopause. I live with chronic fatigue, night sweats and every other miserable menopause symptom you can imagine! I have severe clinical depression and anxiety. I have seasonal affe

I have 3 children aged 2, 5, and 8. I am 29 and am in full swing surgical menopause. I live with chronic fatigue, night sweats and every other miserable menopause symptom you can imagine! I have severe clinical depression and anxiety. I have seasonal affe

Unlikely: 29y fem. W. "menopausal" sx's/3 young children has "fatigue, night sweats, depression & anxiety". Ovarian waning unlikely & speculative. Symptoms correlate w. Fibromyalgia, FM. General med exam needed. If no physiologic findings see Rheumatologist. Oft FM symptoms result from primary lumbosacral dysfunction incited by multiple childbirths w. & w/o underlying Hypermobility Syndrome. See Osteopath. ...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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What are the common symptoms of clinical depression?

What are the common symptoms of clinical depression?

Symptoms of: Depression: insomnia or sleeping all the time; lack of energy, drive; sadness; frequent crying; suicidal thoughts; weight loss or gain; social isolation; lack of interest in life; loss of sense of pleasure; loss of sex drive; irritability. See a psychologist or psychiatrist to get an assessment and consider treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms to clinical depression?

Sadness, irritabilit: Sadness, negative thinking, wt and appetite and sleep disturbances, fatigue, irritability, and withing to be dead are all common symptoms of depression, clinical depression is diagnosable if they have lasted for 2weeks. ...Read more

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What is the definition for the symptoms of clinical depression?

What is the definition for the symptoms of clinical depression?

Not sure what you: Asking. The symptoms of any illness are just that, symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of clinical depression in teenagers?

Can you tell me the symptoms of clinical depression in teenagers?

Depression: Sadness, lack of pleasure. Irritability, over/under eating, over/under sleeping, decrease concentration, guilt feeling, feels like a failure. Some are suicidal. Please, get help. Suicide is the 3rd most common cause of death among teenagers (#1 accident, #2 homocide, #3 suicide). Do not underestimate this. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of clinical depression?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of clinical depression?

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. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are some symptoms of clinical depression?

Need expert help here. What are some symptoms of clinical depression?

Symptoms of: Depression: insomnia or sleeping all the time; lack of energy, drive; sadness; frequent crying; suicidal thoughts; weight loss or gain; social isolation; lack of interest in life; loss of sense of pleasure; loss of sex drive; irritability. See a psychologist or psychiatrist to get an assessment and consider treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you provide me with common obvious symptoms of clinical depression?

Depression symptoms: Symptoms of depression include: a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, sadness, poor motivation, irritability and possibly suicidal thoughts. These symptoms will have a negative impact on your ability to function at home/work. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of clinical depression?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are the signs and symptoms of clinical depression?

Clinical Depression: Sad affect, tearful, no joy in activities, feeling worthless/hopeless/helpless, ruminate about death/suicide, neurovegetative symptoms (appetite, sleep, energy changes), poor concentration/memore, withdrawal, reduced sex drive. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clinical depression in children?

What are the symptoms of clinical depression in children?

Pretty much the: Same as adults: low mood, crying spells, loss of interest, low energy, etc. For more, check out the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of being a little depressed vs. Getting clinical depression?

What are symptoms of being a little depressed vs. Getting clinical depression?

Having a bad day: Usually doesn't involve physical signs of the physical illness called major depression. So you would not have sleep, appetite or energy changes. ...Read more

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I've got a lot of symptoms of schizophrenia and clinical depression I'm kinda scared about it. Is it a bad thing?

I've got a lot of symptoms of schizophrenia and clinical depression I'm kinda scared about it. Is it a bad thing?

Treatment: It is improtant to understand that this is a chronic condition. As with any chronic condition treatment you require first to gain some knowledge about your illness and then learn how to maintain a healthy life style to minimize relapses which will require therapy and medications. Remember the most important part of treating any chronic condition is to comply with the treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have many of the symptoms of clinical depression. I've accepted my depression as a part of life. How could medical treatment help me?

I have many of the symptoms of clinical depression. I've accepted my depression as a part of life. How could medical treatment help me?

Depression: If depression is what you have, there are many effective treatments including psychotherapies and medications. Also there are lifestyle changes: consistent aerobic exercise; healthy diet (veggies, fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats, etc -- no processed foods!); connecting with others; spiritual practice; etc. Help is available with your doctor if you'd like it. Evaluation 1st, though. ...Read more

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How common is clinical depression?

How common is clinical depression?

Very common: About 1 out of every 9 people are clinically depressed and about 1/3 of all people have an episode of depression during their life. ...Read more

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How to know if I have clinical depression?

How to know if I have clinical depression?

Seek psychiatric: Eval. 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 death or suicide. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is clinical depression?

What sort of disease is clinical depression?

Biological Problem: The term "clinical depression" is usually understood to mean a set of symptoms that are thought to be related to changes or problems in brain chemistry. Therefore, clinical or major depression is largely considered to be a physical or biological problem. However, it is clear that environmental factors can either worsen or improve depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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Is some form of clinical depression inherited?

Is some form of clinical depression inherited?

Yes: Depression is the result of biopsychosocial factors. Genetics, environment, and your own temperament all play a role. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to severe clinical depression?

Is there a cure to severe clinical depression?

Yes: It may take awhile to find treatments that work sustainably for you, but please don't lose hope. Psychiatrists know many medications, and combining/augmenting them may arrive at a regimen that truly benefits you. Psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment, and increases effectiveness substantially. There are also transcranial magnetic stimulation, ect, and still other possibilities. ...Read more

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I would like help with my clinical depression?

I would like help with my clinical depression?

Consider seeing a: Psychiatrist, psychologist or your doctor can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of. ...Read more

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Is lithium appropriate for clinical depression?

Is lithium appropriate for clinical depression?

Yes, but...: Yes, but usually after other treatments have failed. Lithium is one of the few drugs with evidence showing it can reduce suicidal behavior, so lithium (either monotherapy or adjunctively) definitely has a place in treating severely depressed, suicidal patients who've failed more conservative tx. I'll add that when used adjunctively, doses are often much lower than what's used in bipolar patients. ...Read more

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Could clinical depression go away without meds?

Possibly: Mild to moderate depression can sometimes be treated successfully without psychiatric medications. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with clinical depression?

How can I help someone with clinical depression?

Support, Encourage: The best way to help someone with depression is to simply make sure they know that you care. Look for ways to support and encourage him/her, and also encourage this person to seek out appropriate help. You can also encourage him/her to take care of personal health through diet, exercise, sleep, and consistent routines. ...Read more

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Why does clinical depression need to be treated?

Why does clinical depression need to be treated?

Clnical depression: Because, it's miserable to be depressed on an ongoing basis, isn't it? Would someone choose to continue to suffer if there were an alternative available that can lead to increased happiness? If it's clinical depression, chances are it may not resolve on its own, without professional help. ...Read more

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Can clinical depression be elevated with exercise?

Yes: Exercise is an excellent way to combat the symptoms of depression especially those related to feeling 'paralyzed' with fatigue and excessive sleepiness. It is hard to start working out when depressed but doing it will help. ...Read more

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Is clinical depression a real, biological illness?

Is clinical depression a real, biological illness?

Clinical depression: Is as real illness. The etiology, origin, of it is not clear. It most-likely has a biological base but interacts w/lifestyle and attitude. So, a healthy lifestyle of a good food plan, exercise, focusing on life-giving topics and friends, all help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have have clinical depression?

What does it mean to have have clinical depression?

Clinical depression: Is more than a mood or feeling down. It causes other symptoms as can impact function. 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. ...Read more

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How are clinical depression and depression different?

Potato or POTATO: This question is often analogous to "my nerves being bad" vs "anxiety." in other words, "clinical depression" and "depression" both likely indicate a major depressive episode that warrants clinical attention though the severity may vary depending on the individual using such semantics. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Major Depression (Definition)

A more severe form of depression, also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. It isn't the same as depression caused by a loss, such as the death of a loved one, or a medical condition, such ...Read more


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