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Having feelings of worthlessness due to depression?

Having feelings of worthlessness due to depression?

Not Unusual: A feeling of worthlessness is one of the classic symptoms of depression. If you are feeling worthless most of the time it is important for you to seek out help. Also, physical problems can cause depression, so it would be a good idea to get a good physical exam. ...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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Feelings of worthlessness part of depression?

Feelings of worthlessness part of depression?

Yes: A feeling of worthlessness is one of the classic signs of depression. Of course, worthlessness does not automatically mean a person has severe depression. This would need to be evaluated in a professional setting. ...Read more

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What do you do to combat depression, hopelessness, and feelings of worthlessness?

What do you do to combat depression, hopelessness, and feelings of worthlessness?

Talk or medicines: If you have clinical depression, talking with a therapist can really help. Literature shows that talk therapy can work just as well as taking an antidepressant. Some feel so down, however, that they cannot even get themselves to go to a therapist, so i usually start with a medicine and then, when you are feeling somewhat better, consider going to a therapist at that point. ...Read more

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I am having feelings of worthlessness and depression. I question if Prozac is the right drug for me now. ?

I am having feelings of worthlessness and depression. I question if Prozac is the right drug for me now. ?

Depression: Prozac MAY be helpful, or another medication your doc prescribes, Please see a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist to get to the root of the situation. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one useful treatment but the therapist may have others. America is a "give me a pill" culture but working at the real issue is often more effective. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological str...

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness)  and feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological str...

See doctor: Depression is a common illness. It is due to chemical imbalance in the brain and is not a moral failing. There are effective treatments and you should see a doctor for an evaluation and prescription. Do not let the depression keep you from seeing a doctor. Wish you good health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) . I've been sitting in front of my computer all day, not even going outside, isolated from everyone, including my family. What now?

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) . I've been sitting in front of my computer all day, not even going outside, isolated from everyone, including my family.  What now?

Depressed feeling: Get some help either see your private doctor and he can help you get to a psychologist or psychiatrist. Call your friends or family and get out of the house. Interact with others. Talk to a loved one about these feelings. You do not have to feel alone. There is help if you express yourself. The world will look brighter after you talk to others about your feelings. Feel better! ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness) , sadness, sudden attacks of crying and socially withdrawn and nervous ?

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness) , sadness, sudden attacks of crying and socially withdrawn and nervous 
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Depression: If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, go to the Emergency Department. Otherwise, talk to trusted friends and family if helpful, write in a journal, exercise as tolerated, and see your PCP for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) . The following also describe me: Mood swings and Fe...Would also like to know if consulting with my doctor is a good idea and if I can schedule on my own ?

I am experiencing  feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness) . The following also describe me: Mood swings and Fe...Would also like to know if consulting with my doctor is a good idea and if I can schedule on my own ?

Yes, see ur doctor : That's a good idea, whether you can schedule your own appointment, that depends on your pediatrician and the health plan your are on, call the doctor's office or the doctor himself/ herself for clarification, if he/she already knows you. Remember, doctors are there to help, your health information is confidential, all the best ...Read more

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I am experiencing restlessness, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) and irritability. What should I do?

I am experiencing  restlessness, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered)  and irritability. What should I do?

Anxiety/depression: You have all the classic symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. This is very common, and it is very important you see your doctor as soon as possible. Getting help to treat your issues can be very beneficial, including therapy, counseling, and possible medications. The simple fact that you are discussing your feelings now is a first step, so make the call to see the Doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hello i think i may be depressed. I have looked up the sings after feel worthlessness for over a yeah now and I have most of the sing's.. I need help ?

Depression: If concerned about depression, please consult your physician for an overall health review and also to investigate other medical illnesses which can present with depression. There are good treatments for depression, which include both psychotherapy and medications as needed. The 2 work well together, and are additive in positive effects. ...Read more

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Someone close to me has been feeling down for a while. What is the most common symptom of depression usually?

Someone close to me has been feeling down for a while. What is the most common symptom of depression usually?

Depression symptoms: Common symptoms of depression include: feelings of sadness, a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, difficulty concentrating, change in sleep and/or appetite, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, poor motivation, and irritabiliy. The person may also have problems functioning at work or school. If they have the majority of these symptoms they may have depression. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling guilty about having depression?

What to do if I am feeling guilty about having depression?

Learn more: Learning more about depression can be helpful in understanding the feelings you are having. Guilt is a common emotion among depressed patients and there does not have to be a reason for being depressed. Seek medical attention and learn about the numerous treatment options for depression including medications and therapy. You are not alone. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling guilty about having depression?

I would tell you : That guilt is a common symptom of depression. I would recommend that you stop beating yourself up. I would further recommend that you get mental health care because you are worth it. Take care. ...Read more

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Feeling disconnected, non-existant and clouded. Could this be symptoms of depression even though i don't feel depressed?

Feeling disconnected, non-existant and clouded. Could this be symptoms of depression even though i don't feel depressed?

Depression: All of these could certainly be symptoms of depression. They can also be symptomatic of a dissociative disorder - i suggest you see a therapist to determine what is going on, as a psychologist can take an extensive history to make a more specific diagnosis of this problem. ...Read more

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Told feeling life is pointless is a symptom of my depression but isn't thinking life is not pointless denial? Since we all die, how can life matter?

Told feeling life is pointless is a symptom of my depression but isn't thinking life is not pointless denial? Since we all die, how can life matter?

I am sorry you: feel so hopeless. A mental health professional can help. Beyond that, just focusing on a life that can help in any way to relieve the suffering or poverty of others is not pointless. That thought may help you break the negative self talk cycle you may be in. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling guilty when i eat, think I have depression, advice?

What to do if I am feeling guilty when i eat, think I have depression, advice?

You have to eat: Eat like the sort of person you want to be or become. Join a support group (often part of an exercise or eating program ). You might benefit from a talk with a trusted physican too. That's what we're here for. ...Read more

Dr. Selby Jacobs
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Guilt (Definition)

to say Guilt is any way I can control you and make you feel anxious doing it. Its an atypical anxiety state that you feel when you are accused of doing something you should not have done, or you didn't do something you should have. The underlying feeling you have is resentment, but that remains unexpressed as you ...Read more