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Probably not.: This would be unusual. Usually, talking about ones issues regarding depression helps to deal with the depression and gain insight and understanding into the causes, conditions and make one better able to cope. If you are not seeing someone for treatment, I would recommend you do so. Medications and cbt (cognitive behavioral therapy) help with treatment and getting you towards wellness. ...Read more
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
What is seriously affected neurologically if we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, not talking about depression, something more serious
Psychiatric help: If you feel you are losing control, you need to see a psychiatrist asap. This approaches what a psychopath may feel. I urge you to seek immediate attention. ...Read more
This is kinda embarrassing but, who can I talk to about depression? Its making me feel awful. I try to ignore it but its consuming me. Please help..
It's ok.: Please try not to be embarrassed. All of us need a little extra help from others at some point in our life. From your description, this is negatively impacting your quality of life. A good place to start is with a doctoral level clinical psychologist for a comprehensive assessment & therapy. The psychologist can let you know if medications are indicated or not. Take care. ...Read more
There are several: Psychiatrists and Psychologists are the only doctors who specialize in mental health issues. However, your primary care physician, social workers, therapists all have training in the area, including nurses. Above all, talk to someone and get help. ...Read more
You do both.: If feeling depressed it is important to let your primary physician know. There could be extenuating circumstances causing the depression. You should also contact a psychiatrist for a meds consult to see if medication would be helpful. And you should contact a psychologist to help you to determine the best course of treatment, ie talk therapy, CBT, or DBT, or a combination of treatments. ...Read more
Mental health: Any mental health professional should be able to help you. Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Social Worker. ...Read more
I am looking for more effective treatment for many years of clinical depression. Talk/drug therapies have done little to change I have tried many psychotropic drugs in recent years along w/ talk therapy. I remain "stuck" on morose (ptsd). I've little to n
Switching docs. What type of doc can I go talk about anxiety/depression/substance abuse/adhd. Do I bring all my prescription meds? What documents should I bring.
A Psychiatrist: There is no question in my mind that you should be seeing a psychiatrist if you want someone with whom you can discuss these problems and figure out the best course of treatment. Yes, bring all the meds you are already on and if you can bring past records or maybe a list off what you've been on in the past--all that will be helpful to your new dr. You know what to do! Good luck! ...Read more
Exercise: This is one of the most effective things you can do to feel better. Get up and moving! ...Read more
I don't no how to talk about my anxiety/depression with my partner. I feel ashamed, scared about what they will think. How do I open up with her?
Keeping anxiety a: Secret can make you more anxious. Everyone has vulnerabilities and if your partner cares she will understand, maybe even tells you what makes her anxious. An aspect of this may be cultural. I.e., men are not supposed to be anxious. I'v seen many professionally who are, even big shot corporate types and other professionals. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Mental health folks: I'm guessing you've already confided in trusted friends, which can be a good start. There are lots of causes for depression. Mental health professionals are a good resource. Masters level therapists are good at talk therapy. Psychologists may be able to more specifically see a reason and psychiatrists are able to look at medical options including medication if indicated. ...Read more
Depression: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read more
I need help with my depression and I can't seem to get it across to people I just need someone to talk to about it?
Someone to talk to?: I can appreciate that you need someone to talk to about your depression, but I don't know who you're trying to get help from. Family and friends can be sympathetic, but cannot treat you for your depression. For this you need a trained psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or both. These professionals are experienced with depression and are best able to help you. Your pcp can get you started. ...Read more
I feel like I am going into depression from taking up too many responsibilities. I need to discuss my issues, but I don't have anyone to talk to.
DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read more
My grandma is 85.she is suffering from depression as if she is waiting to die. She doesn't need to eat or talk knowing that she is not sick. What to do?
Elderly & depressed: Good for you to have concern and compassion for your grandma. Just be as kind and supportive to her as possible but set limits if she becomes too demanding. If your grandma has a spiritual philosophy consider inviting a prudent spiritual leader to make pastoral calls if she is open to it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Options: I would see your physician so that he or she can evaluate for any medical problems that could be contributing to depression. I also recommend working with a clinical psychologist to help get past depression. Your physician may also recommend psychiatric evaluation if it appears that you may need psychotropic medications. Get help now. ...Read more
Student disability: Department. I assume that you're studying at a college or university. They typically have offices for students with disabilities. You should contact the disability specialist and he or she can talk to your teacher or teachers about your depression. You can also have your psychologist or psychiatrist write a note regarding that and any types of accommodations that may need to be made. Also, it never hurts to purchase a book about depression and living with depression from amazon. Com and gift it to the teacher so that heor she can understand what it is that you are experiencing. Best wishes and have a happy holiday. ...Read more
Team Approach: Start by creating a team of people who can help. First, go 2 your pcp 2 get a medical work up. Go 2 http://locator. Apa. Org 2 find a psychologist in your area who treats eds. I would also recommend consulting w/ a psychiatrist if you're interested in meds. Group therapy is another place where you can get support. Neda helpline, for more referrals (800) 931-2237. ...Read more
What's the point of talking to someone about your depression when you know your whole life story?
Venting: This is called abreaction, or letting go, of supressed bad memories that help empty some heavy baggage as well as boost self-esteem through gaining social support & guidance. ...Read more
Because of depression I am looking very bad what should I do plese tell me I have become lonely person I am not able to talk with any one?
How can u get a loved one help for depression if they won't ask and they refuse to talk to doctors about it but its getting bad enough I need some adv?
It's difficult: I would try and enlist the help of family first. Try and talk to the loved one in a non-threatening, non-judgmental way. Try asking questions instead of lecturing. Try making "i feel" statements avoiding the word you. Like: I feel worried. I feel that my opinions don't matter. I feel frustrated. I feel lonely. I feel concerned. I feel uneasy. But avoid saying you or the person will be defensive. ...Read more
My emotions are very unstable. The one moment I would be very happy the next I’m really sad and don’t want to do anything or talk to anyone. I’m not suicidal but it’s constant up and down of emotions. Could it be depression?
Talking to parents: It may be different depending on how old you actually are (your question says you're 39?) and whether it's your depression you want to talk about, or concerns about their depression. Either way, you can first educate yourself about depression. Http://tinyurl. Com/zsyjr you can pick a quiet time to speak with them and ask for support. Here are some suggestions: http://tinyurl. Com/lya2oj7. ...Read more
Talk abt depression: By clarifying what you expect her reactions & questions will be. If you're in therapy, invite her to a session. If you need information for her, find internet sites or books that explain depression in a way you like. Your question will be easier to answer if you can be more specific about your concerns. Is the depression yours or hers? ...Read more
Good news: Living in LA you have an abundance of therapists at your disposal. Look online or talk to your primary care doctor for a referral or recommendation. ...Read more
Introspective: Yes, talk therapy is introspective. It allows you to explore thought, emotion, and behavior patterns to see what might be contributing to your misery. Awareness allows you to change what you wish to change, so that you can move towards joy. Antidepressant medications can help manage symptoms; you can eat & exercise healthily, and engage with others. There are tms and ECT where needed too. ...Read more
I have severe depression and am unable to physically talk bout my problems. Any websites that I can visit that actually help?
What would help?: Are you so depressed that it makes it physically impossible for you to talk? Is it something else? Despite the fact that you are unable to physically talk about your depression, there are therapists who understand this problem and can help. Look into local resources: www. Dbsanewjersey. Org. If you need a more specific answer, please don't hesitate to ask again. Best wishes. ...Read more
I think mom has depression, what signs can I look for? She's very difficult to talk to so how can I help her without a professional around?
Care and Concern: It is sometimes hard to talk to family members about feelings and emotions. I would encourage you to be patient for a time when things are relatively peaceful and calm. Then, just share your conncerns in a simple and gentle way. Remember, you cannot be responsible for how your mother reacts - just stay focused on showing her that you care about her and want to suport her. ...Read more
I hate my depression and I want it to stop its affecting my whole life I used to talk a lot and be sociable but now I feel singled out and sad?
Ask For Help: It is not uncommon for anyone to experience signs and symptoms similar to depression. Should the symptoms interfere with our ability to function in normal activities, it would be important to discuss this with your primary md. A referral to a counselor might prove beneficial. If the depression is severe, there are medications that can help. There is help for you. All you need to do is ask! ...Read more
Are there any good positive self talk phrases to replace negative self talk I've developed from having stress, anxiety, and depression for years?
Many: Positive self talk can be very powerful when it reminds you to see things objectively and brings to mind your specific strengths and skills when you have faced difficult situations in past. Avoid overly generalized or placating statements which are easily dismissed. ...Read more
I have depression and anxiety. The depression has gotten so bad I barely leave my room. What medicines do you suggest? I talked to my doc but no change
Depress & Anxiety: And agoraphobia require more than medication. Please see a mental health professional who can treat you. Cognitive therapy is one possibility. Also see www. Relaxationresponse. Org for a self-help technique. Inch out of your room in baby steps bit by bit. Peace and good health. ...Read more
When talking with my therapist, he said I need to take ownership of getting better from depression. What are ways to take ownership that would improve my depression?
Address in therapy: The question would best be directed to your therapist. There would have been a context for the comment that only you and s/he could understand/appreciate. It may have expressed concern/frustration around feeling you may not be working together as a team, or a desire on your part to be "fixed" without having to do the "work, " or any no. Of other possibilities that you need to take up in therapy. ...Read more
Just be honest.: Tell your doctor about your mood, energy level, concentration, memory, self esteem, motivation levels, sex drive, sleep & appetite. Crying spells, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are pertinent as well as your capacity to feel joy. Let your doctor know immediately if you have suicidal thoughts. ...Read more