Top 20 Doctor insights on: Talk depression
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