Top 20 Doctor insights on: Talk depression

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Can talking about depression everyday cause you to become depressed?

Can talking about depression everyday cause you to become depressed?

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

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 is seriously affected neurologically if we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, not talking about depression, something more serious

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

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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..

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

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What kind of doctor can I talk to about depression?

What kind of doctor can I talk to about depression?

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

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I'm wondering what kind of doctor do I talk to about depression?

I'm wondering what kind of doctor do I talk to about depression?

Psychiatrist: Often primary care doctors and even psychologists can help a person with depression, but if it's more than mild or resistant to initial efforts, a psychiatrist may help since they specialize in mood disorders, including depression. ...Read more

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How do you treat depression, talk to family doctor or psychology?

How do you treat depression, talk to family doctor or psychology?

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

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What kind of doctor should I talk to about depression and suicidal thoughts?

What kind of doctor should I talk to about depression and suicidal thoughts?

Mental health: Any mental health professional should be able to help you. Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Social Worker. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have nobody to talk to about my depression, what do I do?

I have nobody to talk to about my depression, what do I do?

Exercise: This is one of the most effective things you can do to feel better. Get up and moving! ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's someone I can talk to about my depression?

Consider...: Talking with a pastoral counselor, a counselor, therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can you talk to doctor about depression without parents knowing?

Confidentiality: Talking to one's doctor is always confidential. But if there is depression that is discussed I always encourage communication between child and parent and will do everything possible to facilitate the conversation. ...Read more

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Who can I talk to for help for depression?

Who can I talk to for help for depression?

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

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Who can I talk to about my mental health (depression)?

Several choices: Psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, family doctors, internists, and clergy. ...Read more

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I think I'm suffering from depression. Who should I talk to?

I think I'm suffering from depression. Who should I 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

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What do you advise if I want to talk to someone about my depression?

What do you advise if I want to talk to someone about my depression?

Call a doctor: Contact your pcp or a psychiatrist in your community. Depression is a common but serious illness and you should be evaluated by a professional. There are numerous treatment options including therapy and medications and a doctor can help you find the best option for you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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