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Doctor insights on: Unhappy People

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Do any docs think the pursuit of happiness brings about unhappiness?

Do any docs think the pursuit of happiness brings about unhappiness?

Very interesting : question. I believe that unrealistic expectations of what equals happiness are a major factor leading to unhappiness. Advertising in our society leads many people to believe that happiness is dependent on owning things or looking a specific way. This leads to feeling disappointed with what we have or how we look. Healthy relationships, loving work feeling positive about our lives brings happiness. ...Read more

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How do depression and chronic unhappiness differ?

How do depression and chronic unhappiness differ?

Depression pervades: More areas of your life then unhappiness. It is more than an emotion. 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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What causes unhappiness and hopelessness? Just low serotonin? What foods increase serotonin?

What causes unhappiness and hopelessness? Just low serotonin? What foods increase serotonin?

Medical vs psycholog: There are both mind and body causes of unhappiness and hopelessness. Low serotonin, hypothyroidism, and other medical conditions can impact mood. Psychologically things like loss, significant change (positive or negative) or other factors can impact mood in a negative way. ...Read more

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What brain hormones cause unhappiness and hopelessness?

What brain hormones cause unhappiness and hopelessness?

Several: Depletion of any of these hormones, or a combination of several. This is why the first drug tried may not work. They are serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. ...Read more

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What, if any, physical illness symptoms can stress and emotional unhappiness cause in a person?

What, if any, physical illness symptoms can stress and emotional unhappiness cause in a person?

Many: Stress and unhappiness can lead to mental health issues and in some cases cause one to hurt themselves or others. These mental issues can lead to chest pain, headaches, shortness of breath and general uneasiness. I would get checked if you are feeling this way. ...Read more

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Are any heart conditions brought on by stress and unhappiness?

Are any heart conditions brought on by stress and unhappiness?

Many: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy as previously answered, but other stress related cardiovascular issues include palpitations, arrhythmias, high blood pressure and atypical chest pain can all be related to stress. ...Read more

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I have been really stressed out lately and i know its mainly because my unhappiness at my job. Is it time for me to make a career change?

I have been really stressed out lately and i know its mainly because my unhappiness at my job. Is it time for me to make a career change?

Could be . . . : If you know why you're feeling "stressed out, " you're one step ahead. And only you know if it's time to make a career change. You could consider finding a good life coach to help you look at options, and get serious about next steps. There are ways to make movements towards your goal even while you continue your current job. These activities may even reduce your feeling of "stress.". ...Read more

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I used doctor rating sites to find a new one, but they arent helpful. Just looks like a couple of unhappy people wrote. What can I do?

I used doctor rating sites to find a new one, but they arent helpful. Just looks like a couple of unhappy people wrote. What can I do?

See below: Avoid the doctor ratings sites. They are not representative, complete, or validated. The best suggestion is word of mouth from co-workers and friends. Also, check that the doctor is board certified. You can also check your state's medical board online and do a search for a specific doctor to see if there were any disciplinary or malpractice issues. ...Read more

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Am I weired that I feel so unhappy to see people get excited about their pregnancies when I am ttc?

Am I weired that I feel so unhappy to see people get excited about their pregnancies when I am ttc?

No!: I imagine you may feel guilty at being unhappy for your friends success, but it is not 'weird.' in my fertility practice, i don't think i've ever met a woman struggling ttc who didn't have an occasional jealous or ugly thought - don't be too hard on yourself. ...Read more