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Dr. Mary Ann Ty
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Unipolar Depression (Overview)

Depression without mania can be referred sometimes as 'unipolar depression' (one pole, one mood).


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What are the symptoms of unipolar depression?

What are the symptoms of unipolar depression?

Depression: Depressed mood, lack of interest, excessive guilt, sleep disturbance, appetite issues, poor attention span and concentration, lack of energy and suicidal thinking. If you have most of these symptoms for more than two to four weeks, you should talk to some one. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Ann Ty
51 doctors shared insights

Unipolar Depression (Overview)

Depression without mania can be referred sometimes as 'unipolar depression' (one pole, one mood).


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What are the tests for unipolar depression?

What are the tests for unipolar depression?

Unipolar Depression: Also there are depression scales to test for depression, such as the hamilton test & the zung depression scale. Your psychiatrist can provide you with those. ...Read more

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Living with Major Depression (Checklist)

Keep close to your family and friends
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See your doctor and counselor. Follow their advice and treatment.
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Start a journal. Write anything – a prayer, feeling, poem, or doodle
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Call your doctor with any self harm or suicidal thoughts.
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What are the best antidepressants if you have unipolar depression?

What are the best antidepressants if you have unipolar depression?

MANY: There are many possibilities of treatment for depression. The categories of medications are; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: prozac celexa zoloft lexapro luvox paxil serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors: cymbalta pristiq effexor wellbutrin viibryd tri-cyclic antidepressants: elavil pamelor imipramine etc so lots of different options so just speak to your physician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for unipolar depression?

What is the treatment for unipolar depression?

SSRI: I always try to start with meds that have very well known effectiveness , low side effects, low cost, no habituation risk and once a day dosing.These include : prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, lexapro, and many others.Please discuss with your dr what might be best for you. ...Read more

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Overcoming Mild Depression (Checklist)

Discuss with your doctor your symptoms and get help
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Ask for a counseling referral. Talk therapy is key.
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Ask if you would benefit from medications
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Exercise daily. If having trouble, start slow with a daily walk.
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What is unipolar depression?

What is unipolar depression?

Depression: "unipolar" depression is in contrast to "bipolar" depression. In unipolar depression, there is no history of mania (periods of speeded-up thinking & talking; high energy & not needing to sleep; expansive feelings & behavior; etc). The person suffers only from depressions -- which may be recurrent -- rather than swinging from depressive "pole" to manic "pole" throughout life. ...Read more

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What are the tests for unipolar depression?

Unipolar Depression: Also there are depression scales to test for depression, such as the hamilton test & the zung depression scale. Your psychiatrist can provide you with those. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of unipolar depression?

Depression: Depressed mood, lack of interest, excessive guilt, sleep disturbance, appetite issues, poor attention span and concentration, lack of energy and suicidal thinking. If you have most of these symptoms for more than two to four weeks, you should talk to some one. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Unipolar depression?

See below: Depression without mania can be referred sometimes as 'unipolar depression' (one pole, one mood). ...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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