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What Are The Symptoms Of Depression
Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Mania: A person may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar d/o and have never been depressed. That is why the term: manic-depression is confusing. It may be common for those with bipolar d/o to have up and down mood swings, but the depressive part is not what defines the bipolar d/o. Rather, it is what is known as the manic state and can also be what is known as a mixed state. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Reality distortion: Depersonalization is the feeling that you are not personally involved in your current situation or that you are not personally present in your environment. It may occur as a defense mechanism in a traumatic situation or may be a part of a psychotic syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SIG E CAPS: The main question is whether a person has felt down, blue, or depressed more often than not over the past 2 weeks. Other symptoms may affect the following: sleep (decreased or increased) interest (decreased) guilt energy (decreased) concentration (decreased) appetite (decreased or increased) psychomotor slowing (slow movements, slow thoughts) suicidal ideation (thoughts of suicide). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypomania: A person will have elevated or irritable mood, with a change from his/her normal, lasting more than 4 days but less than a week. Function not significantly impaired. Grandiose, less need for sleep, speech is pressured, ideas scattered/racing, activity goal-directed, excess activity in pleasure seeking despite negative consequences, easy distracted. symptoms needed - 3 if elevated, 4 if irritated. ...Read more
Many: Anxiety is worry out of proportion to threat. Every little thing can cause fear. Every possible stimulus can cause upset. You imagine the worst outcome of every situation. You can have trouble sleeping or sleep too much. You can lose your appetite or over-eat. You can shake. Anti-depressant medicines are often used for anxiety. See a doctor to sort it out. It might be depression. Hope this is help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms: Include depressed mood most of the day and nearly every day, diminished interest or pleasure in normally pleasurable activities, changes in sleep, appetite and energy, agitation, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, trouble concentrating and recurrent thoughts of death and/or suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hallucinations: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Causes and symptoms: Depression can result from stressors, chronic stress, substances, genetics, among other things. Major depressive episode consists of 4 of the following symptoms lasting greater than two weeks: depressed mood, changes in sleep, lower energy, poor concentration, changes in appetite, feelings of too much guilt, inability to enjoy, moving slower or too fast, racing thoughts, and suicidal thoughts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seasonal Depression: Symptoms of depression occur in winter or summer, spring or autumn, year after year. There's sad feeling, sleep too much, have low energy, morning sickness, carbohydrate craving, withdrawal, difficulty concentrating, treatment is light therapy, cognitive therapy & careful use of melatonin. ...Read more
Symptoms: Symptoms may incluse: depresses or orritable mood, sleep initiation and/ or early morning waking, oversleeping, decreased appetite, weight loss, de rease in energy, motivation and interest levels. Crying episodes, withdrawn, feelings of hoplessness, helplessness, worthlessness, amhedonia (lack of enjoyment in activities prev enjoyed), diurnal variation, suicidal thoughts, low frustration tolerance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help is possible: Symptoms of depression include sad mood and loss of interest in usually pleasurable things for greater than 2 weeks. Also there are changes in sleep (too much or not enough); energy (slowed down or agitated); and appetite (could have little appetite w/weight loss, or eating too much w/weight gain). Difficulty concentrating ; making decisions. Frequent thoughts of death ; suicide. It's treatable. ...Read more
Neurosis: Anxiety, depression, anger, irritability, low self-esteem, behavior changes such as phobic avoidance, vigilance, impulsive/compulsive acts, cognitive changes such as obsessions, perfectionism, interpersonal such as dependency & isolation. The behaviors are not outside socially acceptable norms or psychotic. ...Read more
ADHD: Adhd is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by inattetion, distractability, impulsivity, and hyperactivity., all behaviors that are more frequent and severe than typically observed in children of the same developmental age. Symptoms must persist for at least 6 months, occur before 7 yrs of age, and be evident in 2 or more settings. Differential diagnosis is broad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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