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What Can I Do To Help My Depression
What can I do to help my anxiety/depression hasn't been treated i feel pains that's not really there an so much more i don't have any insurance :(help?
Knowledge ; Practice: 1st learn more! see what is anxiety by anxiety disorders assn of bc http://bit.Ly/xueau5 everyone experiences anxiety at times. It prepares us 4 stressful ;/or dangerous situations. It may cause u 2 experience sensations u dislike (sweating, racing heart) but these won't hurt u ; won't last 4ever. 2nd try cbt -http://bit.Ly/xzbqnz; acthttp://bit.Ly/ztwlvz; mindfulness meditat http://bit.Ly/wdsdnu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Options: There is no cure for depression. It is finding the best treatment that works for you in managing the symptoms. If you haven't already, see your doctor for an evaluation. For some people, medication is helpful. Other treatment options include exercise, therapy, support groups, journaling and eating a healthy diet. Vitamin d, b complex and omega 3 supplements can be helpful. ...Read more
There is hope: Depression is a mood disorder. Often there is a change in sleep, eating, energy, a sense of helplessness or hopelessness. Etc. Adjusting to change, grief, etc can be triggers. The good news is that depression is quite treatable. Psychotherapy &/or medication are effective. The first step is to contact someone. There are helplines, crisis lines, counseling centers, pcp, employee assistance, etc. ...Read more
Be supportive: Medication for depression is now the standard of care. Medications can shorten the duration of a major depressive episode and lengthen or eliminate recurrances. Work with her physician to find the best preparation with the least side effects for her. Help her to remember to take it as prescribed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffer from clinical depression it seems to help my depression i take it alone how long can I take it?
???: I'm sorry, but i don't understand your message. You say "it" seems to help your depression, you take "it" alone, and ask how long you can take "it"? What is the "it"? Sounds like you need to see your psychiatrist for help with your depression, especially if you have questions about your medicine or any other help available to you. ...Read more
Get professional : Don't isolate -socialize. Having a support system is very important. Get out. Don’t allow yourself to stagnate at home. Work to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night & eat as healthfully as possible. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Highly recommend the “feeling good book" by dr. David burns. Don't just read it - do it.! try tai chi, yoga, meditation or deep breathing exercises. ...Read more
My adult child has severe depression and lives out of state. What can I do to help other than encourage her to get help and listen when needed?
ask her: You can ask her this question; and request her permission to contact her friends or other relatives in her area who could actually check; if it was impossible for you to do this. Sometimes kids (even grown ups) need their parents with them. A visit to a general dr might help her too for many reasons; and she might be more willing to. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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