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What Could I Do To Help My Parent Who Is Depressed Due To A Broken Hip
Tough problem: My experience is that elderly patients become depressed after major injuries due to the loss of autonomy and decreased abilities. Helping them regain as much independence as possible is very important. Helping them return to their preinjury routine is also essential. Dinner with friends, a hair appointment, bingo, bridge club, sports activities, whatever they were doing before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
I feel so ill, ridden with anger and hurt, is depression likely? Depression and bipolar disorder have/are becoming less visible in my dad, but i know they can be transferred from a parent. I will cut my hips, legs, or arms. I bruise myself, and i've burne
Go to a therapist.: The symptoms your are talking about are severe and you should seek help immediately. When bipolar is in the family genetics there is always a high probability that it is passed down. There is medication that is quite helpful for this and there is no need to suffer when there is help available. The hurting yourself is an attempt to not feel so bad emotionally but provides no long term help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depressed and suicidal, don't want parents to know , is there anyway ? Or anyway i can get treatment without doctors? What help could i expect?
Communication: I'm sorry you're going through this. Please talk to your parents. Nobody can read your mind and on the outside you might present better than you feel. Active verbal communication is the key. If your thoughts of suicide become overwhelming you can call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. National suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255. Stay safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 your parents or: A friend? Parenting is not easy. How old are the children? The parents? If you are close to them you can talk to them about your concerns and encourage them to get professional help. Let me know some more details and i will give you some more specific ideas ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Usually surgery, but sometimes immobilization depending on the location within the hip. ...Read more
Both of my parents comitted suicide a year ago. I am very depressed and about to be hommelesseless because i can't even get out of bed . Please help?
I am very sorry for: Your loss. I don't know where you are from in the us but virtually all major cities have free clinics that are either subsidized by charities or the government. It is important for you to get help now. Depression can be treated psychiatrically. I encourage you to reach out to a clinic / facility in your area. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caity has insomnia except her parents won't let her get medication. She's been having it for years. She's under a lot of stress. Depressed also. Help?
Parent to open acct: I'd let Caity's parents know that they can open a NO COST account on HealthTap & ask questions of an entire panel of family practice & specialty docs. Caity's insomnia should be thoroughly investigated for causes & treated.Many alternatives to medications can be offered. But 1st a good diagnosis is needed. I'd be happy to answer more questions at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Bad lower back and hip pain., had regular X-ray nothing broke i'm becoming depressed from the pain what could this be?
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint where your femur meets the pelvis. Most hip fractures occur with falls in the elderly or motor vehicle accidents. The most common would be fractures of the top part of the femur bone and the femoral neck or intertroch region. Less common fractures are socket or acetabular fractures. Avulsion of muscle ...Read more
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