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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
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
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
Bad lower back and hip pain., had regular X-ray nothing broke i'm becoming depressed from the pain what could this be?
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
My mother recovered from cancer. She broke her hip. Healed from that. A month later her cancer came back. Could it be back from the broken hip?
Recurrent Ca: Many solid cancers can spread to the bones. Some of these metastases can cause bone fracture (we called it pathological fracture). Bone fracture can also be due to osteoporosis, especially in elderly woman. "Broke her hip" itself is not the cause for cancer recurrence, but could be other way around. ...Read more
Absolutely: When treated quickly and correctly, many hip fractures will heal to their pre-injury status. Of course, the time to heal is quite variable and depends on many factors. A full year may be required to get to the final level of function, but many patients gain full function in 3-6 mos. Work hard and follow the advice of your surgeon and your therapist to give yourself the best chance. ...Read more
Support: When a loved one has an illness, it is best to be a good support system for them - but not in a smothering way. You may also want to educate yourself about depression. There are also support groups for families of loved ones with mental illness. Nami may be a good resource for you. ...Read more
Thank them & see : your primary care physician for evaluation for medical causes & referral to appropriate mental health professionals. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the mainstay of treatment, with anti-depressant medications as an adjunct, if necessary. You may want to delve into your family history, but your stoic parents may not share important information if they do not view depression as a valid diagnosis. ...Read more
Talk to them: Tell them how you have been feeling and that you think you need some help. Let them know that you need their support and do not blame them for the depression. I am assuming that you are a minor and not in your 40's you can also speak to a school guidance counselor or psychologist. They will help you speak to your parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly, but...: I doubt it could be directly related to parental age, but having older parents, like having younger ones implies lots of things. They might not be as healthy or energetic, tolerant, interested in new things, attractive, easy to bring home friends to meet, etc., etc. If you feel cheated by your childhood, & especially if you feel guilty about the resentment - i can easily imagine feeling depressed. ...Read more
Talk to someone: I don't know the details of your parents mental illness but they very well may understand better than you think. If you really can't talk to them, talk to another relative, a teacher, or school nurse. The important thing is to get help. ...Read more
If your parents have fought with each other all your life, what are the chances of having depression?
Elevated risk: Recurrent stressors that include familial strife are a risk factor for depression in children, adolescents, and adults. Some Core signs of depression include recurrent low mood, loss of interest in enjoyable activities and important necessary daily activities, helplessness/hopelessness, and problems with sleep. If a concern recommend further evaluation by your doctor to discuss options ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be candid: Tell them how you feel. It is key to let them in on any suicidal thoughts if you have experienced them. If you have problems with sleep, appetite, energy level, motivation etc - let them know. If you are a minor, ask them to arrange for you to see a therapist. Talking therapy can be very helpful. You will feel less lonely and separate from others when you share this. It will lessen your burden. ...Read more
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