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What Does Severe Depression Feel Like
I've been suffering severe depression over the past year. I feel like if I don't take time to recover its just going to get worse,how could I do this?
Get help!: Seriously! That's the answer. However, to be more specific, start w/your FamilyDoc or GP. S/he may refer you for cognitive behavioral therapy or other counseling. Just as effective as drugs but w/o side effects. If psychotherapy & medications don't help, then get referral to Psychiatrist. But don't ignore this. There's no need to suffer in silence. See your doctor ASAP! ...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'm suffering from a severe depression, it feels like nothing makes sense and no colors of the world anymore, what to do?
Agree with excellent: recommendations you already received. Your Dr can assess for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily > ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have severe depression & gad for years but have nvr taken meds for it or want to since i don't want to feel like a zombie, what can I take OTC safely.?
Can my anxiety and severe depression affect my gerd?, cause i feel like it does as if they are somehow connected.
Yes : Anxiety and depression can affect gerd significantly. The area with the largest concentration of serotonin is actually in your gut. Therefore any anxiety you experience is felt as "butterflies" in your stomach. However, at the same time, the medication used for anxiety and depression can also cause gerd. ...Read more
If severe - do: recommend meds. Non-pharmacologic approaches: Start with talking therapy (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy). Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best way to get back appetite after barely eating 6 months. Severe depression finally got help but never hungry n feel sick when i eat 106p from 130p?
Start an exercise pr: Your symptoms are probably due to depression as you mentioned. You should consult a physician get a physical examination and routine lab work to rule out other causes of weight loss. Start an exercise program which should include cardio and weight training which will help you to gain weight and muscle mass. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On Celexa for 2 months, still have severe depression. I know to exercise, etc but, I can't d/t other issues like Tactile Defensiveness. PLEASE HELP!?
Celexa is not 4 all-: -many times multiple meds R tried B4 U get the right 1, or the right combination of meds 4 U. ...Read more
Is a person with severe depression and general anxiety likely to feel that they are under duress more often than someone who isn't?
Severe depression/anciety, not on meds, & would like 2 know y i get this awful feeling in my gutt as if my depression is residing in my stomach?
It could be: Physiologic symptoms of anxiety / panic can include nausea and abdominal pain. The sensation could be related to anxiety or due to a separate medical condition. Because you are suffereing, i hope your are receiving medical care. You might benefit from psychotropic medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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