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What Is Childhood Depression
Why do I feel like I've achieved my goal and suddenly feel hyper and happy between every now and then ever since childhood ? What type of depression ?
Normal: If I understand your question correctly I would say this is normal. I also get hyper and happy when I achieve my goals. Keep up the good work ;) ...Read more
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
Briefly see below: Depends on theoretical orientation, but briefly... We learn how friendly or unfriendly our environment is early in life. We learn how to cope with the environment when we're young. Depending on what happened during those tender years, the way we learn how to relate, communicate, cope with things transcends into adulthood. If something is amiss, this might lead to depression. ...Read more
Often is: As an autopsy pathologist, I've run into this too often. Society is finally waking up to the impact of bullying in school and on social media, and will perhaps eventually realize that verbal abuse by parents is far more common and devastating. In times like ours, liability fears drive treatment, the child ends up getting medicated and the real problem may never be addressable ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thanks dr. Namey. M underweight since childhood. I eat what my family eats & they all are healthy. Last yr I lost 5 kgs due to depression. Pls advise.?
It's possible: There's no way to answer in your particular case, but it's clearly possible for childhood stress (and abuse/neglect) to cause depression in adulthood. The best way to address this question is to have an in-person mental health evaluation with a professional, and be sure to mention this specific concern. Good luck. ...Read more
Why is it I feel anxiety depression for a few days after intense counseling sessions? Is this suppose to happen? Like going back to my childhood stuff
Normal Reaction: It can be quite normal for you to experience anxiety and depressive sx's after a counseling session that unearths dormant feelings. As you process your past emotional experiences in tx, you can continue the cognitive process for many days after, because you are restructuring your experience of the events, including confronting any emotions that may have occurred in the past. ...Read more
Quite the contrary: Schizophrenia is a serious and persisting mental health disorder. It's onset is usually in the late teens for men and early 20's for women. Though there are childhood cases. Depression can also be a serious and persisting condition, but is more likely to be associated with intermittent (sometimes recurrent) periods of major depression. ...Read more
Sometimes: In the past few decades, studies have used MRI to track the neurobiological effects that multiple traumas can have on normal childhood development (i.e. Van der kolk, 2005, "developmental trauma disorder"). If left untreated, these traumatic experiences can have lasting effects on mental health, including depression and anxiety. The good news is that these conditions are highly treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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