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What are the symptoms of depresion?

What are the symptoms of depresion?

Depressive sx's may: Include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

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


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What can be done for persistant depresion besides drugs?

What can be done for persistant depresion besides drugs?

Depression: Response to counseling in addition to medications is better than either one alone. ...Read more

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How can I help a loved one who is suffering from depresion?

How can I help a loved one who is suffering from depresion?

Cool kindness: Urge the person to comply with medical treatment. Usually this can be managed with medication (hopefully short term) and psychotherapy (best is cognitive-behavioral; avoid therapists who urge a lot of looking back or thinking about what someone hates instead of what someone loves.) no arguing or trying to talk-out-of-it, no blaming, no demands. Watch for signs of suicide & call 911 if must. ...Read more

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Work is so demanding have not had tine with family and friends for a long time get home do chores and thats it can this become depresion?

Work is so demanding have not had tine with family and friends for a long time get home do chores and thats it can this become depresion?

Absoutely: If you're not taking care of yourself-your physical OR emotional needs,over time,this can definitely lead to depression.If you don't have time in your life to do anything you enjoy,this can certainly cause you to feel trapped,sad and even angry.If you already feel like you have those symptoms,talk to a doctor.Regardless if you do or don't try to make room in your life for what makes you happy ...Read more

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Doea hydrocephalus cause depresion?

Doea hydrocephalus  cause   depresion?

Hydrocephalus: People with normal pressure hydrocephalus can have apathy, which can look like depression. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19996513 this isn't the same illness as major depression, though. ...Read more

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How effective is counselling for depresion?

How effective is  counselling for depresion?

Cognitive-behavioral: Therapy is the most effective treatment for depression. It may sometimes need to be supplemented with medication. It's also helpful to exercise, engage in social interaction & engrossing activities, practice gratitude, do kind things for others, develop & commit to meaningful goals, practice stress management, & talk to trusted, empathic people. 90% in consumer rprts study -- counseling helped. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mild chronic depresion?

What is the definition or description of: mild chronic depresion?

Dysthymia: Dysthymia (dysthymic disorder) is chronic, mild depressed or irritable mood which occurs most days for at least 2 years in adults or at least a year in a child. Associated sxs can include: low energy, hopelessness, low self esteem, & problems with sleep, appetite, concentration & decision making. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Multiple causes: Refers to a mood condition typified by the presence of a combination of symptoms including loss of interest, sad mood, appetite& weight changes, low energy, poor concentration, sleep disturbance, guilt or shame with or without feelings of hopelessness and despair. In severe cases suicidal thoughts and/or psychosis may also be present. Most commonly used to describe mdd & bipolar d/o. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

It is treatable: The condition involves depressed or sad mood, changes in eating habits, lack of interest, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, difficulty concentrating and changes in sleep patterns. Sufferers may experience one or many of these symptoms. Most severely, depression may lead to feelings of hopelessness and a desire to harm oneself or others. Fortunately, the condition is treatable. ...Read more

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