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What kind of condition is depression?

What kind of condition is depression?

Medical Condition: While many of us may feel down at times, major depression is a serious medical condition associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. The hallmark symptoms are a depressed mood or loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities for at least two weeks. Other psychological and physiological symptoms must also be present. Fortunately there is effective treatment. See your md for help. ...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 kind of condition is depression during pregnancy?

What kind of condition is depression during pregnancy?

Common: Mood disorders occur in almost 85% of people sometime during their life. The extreme changes in the body and in the hormones, make mood disorders like depression very common during pregnancy. This is usually treatable and should be discussed with the physician giving prenatal care. ...Read more

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What kind of disorder is depression?

What kind of disorder is depression?

It varies: The term is used to describe several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs following the death of a loved on, a serious illness or other challenging life events. It is normal to experience sadness and depression. If the sadness does not lift after a year or so and gets worse or if there has been no event to trigger the depression it may be clinical depression.or bipolar ...Read more

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What kind of condition is having difficulty dealing with depression?

Major Depression: When depressed mood becomes so severe, or persists so long, that it starts to interfere with your life (whether it be your job, your relationships, etc.), there's a good chance you're suffering from a major depressive episode, which can be treated by a psychiatrist. Sometimes depression is a symptom of a non-psychiatric illness, so a medical workup is often part of the evaluation as well. ...Read more

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I am afraid I have depression or some other kind of mental disorder. I'm a 17 year old female, please help.?

I am afraid I have depression or some other kind of mental disorder. I'm a 17 year old female, please help.?

Please: let your parents know your symptoms so that they can arrange for you to be evaluated by a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Help please! is every eating disorder linked with some type of depression?

Help please! is every eating disorder linked with some type of depression?

Not always but commo: Many people with eating disorders have some depression. Eating disorders are most often linked to distroted body image, and impulse control problems. Once an eating disorder is estalbished , starvation and nutritional problems can result in depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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Do studies relate addison's disease and depression or psychiatric-type symptoms?

Do studies relate addison's disease and depression or psychiatric-type symptoms?

Addisons and mood: Yes in the form of apoptosis( a form of cell death in which a programmed sequence of events leads to the elimination of cells without releasing harmful substances into the surrounding area).Stress and depression shows possible link to cell death in a study by printha et al in  2009. It demonstrated that cell death can be accelarated by low levels of cortisol (addisons) and high levels (stress). ...Read more

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I have type 2 bipolar disorder and its been unbearable. I'm either depressed or i'm so hyper i'm fighting my brain to calm down. I have no insurance for medicines. What shouldi do?

I have type 2 bipolar disorder and its been unbearable. I'm either depressed or i'm so hyper i'm fighting my brain to calm down. I have no insurance for medicines. What shouldi do?

There are options: This is a great question. There are older, effective medications for bipolar disorder that are much less expensive than the newer ones. Lithium is one example. Alternatively, many pharmaceutical companies have programs to help with the cost of medications that are based on income. Finally, some doctors or clinics have free samples of medications please ask your doctor about these alternatives. ...Read more

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