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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dealing With Depression (Definition)

Dealing with depression is a common experience. Depression affects about 17% of Americans sometime in their lifetime. Treatment include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), anti-depressants, and electroconvulsive therapy. CBT, which teaches patients to evaluate and change counter-productive patterns of thinking (cognitions) and behaviors, has shown to be the most ...Read more


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This is problem about my best friend.He dealing with depression, he is animation student he just talking whatever subject is, he don't respect himself?

This is  problem about my best friend.He dealing with depression, he is animation student he just talking whatever subject is, he don't respect himself?

Things you can do...: The best thing you can do for your friend is help them find a professional. If they are depressed and lack self respect, therapy can help. Be supportive ; encourage them to stay in therapy. ...Read more

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What's the fasted way of dealing with depression?

Treatment!: The fastest way to treat depression is with a combination of therapy and medications. It is also the best way of treating depression. ...Read more

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Are there any suggested books for how to think positively--i'm dealing with depression?

Books for depression: Are numerous in book stores & libraries. One book i've used with clients is "feeling good: the new mood therapy" by david burns. Another one i like that is not just on thinking more effectively is "the how of happiness" by sonja lyubomirsky. The challenging thing about any self-help book is putting it into practice. ...Read more

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Whats my options for dealing with depression?

Whats my options for dealing with depression?

Depression: First get evaluated to see extent, then possibly psychotherapy & medications if warrented. ...Read more

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I'm dealing with depression since my boyfriend is bi. Should I move on?

I'm dealing with depression since my boyfriend is bi. Should I move on?

Maybe: If you can't see living with someone like that for the rest of your life, it's time to move on. ...Read more

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What are among the worst ways of dealing with depression?

What are among the worst ways of dealing with depression?

Not dealing with it: Worst way is denying and refusing treatments. Depression is very common but can be very debilitating without help. Self-medication with drugs and alcohol is another. ...Read more

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Do you have any easy tips for dealing with depression?

Do you have any easy tips for dealing with depression?

Some: Like exercise and regular sleep and meals. Having sunlight exposure, especially in the winter months. Regular checkup with family doctor for any physical problems. Most importantly, get professional help when depression becomes severe. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with depression my whole life. I've been getting by but what can I do to actually get better?

I've been dealing with depression my whole life. I've been getting by but what can I do to actually get better?

Get treatment: There are good treatments for depression, but your information doesn't show whether you've had any. Psychotherapy can certainly help, and there are effective medications also. Your primary care physician should also investigate for other medical illnesses that can look like or precipitate depression. Substance and alcohol abuse can worsen depression too. You can get help, rather than "get by.". ...Read more

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Please provide some tips for dealing with depression?

Please provide some tips for dealing with depression?

Start by Starting: Low motivation=hallmark of depression! it's like having very little gas in ur tank: so u might want 2 take long car trip 2 ocean, but only have gas 2make it out of driveway. Consider how 2 refuel ur body, mind ; soul. Take small steps 2doing things u've enjoyed/have found meaningful, even though u may not feel like it. Create routine ; stick 2 it! "action is the antidote 2 despair" - joan baez. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

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