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What kind of condition is having difficulty dealing with depression?

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. 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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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?

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?

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 need some tips for dealing with depression?

Start w talking: Therapy (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. Recommend the “feeling good book' by dr. David burns. Psychiatric meds. ...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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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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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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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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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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