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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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What kind of condition is having difficulty dealing with a loss?

What kind of condition is having difficulty dealing with a loss?

Maybe none.: Each person grieves in there own unique way. It could be someone else is saying that you don't grieve the way they do. On the other had, trouble dealing with a loss could indicate that the person is becoming depressed and not just grieving. Talk to a professional to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of somebody with a major panic disorder?

What are the symptoms of somebody with a major panic disorder?

Apprehension of PAs: Beyond the panic attacks themselves, a key symptom of panic disorder is the persistent fear of having future panic attacks. The fear of these attacks can cause the person to avoid places and situations where an attack has occurred or where they believe an attack may occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a personality disorder?

What are the symptoms of having a personality disorder?

Personality DO: Enduring behaviors associated with significant distress or disability, which deviates from social expectations. There are difficulties with emotions, cognitions, interpersonal relations, or control of impulses. ...Read more

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Can person with depression have breathing difficulties as part of symptoms of it? Thanks

Can person with depression have breathing difficulties as part of symptoms of it?
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Not usually: Breathing difficulties are more often associated with panic attacks. Please see your physician if you are having problems breathing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of someone with anxiety issues?

What are the symptoms of someone with anxiety issues?

Agree w Dr. Ali: Symptoms will differ depending on what type of anxiety disorder someone has. Here are some basic anxiety symptoms.Feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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What ailment is related to having intermittient diplopia, headache and difficulty with accomadation?

What ailment is related to having intermittient diplopia, headache and difficulty with accomadation?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What kind of problems are associated with having chf?

What kind of problems are associated with having chf?

Chf: Subjective symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling of the ankles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having some anxiety, and having generalized anxiety disorder?

What is the difference between having some anxiety, and having generalized anxiety disorder?

See below...: It's like the difference between social drinking and alcoholism... Or sadness & major depressive disorder. One (anxiety) is a feeling/experience, the other (gad) is a clinical diagnosis which is a collection of symptoms that one experiences simultaneously, intensely, as quite debilitating & for a prolonged period. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to live with a personality disorder?

What kind of experience is it to live with a personality disorder?

Frustrating: A key feature to most personality disorders is inflexibility in coping strategies and interpersonal relationships. For a parter or family member this can feel incredibly frustrating and even hopeless since change is hard to come by. There is hope! intervention by a licensed professional with expertise in personality disorders can help, it not a quick fix but does happen. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have borderline personality disorder?

What kind of experience is it to have borderline personality disorder?

Bad mood swings!: Extreme sensitivity to feeling abandoned or rejected by others. Very intense emotions, both good and bad, often leading to impulses to harm oneself (eg, by cutting or burning); suicidal feelings are common. A severe feeling of emptiness inside, and lack of a stable sense of self. Hard to maintain stable relationships because feelings seem overwhelming. It's often quite unpleasant. ...Read more

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What are the downfalls of having narcissism personality disorder? I have been diagnosed with this disorder. How can it be managed?

What are the downfalls of having narcissism personality disorder? I have been diagnosed with this disorder. How can it be managed?

Narcissistic PD : Npd causes difficulty in relationships, because of difficulty empathizing with and authentically caring about others. People with npd are also exquisitely sensitive to perceived slights; they get absorbed in them and are oblivious to others' needs. They expect to be appreciated as special, and require frequent praise. Individual therapy is essential, and group work may also help a lot! ...Read more

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What kind of pain management is out there medication wise for someone dealing with chronic stomach pains?

What kind of pain management is out there medication wise for someone dealing with chronic stomach pains?

What the pains ?: The first thing would be to establish the cause of the stomach pain symptoms because different types of pain symptoms may require different and specific treatment options if one is to attain the best pain control possible. Medication use is not always the answer. Be well. ...Read more

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I live with someone who could have antisocial personality disorder. What are the major symptoms of this condition?

Symptoms of: Antisocial personality disorder include disregard for right and wrong, persistent lying or deceipt, using charm or wit to manipulate others, intimidation of others, trouble with the law, potentially violent behavior, repeatedly violating the rights of others, lack of remorse, impulsive behavior, agitation and irresponsibility. These are very difficult people to deal with. ...Read more

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What is mixed anxiety disorder? What are treatment options? chances of person feeling better?

What is mixed anxiety disorder? What are treatment options? chances of person feeling better?

Mixed anxiety: and depressive disorder is just what it sounds like, a combo of anxiety and depression. This is fairly common. Your age makes you a bit more at risk for hormonal imbalances. Please see your doc to rule that out and a clinical psychologist to help w/the emotional aspects of what is happening. Lots of reasons to be hopeful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have anhedonia without other depressive symptoms, is this condition is depression? What is the non medical treatment of anhedonia?

I have anhedonia without other depressive symptoms, is this condition is depression? What is the non medical treatment of anhedonia?

Therapy: Looking into the possible reasons for your anhedonia in your life experiences with a therapist may give you better understanding and help you make changes. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have a borderline personality disorder?

Complex: Don't diagnose your self . Effort to avoid real abandonment . Pattern of unstable intense and interpersonal relationship identity disturbances impulsive at 2 areas recurrent suicidal behavior . And more symptoms should see counselor dbt is right therapy with medication management. ...Read more

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I m dealing with loss of pleasure in my life called anhedonia. Which is core symptom of depression. But i don't have any other depreesive symptoms. So is my cndition is depression or any other mentel illness?

I m dealing with loss of pleasure in my life called anhedonia. Which is core symptom of depression. But i don't have any other depreesive symptoms. So is my cndition is depression or any other mentel illness?

No sadness yet blah: It is a falsehood that one must have a sad mood to be clinically depressed. Many - maybe more often the elderly - have depression and do not have subjective low mood. Therefore, it is vital to entertain more far reaching questions about vegetative symptoms including: inability to laugh at a good joke, inability to experience pleasure, restfulness of sleep, sex drive decline, change appetite, blah. ...Read more

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I have social anxiety with a mix of bi-polar disorder. What kind of doc specializes in treating this?

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Anxiety: I recommend both a counselor (lcsw or phd) & a psychiatrist, for assessment & treat approach to treatment. ...Read more

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What is the dangers with having an eating disorder?

What is the dangers with having an eating disorder?

Eating Disorders: A full-blown eating disorder can lead to heart attack or death. Binging and purging causes imbalances in the body that can lead to fatal conditions. Tooth decay and even tooth loss is possible due to the constant regurgitation of stomach acid. There are many more concerns. ...Read more

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