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How can you cope with depression when you're lonely all the time?

How can you cope with depression when you're lonely all the time?

Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing and committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, and talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...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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Depressed and lonely?

Depressed and lonely?

Isolation: First...Increase physical and social activity..If that doesn't wortk...See a therapist. ...Read more

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I am anxious, depressed and lonely. What do I do?

I am anxious, depressed and lonely. What do I do?

There are many: Things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Consider getting mental health treatment to help you past this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Both depressed & lonely..How can I make both go away?

Both depressed & lonely..How can I make both go away?

Depression: The best course of action is to seek professional help. We all have our 'ups and downs". You should see a professional, ie, a psychiatrist, to see if you have major depressive disorder. If you do, then it is not just a usual "down" mood. It is a serious mental illness, which requires treatment. ...Read more

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How to deal with loneliness and depression when I have no one?

How to deal with loneliness and depression when I have no one?

See below: We all might feel sad and lonely.Are these new feelings? What's happening when you don't feel sad and lonely? If you're not employed, keep yourself occupied, hobbies? Volunteer maybe? Or part-time employment? If you're at work and that's happening, then re-evaluate your job. Take some adult educ. Classes, or get involved in activities that will help you find new friendships. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can loneliness make people depressed and medication is required ?

Can loneliness make people depressed and medication is required ?

Yes and Viceversa: Both situations, loneliness and depression, might be associated or not. Depressed people tends to isolate, withdraw from social situations, retreat to their own, and become lonely. Lonely people might become depressed, thus there is an indication for psychiatric treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop cutting myself I always feel lonely and depressed?

How can I stop cutting myself I always feel lonely and depressed?

Talk to someone: It sounds like you're really going through a tough time right now ... Your best bet is always to seek help from a licensed psychiatrist who can tailor a treatment plan that addresses your individual needs. Wish there was a better answer than that ... But having a desire to get better is definitely the first step and it sounds like you've got that one down. ...Read more

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What might I do to get through loneliness and depression when I have no one?

Feeling all alone: Can be so painful. One of the things that can happen with depression is that you can feel isolated from everyone around you. Loneliness can quickly turn to despair. If you aren't in treatment -please accept it. With a good therapist - you won't feel so alone any more. You might need psychiatric medications. As your depression starts to improve your view of the world will become less negative and. ...Read more

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What can I do if my loneliness has spiraled me into a depression. What do I do?

What can I do if my loneliness has spiraled me into a depression. What do I do?

Get help: I recommend that you meet with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist to evaluate how best to treat your depression. Also, i recommend that you find ways to address your underlying loneliness whether through psychotherapy and/or through trying new social outlets (e.g. Less isolated job, service to others, church) where you can make new friends who can know the real you. Be well, . ...Read more

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I'm lonely, depressed, sick of life and i don't know what to do. Please help me?

I'm lonely, depressed, sick of life and i don't know what to do. Please help me?

You have two choices: 1. Do something about it or 2. Stay stuck in a rut. If you want a better quality of life -encourage you to seek out talking therapy. Look for a psychologist in your vicinity. Get in some physical activity every day (even if it is the last thing that you want to do). Get in 8 hours of sleep per night, hydrate well & eat a healthy diet (at least 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day.). ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

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