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Why Do People Like To Be Depressed
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
Is it fair to say that i'm not depressed because I always want to eat? Or do depressed people also always want to eat?
Change In appetite: While a symptom of depression does not by itself diagnose it. If your appetite changes have been associated with other symptoms like sadness or mood changes, loss of interest/motivation, sleep problems, changes in your energy level and concentration, then you may consider getting assessed for depression. ...Read more
Do people take test to know that they have bipolar disorder? I sometimes feel happy or depressed with unknown reason. Also think too much can't sleep
Best Dr. Diagnoses: There are some Questionnaires that patients can fill out, but the true diagnosis is best made by a one on one examination form a trained Psychiatrist. See the attached link for a PDf questionnaire that may aide some providers in the diagnosis. http://www.dbsalliance.org/pdfs/MDQ.pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does anxiety make you feel so many things that make you feel like you may have something bad? Can this happen even when you don't feel anxious?
Health anxiety: Anxiety can produce many kinds of symptoms, including physical ones. Some people focus intently on their bodies, and any different sensation becomes frightening. Then the fear that this is "something bad" compounds and expands. It's important to have a primary care physician you trust, to periodically review your health concerns -- while you're also getting treatment for your anxiety. ...Read more
I feel like i need to apologize to people. i imagine that they don't want to be friends with me. i feel sad, alone.
Defense Mechanism: There are a number of theories as to why a person would want to hurt themselves when they are upset or frustrated. In the act of hurting oneself the brain releases endorphins that can bring a sense of calm and/or relief from negative emotions. Hurting oneself to spare hurting another. Due to emotional trauma a person may feel numb and injury reassures their existence. Attention seeking behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go to a therapist.: Depression is a condition that often responds to talk therapy. If you can find someone please take advantage of therapy. Finding the cause or source of your depression will give you a starting point to make the changes you need to make to get out of your depression. Without the starting point it is difficult to make a plan. Exercise is often helpful with depression. ...Read more
I feel that I become overly sensitive and mad when people say things I disagree or dislike and don't know how to let it go how do I Change this ?
Anxiety and love doubts - can these cause you to feel like you dont have those feelings for a partner anymore? when you likely do?
False Alarm? Truth?: Is your gut telling U something impt or R U getting a false alarm? Anxiety gets us expecting that something bad will happen, which can help us stay safe in potentially dangerous situations. But it can B counterproductive at times. It might really help U 2: a) talk 2 psychologist or counselor 2 get clear abt what's what; & b) 2 keep a journal of what U R feeling & thinking. U might notice patterns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you know if you suffer from anxiety or depression? I tend to feel down but I remind myself I'm strong, so how do I know if thats not enough?
Nice question: Often can get by oneself or even professionals. There are DEFINITIONS that I could recite to you but I think a more practical way to help you is to ask, "How are you performing at home with family, friends, neighbors, etc?" And next, "how about work? Are you still hitting the mark according to your boss, coworkers, clients?" If you are compromised or feel compromised in either situation seek help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i think i might have parasomnia, but can it also include very realistic looking hallucinations?
What's happening when you feel so sad, alone and afraid but when you talk to doctor/psychologist you just can t show them that?
Conflicted: It sounds like you may be conflicted about either asking for help, or having your doctors know that you want/need help. Shame may be a significant factor in many. There are other possibilities as well. I see that you're on pristiq (desvenlafaxine). There are better outcomes in depression, when antidepressants are combined with psychotherapy also. Hoping you'll speak your heart to those wishing to assist you. ...Read more
Contact 911: If you believe that someone is in imminent danger of harm to others - please contact the police. They are best equipped to handle the initial stages of this type of dangerous situation. Take care. ...Read more
If they get really stressed out, or very depressed, they see and hear people that don't actually exist. What's wrong with her?
See below: It doesn't matter if you are referring to yourself or someone else, the person should seek help as soon as possible. See a trained mental health specialist. Sometimes sleep disturbance and drug intoxication can cause hallucinations. The symptoms may improve w/ treatment of the depression. A sleep study may be helpful & drug rehab may also be needed if alcohol use affects other areas of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B/c It's Prep Time!: Anxiety & depression go 2gether. U feel anxious when ur brain senses danger, even when there's none. Fear & rage centers go into overdrive preparing ur body 2run or 2fight. Make u 2breathe fast because ur body needs much oxygen 4running/fighting. 2trigger a relaxation response in ur body, slow down ur breathing; think about soothing things important adult might have said 2u when u were little; etc. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Depression that is significant and that lasts more than a couple of weeks should be evaluated by a doctor. He or she may want to refer you for psychotherapy or psychiatric medications, or both. The good news is that treatment is very effective. Recognizing the problem is the key first step. Thanks for asking. ...Read more
I have sever anxiety disorder. Can it make you really believe you have something even when doctors and family say your fine. Always looking and scare?
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