Can severe depression or grieving cause sudden and extreme confusion?

Get eval. When sx are sudden and different from what one already has had, it's always a good idea to let your doctor know and be evaluated for anything physical that might cause confusion and take things from there.
Severe Depression. Severe depression can cause sudden and extreme confusion. Loss of a loved one is devastating affecting our very core of life. It can lead to severe depression. Other stresses of relationships, work and finances can add to the depression. Severe depression is treatable with good improvement in functioning. Please see a psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication.

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I've visited 2-3 psychologist. Some say adhd. Bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, severe depression, m confused. Plz help, told evry doc same?

See university. Psychiatrist and get a full psychological testing profile with a definitive diagnosis and then your confusion regarding this matter should go away and treatment can be based on fact rather than conjecture. Read more...
Diagnosis can be. quite difficult at times. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder. Depression is part of Bipolar Disorder (AKA manic depression). ADHD and bipolar disorder can have overlapping symptoms and may also co-occur. Anxiety can occur with any of these - either as a symptom or as a clinical disorder. Read more...

Can cushings syndrome be caused by severe depression and how is cushings syndrome cured or treated?

Pseudo Cushing's. Depression can lead to physiologic changes in which can result in symptoms and labs which are similar to cushing's syndrome. There are certain special lab tests which involve watching the rise and fall of cortisol and its regulating hormone, acth which can help distinguish the changes caused by depression and changes caused by a tumor, genetic disease, or medications. Treatment varies by cause. Read more...
It's the reverse. Cushing's syndrome can cause depression, but depression does not cause cushing's syndrome. Treatment involves treating the underlying cause of the disorder. Drugs, surgery or sometimes radiation therapy are used to treat cushing's. Read more...

Can a person who has a chemical imbalance that causes depression work through depression without the use of medication? I have been diagnosed with severe depression. I have refused to be treated with anti-depressants, but want to know if this was a bad id

This . This is a question that many patients ask their doctors when the diagnosis of depression is made. While it is true that symptoms of untreated mild or even moderate depression tend to abate within approximately six months, the decision of whether to use antidepressant medications or not must be carefully weighted against possible risks and benefits of either approach. Untreated depression is often associated with a high risk of suicide, impaired judgment that could lead to decisions later regretted, and significant emotional pain and suffering that could significantly affect a person's quality of life. Untreated depression in middle aged individuals has been associated with increased risk of alzheimer's disease. On the other hand, antidepressant medications could have side effects that, while mild and tolerable for most people, may be significant and poorly tolerated by some individuals. These and other factors should be considered and discussed with your doctor before making this important decision. Read more...
Yes. If you have a bad depression you should let a psychiatrist try to find drugs that help & probably he or she will recommend therapy as well. Read more...
Yes. In some cases therapy (esp cognitive therapy) can be as good as medication, but the best treatment is the combination of therapy and medication. Medication can help get you motivated and out of bed enough to actively participate in therapy. Read more...

I have severe depression & extreme social anxiety. How to find work?

That is a hard. That is a hard one, but i would start with finding a great psychotherapist and psychiatrist. Both the depression and the social anxiety need to lessen to be able to go out to work. Working from home is not a great option since it is hard to do without some structure. If medication can help reduce both disorders psychotherapy can help you look at possible work options. Read more...
Agree w past input. There are a number of jobs that can be done from home. But, I think it would be more important to achieve a level of health that would not prevent you from interacting with others or from working. If you are not working with a good therapist & psychiatrist - I would commit to that first. Take care. Read more...

Can severe pain cause severe depression? I can barely function from the pain. I am not being treated for this at all. I feel severely suicidal.

Yes-have eval ASAP. First and foremost, please get to an ER or call 911 if suicidal thoughts have worsened or if you feel an imminent desire or intent to harm yourself- take care of your safety first. To answer your question-yes, chronic pain and depression can be related. Good news is there are options for treating both. If possible have an evaluation by a primary care doc for both pain and depression. Be well. Read more...
Get help Now!! Please have a friend or relative drive you to the nearest ER or call 911. Let them know that you are having thoughts/ urge to kill yourself. Don't put this off. Yes, pain can lead to depression & destroy your quality of life. There is help. There is hope. Read more...

I am having severe depression and thoughts of suicide. I have devolved an increasing sickness, it isn't just sudden. What do you think the cause is?

Get Help. National suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-talk (8255): please find help --- go to the nearest emergency room or dial 911. They will do a complete eval at the er. Nobody can tell you the cause over the internet. It's something that has to be discussed face-to-face. Also, involved adult that you can trust to help you get through. Good luck! Read more...
Depression. It is difficult to name a cause without knowing you but often times depression is driven by a negative self voice. Finding the origin of your old view of yourself and having help to see yourself accurately can be very helpful. Consult with a mental health professional who can help you accomplish the above and you may free yourself from your suffering. Best wishes. Read more...

How can I treat severe depression caused by a physical deformity?

Psychotherapy. is the best way to work on coping with physical conditions, like a deformity. In therapy, you can speak about how the deformity impacts on your self image, how others react to the condition and find ways to accept it. You can also learn how to accept that your inner beauty is what matters in relationships with others. Learn how to enhance your strengths and the deformity will not be as noticeable . Read more...
Don't just focus on. what is wrong with you - focus on what is right with you! Really encourage working through this with a good therapist. Read more...

Can eating an excess of "fatty" foods over long periods of time cause severe depression?

It can. A diet which is mainly made up of fatty foods can cause depression. Fatty foods are usually not very nutrient rich compared to a healthy diet. A nutrient deficiency in vitamin b and omega 3 can cause depression. Depending on the type of foods that you are eating, they can also offset your blood sugar which can cause depression or mood fluctuations. Read more...

An severe depression manifest itself in other way than just being severly sad, cryingl, no desire 2 try? I am not those, but have extreme anxiety!

Possibly. You may have an anxiety d/o which for some, can be as devistating as a mood d/o. You could also have a physical problem, like a thyroid condition. There are several different things which may explain your symptoms. My advice is to start by seeing a qualified physician who is best able to sort everything out. I wouldn't be surprised if your dr wants to order some tests. Read more...
endstage of anxiety. I often treat patients who present as depressed, but as a result of a long and extreme anxiety. Hence the old term 'nervous exhaustion'. Read more...