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My previous depression seems to be coming back. How can I stop this from happening?

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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Management

Without a thorough evaluation, it is difficult to know the underlying cause(s).
You should have a good medical evaluation to rule out an underlying medical problem (like hypothyroidism), then if everything medically is negative, you can obtain a good psychological evaluation. By identifying longstanding issues and the working through them, you can mitigate this as a factor. Best wishes.

In brief: Management

Without a thorough evaluation, it is difficult to know the underlying cause(s).
You should have a good medical evaluation to rule out an underlying medical problem (like hypothyroidism), then if everything medically is negative, you can obtain a good psychological evaluation. By identifying longstanding issues and the working through them, you can mitigate this as a factor. Best wishes.
Dr. Steven Chen
Dr. Steven Chen
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: See Below

Start if you haven't yet, individual psychotherapy -- will help you figure out ways to manage stress, and build up symptom awareness.
Establish a routine for yourself--bed time routine, things to do for the day; positive affirmation, relaxation to help you manage stress; self-care routine; celebrate your own accomplishments; focus on positive aspects of the environment. Consider meds as well.

In brief: See Below

Start if you haven't yet, individual psychotherapy -- will help you figure out ways to manage stress, and build up symptom awareness.
Establish a routine for yourself--bed time routine, things to do for the day; positive affirmation, relaxation to help you manage stress; self-care routine; celebrate your own accomplishments; focus on positive aspects of the environment. Consider meds as well.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
But also check your medications. If you stopped them or never were on you may need an adjustment.
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