How can depression work?

Persistent despair. Can begin a downward spiral. As energy & motivation decrease, people often withdraw, isolate themselves & feel helpless & hopeless. They may become self-critical & self-blaming. Behaviors, thinking & emotions intensify each other. Chronic, moderate depression is dysthymia. Research & clinical experience show that cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) is the most effective treatment.
Bain Chemistry. Depression is a medical illness that involves the mind and body. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder and clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn't worth living.

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How can a depression medicine work for anxiety?

Serotonin receptors. "antidepressants" are often mistaken to work for depression only. Fda approved depression medications are ssris/snris (selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors). Serotonin modulation has a role in treating both depression and anxiety disorders. Read more...

How can major depression affect my work?

See Below. Difficulty concentrating, keeping focus, low or lack of motivation, irritability, depending on severity, some people might start skipping showers, or taking care of their basic needs, which inadvertently will affect your work and out-of work relationships. Some people get more angry, having "shorter fuse". If you feel you're being affected, get evaluated and start treatment (meds and psychth). Read more...

How can inpatient services for depression work?

Provide Safety. Inpatient treatment for depression can provide safety if someone is depressed and suicidal, homicidal or psychotic. In an inpatient setting some medications can be titrated more quickly ; response can be closely monitored. Treatment is usually more intensive then most outpatient programs ; distorted thoughts can be addressed. Read more...

How can depression/social anxiety medication work?

Exact Method Unknown. To this day no one knows exactly how medications for depression and social anxiety work. A common theory is an overall deficiency in certain neurotransmitters, especially serotonin and norepinephrine, cause the symptoms. The medications act to elevate the neurotransmitter levels and reduce symptoms. Other medications tend to calm overall brain activity. Much hard work and research lies ahead. Read more...