Should a woman with chronic depression have children?

Reflection needed. Doubtful that there is a universal answer for this. This is a personal decision which should be made with careful reflection and may depend on other support, severity of depression, and other risks. Depression can usually be treated with combinations of medication and therapy, but there are also new treatments. Talking to a good psychologist/psychiatrist and exploring the anxiety WB wise.
Depression/pregnancy. Depends on type of treatment receiving, & your social support system. Discuss with your therapist the planning.
Dep./preg. This is individualized. No absolute contraindication, but will need closer monitoring by both psychiatry and ob/gyn. Thruoghout gestation.

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What can help chronic depression?

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...

How can I treat chronic depression?

Chronic Depression. Medications and therapy have a higher likelihood of improving depression over the long run than either one of these treatments alone. Seeking treatment with a psychiatrist and a therapist are your best options for treating either a chronic or an acute depression. Read more...

What can I take for my chronic depression?

A psychiatrist. Is best equipped to talk with you about the various type of anti-depressant medications and the ones that might be best for you in your particular life situation. Read more...

How would I get help for chronic depression?

Med eval. You can start with your primary care provider who can evaluate for any underlying medical causes. He or she may wish to refer you to see a psychologist &/or a psychiatrist for more comprehensive assesment and treatment. Read more...

How do chronic depression and depression differ?

Symptom or disorder. You can be depressed over something that is happening in your life and it will last for a day or a week. That is not clinical or major depression. Chronic depression or major depression last for more than 2 weeks and generally much longer than that with only brief periods of relief. That kind of depression needs professional treatment. See your md, or a psychologist or psychiatrist. Read more...

Is clincical depression the same as chronic depression?

MEANINGS OF WORDS. "clinical" means that there recognizable symptoms of depression. "chronic" means that the depression has been continuous for a long time. Read more...
Depression. Clinical depression can be Major depression, recurrent, chronic, with or without psychotic features. Read more...

How would I be able to tell if I have chronic depression?

Eval. Symptoms of depression can include: feeling sad, irritable or angry. There can be a decrease in sex drive. Energy level & motivation levels may drop. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep may increase or decrease. Weight can change in relation to increase or decrease in appetite. Concentration or memory may decline. There can be an absence of joy as well as >>. Read more...