Depression. Depression is a complicated illness whose solution depends on the patient. There are 2 primary approaches to depression that are complementary, meaning that they can be used together or perhaps independently: psychotherapy and medication. Each patient should consult their doctor to decide which approach is right for them or if a combination is appropriate.
Depression. Before you deal with any disease the following steps have to happen 1. You need to make sure you have the correct diagnosis. Board certified psychiatrist or any other physcian will make that diagnosis. Also licensed psychologist with the proper testing will be able to help 2. If depression is really there, you need to see what medication will work thru a simple genetic test done in any physicians.
Great question. There are different approaches. The traditional medicine recommends pills (antidepressants) and counseling. Both have been shown to work, with the medication approach being more effective. I find that a number of other interventions may be helpful such as light exposure (getting light box works), exercise, getting out of house, joining a gym, church, having good support group, resolving problems.
Get help! Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully.
Are you currently. Getting help? I am thinking you aren't by the way your question is written. A medical evaluation to look for contributing or causative medical conditions and to verify your diagnosis can be done by a psychiatrist or often by your primary physician. Cognitive behavioral therapy is an excellent approach. Often psychotropic medications may be indicated. Take care.
Therapy? Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as dysthymia is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.
Depends. There are different types and degrees w/ different ways to handle this symptom. The best 1st step is a good evaluation by an expert - Clinical Psychologist are trained in this and can refer you to a psychiatrist if they find a condition w/ severity requiring medication. You've made a good start already asking the question as you did! I'm hopeful that you can take the right steps to feel much bette.
Speak to Parents. Aside from that very SAGE FATHERLY advice that applies to any problem a daughter may be have, there is another reason for you to speak to your parents. Physicians on this network require PERMISSION by them before giving you medical advice if talking about something bothering you because you're a minor. Have them sign up for a FREE ACCOUNT then, they can pose any question on your behalf they like.
Many options. If concerning yourself, suggest first talking with parents and family if possible regarding symptoms and concerns as well as a doctor. Always good to ensure family support. In general antidepressant medication and therapy are most formal and effective. Self management includes exercise, meditation, enhanced spirituality, and health habits (sleep, nutrition, and avoidance of alcohol and drugs).
Seek treatment. Depression is an illness that needs treatment. It's important to see a mental health provider to assess the severity and come up with a treatment plan to start to feel better and experience pleasure and a happy life.
Dep. Tx. Schedule appointment with mental health counselor for assessment and possible referral for medications if needed.
Do you have both. Depression and alcohol dependence? Are you working a 12 step program? Do you have a sponsor? If yes, are you in touch w your sponsor daily? Don't know when your relapse was? If recent - have you considered 90/90 (90 meetings in 90 days)? Have you considered working w a therapist to deal w depression? When you fall flat on your face - the best thing to do is get up ; take care of basics.
Your Dr can assess. For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical.
Depression. If you are taking steroids to build up muscle then stop. However, I think you are probably referring to steroids prescribed to treat a medical condition. In this case (if steroids can't be stopped) then please see a psychiatrist. You may need both antidepressants and talking therapy. Even though the cause is known, the depression is still approached as other forms of depression.