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What signs and symptoms should be redflags to get help with anxiety and depression?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Depression

Red flags:verbalization that pt prefers to die.
When it interferes with life...Does not whant to get up from bed, does not want to eat, does not go for a shower or if pt ever attempt to cause damage to himself or others physically. If pt does not want to go to work or if pt stops dealing with his/ her usual hobbies or interests. If pt has insomnia or sleeps too much, eats too much...Cries a lot...

In brief: Depression

Red flags:verbalization that pt prefers to die.
When it interferes with life...Does not whant to get up from bed, does not want to eat, does not go for a shower or if pt ever attempt to cause damage to himself or others physically. If pt does not want to go to work or if pt stops dealing with his/ her usual hobbies or interests. If pt has insomnia or sleeps too much, eats too much...Cries a lot...
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Dr. Elizabeth Black
Family Medicine

In brief: Danger signs

There are many, many symptoms of these conditions.
However, any thoughts os suicide should prompt urgent evaluation. Also, significant disruption of sleep, personal relationships, work function, hygeine or disregarding other serious medical conditions are also signs that it is important to address!

In brief: Danger signs

There are many, many symptoms of these conditions.
However, any thoughts os suicide should prompt urgent evaluation. Also, significant disruption of sleep, personal relationships, work function, hygeine or disregarding other serious medical conditions are also signs that it is important to address!
Dr. Elizabeth Black
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