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Dealing with Depression: i'm falling apart, drug addict, stepdad
drug addict, stepdad, little brother: Hi Yumi, You hardly new your birth father. What you did know about him was laced with negative impressions; drug addiction, long term absence from your lives depriving you of bonding with a strong male figure in your early years, he was the blame for the...

Dealing with Depression: Mom of two kids, depressed, stay at home mom, daycare
stay at home mom, daycare, old mother: Hi Michelle, The mind builds a future reality of the life desired based on values, principles, reason, and secret wishes projected through mental imagery. Often, in attempts to manifest that future reality, crossroads appear when realizations pinpoint the...

Dealing with Depression: Recover, self harming, self harm
self harming, self harm, suicidal thoughts: Hi Chloe, I just received your message. Well done you for getting to the stage you re at now though, you should be proud of yourself, you re making some positive steps which is excellent. It is only natural to be worried that you ll have a relapse, but...

Dealing with Depression: dealing with depression
Hi Paula, I am missing information on what you know is the cause of your depression, and that prevents me from directing my response to your query in a specific manner. Non-specifically, depression is the product of thought and the power you give...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed
Hi Shipra, a href= http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/rajya-sabha-approves-bill-to-make-divorce-women-friendly-410798 Here /a you can read about a new bill on divorce in India. Here are a few more links that deal with divorce law. http://www.divorcelawyers.co.in/how-to-get-a-divorce-in-india/...

Dealing with Depression: Depression and the Brain
Hi Kelly, Serotonin is thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness but it is not the root of depression. Extremely high levels of serotonin can cause a condition known as serotonin syndrome, with toxic and potentially fatal effects....

Dealing with Depression: Just feeling down or depression?
Definitely depression, and don t worry, most likely case will be some form of counselling to help you pass this hard time in your life. Suicide is not the answer of course, and hurting your self isn t either. You must seek professional help asap and help...

Dealing with Depression: head tingling
Hi Adam, I am not an MD, but a PhD. But, in my years of practicing psychotherapy my clients have told me many things regarding how their meds have or have not helped them. So, I can pass some of this info on to you. What may help you is your being...

Dealing with Depression: Head Tingling/Head Pressure. Anxiety/Depression? Need desperate advice
Hi Adam, Aberrant processes can have there cause either in physiological or psychological states. Unless there has been some trauma to the specific area, or some contributing biological factor responsible for the phenomenon then the root can be found in...

Dealing with Depression: Help for lt disability
Hi Nattie, I would start calling doctors offices and just ask if they fill out disability forms. If they say no, ask if they know which doctor offices do. Hopefully, just by calling around you will find doctors that do fill out forms. It seems...

Dealing with Depression: Medication wihdrawal
Hello Helen, THe reason why depression usually returns after withdrawing from medication is that antidepressant treat symptoms but not the underlying biochemical abnormality that is responsible for depression. We have found that most people with mood...

Dealing with Depression: my mental illness
Hi Liz, Mental illness? I am not sure what you mean by that phrase? What were you diagnosed with? Thought and the power given to thought is at the root of, not only depression, but all aberrant (abnormal) processes - abnormal does not denote mental illness....

Dealing with Depression: bad feeling
Hi Ao, You should consult with your doctor to get diagnosed, however, here are the signs and symptoms of depression; do not consider this a diagnosis; this information is provided for the purpose of enlightening you to the possible cause of your symptoms....

Dealing with Depression: dolor
Hi Anton, The clinical definition of reactive depression is when a person loses a loved one, when a marriage breaks down, when there is financial loss. It’s unclear as to whether you have had the same experience four times, or have had four different experiences....

Dealing with Depression: negative feeling control me
Dealing with Depression: negative feeling control me

Dealing with Depression: help
You may have unresolved issues from your past that you need to face and heal. Suppose you saw a homeless man reach out his hand and raise a dead person to life and speak to a violent storm and command it to be calm, and you saw it happen. What would you...

Dealing with Depression: lose taste on all things
This is indeed a long list. These may be symptoms of hypoglycemia (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/) in which case it can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/). But...

Dealing with Depression: Medication
Hi Chahat, I am not sure what medications you are on, regardless, you should consult with your doctor before discontinuing with any medications; especially anti-psychotic medications. Most medications require a u tapering /u regime and have to be quit...

Dealing with Depression: negative feeling control me
It is almost certain that you, judging by the conditions described in your question, are in the grip of a case of chronic depression. This may be the result of a chemical unbalance in the brain, or due to some external influences. I strongly suggest you seek...

Dealing with Depression: no tatse on live
Hi ao, If you read your first email, you will notice that it was YOU…. that said you started suffering 2 years ago… Sorry but I can’t help you if you are unable or unwilling to help yourself. YOU…..need to be the detective and find your problem in...

Dealing with Depression: what is this
Dear ao, What you have described in great detail is clinical depression. It is very important that you seek out a counselor and begin personal therapy as soon as possible. Depression is a very treatable condition, and there is much hope for your improvement....

Dealing with Depression: Am I Depressed?
Although difficult family relationships seem to trigger the onset of the negative feelings you experience, they are not the root cause of your discontent. Difficulties in family relationships simply point to dysfunctions within the system architecture and...

Dealing with Depression: depressed
Hi Kelly, This should help in all the areas you requested for help. Goals: Set objectives! li How are you going to reach your goals: answering this question leads to objectives? li List these objectives in a document and use these as a roadmap...

Dealing with Depression: feelings of guilt
Hi Teg, You assert that I may have misunderstood what you feel guilty about. Your claim is: My point of the feeling guilty was that I AM worried I m going to become a hypocrite. While in your first contact you said this: I have this chronic...

Dealing with Depression: Post Christmas Depression
Hi Dwayne, The comparisons you make between yourself and your family initiate your sadness. These comparisons cause you to question the unfairness in life. They instigate your search for understanding reasons why you are not like those to whom you compare...

Dealing with Depression: Recent suicide attempt.
Hi Josie, What I’m going to say may sound paradoxical, but you need to really think about it and also feel what I mean. 1) You need to realize that you desire life, not death. 2) You need to realize that death is what you are presently experiencing...

Dealing with Depression: a blow to my self-esteem, lady in the car, forward progress
lady in the car, forward progress, values and beliefs: Hi Greg, To rise above your feelings, learn to be the master of your own thoughts. All our feelings, behaviours, values, and beliefs stem from the thoughts we entertain in our minds. The power we give to those thoughts permits them to control us as they...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed son, gambling addiction, psychologist
gambling addiction, psychologist, zoloft: Keep encouraging him to see a professional, and an addition counselor will help alot too- seeing how that appears to be the root of his problem. Be supportive, but pull back slowly where finance is concerned so he doesn t come to lean on you and depend on...

Dealing with Depression: Former child stars gone bad., drugs and alcohal, hollywood child
drugs and alcohal, hollywood child, child actors: Child stars were famous mostly because they were ... children... They were cute...had the look for the part...etc... So they grow up...they re not cute anymore...they mostly lose whatever fame they had- the road to fame is a cruel and short road... So now...

Dealing with Depression: Teenage bad acts, rants, long paragraph
rants, long paragraph, short: Hi Supriya, Take a deep breath and now put your story and question into several short paragraphs.. and have a breath after each..... I refuse to read long one paragraph rants... and neither will I be bothered breaking up your story, just so that I can...

Dealing with Depression: Under the Weather?, blank expression, five senses
blank expression, five senses, manic episodes: Hi Taylor, Depression is the result of thought which remains in focus. The longer the thought remains the focus, the deeper the depression becomes. Thought, any thought, good or bad, is the great detractor which blocks our interaction with reality. As a...

Dealing with Depression: depressed, side job, parents friends
side job, parents friends, little girls: Hi Ed, I detect a lack of ability within you to recognize the important differences between your concern and questioning over your confusion relating to your feelings about not seeing this little girl and the serious allegations of paedophilia directed...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed or just lazy, symptoms of mild depression, happy feelings
symptoms of mild depression, happy feelings, merchant navy: Hello Joanne. Thanks for writing to me. To answer your question in a simple way, you can look at this from two aspects. One, what do we name it as; the other, why this is happening. 1) What do we call it - Depression / Sadness ? Some of the...

Dealing with Depression: I am depressed and I can not seem to shake it., waste of space, single mother
waste of space, single mother, single day: Hi Jessic, Well you are between a rock and a hard place and there is no easy answer or quick fix. What I can suggest is that to begin to get your life in order, you need to identify how, where, when and why it fell apart. The best way to do that is to...

Dealing with Depression: Is it Depression or Something Else?, college freshman, light orange
college freshman, light orange, staring at the ceiling: Hi Jack, This must have been a dreadful experience for you. Yet, the problem can be solved when we realize that the losing of a debate has really affected you low self-esteem that was there in the first place. If you had a better self-image losing a debate...

Dealing with Depression: I dont know what to do., Hearing voices, Guilt
Hearing voices, Guilt, Shame: Hi Lindsay, Well first off, I need to say that you are NOT crazy and that, YES, this is normal for people that have special gifts and powers. We have been ignorantly told by others that hearing voices is a sign that one is crazy and so we are afraid to...

Dealing with Depression: I dont know what to do., brain chemical imbalance, brain chemistry imbalance
brain chemical imbalance, brain chemistry imbalance, true brain: Hi Lindsay, You are not crazy. There are medications to help the voices you hear. You may have schizophrenia = auditory kind. That means you hear these things. Some people have that along with the visual kind. The movie A beautiful mind is a true...

Dealing with Depression: Do I really have no redeeming qualities?, school friendships, battling depression
school friendships, battling depression, depression anxiety: Hello Courtney, Do I really have no redeeming qualities? At best, we hope to control ourselves. What others do, say, believe, we just have very little control over that. Our behaviours, appearance, beliefs, attitudes, gender, race, size, all have effect...

Dealing with Depression: Anxiety, question periods, volunteer professionals
question periods, volunteer professionals, fulfilling your need: Hi Ihsan Ali, I have changed this question to public so that readers, and the other professionals on this forum may become more aware of underlying aberrant behaviours of some visitors to this site. Dating back to at least September 2012, you have contacted...

Dealing with Depression: My daughter is afraid of eating, signs of an eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia
signs of an eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia, stress hormones: Hi K.chatthan, You daughter seem to have the usual signs of an eating disorder, that starts off among your girls, when they feel they are are gaining weight and try to lose weight by not eating or binge eating. Gaining weight is often a sign of depression,...

Dealing with Depression: dependent personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, long periods of time
dependent personality disorder, long periods of time, magical formula: Hi Linda, A professional diagnoses you with a disorder, and along with that diagnosis comes the stigma which attaches itself to the diagnosis. This further complicates matters. Now you are dealing with two issues rather than just one. Fear and worry grows...

Dealing with Depression: Why don't I have no feelings or emotions?, interaction skills, behaviour difficulties
interaction skills, behaviour difficulties, literacy skills: Hi Sam, Interesting that you say you have no emotions (lacking empathy for others in the case of tragedy or death) except when you are on the narcotic MDMA. The fact you feel when you are on this drug proves you are capable of feelings. However, something...

Dealing with Depression: just dont know what to do to live or to die, severe mood swings, hair fall
severe mood swings, hair fall, quiter: Hi Ashwani, I feel you need to see a psychiatrist. They know more about the brain and mood disorders than a regular MD. That is because psychiatrist study a few more years about the brain and medications. So, go get assessed for depression by a...

Dealing with Depression: Eating disorder, Anorexia, REBT
Anorexia, REBT: Hello. Thanks for writing to me. It seems your daughter might be suffering from Anorexia Nervosa. Of course, this is not a diagnosis I am trying to provide here. But the signs do point towards that. The management of her situation needs to be multifaceted....

Dealing with Depression: jelious, negative feelings, facebook
negative feelings, facebook, conscious mind: Hi Greg, I see you are still having trouble controlling the thoughts which give rise to problematic emotions. You contacted me once before regarding a woman who cut you off in her car while you were walking on the street. You seemed perplexed as how to...

Dealing with Depression: negative feelings, mail carrier, negative feelings
mail carrier, negative feelings, thoughts in your mind: Hello. Thank you for writing to me. I can understand how annoyed one might feel after someone has disregarded one s efforts, in any way. We all have experienced such disturbances with regards to a variety of day to day things. I will divide my reply...

Dealing with Depression: my parents, stress hormones, two little boys
stress hormones, two little boys, environmental nature: Hello Rachel, From a distance I am not sure whether your depression is of a environmental nature of of a biological nature, It is probably both. I suggest you first try to treat your depression by nutritional means. Most people who are depressed have hypoglycemia...

Dealing with Depression: spring, st john s wort, nothern europe
st john s wort, nothern europe, song spring: Yes, That is why you need to talk to your doctor. If you are on any medications, St. John s Wort could really make things worse. If you are not on any medications, still talk to your doctor about it. Also, continue reading up on it to educate yourself....

Dealing with Depression: upset over a small matter, fast food restaurant, path way
fast food restaurant, path way, benefit of a doubt: Hi Greg, Sometimes we can get upset over a small matter and not even no why - yet you want to forget it but keep dwelling on it. We don t know what the other person was thinking. All we can do is give someone the benefit of a doubt such as: Maybe she...

Dealing with Depression: Anxiety, anxiety medications, depression anxiety
anxiety medications, depression anxiety, anxiety symptoms: Hello Ed, Sorry for the late reply. The symptoms that you are describing may occur in cardiac disorders. Since , you had a heart attack in past and also have arrhythmia, I would recommend that you do a cardiac check up first. Lexapro can cause anxiety symptoms...

Dealing with Depression: depressed over a small matter, depression
depression: Hello Greg, Many times it is nothing but our perceptions which lead to negative thoughts, poor self esteem and depression. The incidence that you have narrated can be interpreted in many possible ways. It is possible that she might be preoccupied with something...

Dealing with Depression: depression, low self-esteem & hypoglycemia
low self-esteem & hypoglycemia: HI Sal; Datta, If you want to achieve the best in your life it is essential that you have a good self-image. Having a low self-esteem may hamper your achievements.. But a low self-esteem is not always what it seems to be: a psychological matter. Sometimes...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, self doubt, gain confidence
self doubt, gain confidence, self confidence: Hello Sorry for the late reply. Even the most successful people have their own share of failures, frustrations, self doubt and shortcomings.To excel in any field, you require not only talent and hard work but also the right attitude. Whenever your mind is...

Dealing with Depression: Feeling hopeless.., self help books, present moment
self help books, present moment, hopelessness: Hi Kelly, That which is blocking you from overcoming, is nothing more than thought and the power you give it! Your feelings are the product of those thoughts which reamin in focus and which you permit to fester and grow into aberrant processes. These thoughts...

Dealing with Depression: I'm Not Sure What's Wrong, play thing, mood disorder
play thing, mood disorder, lamictal: Hi there,Nat, Everything you have described in your detailed message is very consistent with clinical depression, which is a very treatable, medical condition. Successful treatment depends upon addressing the issue as quickly and comprehensively as possible....

Dealing with Depression: Obessive Compulsive Anxiety Disorder, lack of concentration, dying of cancer
lack of concentration, dying of cancer, anxiety disorder: Hello Linda, Sorry for the late reply. Taking 2 mg of clonazepam every 4 hours is a very high dose and is not advisable . It can cause side effect like lack of concentration , dizziness, cognitive impairment and most importantly dependence on clonazepam....

Dealing with Depression: questions, high fibre diet, chronic medical illness
high fibre diet, chronic medical illness, illness duration: Hello, Thanks for the question. Antidepressant medications especially Lithium and Seroquel can lead to weight gain and increase in waist size.Regular exercise can help reduce your waist size.You will benefit from joining a gym, doing regular weight training...

Dealing with Depression: What do these symptoms mean?, relaxation exercises, definite diagnosis
relaxation exercises, definite diagnosis, biological changes: Hello, Is there something that is bothering you ? Some problem that is subconsciously there always at the back of your mind. The symptoms that you are describing seems to be a result of anxiety. However, I would need a detailed history to come to a definite...

Dealing with Depression: whats wrong?, cant beleive, oldi
cant beleive, oldi, mood changes: You don t have to be alone with her, or stop seeing her...you need to get others, like your parents, and you gf, involved when you re taking her out and things. If when people see you and her together there s always your gf there or someone else, like your...

Dealing with Depression: Afraid of having BPD, borderline personality disorder, illegal drug use
borderline personality disorder, illegal drug use, symptoms of borderline personality disorder: Hello Paul, From the description that you gave about yourself , I do not think you are suffering from Boderline Personality Disorder. You seem to be depressed. Getting over a relationship of 3 years can be tough. But time heals even the deepest wounds. You...

Dealing with Depression: dealing with problems, changes of life, different minds
changes of life, different minds, mood swings: Hi Ali, Ego! That little thing we call I , me , etc. It is the ego that likes or dislikes, hates, judges, gets angry, defends, attacks, etc. Ego affects all that a person is and does. The bigger the ego the bigger the affect. Unless one becomes aware...

Dealing with Depression: Am i depressed or just stressed?, teenage experiences, supportive parents
teenage experiences, supportive parents, mum and dad: Hello, Sorry for the late reply. Adolescence is a phase when you feel irritated, on your edge , angry and frustrated over small matters.It is because of the harmonal changes which are taking place within your body . Also because at this stage you confused...

Dealing with Depression: depression, changes of life, different minds
changes of life, different minds, mood swings: The key here is to find out why you have these feelings- because they are not normal. Well, the second one, the one where you hate changes, some people have that, but 1 and 3 are definitely extreme. Only by figuring out why you have these feelings in the...

Dealing with Depression: Excessive worrying, happiness and life, compulsive habits
happiness and life, compulsive habits, cash assets: Hi Mickey, The battle lies within the mind. It matters not what the events are, rather it is what you do with the thoughts evoked by any such events that matter most. Events will happen regardless of us and the thought content we entertain, but it is the...

Dealing with Depression: Facial expressions, flower farming, two occassions
flower farming, two occassions, farming business: Stop thinking of your face as the display of your emotions/feelings, and start thinking of it like your image. Think of smiling, and smile, no matter when, what, how you feel, it s just like you won t go out of the house naked, well, that smile is the cloth...

Dealing with Depression: mental problem, psychotherapy course, changes of life
psychotherapy course, changes of life, low self esteem: Hi Ali, This seems to me to be a psychological problem stemming from a low self-esteem. There is only one way to handle this problem and that is completing a nine-week self-help psychotherapy course that can be studied at home. The course is explained...

Dealing with Depression: mind, changes of life, different minds
changes of life, different minds, mood swings: Hello Ali, Sorry for the late reply. The root of your possessiveness is your own insecurity and self doubt. You are not confident about yourself and are always afraid of losing your relationships. You have to trust your friends and realize that they...

Dealing with Depression: mind problem, choice examples, changes of life
choice examples, changes of life, different minds: You are suffering from negative thoughts that can also feed depression and anxiety. You need to change your thoughts to the opposite. This is a choice. Examples: 1. If I am attached to someone and they say they love and are committed to me, then I can...

Dealing with Depression: Moving to Escape Depression, sad seasonal affective disorder, seasonal affective disorder
sad seasonal affective disorder, seasonal affective disorder, battling depression: Weigh your gains and losses. Would losing your friends increase your depression more than the gray skies? If you have SAD (seasonal affective disorder) you can A) move or B) get a special SAD light and keep your friends. Here are some lights but I m sure you...

Dealing with Depression: Serve Depression + Racism + Death, death thoughts, friends since childhood
death thoughts, friends since childhood, female doctor: Hi James, You can make choices for yourself. You need to. Because if you keep doing and thinking the same things over and over the more depressed you are going to get. If you keep doing the same thing over and over, you will get the same results. ...

Dealing with Depression: stomach, stomach problem, long term goal
stomach problem, long term goal, empty stomach: Ameer, Right now you are thinking a lot about the past; but that can change. Thinking about the past is a waste of time because you cannot change it, nor analyze why this happened, or that happened. There is no answer for the past today. This causes...

Dealing with Depression: Taking suboxone for depression., treatment resistant depression, opiod receptors
treatment resistant depression, opiod receptors, ssi disability: Hello, Suboxone is Buprenorphine which acts on opiod receptors in brain and activates the reward centre resulting in a sense of pleasure and happiness. There are very few reported data on the use of buprenorphine in treatment of depression . Buprenorphine...

Dealing with Depression: I think there's a lot wrong with me, self esteem issues, mood swings
self esteem issues, mood swings, perfect child: Hi Lynzie, I am sorry to hear about your mood swings and your ups and down with anger and liking a friend and then hating them. You are going through a very difficult time. It sounds like you may be suffering from a mood disorder. You may be suffering...

Dealing with Depression: Being tired all the time., depression anxiety, tiredness and fatigue
depression anxiety, tiredness and fatigue, memory issues: Hi Matthew, There are a couple of things that could be going on with the daytime sleepiness. You will need to see your doctor who gives you the medications and see if: 1. Any of the meds may have a side effect of sleepiness. 2. The doctor may...

Dealing with Depression: uncontrollable thoughts, uncontrollable thoughts, changes of life
uncontrollable thoughts, changes of life, different minds: Hi Ali, Ego! That little thing we call I , me , etc. It is the ego that likes or dislikes, hates, judges, gets angry, defends, attacks, etc. Ego affects all that a person is and does. The bigger the ego the bigger the affect. Unless one becomes aware...

Dealing with Depression: My Brothers' Depression, compouter, window blinds
compouter, window blinds, lack of confidence: Hi Andrew, Who diagnosed depression? From what data you provide your brother does not meet the conditions of depression which is a mood disorder: Major Depressive Disorder requires two or more major depressive episodes. Diagnostic criteria: Depressed...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, mild depression, major depression
mild depression, major depression, self criticism: You need someone you can trust who is nonjudgmental to talk to about how you feel. This would help you get your feelings into words, and I think it would help a lot. Make a list of goals, things you want to do today, this week, in the next year, the next...

Dealing with Depression: Effexor, medication dosage, withdrawal symptoms
medication dosage, withdrawal symptoms, effexor: Hello Jessica Sorry for the late reply. The symptoms that you have been experiencing are not withdrawal effect of effexor.These symptoms can occur due to a decrease in the blood pressure which is a side effect of effexor.It can also occur due to increased...

Dealing with Depression: Hospital, borderline personality disorder, mental health unit
borderline personality disorder, mental health unit, stay at home mom: Hi Gabi, You may feel as if you are in a catch 22 situation, damned if you do and damned if you don t. The fear of not getting better causes you to consider hospitalization and medication increases in an attempt to remedy your dismal situation. Yet, the...

Dealing with Depression: How do you know if thoughts are true?, depression anxiety, electrical impulses
depression anxiety, electrical impulses, endless combination: Hi Kelly, In the process of existence, body and mind reside together within the present moment of reality, However, they often do not reside harmoniously together. While the body absolutely and flawlessly maintains this connection to the present moment...

Dealing with Depression: Worried about Dad, depressed life, chest physician
depressed life, chest physician, poker cards: Hello Sarah, First things first. I am concerned about your father s physical health at this point more than his psychological health. From your description, his cough seems to be something he should get checked. If he has difficulty breathing, there might...

Dealing with Depression: Dealing with Depression, depression age, dealing with depression
depression age, dealing with depression, mood swings: Hello Ali Sorry for the late reply. The one thing you need to remember is that even if you get a panic attack , it is completely harmless and that the feeling will pass after few minutes. Just keep reassuring yourself that the anxiety is temporary. Try...

Dealing with Depression: depression, sexual side effects, prozac
sexual side effects, prozac, psychiatrist: Hello Conor, Prozac can cause sexual side-effects like erectile dysfunction. The duration for which it will last varies from few weeks to months.I would recommend that you continue Prozac for at least two weeks . If your problem do not resolve within two...

Dealing with Depression: Depression nervousness, social anxiety disorder, coping mechanisms
social anxiety disorder, coping mechanisms, guided imagery: What you are describing is most likely Social Anxiety Disorder. There are some coping mechanisms that you might find useful. The Mayo Clinic has some options - the short answer is therapy and medication. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/social-anxiety-disorder/DS00595/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs...

Dealing with Depression: Depression nervousness panic, mood swings, lack of sleep
mood swings, lack of sleep, panic attack: Hi Ali, After taking medications you realize that they are not the solution. What relief they may have offered did not fix the underlying issues. This fact has become apparent when the symptoms returned after you stopped taking the medications. No matter,...

Dealing with Depression: Friend's Depression, psychotherapy course, romantic rejection
psychotherapy course, romantic rejection, forms of depression: Hi Brielle, Although most forms of depression are triggered by traumatic events, the severity is often affected by an underlying biological aspect that aggravates the depression. In that regard suggest you read: What is Hypoglycemia? http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/...

Dealing with Depression: help
Hello The amount of time it takes to recover from depression varies from person to person. It depends on many factors like good support system,healthy lifestyle, absence of stressor and a good compliance.If you are feeling better with the current treatment...

Dealing with Depression: help, sexual intercourse, anti depressants
sexual intercourse, anti depressants, sexual issues: Antonio - we have spoken about this before if you recall. First, I need you to understand that you shouldn t be stopping anti-depressants again - ever. With the number of relapses you have had you will (should) be on an anti-depressant for the rest of your...

Dealing with Depression: help please yes
Hello Aurax, Sorry for the late reply. If in between the episodes of depression, you were completely alright and asymptomatic, then you have recurrent depression. Depression may lead to neuro-biological changes in brain, some of which can be long lasting...

Dealing with Depression: History of depression, daniel kerr, ankita mishra
daniel kerr, ankita mishra, diagnostic and statistical manual: Hello Daniel , Sorry for the late reply. Depression has been described as an disorder as early as 460 B.C by Hippocrates as MELANCHOLIA. It was included in DSM-III(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual)in 1980.I am sending a link that will help you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_depression...

Dealing with Depression: Effects of Meditation and and Adderall, lendon h smith, attention deficit disorder
lendon h smith, attention deficit disorder, hypoglycemic diet: Hi Neil I am more into te nutritional treatment of mood disorders. Medications only mask symptoms and do nothing to treat the underlying metabolic disorder that is responsible mental illness. ADHD can be treated by adopting the Hypoglycemic Diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/)....

Dealing with Depression: fLack of energy, negative thoughts about myself, age of uncertainty, sorry in advance
age of uncertainty, sorry in advance, negative thoughts: A counsellor will be able to guide you on the course towards sorting out your issues, be there to listen to you when you need, and point you to the right resources. I m not sure about England, my hunch is there must be free/low cost counselling about- the...

Dealing with Depression: Depression questions
Hi Nicole, Sitting alone with negativity surrounding you is hard to deal with when not stressed emotionally. Add post par-tum to that, along with physiological changes, the newly acquired responsibilities of motherhood, financial worries, disapproving parents,...

Dealing with Depression: low self-confidence, depression, etc.
Dealing with Depression: low self-confidence, depression, etc.

Dealing with Depression: low self-confidence, depression, etc.
Hi Holly, Sorry to hear about all the things you are going through. Re: Jobs without a 4 year degree: Check out Community colleges that have vocational programs that are only years and you do not need a 4-year to get a job. They train you in many...

Dealing with Depression: OCD or else?
Hi Sanjeev, You wrote, You compared me to a pedophile. Your interpretation of my statement, (any sexual act perpetrated on her would be an act of rape and paedophilia, and would have very severe consequences) . The dictionary description of paedophilia...

Dealing with Depression: Schizoid
Hi Siggy, There are a few books relating to schzoid personality disorder. I do not have a favoriate one. However, depending on how much you want to know, look at Amazon.com and type in Schzoid personality disorder. Seek out the books that have an...

Dealing with Depression: Am I depressed?
You are not depressed...but anyone, and I do mean anyone, can become depressed given the right...triggers... Don t fear it, just read up on it and learn to recognize it... Depression is not the end of the line, it is a process that many people can walk out...

Dealing with Depression: Help with my mom
What you need to do in this case is to find a balance point, and have a pre-determined set of conditions that both you and your mom can agree to. If either of you cross the line or violate the conditions, then do a time out untill things settle down. You...

Dealing with Depression: I'm so confused about my sexuality, depressed and lost
You are looking at this from too broad a view. Too many problems, too many complications, no answer in sight. You must settle your mind and take things one at a time. First thing, as I mentioned, is to change your environment, because without a new beginning,...

Dealing with Depression: I'm isolated and depressed at work after getting caught in a lie
The best approach is damage control. When you re with people who are more forgiving, talk about the problem, tell them why you lied and how bad you re feeling, even though it s hard to talk about, you need to get them on your side and have them counteract...

Dealing with Depression: People at work realized I have no life and I can barely cope with it
Sorry about the late reply- I was out of town. A lie is only as damaging as people remember it to be. For now you must sit tight, weather the storm, and look for chances where you can prove your worth to all your friends at work. It s hard, but with time,...

Dealing with Depression: controlling anger nd granny ...
When you get angry with her, remember the following: 1: You wouldn t be in this world without your granny. 2: She won t live forever. and 3: When you are her age, you will probably be the same way and you won t like it if the younger people are not patient...

Dealing with Depression: Depression
When you re depressed, you generally feel a sense of hopelessness- like no matter what you do, it won t make a difference in the end. This sense of hopelessness translates into lethargic feelings because your brain is in essence, telling the rest of your...

Dealing with Depression: Depression
Dear Aizatti, It is very common for people with depression to feel tired. It is hard to fight off feeling tired because you are tired. Let your doctor know. Antidepressants can help take away the feeling of tiredness. Ask your doctor about antidepressants....

Dealing with Depression: Depression/Social Anxiety?
Hi Jo, After reading your letter and the good details you have given, I think it would be worth it to you to see a professional counselor. It is common to have depression and anxiety together. Feeling impending doom can be part of depression. You do...

Dealing with Depression: hi!
Dear Mahreen, Your mother is doing a lot of work that is physically and mentally stressful and that can cause her to feel angry and yell. Can your family afford to hire a caretaker for your dad s mother a few days a week so your mom can have time off...

Dealing with Depression: Nootropics?
HI Amanda, The symptoms you are speaking of are very similar to that of hypoglycemia (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/). This can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/)....

Dealing with Depression: Supplements for depression and ADD, Depression ADHD, Nutritional treatment
Depression ADHD, Nutritional treatment : Hi Jonathan, If you are suffering from ADD and depression I suggest that you test yourself with Testing for Hypoglycemia by Questionnaires Nutrition-Behavior Inventory (NBI) http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-nutrition-behaviour-inventory-nbi/...

Dealing with Depression: troubled soul
Hello Carkdy, I have a fair idea as to what may be wrong with him but whether we can help him depends entirely on his willingness to be helped. If he believes he is not ill, or that there is nothing wrong with hime - in other words he is not motivated -...

Dealing with Depression: Coping with Depression
Hello Victoria and happy holiday to you. The one important fact when dealing with any disorder is to remember that what you may be feeling/experience, may not be reality. You are feeling bad, depressed, not because things are really bad, but because you...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, emotional instability, teeanage
Hi Mohamed Amer, These are classical signs of hypoglycemia (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/) This can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/) I suggest that...

Dealing with Depression: Depression problem
Dear Kealo, There is no doubt in my mind your depression is partly due to environmental stresses. But it can also be due to any internal imbalance caused by hypoglycaemia.(http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/) This can be treated...

Dealing with Depression: Medications
Hi Kelly, Antidepressants can, all of a sudden, stop working. Personally speaking, my husband has had this problem for years. Since everyone has a different chemical brain/body, it is trial and error to see what works and what does not. Sorry,...

Dealing with Depression: depression
Hi Momina, I want to emphasize that you are NOT mentally ill, but physically ill that has mental consequences. Most young people with depression are in fact hypoglycemic (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/) This can be treated...

Dealing with Depression: ocd or something else?
Dealing with Depression: ocd or something else?

Dealing with Depression: ocd or something else?
Hello. You need to check if you have tried appropriate medication for adequate amount of time. SSRI is a vague category. Specific medication for OCD is Fluvoxamine / Fluoxetine and Clomipramine. These three are known to act against OCD. The course is anywhere...

Dealing with Depression: lack of motivation
Dealing with Depression: lack of motivation

Dealing with Depression: lack of motivation
Hi Em, The fact that you are smoking cigarettes and marijuana is not a good sign. I suppose you do this as a form of self-medication against you depression. Generally drugs - legal and illegal - can only mask some of the symptoms of depression and do nothing...

Dealing with Depression: Is it true depression?
Hi Kerry, I thought I answered and sent you my response. Is it true depression? Yes - partially. Most alcoholics suffer with depression. Depression can also be genetic. Sometimes depression can be all genetic. However, it sounds like your boy...

Dealing with Depression: upset over situation for two weeks now
Hello again. I apologize for the delayed response. I hope to share some insights regarding the incidence with the young lady. Rejection is assumed. It is also likely to be an inference based on certain beliefs you might have deep inside. Let us see...

Dealing with Depression: nutrion and depression
Hi David, I have devoted most of my career at teaching people about the connection between nutrition and mental illness . This is a vast topic and the best bet is to visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mentalillnessnutrition/ for more information....

Dealing with Depression: ocd with depression n guilt of past life
Hi sanjeev, Your mother has a hypocritical double standard. It was OK for you to play with HER nipples when you were 10 years old, but NOT OK for you to play with your sister when you were five and innocent. The fact that she chastised you is enough to...

Dealing with Depression: ocd with depression n guilt
Dear sanjeev, These must horrible feelings you are battling with. These feelings are not so much due to a sick mind, but rather a sick body. They could be due to hypoglycemia (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/) This can be treated...

Dealing with Depression: ocd with depression
If you have not acted on the thoughts you are still OK. Do not fight the thoughts but allow them to flow through your mind until they fade. If another unwanted thought comes, allow it and let yourself relax saying to yourself: It is OK to think anything as...

Dealing with Depression: Dating someone dealing with depression
Hi Emily, Depression and relationships are always linked in some form or another. While you were just “dating” he felt safe in his little world (his home) as it was his retreat from the outside world where no one could see or hear him, and he didn’t have...

Dealing with Depression: I'm sorry for everything
Hi Romi, This response is also abrupt… and to the point.. If this was supposed to be a suicide note, it leaves a lot unanswered. Of course your mother will appear to believe you (she is on her hypothetical death bed) and hoping that you have changed,...

Dealing with Depression: New feelings and losing myself
It s a minor depression brought on by missing a person and also, the need to see the day when that person returns. Some people even experience this when they order something on the internet and then during the days they wait for item to be shipped, they ll...

Dealing with Depression: Is there something wrong with me?
Hi Kelly, Yes there is something wrong with you, and that something is called living in denial. Much of what you are going through I also went through, all except the suicide, which I only thought of once. I can assure you that you can turn your life around,...

Dealing with Depression: On & Off.
Hi Alison, From reading your email, I get the feeling that you are two people living in separate worlds. One is the PRESENTATION face you put on when you ACT like you think others want you to act, and also what you THINK is the meaning of life, public success,...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed
Hi Debbie, Well, you have a lot on your plate! Unfortunately there is no “quick fix”, BUT… you can heal these issues if you truly want to. While you have suffered years of abuse at the hands of others, you have also been suffering abuse from yourself....

Dealing with Depression: Anxiety, depression...help me understand
Jared; Treat her with patient, treat her with care, treat her with respect- above all, respect. Respect means you acknowledge her conditions, talk to her about them, when she is not depressed, when she s having the up-swing, talk to her about what she think...

Dealing with Depression: depression
Hi Mahmoud, The tightness in the chest may be anxiety. Anxiety and depression go together a lot of times. The heartburn feeling may be a from the anxiety. However, it would be better to see a doctor for the heartburn. You may have acid reflux or heart...

Dealing with Depression: Fiance's Anxiety and Depression?
Love him for what he is and stop trying to help/change him. These times when he s extra blue, be there for him but give him space. Think of it not as a disease but as ...his time of the month...then it s alot easier to deal with. As long as these episodes...

Dealing with Depression: Finding a therapist
Hi Kristin, You won t be committed for depression. You need to be suffering from schizophrenia, threatening to kill self or others, suicidal, and very serious illnesses such as bad paranoia, etc. Here is a web site http://careers.theguardian.com/careers-blog/disclosing-illness-to-employer...

Dealing with Depression: Attacks
Hello Jo, It is a pity you did not mention your ager andf sex, because this may have something to do with this. My best advice is to familiarise yourself with the connection between nutrition and mood disorder, by reading articles we have at our web site....

Dealing with Depression: Depressed about career, Depression, hypoglycemia
Depression, hypoglycemia: Hi James, The fact that the end of summer may trigger depression in you indicates to me that your depression is not so much psychological as a physical matter. The approach of winter means that you start to lack vitamin D, the sun shine vitamin, which is...

Dealing with Depression: Depression about career, other things...
Hi James, I am sorry to hear how you are feeling and that you have a job that is not challenging enough for you. Since you have a job, your health coverage may include counseling. Also, if you work for a company that has an Employee Assistance Program...

Dealing with Depression: Side effects of pexep cr, anxiety & the Hypoglycemic diet
anxiety & the Hypoglycemic diet: Hi Sagar, My personal view are that drugs only mask symptoms without doing anything to address the underlying biochemical abnormalities that is responsible for anxiety problems. It may even aggravate the problem for allowing the anxiety to develop under...

Dealing with Depression: dementia
Hi Asoka, Indeed dementia is difficult to treat. But there are a lot of things you can do nutritionally. First of all many people with with dementia are hypoglycaemic (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/) This can be treated by...

Dealing with Depression: do i need help?
Hi Ai, I am sorry to hear how down you are. Depression can cause all of that negative thinking. The more you think negatively, the worse it will get without help. You do need to see a doctor to be assessed. Also, look at your family background. ...

Dealing with Depression: Can supplements help when medication doesn`t?
Hi Mary, Antidepressant medication only benefit a minority of patients. They may mask symptoms but do little to cure the underlying biochemical abnormalities that are responsible for depression and other mood disorders. The underlying biological abnormalities...

Dealing with Depression: Can't Stop Feeling Sorry For Myself
Stop judging your own seccess or failure by comparing to others. Every one in this world is dealt a different hand, thus we are all playing different games, by different rules. What works for them may not work for you, and playing by their standards will...

Dealing with Depression: anaxity
Hi Mahmoud. I don t know whether you are the same Mahmoud that contacted me recently, but the best way to treat anxiety is by nutritional means. Please read Beating Anxiety and Phobias http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/beating-anxiety-and-phobias/...

Dealing with Depression: anaxity
hi MAMOUD, Yes these results seem to fall within the norms. Perhaps you should test yourself with Nutrition-Behavior Inventory (NBI) http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-nutrition-behaviour-inventory-nbi/ If you score high it may be an indication...

Dealing with Depression: daughter problem
She needs to go on the hypoglycemic diet, to start off with. You find that program at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/ If you have any problems please contact a nutritional doctor of a clinical nutritionist. ___________________________________________________...

Dealing with Depression: Depression and Fear
No I do not believe that is a sign of extreme depression- however, I would encourage you to dig deeper into that fear. Rather than trying to avoid it- you know it s not real...you know you re not getting raped...you must face it down. Maybe some self defense...

Dealing with Depression: Doctor prescribed fluoxetine
Hi Gillard, I m not a medical,doctor, therefore I cannot give you advice as to any medication given to you brother. But I do believe that OCD and/or anxiety can be treated without recourse to drugs. Please read: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)...

Dealing with Depression: family problem, shenreed, trauma
shenreed, trauma, experience: Hi Mostafa, Obviously, your daughter had a traumatic experience a few months back that left her with this phobia and deep-seated fear of things being unclean and infection. You need to talk to her as to what happened that caused her to be imprinted and...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed extrovert
Hi Amanda, Before I answer your question, let me say that you are not stupid. I say that because I have received emails from young people that can’t even write a sentence, let alone group their thoughts into a cohesive paragraph. So, being the clever person...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed at the idea the universe might be all in my head
What s really wrong here is that you think too much. Your imagination is so far your biggest enemy. You need to try to learn to stop thinking- it s much harder and complex than it sounds- and live in the moment. So what if it s all a dream? Shouldn t you...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed at the idea the universe might be all in my head
Dealing with Depression: Depressed at the idea the universe might be all in my head

Dealing with Depression: anaxity
Dear mahmoud, Of course, without any test, it would be difficult to say what causes these symptoms. But a common cause of anxiety attacks is hypoglycemia (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/) This can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic...

Dealing with Depression: I am depressed
It is natural to feel depressed when falling off life s track. The important thing here is to realize that, depression is just a feeling, it s in your head, which means, you can easily push through it. Feel depressed when being alone? then it s time to find...

Dealing with Depression: Depression
Cancer does not cause depression in the way that you think. When a person has cancer, he/she may be scared, stressed out, tired, and those emotions can lead to depression if the person is not strong. To say that cancer causes depression is like saying a knife...

Dealing with Depression: depression?
I am pretty certain that, from what you ve described, it is hormonal. Go see your doctor, get checked out, and they may be able to offer some balancing solutions :) Self diag is not a good idea cause quite often we see what we think we d see. Lol I tried...

Dealing with Depression: help
Hi Fern, It seems to me reading your post that you may have mood swings, which in the extreme form may be called bipolar disorder. But I would not get confused by labels, but rather look at natural ways of treating any kind of mood disorders. There’re many...

Dealing with Depression: Quiery of Depression
Hi, Well first let me state that healing is not simple, and there is no quick fix. The other thing is that while others can help you, it is you that needs to help yourself. Secondly, If you are going to help yourself and have others assist you, you...

Dealing with Depression: Stress??
It sounds to me you might ve burned yourself out a bit. This is often called writer s block if it happens to authors. Stop worrying about it, give yourself a month or two to just do fun things, like watch TV all day, read books you like to read, etc. Your...

Dealing with Depression: Friends with a Person who has Depression
Sometimes the best way to help is to step back and demand less. Let him know that you re here to help, but give him his own space, let him come to you if he needs to. Many times we think I want to help this person, and try our best to help them- and in...

Dealing with Depression: On a bad downward slope
Hi Courtney, Depression can be devastating especially when we don’t understands why. I suggest you read: Depression is a Nutritional Disorder http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/depression-a-nutritional-disorder/ and adopt The Hypoglycemic...

Dealing with Depression: Regret of incest
Hi Rohit, It is a pity you did state your age. But since you mentioned that yon want to study, I guess you would be a teenager or young adult. The reality is that sexual escapades among children is fairly common. The fact that this is bothering you now...

Dealing with Depression: ayuda
Hi Anton, The doctor may say this because he does not know how to treat it without drugs. Please read: Depression is a Nutritional Disorder http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/depression-a-nutritional-disorder/ and Depression is a Disease of Energy...

Dealing with Depression: Depression
They always have logic, even though the thoughts them selves may be without logic- they are most often caused by some logical assumptions on your part. It is not possible to get rid of all these thoughts, but it is possible to train yourself to recognize...

Dealing with Depression: Depression
Hi Zia, Making a mistake three times is not necessarily a problem, but if it starts to stress you it may be the case that you using the event to put yourself down. In other word you may be suffering from a low self-esteem that has little to do with the...

Dealing with Depression: Gf and depression, johnnytiger@shaw.ca
johnnytiger@shaw.ca: I highly recommend against meds for her situation. The drugs are good for when it s a brain/chemical issue that can t be solved by other means, but if she is in fact dealing with guilt, I would encourage guilt counseling instead so she can work through the...

Dealing with Depression: I think I need help..
Hi Sheila Marie, You seem to have all signs of depression. Why it may appear to be difficult to overcome is usually due to the fact that depression is not what many people assume to be a “mental illness”, but rather a physical illness. It should be treated...

Dealing with Depression: depression and antidepressants
Hi Andi, Side effects usually occur during the first couple of weeks of a medication - so it is unusually, to me, that it could cause bruxism 6 months later. However, I have heard a few cases where two women on fluoxetine caused double vision after 2...

Dealing with Depression: Mental Fatigue
People with CFS have various symptoms - the one they all have in common is the mental fatigue and also the physical fatigue. You have been suffering a long time and are so young to have this ailment in your life. Plus tinnitus. I have had Tinnitus for...

Dealing with Depression: Does depression lie to you?
It is very safe to just assume all those thoughts are not true, they aren t even yours, they re just your body/brain messing with you. Every day, make a diary, write down things you like about yourself, good things you do, and then note down the bad feelings...

Dealing with Depression: Weaning off Anti Depressants
Hello Kelly, You seem, to have successfully withdrawn from AD medication. I believe it is always necessary to treat the depression before withdrawing from medication. I have explained this at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/depression-a-nutritional-disorder/#Treatment...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, suicide
Hi Christian, I am so sorry you have had and are having such a hard time struggling with depression and your bad experiences in high school and in the present time. High schol years are very rough years. Someone can like you one day and ignore you the...

Dealing with Depression: I don't know what to do
Hello ecks; First of all, you re never wasting anyone s time by reaching out. And you are right, partly, in that bars today can be quite dangerous especially if you don t have friends to watch your back. Your problem though, I suspect it is more chemical...

Dealing with Depression: please help
Hi Louise, Some of the symptoms you gave me regarding your husband may be signs of depression and very bad negative thinking. He does need to see a Psychiatrist for an exact diagnosis. He may need to be on medication, but sounds like he may not want...

Dealing with Depression: I might be suffering from depression
Hi Dee: I am sorry to hear how down you become right at your period. Believed it of not, that happens to many women. I am one of them. I cried a lot. I no longer have periods - it is wonderful!! The one advantage of getting old as a woman. Since...

Dealing with Depression: I might be suffering from depression
Hi Dee, If you feel depressed that is is sufficient for me that you are depressed. As a nutritional psychotherapist, I believe that most cases of emotional disorders are due to nutritional deficiencies. These must be eliminated before we start looking at...

Dealing with Depression: I might be suffering from depression
Hello Dee; You have the right idea, definitely talk to your psyc profs about the situation and they will be able to refer you to the right materials and people. From what little you tell me, I would suspect some kind of hormonal balance issue that can be fixed...

Dealing with Depression: stress
Most likely you ll find that you re busier than ever after retiring since you suddenly have a chance to try all sorts of things. This is a good time to travel, to volunteer for worthy causes, and to start new lasting projects that you never tried before...

Dealing with Depression: bored and depressed
HI Chris, It is difficult to say in one short message what the problem may be. but I guess it is depression. If so I suggest you read: Depression is a Nutritional Disorder http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/depression-a-nutritional-disorder/ Jurriaan...

Dealing with Depression: 236 North Westlawn Ave., Decatur, Ill, mental health support, mosquito spray
mental health support, mosquito spray, emotional ups: Ah, Ginny, we meet up again. And I think that mine came from trying to be perfect all the time. I had my first panic attack at 13. The next one at 15 and from there on it was a series of emotional ups and downs. I kept thinking I had the worst case of PMS...

Dealing with Depression: Adult Children , Hurtful Words, porcelain crowns, self help books
porcelain crowns, self help books, stay at home mom: Hi Suzy: Your daughters are not respecting you at all and you know it and, yes it hurts. What you need to do is when they talk bad to you is hang up, or walk away. Keep your cool and just say something like: I only talk to people who respect me as a person...

Dealing with Depression: Adult Children self medicating/how to help?, anger issues, adult sons
anger issues, adult sons, disrepect: Thanks for additional info - sorry I got mixed up about the ex-husband. [A new worry: why do the boys know about the oxycontin? Has Dad offered to share? Maybe want to pursue that somehow. Are you and the step-mom cordial, or at least on the same page...

Dealing with Depression: Advice,, suicidal ideation, obsessing
suicidal ideation, obsessing, seroquel: Hi Sam, Well, I think that coming out of depression is different for each person. When I came out I was still struggling with anxiety, and eating disorders. I think it depends a lot on what you were depressed about to begin with. When you are struggling...

Dealing with Depression: Anger and Depression, being a loner, marital discord
being a loner, marital discord, ups and downs: Dear Karen, Thank you for your letter. Now let me get this straight. Your husband is sweet and funny except when he calls you a F in C and threatens to kill you? Have I got that right?I am sorry to tell you that your marriage is dead and over. And...

Dealing with Depression: Anti- Depressants, anti depressants, sleeping problem
anti depressants, sleeping problem, cchr: The answer is NO. anti depressants, do not solve mental issues...taking drugs is like feeding water into a computer ...you just wouldnt do it ..it would wreck the machine. The machine is basically perfect ..it is the software that is not working correctly....

Dealing with Depression: Anti Depressiants and side effects, antidepressant drugs, biochemical reactions in the body
antidepressant drugs, biochemical reactions in the body, antidepressant medication: Hello Kim, You are asking some mighty questions. Yes 1) antidepressant drugs can lead to suicide and homicide and 2) alcohol and antidepressant medication can affect a person s thinking and decision making, 3) can commit a violent crime, but how common...

Dealing with Depression: Anti-depressants, weird dreams, anti depressants
weird dreams, anti depressants, anti depressant: Tell your doctor and try something else. Everyone reacts differently to anti-depressants. So if you are having weird dreams you need to tell your doctor. If you are just starting, it may pass after a few weeks. But if you have been on the medication for...

Dealing with Depression: Antidepressants and teenagers, dr ivan goldberg, brain chemistry
dr ivan goldberg, brain chemistry, depressed teenagers: Hi Athlynne: The doctor, and I strongly recommend a psychiatrist, because they know their meds and brain chemistry better than family doctors, looks at the age of the teenager because some antidepressants have been shown to cause suicidal thoughts, increased...

Dealing with Depression: Antidepressents, forms of depression, treatment of depression
forms of depression, treatment of depression, antidepressant drugs: As a nutritional psychotherapist I am not in favour of antidepressant drugs, especially with children. I hope you are aware of the adverse reports of children committing suicide BECAUSE of medication. My approach to the treatment of depression is that...

Dealing with Depression: Attacking Anxiety and Depression, attacking anxiety and depression, lucinda basset
attacking anxiety and depression, lucinda basset, countless medications: Hi Budgie, I think that anything like what Lucinda is doing is case by case. Personal experience and personal knowledge helps people that also suffer, because it s comforting to know that the other person, REALLY knows what you have been through. I have...

Dealing with Depression: You may not be able to help me, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, maggie maggie, counsler
maggie maggie, counsler, death of a pet: Maggie: Unfortunately I can not help you with this question however I can tell you that about 10 years ago my mother died, it was a sudden death and very tramatic. About 1 year later my childhood dog died. When my dog died I had the same feelings as when...

Dealing with Depression: abuse, serotonin connection, blood and guts
serotonin connection, blood and guts, severe depression: Hello gina, What an awful father you had. That must have been hard for you growing up in an environment like that. But you are so right that your father had an anger management problem. This is usually associated with a metabolic disorder combined with...

Dealing with Depression: abusive husband with obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, peace in my life
obsessive compulsive disorder, peace in my life, reply thanks: Kirsteana, He is a very sick man. He needs an awful lot of help. Beside, the point, how are you staying safe? I mean is being at your mom’s enough? Do you need an order of protection; has he caused you any physical harm? The threats alone are enough to...

Dealing with Depression: accident trauma, candle light dinner, protective nature
candle light dinner, protective nature, romantic days: hello veronica, after reading your problem one thing is clear that u love your husband from the core of your heart. you r caring,loving & understanding...this is the reason that u r over-reacting the situation. yes...no doubt,the past incident...

Dealing with Depression: any advice??, st johns wort, major depression
st johns wort, major depression, light bulbs: Your body produces Seratonin naturally. Unfortunately those of us who suffer from depression don t produce enough to keep up with our body s needs. So when you take products like Zoloft or Prozac or Effexor basically you are getting additional seratonin...

Dealing with Depression: advice, athletic scholarship, major depression
athletic scholarship, major depression, dear sarah: Dear Sarah, I m glad to have been of some help to you. Please remember that there are no bad, wrong, stupid etc. decisions. Whatever we choose to do at any given moment merely opens up another path. And, yes, somewhere along the way we have to deal...

Dealing with Depression: afraid to eat & drink, eating disorder, medical problem
eating disorder, medical problem, phobia: Hello Mano, You certainly seem to have an eating disorder. It is of course very difficult to say what may be causing this. Being a nutritional psychologist I believe it is physical illness rather than a sickness of the mind. But this needs to be established...

Dealing with Depression: afraid to get help, brain chemistry, anti depressants
brain chemistry, anti depressants, chemical imbalance: Lyn, if you were within reach of me I would have to bop you up the side of the head. You don t go off anti-depressants because you start to feel good. The reason you feel good is because of the anti-depressants. You are not just better . I wish I had...

Dealing with Depression: afternoon depression, consistent course, bright sunlight
consistent course, bright sunlight, weather observations: I haven t heard of this, no, but I no longer am reading psych journals, many, regulary, so maybe there s a name for it! My only thoughts would be whether your afternoon depression and lethargy are clinical depression, or simply transitory depressed mood....

Dealing with Depression: anti-depressants, effexor xl, vivid dreams
effexor xl, vivid dreams, bad dreams: Hi Peggy: There have been increasing reports of bad sad affects when one tries to get off of effexor. To read some, just time in the key words: Effexor and bad side effects and stories will pop up. You have to be weaned off of Effexor SLOWLY - dropping...

Dealing with Depression: anxiety..., body mass index, excess secretion
body mass index, excess secretion, stress hormones: Hello Mike, Just as well you gave your height and weight. Your Body Mass index is 28.3 which places you in the overweight category. Now you may be surprised to hear that you being overweight and having emotional problems are related, not because of the...

Dealing with Depression: anxiety?, change of scenery, mum and dad
change of scenery, mum and dad, girlfiend: Hi Matt, You got it when you said... i don t just want to get a girlfriend just for sake of it, cringe, but maybe i just don t feel loved (yuk) Those are definitely emotions... Now you need to explore why you cringe and why you feel yuk at the...

Dealing with Depression: anxiety and depression, social anxiety disorder, treatable illnesses
social anxiety disorder, treatable illnesses, anxiety and depression: Jack, Sounds like social anxiety disorder or Agoraphobia. These are treatable illnesses and you can live a normal happy healthy life if they are treated effectively with medications, and therapy. Sounds like this is all new to you and therefore,...

Dealing with Depression: athletics and depression, blood sugar levels, thesis statement
blood sugar levels, thesis statement, self confidence: Sorry i cannot help you. One of the reasons why exercises helps to build self-confidence from a biological point of view may be that exercises helps to regulate blood sugar levels and synthisize serotonin, and antdepressent hormone in the brain. Jurriaan...

Dealing with Depression: Behaviour and nutrition, psychotherapy course, serotonin connection
psychotherapy course, serotonin connection, depression research: This is exactly what our Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia is all about. Please read: What is Hypoglycemia? the Serotonin Connection The Nutritional Aspects of Depression Research Evidence for Hypoglycemia Beating Anxiety...

Dealing with Depression: Bipolar??, extreme stress, chemical imbalance
extreme stress, chemical imbalance, wonderful family: Hi Lisa: The best web site to educate yourself on depression - every form of it, including bipolar is Dr. Ivan Goldberg s website. So, just type in Dr. Ivan Goldberg in your search box and a couple of his web sites will come up - start reading. Bipolar...

Dealing with Depression: Bipolar girlfriend asked for 'space'. Her explanation??, long term relationship, supportive manner
long term relationship, supportive manner, new apartment: She should at the least be seeing a psychologist who works with a psychiatrist until she is stable. When she has a breakthrough she should be at her doctor s door and not just hoping it will go away. I can t imagine trying to get through it without consulting...

Dealing with Depression: Bipolar, I'm 44, 4 kids, can't take it anymore, want to leave marriage, stay at home mom, manic depression
stay at home mom, manic depression, disc problem: Peggy - I m so sorry about your multiple prolems. I am just making a rather belated recovery from a serious injury, w/ pain, so I know some of what you must be dealing with. Here are the briefest of practical answers. Firs, it would be very hard to overcome...

Dealing with Depression: Bipolar??, extreme stress, chemical imbalance
extreme stress, chemical imbalance, wonderful family: All of the serious mental illnesses are caused by faulty brain chemistry, and medicines are taken to try to restore normal brain chemistry. [The meds today are fabulous at symptom reduction!] The serious mental illnesss are chronic, and sometimes despite...

Dealing with Depression: Boyfriend suffering from depression, dr ivan goldberg, suffering from depression
dr ivan goldberg, suffering from depression, severe depression: Hi Trudy: There are support groups called Recovery Anonymous and Emotions Anonymous that are really good to help the family. You cannot push a depressed person, pushing them makes them want to go backwards. Depression takes your life away and pushing...

Dealing with Depression: Why do BP sufferers return to their relationships?, life in the future, depressive episode
life in the future, depressive episode, bp: When you are in the middle of the high or the low of BP you aren t really sane. You can be paranoid, or angry or unable to stand being around people. BP people break up because they are so emotionally unstable that they can t handle any more emotions or...

Dealing with Depression: Brainwashing, drinking alcohol, wonderful father
drinking alcohol, wonderful father, daughters ages: Hi Julie, after reading you fully I need more to know about you & your husband....(if it is ok with you) * family background of both of you * any negative incident(recent or old) * reaction on having daughters * does he like to have male child *...

Dealing with Depression: Brother is depressed, seratonin levels, drug prozac
seratonin levels, drug prozac, brain chemistry: P.S. Just caught a terrible typo as I hit Send: should be because a REAL drug [Prozac]is now helping him. Check w/ the doc, but w/ most antidepressants the answer is: STAY ON IT. [For 2 or more years, and then MAYBE taper w/ expert guidance.] The...

Dealing with Depression: will i have babys, sexual desire, monthly period
sexual desire, monthly period, tht: Hi Lindsey, You say you have been feeing down the past seven months but you didn t say why? You also say that you haven t been with a man but that you have sexual desire. What does that mean... that you have never had intercoarse, but that you have had...

Dealing with Depression: best websites for selfhelp, mary ellen copeland, cognitive behavioral therapy
mary ellen copeland, cognitive behavioral therapy, reactive depression: Depession is a chronic illness, one that relapses and remits. So there are limits to activities and meds that will be absolutely preventive. Questions: when was last depression; how long did it last; could you tell it was coming; did you report this to...

Dealing with Depression: my bf dealing with depression, clinical nutritionist, serotonin connection
clinical nutritionist, serotonin connection, depression disorder: Hi somegirl, I believe I have already answerred this question but just in case, i haven t. Please ask your BF s doctor to refer him to a Nutritional Doctor or a Clinical Nutritionist. Please read: What is Hypoglycemia? at http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/articles/what_is_hypo.html...

Dealing with Depression: my bf dealing with depression, clinical nutritionist, serotonin connection
clinical nutritionist, serotonin connection, causes of depression: Hi somegirl, As a nutritional psychologist I am not in favour of drug therapy for depression, except in very serious cases. Drugs do not address the underlying causes of depression. Most people who are depressed are found to be hypoglycemic and so the...

Dealing with Depression: bi-polar, pfx, bipolar
pfx, bipolar, bp: Go to http://forums.about.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=start&webtag=ab-bipolar This is a bipolar site where people post. There are also areas where you can get more information on BP. If that doesn t satisfy you, go to nami.org and see what they have on BP....

Dealing with Depression: bi-polar, bi polar disorder, mental illnesses
bi polar disorder, mental illnesses, bad decisions: You bet it can cause you to make bad decisions. Bipolar seems possible from the little info provided. A psychiatrist is your best bet for EXPERT help in choosing the right meds and the right doses. The meds are very very good these days....you have...

Dealing with Depression: After-birth depression, post partum depression, telltale signs
post partum depression, telltale signs, hormone changes: It most definitely happens from the Hormone changes which can cause chemical imbalances, thus leading to Post Partum Depression. I will point you to a web site that will give you a lot of information on Post Partum Depression it is www.alightershadeofblue.com....

Dealing with Depression: boarding school, home weather, boarding school
home weather, boarding school, medical condition: Weather or not you are at boarding school or at home, your depression will remain. Depression is not a result of your surroundings, it is a medical condition. Just as if Diabetes would be the same at boarding school or at home, depression is a medical condition...

Dealing with Depression: boredom, music visit, teaching children
music visit, teaching children, passions: Hi Steven: First question, do you feel this way during the fall and winter months and then are more energetic and motivated and get more things done in the summer? If so, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. To read up on this go to: www.cet.org....

Dealing with Depression: Why bother?, career dreams, tropical place
career dreams, tropical place, going tomorrow: Hi Prem: There are actually answers to all of your questions. But, they will come slowly. Think of how many years it has taken you to feel the way you feel - such as Where am I going wrong? Give one month to each of those years - let s say a good 25...

Dealing with Depression: my boyfriend is deaing with depression..., taking the pills, dealing with depression
taking the pills, dealing with depression, taking pills: Two and a half months is nothing. If he stops taking the pills he won t get any better and will more than likely get worse and then he will dump you because he won t be able to handle the emotional pain of being with you. It took me three years to get the...

Dealing with Depression: Is my boyfriend depressed/bi-polar?, aa degree, mood swings
aa degree, mood swings, drastic change: Hi Ceceila, If you two move in together or get married that will not stabelize him at all and only cause more stress and tension for you. I strongly suggest do not move in with him because of the merry-go-round he is on and he will keep you on. Your sanity...

Dealing with Depression: boyfriend's depression, good friends, girlfriend
good friends, girlfriend, depression: Samantha, It sounds like he is dealing with his own depression, I definitely agree with you. It may have started out as his Dad’s depression. But this sounds more like he has developed his own. I also wonder if he isn’t responding this way because...

Dealing with Depression: boyfriend's depression, depression therapy, honeymoon period
depression therapy, honeymoon period, unnecessary burden: If he is going to get his meds adjusted, then stay but keep a healthy distance. He has to know that you are there but that you aren t going to be asking him how he feels every day. Let him come to you. It s really hard to predict how these things will...

Dealing with Depression: My boyfriend's depression, homework type, yoga art
homework type, yoga art, honeymoon period: Claire, I think that part of the issue with depression is that it just paralyzes the victim. To fight it one has to be proactive and on top of the symptoms. I do think that he should check in on his medications. Is he open in therapy or working against...

Dealing with Depression: boyfriend's depression, good friends, girlfriend
good friends, girlfriend, depression: This is very typical. When he starts to feel a bit better he wants you back. But as soon as he starts to drop into deep depression, he pushes you away. It is all revolving around his depression, his lack of self esteem and his lack of feeling worthy of...

Dealing with Depression: my boyfriend doesnt understand, true depression, time of the month
true depression, time of the month, meds: Take him with you the next time you visit your doctor. He needs someone besides you to explain what is going on. You know you aren t addicted. You know that you needs these meds to keep stable. A doctor might be better at telling him what he needs to know....

Dealing with Depression: my boyfriend has suicidal thoughts, serotonin connection, clinical nutritionist
serotonin connection, clinical nutritionist, depression disorder: Dear Annette, It often happens that two people who are suffering from depression find one another to help each other. This is because they know and understand how their partners feel. You both can be helped if you are in the right hands of therapists...

Dealing with Depression: My boyfriend, emotional tone, cchr
emotional tone, cchr, tone scale: You should learn about the emotional tone scale it will tell you where someone is at...it is easy to learn and will give an idea of what others are attempting to do. go to www.scientologyhandbook.org and you will find it in one of the chapters there. also...

Dealing with Depression: boyfriends depression, typical behavior, thought pattern
typical behavior, thought pattern, chelsey: Chelsey, This is typical behavior for someone who is depressed. I would seriously encourage him to see his doctor and have his medications adjusted. Having to do this is not uncommon. I went through 4 meds changes in three years before I was finally stable....

Dealing with Depression: break up depression, stages of healing, letting go
stages of healing, letting go, good luck: Eduardo, First of all this is a common feeling. It sounds like you may have been somewhat dependant on this love with her. Letting go of a major part of your life is painful. You need to reintroduce yourself back to yourself. Get to know the you, you are...

Dealing with Depression: Causes of Depression, e mail address, diagnosing depression
e mail address, diagnosing depression, causes of depression: Joanna- Well, funny thing is, nobody is quite sure WHAT causes depression. Stress, certainly, but the problem with diagnosing depression is that it can affect one person and not affect another who has dealt with the same issues as the first. Say that person...

Dealing with Depression: Clinical depression, question statement, clinical depression
question statement, clinical depression, biological mother: Hello Don, This is a difficult situation you find yourself in. As a nutritional psychologist I see depression not a MENTAL problem, but rather as biological problem. Most doctors prescribe medication for this, but i believe that AD medication can only...

Dealing with Depression: COLLEGE, psychiatric nurse, germs
psychiatric nurse, germs, psychologist: Hi Nicola: It does sound like to me that you do have OCD because you worry about germs and it affects your ability to concentrate on your work. You are not attention seeking, that is a thought you tell yourself and you are being hard on yourself....

Dealing with Depression: Co-Dependancy, co dependancy, meds work
co dependancy, meds work, current boyfriend: Sorry, but I m not the right expert for this question. [However, if you mean your depression comes and goes depending on whether you are on medication or not, my suggestion would be to find an effective med and remain on it. If you mean some meds work...

Dealing with Depression: College Blues, college blues, naomi
college blues, naomi, consequences: You can look at it knowing that this isn t a long term situation and you can change where you are. Or you can decide this really isn t what you want and leave. I understand what you are saying. I am in a position where I am going to be offered a job...

Dealing with Depression: Concerned about separated spouse, marriage family counseling, wrong impressions
marriage family counseling, wrong impressions, sophisticated view: Madame, my apologies. Rudeness was caused by pain - no excuse - I have a recent severe injury. I have maintained such a relationship w/ an ex. I am 67, retired, and have a very very wide and sophisticated view of the world, made larger still by the...

Dealing with Depression: Confused love, long distance relationship, symptoms of depression
long distance relationship, symptoms of depression, suffering from depression: Darrin, I can understand your feelings of counseling, its usually uncomfortable and people liken it to going to the dentist… I really hope that someday that you can work through that and give it a try. Yes, it is very possible for depression to cover...

Dealing with Depression: Confused personalty, social anxiety, o clock
social anxiety, o clock, system engineer: Hi Ahmer: Sounds like you may have social anxiety especially for public speaking. I don t know where you are geographically, but look up in the phone book Toastmasters International or just Toastmasters . They are a group of business people that help...

Dealing with Depression: Consultation, big businessman, waking dreams
big businessman, waking dreams, dream dreams: Hi Aditya, You ahve a lot going on but I feel that what you are describing is related. The waking dreams are what I d call past life flash-backs that are symbolic of what is going on in your present life. It appears that the only time you are not feeling...

Dealing with Depression: Coping, social anxiety, mood swings
social anxiety, mood swings, thoughts and feelings: Ellie, You aren t pathetic, and these feelings and thoughts you are having are part of a disease and not you wanting to be a burden. Nobody wants to be sad all the time. Unfortunately it isn t uncommon to have a psychologist who is unable to help you....

Dealing with Depression: Crying Spells, abortion clinic, abortion clinics
abortion clinic, abortion clinics, menstrual period: Hi Vanessa: I think counseling would help and it may help you to call abortion clinics and ask for a counselor who is experienced with feelings of sadness, grief and guilt. It also sounds like you may need help with depression if you are experiencing sadness...

Dealing with Depression: Curse running in the family?, brain chemistry, symptoms of depression
brain chemistry, symptoms of depression, anti depressants: Personally, I know that I had mild symptoms of depression. But I am an extremely strong person who lands on his two feet no matter (I have been tested). Q - Do you mean you have been tested, and how, for depression? At what age did you have the mild symptoms,...

Dealing with Depression: Curse running in the family?, family genogram, symptoms of depression
family genogram, symptoms of depression, anti depressants: Hi Salim: Wow - you just completed a professional family genogram. A genogram is doing a family history, and in the psychology world, doing a family history to see wait traits the family may have. Looking at all the varieties of problems your family has,...

Dealing with Depression: Curse running in the family?, symptoms of depression, anti depressants
symptoms of depression, anti depressants, side question: Salim- Sadly, yes . . . genetics plays a large role in who gets depression and who doesn t. That does NOT mean you re going to get depressed. It just means you need to be more open and conscious of the possibility. Depression has nothing to do with personal...

Dealing with Depression: Curse running in the family?, symptoms of depression, side question
symptoms of depression, side question, anti depressants: Side question: The high rushes of adrenalin could be contributed to being bipolar. You are more prone to depression if it tends to run in your family but that doesn t mean you will definitely get depression. Seems as if you have some misconceptions...

Dealing with Depression: Curse running in the family?, causes of mental illness, symptoms of depression
causes of mental illness, symptoms of depression, anti depressants: Dear Salim, You are quite right in guessing that depression can run in families, because there is a genetic gene that plays a role. However from a treatment point of view, this information is of little help, because we cannot alter genes. It is perceptive...

Dealing with Depression: Cutting, coping skills, 10th grade
coping skills, 10th grade, self injury: Cory, Self injury is an addiction, and the cuts are scars. It is possible that they’ll fade, but there’s nothing that will erase them. The best thing you can do is get counseling to help you deal with your emotions and feelings that you don’t get the point...

Dealing with Depression: Cutting? Severity?, mood swings, self confidence
mood swings, self confidence, warning signs: Hi T, I m sorry that your struggling. I think that it s important to note, how long have you had these symptoms? Typically in order for them to be depression in nature, we would say that you need to suffer, about two weeks. However, the fact that...

Dealing with Depression: Cutting, vj turner, secret scars
vj turner, secret scars, alcohalism: Swede, I am not a self injurer. But I have some loved ones that are. I have been doing some research. A book that I read that helped me, was Secret Scars By VJ Turner. This is an addiction. Just like alcohalism and drugs. Seek professional help....

Dealing with Depression: What causes depression?, something chemical, work bills
something chemical, work bills, serotonin levels: Hi Don: Exercise does help many, many people feel better, such as the runner s high. Why? You are getting other things in your body going - physical activity helps mental activity. Some feel it more than others. You are lucky if just a little bit...

Dealing with Depression: chronic depression, chronic depression, maximum dosage
chronic depression, maximum dosage, cymbalta: Sam, The reasons why we are depressed seem to constantly change, and if those reasons don’t change our ways of coping do. Meaning that our body’s chemistry is changing as well to accommodate, so, with that we need to be changing the medications we use to...

Dealing with Depression: combine zoloft and tricyclic?, generosity of spirit, major depression
generosity of spirit, major depression, family practitioner: Sometimes drugs just don t work after you have been on them for a long period of time. I just went through this myself. I have been on Effexor for 8 years. Suddenly I was stressing out and crying all the time. I ended up at my family practitioner and he...

Dealing with Depression: coming off prozac, coming off prozac, zolfot
coming off prozac, zolfot, extreme fatigue: Dear Karen: First of all, CONGRATULATIONS for coming off these drugs and becoming more self-reliant. There IS help out there. See: http://www.alternativementalhealth.com http://www.breggin.com http://www.cchr.org http://www.drugawareness.org...

Dealing with Depression: confused girlfriend, library copy, psychiatric care
library copy, psychiatric care, sick person: Your ages? Either of you have a mental illness? Either of you working? Either of you takings meds for mental illness?? How long living together? To find out more about mental illness, see www.nami.org or www.mentalhealth.com Since he only believes...

Dealing with Depression: confused!!!!!!, living in saudi arabia, high iq
living in saudi arabia, high iq, marriage contract: Break it off with your husband. You are not ready to settle down and definately not ready to be in a permanent relationship. Your husband does not accept who you are and if you are in a full time marriage he will do his best to break your spirit. He has...

Dealing with Depression: constantly depressed, utter contempt, heart centre
utter contempt, heart centre, mental breakdown: Hi Morgan, The reason you have never truly been happy in this life experience is because what you have been experiencing is not loving.... You have been living the illusion of love and life... In your heart you know and feel the difference...but so far.....

Dealing with Depression: Can counseling affect security clearance, antagonistic relationship, suffering from depression
antagonistic relationship, suffering from depression, viet nam: Hi Carol: I ve had a high-level security clearance myself, years ago. At that time, many people did need counseling (Viet-Nam era) and they got it. Counseling HELPED the person become more stable and that is what someone with a high-level security clearance...

Dealing with Depression: I am going crazy, moebius syndrome foundation, decition
moebius syndrome foundation, decition, cytotec: Dear Sad: I looked up some info and you may want to check the following web site. Also, below is an excerpt from that site. http://www.moebiussyndrome.com/index.cfm?objectid=7686E4F0-E04C-F06B-343950DC5E19D6C6 One of the most commonly asked questions...

Dealing with Depression: crazy, muslim marriage, formal marriage
muslim marriage, formal marriage, marriage contract: Hi Sarah: You feel that doing something right would spoil your life according to your religious beliefs or according to how your husband would treat you? I think you are saying according to how your husband would treat you and he would treat you like...

Dealing with Depression: curing depression, chemical imbalance in the brain, curing depression
chemical imbalance in the brain, curing depression, thoughts and dreams: Are you being seen by a psychiatrist? Are you in therapy? If you are not doing this then you need to be in care right now. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. It has other fall out because of this. You need to be seeing a professional....

Dealing with Depression: cutting, classic rock music, mom and dad
classic rock music, mom and dad, hey matthew: Hey Matthew, There are very few, if any, things that seem like they have true value in life. Just understand that until you hold something you love in your hands, some idea your support, or anything you passionately embrace, nothing will seem like it is...

Dealing with Depression: cutting, cuttin, kya
cuttin, kya, coe: I would be mad at you. Not only are you disfiguring your body but if you cut too deep you could end up in the hospital having surgery to stop the bleeding. And it s not mad as much as she doesn t understand why you are doing it and it scares her. I know...

Dealing with Depression: Days with constant depression, exercise schedule, clinical depression
exercise schedule, clinical depression, somedays: If your depression lasts more than 4 or 5 days in a row, seek professional help. That is considered Clinical depression and it can easily be prevented with medication. If your depression is just here and there, not consistant, increase your exercise schedule...

Dealing with Depression: Days with constant depression, extents, somedays
extents, somedays, hunny: heyy hunny i am glad you came to me i am so sorry about the wait my computer hasnt been up to its par lately do forgive me well it seems that your depression is comming from different areas and angles i know to some extents it might just be the mood for example...

Dealing with Depression: DEAR EXPRT,I am 75 years..., depression, relationship
depression, relationship, many ways: Hello well there are many ways to go about this for one you can pleasure yourself or stripper of some sort or look for a relationship trust me age is nothing but a number and things will work out its causing you this depression probably because you feel left...

Dealing with Depression: DEPRESSION, sliding scales, local churches
sliding scales, local churches, family doctor: I wish you both the best. It can be such a challenge to be in a relationship where both people are emotionally unstable. I wish you all the best… You can look for organizations and or agencies that have counseling with sliding scales; you can talk with a...

Dealing with Depression: DEPRESSION, long periods of time, stress causes
long periods of time, stress causes, athletic person: Very simply, pain causes stress and stress causes depression, so it isn t in your mind it is real. Plus adding the fact that a once athletic person is now unable to do the most basic things without pain, is going to be depression. Depression is a stress...

Dealing with Depression: Dealing with Depression, inventory questionnaire, hypoglycemic diet
inventory questionnaire, hypoglycemic diet, unhappy memories: Dear Sarah, You may be surprised to hear that a lot of young people, like yourself have similar problems. Yes I guess this sounds like depression. I suggest that you test yourself with the The Nutrition-Behavior Inventory Questionnaire (NBI) at:...

Dealing with Depression: Dealing With Depression, occasional joke, dealing with depression
occasional joke, dealing with depression, power struggle: Sr, Boy this sounds like a power struggle on all ends. The jealously seems to be felt all around. It seems that friend may be stuck between two people that he cares for very much. You can tell him, but, in reality it could make it worse. But he should...

Dealing with Depression: Dealing With Depression, dealing with depression, happy in the morning
dealing with depression, happy in the morning, mom and dad: Ahmed, Depression is so common these days. It shouldn t be thought of as something shameful. It can be treated with counseling and therapy. I m sorry, but depression will not go away without treatment. Check in your area for counseling. If you can t find...

Dealing with Depression: Dealing with my depressed girlfriend, holistic doctor, funks
holistic doctor, funks, descision: Hi Liam, First, I am sorry this question didn t arrive to me, and that is why there is such a delay. It sounds like part of her depression is about her self insecurities. Is she is therapy? if she is in therapy they can help her with these issues. Holistic...

Dealing with Depression: Dealing with depressed husband, continual frustration, shouting match
continual frustration, shouting match, angry all the time: Hi Rita: You are in a very difficult situation and it sounds like one you need to use tough love. I think he may be bipolar. So, go to the website: www.mysimplemeasures.com and read up on the symptoms. You may need to offer him an ultimatum....

Dealing with Depression: Dealing with depressed wife, severe depression, emotional pain
severe depression, emotional pain, psychiatrist: You should go with her to the doctor s appointment. Her illness is not only affecting her but you as well. You need to hear exactly what the doctor wants to do (generally there is an evaluation) and then his recommendations. Do what the doctor says. Your...

Dealing with Depression: Dealing with a girlfriend who is depressed, hi matthew, money situation
hi matthew, money situation, brain surgery: HI Matthew, Thanks for writing. I can relate to her. I have an eating disorder. I think that in many places there are charites that she could turn to that she may get the counseling that she needs. As for you, what you are already doing is awesome!...

Dealing with Depression: Dealing with life's B.S., favorite tv show, extreme anger
favorite tv show, extreme anger, public spectacle: Hi Andy: There is a lot of B.S. in life that we do have to forget and mainly because it is not worth dwelling on, there are more important things for you to be doing with your life. If the teacher was that insulting to you, as a student, I would report...

Dealing with Depression: Dealing with a manic depressant, manic depressant, taking the pills
manic depressant, taking the pills, mood swings: Very simply, you tell her if she does not get on medication and stay on it and prove to you she can be stable for 1 year, you will not consider marrying her and you will move out. She must go into therapy and she must have a group therapy session at least...

Dealing with Depression: Dealing with a Passive Aggressive, conflict resolution program, psychotherapy course
conflict resolution program, psychotherapy course, assertiveness training: Hello Nancy, The last thing we want to do in a dispute is throwing labels at one another, especially bogus psychiatric labels. Diagnostic labels may be useful in medicine, because it suggest an immediate treatment. But in psychology it can often be misused...

Dealing with Depression: Dear Sara,I posted you..., e mail address, unanswered questions
e mail address, unanswered questions, sally: Sally, I found my response among the many questions I have answered. If I need to forward it to you please let me know which e-mail address you are currently using. Sara Sally, I have no unanswered questions at this time. Please post again...

Dealing with Depression: Death of Close Friends = Pushing Me Away!, death of a friend, school friend
death of a friend, school friend, close friends: Hi Jessica: Sounds like your boyfriend may have had thoughts of separating from you before his friend died. Think back to before his friend died, was your boyfriend starting to seem distant? It is hard to link up depression over a death of a friend with...

Dealing with Depression: Death of a parent, breast cancer, death of a parent
breast cancer, death of a parent, nieces: Hi Sarah: You mention 2 nieces, but there were 3 children. HOw old are the 2 nieces that do not want the room to be touched and how old, and also what is the opinion of the 3rd child? They are all grieving and especially children it is hard. If the...

Dealing with Depression: Depreese for more than 2 years, clinical nutritionist, depression disorder
clinical nutritionist, depression disorder, biochemical imbalance: Hi NURMA, It is a mistake to believe that drugs can cure depression or any other mood disorders. Drugs only mask the symptoms without addressing the underlying the biochemical imbalance that is responsible for mood disorders. Please read: Depression...

Dealing with Depression: Depresion, degree in psychology, shelly
degree in psychology, shelly, job search: Hi Shelly, No, maybe there isn t a question. but, I am here to listen too. I understand your fears, and fears sometimes can stop us, but that is a huge part of the battle. The battle of depression, it wants you to be too afraid to do the things that can...

Dealing with Depression: Depresion, dear teresa, advices
dear teresa, advices, country usa: Dear Teresa, What a dreadful experience you are having. You have been treated very badly by this man. However, we need to look towards the future and make sure that this sort of things do not happen again. The main reason why you got in a losing situation...

Dealing with Depression: Depresion, medication level, taking the pills
medication level, taking the pills, anti depressant medication: Hi, Usually it takes six to twelve months to find the right dosage for an anti-depressant medication. Usually you feel just fine for the first couple months of the level they prescribe, just because your body has been needing it so badly. Then after a...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed, mood swings, ebla
mood swings, ebla, endorphins: Right before your period your body starts using more seratonin. Seratonin helps you control your moods and makes you less anxious. So your depression is not unusual. You can ask your doctor for a low dose of Prozac to take the two weeks before your period...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed !, dr ivan goldberg, iron deficiencies
dr ivan goldberg, iron deficiencies, brain chemistry: Hi Prashant: It sounds like your depression may be getting a lot worse, which it can without the right treatment. Have you seen a psychiatrist - A psychiatrist is not a family doctor, he/she is one who studies the brain chemistry and knows a lot more about...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed, school counselor, major depression
school counselor, major depression, psychologist: As long as you are not suicidal, a psychologist may be the best place to start. You might also want to talk to your school counselor for a referral to a psychologist. There are people who have major depression which makes them suicidal and there are...

Dealing with Depression: Very Depressed, weekends and holidays, physical appearance
weekends and holidays, physical appearance, real friends: Hi John: I think your depression might be due to strong feelings of lonliness. This happens to many, many, young adults in school and especially around the holidays. Do you have a counseling center at your school and you could ask to speak to a male...

Dealing with Depression: Very Depressed, weekends and holidays, physical appearance
weekends and holidays, physical appearance, real friends: Your parents do not need to know, are you are minor? Sometimes you can find psychotherapists that work on sliding scales; it would be worth the try and check with your medical doctor to see if he or she could refer you. I think that it’s possible that...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Ater A Break-up..., brother lives, ups and downs
brother lives, ups and downs, uk girl: Breaking up is hard even for couples who mutually agree to part. You are not going to die. You are going to feel a great deal of emotional pain. I would strongly suggest you talk to a counselor or therapist. She just dumped you and there is no closure...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Boyfriend, long distance relationship, happy things
long distance relationship, happy things, transitional phase: Hi Nicole: You are in a very difficult situation. You want a definite answer to know where you stand but your bf is not giving you one. So, this is where you have to take the action and say what you mean and mean what you say. Regarding depression...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Boyfriend=Pushing me away, signs of depression, bad person
signs of depression, bad person, strong man: Hi Jes, Being depressed is not a matter of being a strong or weak, because it is all in the body. It would be very difficult to will away depression. Please read: What is Hypoglycemia at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/articles/what_is_hypo.html...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Boyfriend, antianxiety medication, starting my own business
antianxiety medication, starting my own business, strong one: Hi Sharon: Yes, he has you on a roller coaster ride, but you have choices and can get off the coaster, but I think you feel afraid to do it. But, for your own SANITY, you have too. He is playing with your emotions which is very immature on his part...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Dad, sicknesses, crazy thing
sicknesses, crazy thing, time of my life: Hi Gary, Two things that come to mind as I read your question were. 1)One thing that you ve missed is that as your daughter gets old, she will still get sick and..... she will also be exposed to other situations that will also be harmful.... 2 Where...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Dad, sicknesses, crazy thing
sicknesses, crazy thing, time of my life: Gary, You re not crazy. But you re right you are missing out on the LIFE of your daughter. I think the first thing we need to do is get you into some therapy, find out what the underlying fear is. Then start you on some anxiety and panic medication to stablize...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Dad, sicknesses, crazy thing
sicknesses, crazy thing, time of my life: So the logical part of you understands that your child is going to be ill but some part of you is unable to cope with this. Time to talk to her peditrician and see what the doctor has to say. And then talk to a therapist. Something in your past is causing...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Girlfirend, crown prosecution service, girlfirend
crown prosecution service, girlfirend, rapist: I usually sit down to answer w/ some clear notion of what might help. Sorry to say that s not the case here. I m even having trouble figuring out small things to be done for either of you..... However. You did not cause the rape and you could not have...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Girlfriend Break Up, cancer survivor, last christmas
cancer survivor, last christmas, lovely woman: Ouch Mark. This is a tough situation. But once you tell T how you feel. you really have to step back. allow her to get through this as she needs to. Sometimes the harder we want and try the farther they run away. I know it hurts and it s hard. I am so...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Girlfriend Breakup, cancer survivor, last christmas
cancer survivor, last christmas, lovely woman: Hi Mark: You know the truth - you can t force a relationship and you can t make someone love you the way you love them. T does have problems which you cannot solve and maybe she needs to get back on meds, but that is up to her and you cannot force that...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed Girlfriend, major breakdown, wonderful girl
major breakdown, wonderful girl, lung cancer: Marcello, I can relate well to both yourself and your girlfriend. I have been where your girlfriend is, and now, I am feeling it from the side of my partner. It’s hard to believe that by “just being there” you are doing more than you can imagine. People...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed girlfriend wants 'some space', space question, manic depression
space question, manic depression, spce: Call about once a week and ask how she is doing. Don t try to solve her problems for her. If she wants to talk, she will. If she is evasive, tell her it was good to hear her voice and you will check in with her the next week. She may come around on her...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed girlfriend, utter failure, bad memory
utter failure, bad memory, female friends: Hi Gus, I can quite understand how difficult this must be for you. Never allow yourself to think that you are the cause of your GF s depression. Depressed people have problems being happy and will blame anything in their environment for their own unhappiness....

Dealing with Depression: Depressed or PTSD?, traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic stress
traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic stress, post traumatic stress disorder: Hi Deborah: You are right on target, he is depressed. I can t say if PTSD is involved, it sounds more like a chemical imbalance that is getting worse and it is something he cannot go through alone because he needs medical help. There is a book written...

Dealing with Depression: Depressed, sad, trying to live normal, foreign money, terapeut
foreign money, terapeut, weir: Vlad, Thanks for writing. You ve been to the hospital, but, have you continued therapy? If not I strongly recommend professional counseling. You need extra help to get through the depression you are going through. I also sensed while reading this that...

Dealing with Depression: Am i Depressed?, cognitive behavior therapy, depression problems
cognitive behavior therapy, depression problems, friendship problems: Hi WIlly: You do have serious depression problems and it sounds like you have a good psychiatrist. Some psychiatrists do not tell their patients it will take a long time and yours is very honest and I like that. In many people it DOES take a long time to...

Dealing with Depression: Depresses Father, stomach virus, peditrician
stomach virus, peditrician, time parent: You need to make an appointment and talk to her peditrician about her health and her care. I agree that when you have a small child and you are a first time parent your thoughts become a bit irrational as far as being sure that the child is healthy. Your...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, motorbike accident, cognitive brain
motorbike accident, cognitive brain, melleril: Simon, Wow! Thats horrible! Im glad you suurvived! From the sounds of it, surviving that was a miracle... I understand you re going through a rough time and I completely understand the depression. I do have a question though. Are you depressed about...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, depression problem, appetite loss
depression problem, appetite loss, loss of appetite: Charlene: First, I m so sorry you are suffering alone from what could be depression or even hormonal changes that happen in your teenage years. Second, there is no help you can give for yourself (or to yourself) alone. I can possibly help myself enjoy...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, depression problem, appetite loss
depression problem, appetite loss, loss of appetite: I changed schools at 13 and again at 14, 16 and 17. Changing schools is hard at best. And I did it in a foreign country as well. I think that it is extremely stressful at your age and I know that it s very hard to adjust. You are also going through hormone...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, depression problem, appetite loss
depression problem, appetite loss, loss of appetite: Dear Charlene, Please don t think for a moment that anyone, myself, your parents, a counselor, would take your feelings and symptoms as unimportant. Your feelings are very real and your symptoms are causing you worry. I m going to try to explain what...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, depression problem, holiday depression
depression problem, holiday depression, appetite loss: Charlene, I wish I had the answers that you seek, I am sorry that I wasn t able to answer this faster, I was out of town for the holiday. Depression that lasts longer than a few weeks, is not likely to go away on its own, we can all be depressed from time...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, dr ivan goldberg, depression problem
dr ivan goldberg, depression problem, depression anxiety: Hi Charlene: Wow - you sure are going through a lot; plus at your age all the racing hormones add to this. Also watch the week before your period - you can cry easier, feel depressed more, be sensitive to anything anyone says - good or bad. OK - the first...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, anti depressants, meds
anti depressants, meds, hard time: I do not take meds. I have done well with recovery. It s VERY hard. It s not impossible. If you can find a therapist. They can t give meds. They can advise only. I m sorry about your husband, of course you feel that way. remind yourself, you didn t...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, low blood sugar, blood sugar test
low blood sugar, blood sugar test, hormone replacement therapy: Time for a complete physical. Go to your family doctor and have your thyroid checked as well as your blood sugar. Low blood sugar can give you the same symptoms as depression. If you check out as normal, then time to dump the Zoloft and try a new drug....

Dealing with Depression: Depression, national heart lung, national heart lung and blood institute
national heart lung, national heart lung and blood institute, causes of depression: A mutant gene that starves the brain of serotonin, a mood-regulating chemical messenger, has been discovered and found to be 10 times more prevalent in depressed patients than in control subjects, report researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, chemical imbalance in the brain, many different reasons
chemical imbalance in the brain, many different reasons, causes of depression: A chemical imbalance in the brain will cause depressive illness. Why the chemicals are imbalanced, many different reasons, hormonal imbalance, stressers, many reasons. Hope that helps. Let me know if there is anything else you need. God Bless...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, chemical imbalance in the brain, canterbury university
chemical imbalance in the brain, canterbury university, causes of depression: Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Your seratonin levels cannot meet the demands of your body in order to allow it to relax and reach REM sleep. So you end up in a constant state of anxiety and that anxiety leads to depression. You...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, maureen mccormick, depression anxiety
maureen mccormick, depression anxiety, madonna university: As a nutritional psychologist I believe that depression can be treated if we can treat the underlying biochemical disorder. The conventional approach is drug therapy and/or psychotherapy. The drug therapy points in the direction of a brain disease, whereas...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, endless pursuit, effexor
endless pursuit, effexor, meds: We can email while you are getting some things going. Because you have a chronic brain illness/mental illness, depression, you need to get your prescriptions from a psychiatrist. After 10 years, it should be clear to your family doc, dear as s/he may be,...

Dealing with Depression: Depression,, suicide prevention hotline, depression age
suicide prevention hotline, depression age, depression drug: Hello Sam, I can quite understand your concern about the available treatment approaches to depression. Drug therapy helps in so far as it increases artificially the amount of serotonin in the brain. But then the question is why is it that we are not producing...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, st johns wort, hypoglycemic diet
st johns wort, hypoglycemic diet, lack of motivation: Hi Sami, I understand how you feel. I see depression in terms of a disease of energy production. This can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic diet. You will find most of the inforamtion at our web site. Furthermore that information will be helpful...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, dr ivan goldberg, miscarriage at 14 weeks
dr ivan goldberg, miscarriage at 14 weeks, weeks pregnancy: Hi Melinda: Wow - you and your husband have been through a lot of life changes. You do need professional help with your depression and sounds like medication is in order. To educate yourself more about depression go to Dr. Ivan Goldberg s website - it...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, school psychologist, school counselor
school psychologist, school counselor, familey: Hi depressed kid : Wow - lots of deaths = lots of grieving. The hard thing with death is that while you are grieving and miss the person so much, it seems like the rest of the world is carrying on and you just can t back into it. Sort of like falling...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, recovering from depression, st john s wort
recovering from depression, st john s wort, mild depression: Hi Miranda: First of all, IF the depression is NOT biochemically based, that is you do not have serotonin or dopamine deficiencies, and also if you are not suffering from bipolar and other severe forms of depression, but only have a MILD depression, ...

Dealing with Depression: Depression?, diet exercise, mood stabilizer
diet exercise, mood stabilizer, intellectual exchange: Your own doctor -- ? You see a private MD and don t use a public clinic? Your doc is a psychiatrist? [You won t be able to answer this; sorry; on vacation w/ flu and not taking Qs right now, except yours today, which arrived ahead of the flu.] I...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, internal medicine doctor, medication treatment
internal medicine doctor, medication treatment, treatment for depression: Tracie, Either of these doctors can help. Of course your best would be a doctor of psycholgy. A Psychiatrist is really your best bet as they have gone to school for it. But if that isn t an option. Family practice and/or internal medicine would both be...

Dealing with Depression: About Depression, pharmacy store, ups and downs
pharmacy store, ups and downs, zyprexa: First off, I m so sorry you are feeling this way. This totally sounds like depressive illness (Depression) and that is why your doctor probably prescribed Zyprexa. Zyprexa is a great antidepressant when taken at the right dosage. What I would ask is if...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, hand tremors, labour pain
hand tremors, labour pain, zyprex: I m very sorry, but I am in no position to be of help to you. You have, or have had, a counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist, and a neurologist....are on meds, hosp twice, and are still quite ill. IF you need to be hospitalized again, then you do. You...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, part time job, anti depressants
part time job, anti depressants, kelsey: Kelsey, It sounds like there s little you can do, but sit with your mom and talk to her about how you feel. Let her know that you are there for her and that you want to help. Encourage her to get the support she needs professionally. Here are a few...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, newphew, death of a loved one
newphew, death of a loved one, drug of choice: You need to deal with the cause of your depression....Sadly no pill can erase the effects of the death of a loved one. The counseling would certainly help and if I could do only one I would take the counseling. There is something to be said for being able...

Dealing with Depression: Depression or something else, clinical nutritionist, depression disorder
clinical nutritionist, depression disorder, grad dip: As a psychonutritionist I tend to see depression in terms of an underlying metabolic disorder, that can be treated by a change in diet under the supervision of a Clinical Nutritionist or Nutritional Doctor. Please read: Depression is a Nutritional Disorder...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, seasonal depression, alcohol addiction
seasonal depression, alcohol addiction, aslo: Hi Heather: Depression takes away the enjoyment in living and it also affects everyone around you. You need to get assessed and I strongly feel to get on to an antidepressant - which are NOT addictive. As they say in counseling, you have a lot of issues...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, depression support, postings
depression support, postings, sara: Everyone is affected differently. You might want to go to some of the depression support sites in About.com and see the issues that come up when people start to talk about depression. There are as many answers to those questions as their are people on this...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, symptoms of depression, grad dip
symptoms of depression, grad dip, emotional disorders: Having hypoglycemia is a typical example where the symptoms are among other depression. I believe the mistake people make is by identifying depression as a mental illness, whereas in fact it is merely a symptom of a physical disorder. There are many...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, dizzieness, stress and anxiety
dizzieness, stress and anxiety, sophomore year: Medication doesn t work all the time. It s not uncommon for that to happen and you should be complaining to someone. It sounds like you are having a panic attack. That is stress and anxiety at it s worst. First of all, are you exercising? As much as...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, treatment resistant depression, treatment of depression
treatment resistant depression, treatment of depression, chemical imbalances: Susan, Usually the successful treatment of depression is medication and therapy. Many times, people need to change therapist and alter the techniques and the medications. Because depression is because of things we have not been able to handle, and because...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, low spirits, negative answer
low spirits, negative answer, affirmations: Hello Mark, Try to go somewhere for outing or something.. Meet new people.. you will find interesting.. For a week or so.. come out of your daily routine. Talk to new people. Know them.. its just a timely depression. infact it seems to be.. You just need...

Dealing with Depression: Depression...?, being a loner, urgent questions
being a loner, urgent questions, indecisiveness: Jen, there are degrees of depression. Some people are just not happy. Some people are suicidal. And some people just shut themselves off from life altogether. Most people who are depressed shut themselves off from other people because it s just too difficult...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, financial position, depression
financial position, depression, reed: Hi RP, I can t help you forget your old incidents or tell you how to overcome or over-power the situations. What I can do is to help you by doing the opposite of what you are now trying to do. Instead of trying to forget the old experiences, you...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, depression disorder, hypoglycemic diet
depression disorder, hypoglycemic diet, treatment of depression: Dear RP, Being depressed can hold your back for the things you really want to do. It affects your capacity to achieve things. Depression is mainly a physiological illness, that needs to be treated without recourse to drugs, before you can tackle the...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, mental health clinic, free mental health
mental health clinic, free mental health, losing a job: You are doing something typical of people with depression, you are dwelling on things you can t change. See if there is a free mental health clinic in your area. Being without a job is bad; I know because I got downsized in September and just went back...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, suffering from depression, coping with depression
suffering from depression, coping with depression, suicidal feelings: Scott, First of all good luck with the profile, I just did one of these in my classes, and must say this method of writing was not one of my favorites. Questions: 1. Most common symptoms…. Well I think that this depends. I think it depends on...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, lack of sexual desire, lively person
lack of sexual desire, lively person, lond: Hi Payam, You said... But the fear of not being able to satisfy my future .... You don t have a problem right... NOW... your problem is with your MIND and with it being in the FUTURE.... To use your candle metaphor, you are imagining the wind...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, depression disorder, anxiety attacks
depression disorder, anxiety attacks, lively person: Dear Payam, It is unlikely that masturbation has made you impotent. If this were the case a lot of men would be impotent! It is more likely that you anxiousness may have interfered with really enjoying sex. It will also affect your self-image in negative...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, grief support group, street raceing
grief support group, street raceing, grief counselling: Ryan, check with your local hospital for a grief support group. You are acting out your anger at loosing your mother and in doing so you lost your friend. You and I know that this is not what your mum wanted for you. You know that she is looking in on you...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, couple problems, committed suicide
couple problems, committed suicide, 5 months: First of all, you can t help him if he doesn t want to help himself. Secondly, seasonal changes affect people with de pression. Plus it s getting towards the end of the semister and I am sure that the pressure of school is getting to him as well. You...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, couple problems, committed suicide
couple problems, committed suicide, 5 months: Stacy, you are a good friend to be so concerned. Unfortunately, I m only good with medicine and those willing to seek treatment. I wish I could help more. You are in a tough spot, there isn t a lot you can do from NC however you can continue to be a good...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, couple problems, committed suicide
couple problems, committed suicide, 5 months: Stacy, He is grief stricken. He doesn t know what to do with his pain. The most that you can do is love him assure him, that you ll be there. You can t take away his pain. You can love him through it. You may not have felt the death of a best friend,...

Dealing with Depression: Depression:-(, heroin and cocaine, doctors office
heroin and cocaine, doctors office, 6 packs: These drugs will not help you deal with your depression. All you are doing is dealing the the effects of the depression by using these drugs to dull the pain of the illness. Depression is totally treatable (versus just treating the symptoms). I would highly...

Dealing with Depression: Depression/Anorexia, anorexia and bulimia, mail group
anorexia and bulimia, mail group, snail mail: Lisa, Go to Livejournal.com. Set up a journal, and look me up my name is Newgrrl. You ll have to friend me. Or email me directly and we ll talk further. Angelslove911@gmail.com. I am leaving for vacation, Wednesday the 29th of March, but, I ll be in...

Dealing with Depression: Depression/Anxiety & the inability to cry, depression anxiety, seratonin
depression anxiety, seratonin, don t cry: You just made me feel better. I can t cry with Effexor. I don t understand exactly why but if something is sad I just don t cry. I think it may have something to do with the seratonin that is there to help you deal with anxiety. It may kick in when you...

Dealing with Depression: Depression with addictions, cognitive behavioral therapy, addicitions
cognitive behavioral therapy, addicitions, unhappy place: Dear Adama, It is nice for you to be supportive to your GF. Addiction is a serious disease and very hard to treat. Yes most addicts start off being depression, because their body is unable to produce feel-good neurotransmitters such as serotonin. But drug...

Dealing with Depression: Depression/anxiety from a poss virus, type joke, depression anxiety
type joke, depression anxiety, question type: Hi Pervez, Seeing a psychologist or therapist will only if help both (you and them) have the intent to not only find the cause but are also open to moving emotions and feelings when they come up... If they (the therapist) is activated into their issues,...

Dealing with Depression: Depression and bad feeling because of a habit, memory and mind, nasty habit
memory and mind, nasty habit, depressed man: I am not aware of any studies that would indicate that masturbation is harmful, or would destroy your mind your talent . Masturbation is a common occurrence among single men and is a healthy outlet for unrequited sex drive. What is more likely is...

Dealing with Depression: Depression and a, dr ivan goldberg, steroid prednisone
dr ivan goldberg, steroid prednisone, depression exercise: Hi Vanessa Nicole: Glad you started Zoloft and are already getting some relief. For exercise: water jogging or running in water may help the joints, but with Lupus you know you get tired out fast and have to monitor your energy levels. Yoga is gentler,...

Dealing with Depression: Depression diagnosis help, symptom of depression, depression symptoms
symptom of depression, depression symptoms, lack of energy: Elavil has the side effect of sleepiness and 100mg is a very high dose. You might talk to your doctor about lowering it. If you re no longer on Klonopin then you will not be having reactions to it. If the only symptom of depression you are having...

Dealing with Depression: Depression Epidemic?, patty duke, psychology student
patty duke, psychology student, terrence real: Hi Rick: I agree there is an epidemic among young adult, but also among teenagers 18 and under. My comment is from my personal experience and not research I ve done specifically on how much depression is out there. Reasons for increase: More public...

Dealing with Depression: Depression or everyday stress?, home personality, everyday stress
home personality, everyday stress, household tasks: Hi Michelle: Sounds like a couple of things. First though, you said you are in a nine year relationship with their father. I presume you are not married but living together?? Is he a good father, helps with the kids, housework, food shopping, cooking,...

Dealing with Depression: Depression and families, suffering from depression, depressed patient
suffering from depression, depressed patient, hello john: Hello John most practitioners would provie families with leaflets and resources addressed to them, helping them to understand about the illness, consequences as well. Mosby s have excellent books written on neurosis (depression) you can find sme information...

Dealing with Depression: Depression fog, local health food store, chemical imbalance in the brain
local health food store, chemical imbalance in the brain, health food store: Hi Valerie: A depression fog is just how you explained it - a funk . Some people say it is like being inside of the fish bowl, looking out, but you still can swim around. You just don t feel like you are fully there. And, it is so common to not want...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, in former spouse, which led to divorce this past year, long trek, mental help
long trek, mental help, lighter fluid: I can tell you that as I got better I realized how insane I had been. I will also tell you that it took me a long time to get better. So don t expect a miracle. Work on yourself first and foremost. You have alot of healing to do. You have been sick...

Dealing with Depression: Depression in High School, yearbook club, confidence issues
yearbook club, confidence issues, school counselor: Andy, What are your interests, or likes? Are there groups, or organizations with the school that you can get involved with? Say for instance you enjoy, debate… join the Debate team, or you like art and arranging things, join the yearbook club. Good...

Dealing with Depression: Depression with illness, making baby quilts, degenerative disk disease
making baby quilts, degenerative disk disease, mind drift: If the medication wasn t working it was either because it was the wrong medication or you weren t getting a high enough dosage. The best way to stop dwelling is to do something for someone else so you don t have time to think about yourself. I don t...

Dealing with Depression: Depression, can you have it all your life?, psychiatric nurse, suffering from depression
psychiatric nurse, suffering from depression, apparent cause: Dear Tina i think we have three problems here. 1. your depresed state, ongoing for many years 2. bad marriage followed by bereavement 3. medications depression can appear due to two reasons: one endogenous, no apparent cause,sometimes genetically...

Dealing with Depression: Depression and Men, fashion flair, mutual decision
fashion flair, mutual decision, lissa: Hiya Leah! First, let me say that you seem to be a pretty awesome person. You re confident, intelligent, and straight-forward. That being said, can I ask you a question? What, exactly, were you meaning to ask about depression? You said you felt overlooked...

Dealing with Depression: Depression meds, fda trials, severe anxiety
fda trials, severe anxiety, placebo effect: No personal info re cymbalta. -- I am assuming that you had taken the other 3 at some earlier time and that this is a new psychiatrist? Hope you have someone who can work w/ you to find an answer. For instance, were either celexa or zoloft effective w...

Dealing with Depression: Depression & Nutrition, serotonin connection, lexipro
serotonin connection, lexipro, nutritional aspects: You are so right. I am interested in the connection between nutrition an depression (or mental illness in general). This is what our web site is about. There is a lot of reading to do, and discuss with your doctor only after you are familar with the undermentioned...

Dealing with Depression: Depression and Overweight, polycystic ovary syndrome, insulin resistance
polycystic ovary syndrome, insulin resistance, fat cells: Hello Worried Husband, Most people believe that being overweight causes people to be depressed, but in fact the association between weight gain and depression is due to a common cause, namely Insulin Resistance . When people have insulin resistance,...

Dealing with Depression: Depression with Pregnancy, depression disorder, hypoglycemic diet
depression disorder, hypoglycemic diet, severe depression: Dear Dina, The effects of fluoxetine on pregnancy should be discussed with your doctor. An alternative to drug therapy for your depression is going on a hypoglycemic diet. Please discuss the following articles with your doctor or Nutritional Doctor...

Dealing with Depression: Depression Question, endogenous depression, insulin resistance
endogenous depression, insulin resistance, causes of depression: Dear Jayne, There are of course many causes of depression and first of all, we have to distinguish between environmental depression - a depression caused by some environmental stress (death, divorce,trauma) - and endogenous depression that is caused by...

Dealing with Depression: Depression- relapses on medication, medication treatments, treatment of depression
medication treatments, treatment of depression, hindsite: Dear Sandra - Let s start this letter out on the right note by reminding you that I am not a doctor. My advice is based on (as my profile says) lots of research, learning I did when my own bout of depression was finally diagnosed. (I didn t go in to see...

Dealing with Depression: Depression and related issue, depression and memory loss, sudden memory loss
depression and memory loss, sudden memory loss, high school teacher: Hi Krishanu, I don t feel that the pills that she took two years ago while trying to commit suicide are to blame for her present memory loss. While she had a bad experience with her past marriage I don t feel that that is all there is to it. I feel...

Dealing with Depression: Depression ruining my college experience, medication control, dealing with depression
medication control, dealing with depression, perfect child: Danielle, It sounds like you are setting your standards too high for yourself. I am sure that this stems back from your earlier years when everyone expected that you’d get the straight A’s and succeed in all that you did. College is a very stressful...

Dealing with Depression: Do I have Depression or is it just sadness?, t rush, school counselor
t rush, school counselor, friends at school: If you were depressed you would be crying, not able to eat, not sleeping or sleeping all of the time, you would care less about having a boyfriend in your life. If people are taking advantage of you it s because you let them. You need to get some backbone...

Dealing with Depression: Depression or sleep disorder?, glucose tolerance test, sleep disorder
glucose tolerance test, sleep disorder, hypoglycemia: This should be thoroughly investigated by a doctor preferably with a Glucose Tolerance test for hypoglycemia. It could well be hypothyroidism. One way of testing this by taking the temperature before she gets out of bed. If is below 36.2 C or 97.6 F one should...

Dealing with Depression: Depression and UV Light, seasonal affective disorder, uv lighting
seasonal affective disorder, uv lighting, sun light: Yes it has been proven that UV light can decrease Seasonal Affective Disorder. I have not researched the particular type of light fixtures but I am sure that if you contact your Primary Care Physician or a local therapist that they would be able to point...

Dealing with Depression: Depression??????, child psychiatrist, signs of depression
child psychiatrist, signs of depression, old young man: Hi N: I am so sorry to hear about the problems your son has and you must be so frustrated with all of this. First of all, ADHD should be diagnosed by a neurological pediatrician. Has that been done over the years? Also, I would take him to a child psychiatrist...

Dealing with Depression: DIET, OCD and Hypoglycemia, clinical nutritionist, sugar cravings
clinical nutritionist, sugar cravings, hypoglycemic diet: Hi AG, I am not sure on what kind of diet you are. If you want to treat mood disorders you need to go on a high protein, frequent small snacks diet supplemented with vitamins and minerals as explained at: The Hypoglycemic Diet at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/articles/hypoglycemic_diet.html...

Dealing with Depression: Difference, ocd symptoms, going to the dentist
ocd symptoms, going to the dentist, psychiatric nurse: Hi Nicola: OCD and depression can go hand in hand. If you are feeling down most of the time, that is a strong indication you have depression and the symptoms you give sure sound like depression. Feeling down can last a short time. For example, you stayed...

Dealing with Depression: Different mental pb., visible symptoms, present moment
visible symptoms, present moment, pb: Hi rimmi, If it all started 2 years ago, then there s no point trying to look for things in the present moment. You need to explore what went wrong, what happened to you two years ago that made you change. And you might even have to go back further if what...

Dealing with Depression: DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, psychiatric nurse, germs
psychiatric nurse, germs, psychologist: This is only my opinion but I would not go back to school until I had a solid diagnosis and was stable on medication. The reason I say this is because the meds are going to interfere with your ability to concentrate or you may have other side effects that...

Dealing with Depression: I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY, psychotherapy course, serotonin connection
psychotherapy course, serotonin connection, mental exercises: Dear Michael, I get the impression that your not being able to talk in social gatherings is not the cause of your depression, but rather that your depression - not properly recognized - may be the cause. Being shy in company may reflect a negative self-image,...

Dealing with Depression: Don't know what to do, job centre, ocd
job centre, ocd, other ones: Nicola, I want to validate your fears, but not so much that I contribute to the unhealthy habits of OCD. I understand that the thought of AIDS is scary, but it is very unlikely that you’ve contracted this disease. Especially considering how careful you...

Dealing with Depression: Dysthymia question, feelings surface, persistent depression
feelings surface, persistent depression, depression disorder: Hi Jennifer, Dysthymia or mild persistent depression may have a biological angle. It could be a nutritional disorder related to a sugar handling problem. Please read; What is Hypoglycemia? at http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/articles/what_is_hypo.html...

Dealing with Depression: my dad and depression, symptoms of illness, marraige
symptoms of illness, marraige, committment: It s likely that he would have to seek help, as you have been told. To make absolutely sure that your state does not permit treatment regardlessof the patient s wishes, check www.psychlaws.org Even if your state does not permit unwanted treatment for any...

Dealing with Depression: How much damage does betrayal have on the mind, probation and parole officer, psychotherapy course
probation and parole officer, psychotherapy course, underlying depression: Dear Jasopn, This is a dreadful experience. As a retired Probation and Parole Officer came across such incidences very often. The best protection against this kind of con person is to treat the underlying depression or low self-esteem. People with a...

Dealing with Depression: dark side?, aslani, extroverted
aslani, extroverted, train of thought: Alex, The best way to become happy with life when you find it boring is to change it. You know, keep your friends, but gain some new ones. Instead of going for coffee at the same place go to a different place. Know what I mean? You re going to have...

Dealing with Depression: daughter depression and behavior, dear ann, head doctor
dear ann, head doctor, critism: Dear Ann - First, I would rule out bipolar disorder and ADD . . . two disorders that are often misdiagnosed as depression. (Although many of these disorders certainly go hand in hand, the meds for depression will turn a bipolar patient into a talky, bubbly...

Dealing with Depression: My daughter Sarai, addarall, brain chemistry
addarall, brain chemistry, anti depressants: Kathy, if she is on antidepressants and she is still crying she needs to be back at her doctors. Whatever they are giving her is not helping. Most people have to go through several different meds before they find the one that works. Call her doctor...

Dealing with Depression: dealing with a depressed daughter, personality disorder, staph infection
personality disorder, staph infection, medical help: Get her to a psychiatrist immediately. She is more than just depressed. She is having personality disorder problems as well. She needs medical help and therapy in order to get through this. There is nothing you can personally do to help her. Please...

Dealing with Depression: dealing with depression, local health department, mental health clinic
local health department, mental health clinic, dealing with depression: Check your local health department and see if they don t have a mental health clinic. The clinic will be free and so will the medication and treatment. They charge on a sliding scale and you won t have to pay a penny. What you can do for yourself in the...

Dealing with Depression: dealing with depression, dealing with depression, self confidence
dealing with depression, self confidence, school performance: Dear AJ, The negative comments by your friends must be seen in the light that they have no understanding what s like to be depressed. Depression is not so much a mental thing as it is a physiological disorder that usually can be fixed with a change...

Dealing with Depression: dealing with depression, post tramatic stress, grief therapy
post tramatic stress, grief therapy, dealing with depression: That s what the mail is for. Send a gift through the mail with a card to thank them. It is understandable that you don t want to go back to the place your mother died. The staff understands. You have a negative association since your mother passed....

Dealing with Depression: dealing with wife's depression, honeymoon, depression
honeymoon, depression, 10 years: If she is not willing to help herself, you don t have a chance of making it. She has to reach the point where she has nothing left before she will get help. And you and I know she needs medication and therapy to survive this. As much as you love her, she...

Dealing with Depression: depresion, medicinenet com, magnetic resonance imaging
medicinenet com, magnetic resonance imaging, recovering from depression: Hi Steve, You don t need to worry, there are no side effects to MRI scanning. For more information, please see: Brain Scan- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at: http://www.medicinenet.com/mri_scan/article.htm _______________________________________________...

Dealing with Depression: depresion, carbohydrate diet, hypoglycemic diet
carbohydrate diet, hypoglycemic diet, dear sergio: Dear sergio, At the age of 16 there are a lot of hormonal changes that can affect the way you feel. Most people who have unexplainable mood swings going up and down, have hypoglycemia. This is a sugar handling problem that affects the way generates energy...

Dealing with Depression: depressed, yoga exercise, family doc
yoga exercise, family doc, stress reduction: Sounds like you have a reason to be stressed. You could probably benefit from some cognitive stress reduction such as yoga, exercise, something such as this to get you through this trying period. Unfortunately I m not an expert in this, just with PPD, so...

Dealing with Depression: depressed, hershey bars, intamacy
hershey bars, intamacy, inlaws: hi Lillian One thing you can do is live your live to the fullest and be thankful for what you have...enjoy the time with them, soon you will have your privacy. Focus on your husband and you-get out of the house just you and him and get that intamacy back...

Dealing with Depression: Am I depressed?, optimistic attitude, sad feeling
optimistic attitude, sad feeling, important person: The easy way to figure any form of mental illness is to look at what has been going on in your life. Are there times when you have trouble explaining some of the things you are doing, to yourself. Are there times when your memory seems lost or missing, are...

Dealing with Depression: Am i depressed?, open heart surgery, depression medication
open heart surgery, depression medication, friendship problems: You didn t get this way overnight and it does take a very long time to get better. In fact, my father recovered from his open heart surgery faster than I was able to recover from my depression. It takes 6 to 8 weeks for any anti-depression medication...

Dealing with Depression: depressed, candel, anti depressants
candel, anti depressants, direct energy: A total mind and body healing with a direct energy contact with me through phone or chat box. Also Chakra cleansing. Light a big white candel and put your hands on it and think positive things and say positive things for strength to cleanse yourself...

Dealing with Depression: depressed, moral depravity, cause of divorce
moral depravity, cause of divorce, state pen: You must be feeling pretty miserable about yourself. As a nutritional psychologists I look upon your problems primarily from a physical point of view. It is obvious to me that you may have inherited a gene causing serious instability in personality. Nevertheless,...

Dealing with Depression: depressed, depression support groups, self help books
depression support groups, self help books, social animals: Alia- There are times when I wish I could hug people over the internet. This is one of them. Why did your brother kill himself? Depression seems to run in families, so, if you haven t already done so, you should probably go talk to a doc about that....

Dealing with Depression: Very very depressed, volunteer minister, communication courses
volunteer minister, communication courses, communication problems: Dear Yasmin; I will give you the resources you need. It s up to you to make use of them. 1) In terms of your communication problems: Contact a local Volunteer Minister at http://www.volunteerministers.org and ask them about basic Communication courses...

Dealing with Depression: always depressed, stress hormones, hormonal problem
stress hormones, hormonal problem, biological energy: Yes there is a link. There is such a thing as a diabetic gene that may predispose you not only to diabetes but also depression and migraine headaches. There are also other genes. But genes can be beaten by nutritional means. We have an article by Dr Joachim...

Dealing with Depression: depressed and anxiety, wonderful memories, cchr
wonderful memories, cchr, book self: Hi I think that you are at the right place, i only hope you havent resorted to any drugs ie prozac. This is actually quite easy to handle. I did this for one of my clients recently. You can do it easily too, you need to try Dianetics.. it is fast, and permanent,...

Dealing with Depression: depressed boyfriend, life pressures, major depression
life pressures, major depression, physical illness: Hi D: I am glad he sought therapy for himself. However, have the two of you thought of couple s counseling for the both of you together? Couple s counseling will help to communicate to each other your fears, needs, etc. But, it will all come down to...

Dealing with Depression: depressed boyfriend, sudden change of heart, work demands
sudden change of heart, work demands, history of depression: The only thing you can do is be there when he wants to talk. Otherwise there isn t a dang thing you can do. It s like dealing with an alcoholic. You can t force them to stop drinking, they have to come to that conclusion on their own. The same for people...

Dealing with Depression: depressed children, children interview, treatment of depression
children interview, treatment of depression, dr tomorrow: Karen, Depression is treatable with medication. But, treatment of depression is so much more effective when you use therapy and medication together. Medication is usually only needed to help at the first part of therapy. Also, are we dealing with issues?...

Dealing with Depression: i am depressed with my mother's behaviour, adult issues, eldest sister
adult issues, eldest sister, good relationship: It seems as if your mother prefers that you don t have a good relationship with her. Some people are just like that. She still thinks of you as being an 8 year old and not your real age. Give her time. Things will change as you get older. In the meantime,...

Dealing with Depression: is depressed person sad 24 hours, stress hormones, clinical nutritionist
stress hormones, clinical nutritionist, serotonin connection: Hello sidd, It is a pity that you have nobody to discuss your problems with. Some people can be come depressed because they may have prediabetic insulin resistance, that can cause people to produce too many stress hormones and they may become depressed....

Dealing with Depression: depressed all the time, antianxiety medication, anxious feelings
antianxiety medication, anxious feelings, antidepresant: Hi Morgan: You are going through a lot, which includes grieving - no only for your dog, but grieving for the death of your parent s marriage. Even if the split up was a relief , many children and adult children go through a grieving process of their...

Dealing with Depression: am i depressed?, wonderful family, lateness
wonderful family, lateness, safe side: Hey Natalia, Sorry for my lateness. Anyway, it sounds to me that you re probably suffering from a form of depression. You mentioned that you cry often, and it doesn t take much to make you cry. You re having trouble getting your school work done, and you...

Dealing with Depression: depression, medication for anxiety, depressed person
medication for anxiety, depressed person, coping strategies: Hi Sharon- It is exhausting, isn t it? For a depressed person, getting up in the morning is akin to David slaying Goliath . . . only there s no willpower to back them up! Simple tasks like making phone calls are no longer so simple; they re overwhelming...

Dealing with Depression: depression, dealing with depression, nutritional aspects
dealing with depression, nutritional aspects, google: Depression is a big topic and the best way to introduce you to it is asking you google search for Depression . Also read: The Nutritional Aspects of depression at our web site. Jurriaan Plesman Free web site http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.a...

Dealing with Depression: depression, recovering from depression, that would make sense
recovering from depression, that would make sense, daily basis: You need to have your meds increased. If you still are having problems where you don t feel good 24/7 then the dosage might be too low for you. It isn t uncommon to have to change or increase your meds 4 times or more in order to get the right dose. Daily...

Dealing with Depression: depression, anxiety medications, panic and anxiety
anxiety medications, panic and anxiety, anxiety attacks: I take 300mgs of Effexor which is about twice the normal dosage. It s a great anti-anxiety drug and has helped me tremendously. There are people who take two or even three different drugs to control their depression and anxiety. It isn t unusual. ...

Dealing with Depression: depression, green vegetables, aerobic exercise
green vegetables, aerobic exercise, healthy food: Hi Mark, You are a good brother, indeed. If she has had a recent physical and is generally healthy, get her to a mental health professional such as a psychologist. Depression is extremely common and not that difficult to treat once detected. Encourage...

Dealing with Depression: depression, brain chemistry imbalance, seratonin levels
brain chemistry imbalance, seratonin levels, psychological illness: Hi Lauren: Antidepressants only work when you take them. No one knows when your brain kicks in to keep seratonin levels norms. Many people think they have returned to normal when they start taking antidepressants because they now feel good , so...

Dealing with Depression: depression - 16 yr old, chemical embalance, van org
chemical embalance, van org, poor diet: you should immediately contact CCHR! they will help you. go to www.cchr.org and find the phone number for their office. Dianetics is the only way to cure any mental problem, I can attest to that being a dianetic auditor. It is fast, easy and permanent....

Dealing with Depression: depression, depression anxiety, partner projects
depression anxiety, partner projects, nail file: Nancy - I m not a doctor, so I think you should definitely talk to one soon. It sounds like you are suffering depression; you spoke of hitting yourself . . . this is called self-injury and can be an issue of depression, anxiety or OCD. (I m a self injurer,...

Dealing with Depression: depression, partner projects, treatable illness
partner projects, treatable illness, nail file: Nancy: You need to immediately confide in your parents. They will be there to help you a probably notice that something is up. You probably have some sort of depression/depressive illness for which there is treatment. This is a totally treatable...

Dealing with Depression: depression, school counsellor, sugar absorption
school counsellor, sugar absorption, physiological problem: Hello Nancy, I fully understand how you feel and I also know that you can be helped. I strongly suggest that you see a school counsellor and discuss with him/her your problems. You problems may stem from a physiological problem and not a mental ...

Dealing with Depression: depression?, mom work, cheap thrill
mom work, cheap thrill, mother and father: Wow. I wonder why your mom took your father back after he cheated? At the same time why do you think that you couldn t keep him happy? Even men who are completely content with their families will cheat if they can give themselves a reason to do so. It...

Dealing with Depression: depression, psychic healer, dream interpretations
psychic healer, dream interpretations, chartermi net: Hello Georgianna I have the answers you are seeking hunie and i also do dream interpretations. I am a psychic healer medium and empath. You can reach me at breonna@chartermi.net to set up an appointment for online chat or phone chat for your healing/reading,...

Dealing with Depression: depression, sick to my stomach, suicide hotline
sick to my stomach, suicide hotline, death dream: Hi Lorrie: You can still be anonymous by calling a suicide hotline just to talk or call a women s center - start talking to people who have gone through what you are going through. You really are not alone - there are others out there that have gone through...

Dealing with Depression: depression, self help books, self confidence
self help books, self confidence, daily basis: Let s not assume the worst and start with the easy stuff. You need a complete physical. Including a thyroid check and a blood sugar check. Low or high blood sugar and low thyroid will mimic symptoms of depression. So start there. If everything come...

Dealing with Depression: depression, self help books, self confidence
self help books, self confidence, daily basis: John, I m sorry that you are going through this, but, you won t like what I am about to say. Depression is an illness. It sounds like you ve been battling it for awhile. It won t go away with magical words or thoughts, and there s nothing I can say that...

Dealing with Depression: Is it depression, abusive person, last boyfriend
abusive person, last boyfriend, back ground: Hi Denise, You may benefit from learning about boundaries and there are books out there on this subject. Try Dr. Townsend and Dr. Cloud - they have a couple of books. If you feel you relate to this subject, counseling would help you a lot on boundary issues...

Dealing with Depression: depression, gap year in russia, history of clinical depression
gap year in russia, history of clinical depression, leeds university: There are all different types of anti depressants. It isn t unusual for the first one or two not to work. And you are always going to have to adjust the dosage until you stablize. Go to another doctor and get another opinion. Depression is a horrible...

Dealing with Depression: depression, suffering from depression, time crystal
suffering from depression, time crystal, brother and sister: Crystal, Can you take your mom out to dinner? maybe over dinner bring up how you are worried and concerned and would like to help. It sounds like your mom may need some therapy to help her with the life change. Most importantly, it s important for you...

Dealing with Depression: depression, student health center, diagnosing depression
student health center, diagnosing depression, center physician: Hi Angela: To help you find a doctor, here are some ideas: 1. If you are working and covered by insurance check your provider s manual for physicians, then call those physicians and ask if they have experience in diagnosing depression. But,...

Dealing with Depression: depression, bad situation, worries
bad situation, worries, anxiety: Hello Pat i think yu should speak to your doctor, tell him about these thoughts regarding your health and that of your son. you appear to be overly anxious about both and it could be that you need help to relax and learn to identify and cope with your anxiety....

Dealing with Depression: depression, sleep study, sleeping pills
sleep study, sleeping pills, major depression: Yes, Doctors have lost their touch in many ways. But, you can see a therapist. This is now very common. you see the doctor for meds, and the therapist to talk about the issues to which you are taking the meds. As for your insomnia. Maybe you can look into...

Dealing with Depression: depression, depression in adolescents, feature films
depression in adolescents, feature films, google: You can Google the phrase movie reviews AND, on top line, depression, or try www.imdb.com or www.metacritic.com. If all else fails, try www.dbsa.org or www.nami.org I cannot recall any titles w/ accuracy. Consider also looking for suicide as well...

Dealing with Depression: depression, word support, lip service
word support, lip service, personal experience: Hey Josh, There are as many reasons why teens experience depression and they all stem from some form of either mental, emotional or physical overpowering (abuse) or any combination. For those that are depressed, the word support is only giving lip service...

Dealing with Depression: depression, mental health center, mr bonner
mental health center, mr bonner, community mental health center: Your best expert for this one is a doctor - just because of their expertise in diagnosis. Start w/ the family doc. If none, choose someone in Family Medicine or choose Internal Medicine [an internist]. Use student health if a student. OR - you could...

Dealing with Depression: depression, student health service, counseling office
student health service, counseling office, depression symptoms: Symptoms. www.mentalhealth.com www.nami. org [Or put depression symptoms in a search engine...or symptoms of depression ] Hope your university is still in session, so that maybe you can get some help from them. Go back to the counseling office and...

Dealing with Depression: depression?, break ups, clinical depression
break ups, clinical depression, cross talk: I think you have been very smart to get counseling....and I highly recommend connecting w/ a NAMI support group if there is one near you. www.nami.org I, myself, would not start counseling for the older son UNTIL a psychiatrist has cleared him - done an...

Dealing with Depression: depression, health money, relationship problems
health money, relationship problems, money issues: It sounds like you ve grown to resent your son. have you had or thought about therapy? or even family therapy? I m not sure what s happening under all this sadness, but it needs to be addressed with someone that you feel safe and comfortable with. ...

Dealing with Depression: depression, psychotherapy course, serotonin connection
psychotherapy course, serotonin connection, depression disorder: Hello una, This is a difficult situation to be in. There are reports that Multiple Sclerosis can contribute to depression apart from the physical suffering. I suggest that you familiarize yourself with nutritional therapy that can improve (but not cure...

Dealing with Depression: depression, respectful environment, great relationship
respectful environment, great relationship, actrees: I am sorry that it took so long to come up with an answer. I have been carefully considering what advise to give you. My best suggestion is to start with the person who is most important in your life. This sounds like it is your husband and I am glad to hear...

Dealing with Depression: depression, great relationship, actrees
great relationship, actrees, strong one: Hi Sonja, Well you said it all and you also know what the problem is, it s just that you can t see the tree for the forest. I m going to pick out some key phrases to give you some food for thought. 1) I have a great relationship (now) with my parents,...

Dealing with Depression: depression, anxiety and depression, vet school
anxiety and depression, vet school, eight hours: Hi Beth: When a person is depressed it is hard to get them help because they have to be the one to go get it. Tracy does need her meds. If she can t afford it some social agencies help you to get it. In your phone book, do you have First call for help?...

Dealing with Depression: depression, self help books, couples therapy
self help books, couples therapy, prayer group: Not sure what accounts for your angst, but an easy way to get an evaluation, and meds if needed, is from a psychiatrist. You likely will need a referral from your family doc. I REALLY suggest that you not let your kindly fam doc, or your OB/Gyn play...

Dealing with Depression: depression, great relationship, actrees
great relationship, actrees, chemical imbalance: Sonja, You should never walk through life pretending. This alone can cause depression. People don t know the real you. Depression doesn t have to be about things. Depression can start as a chemical imbalance that later developes into other reasons for...

Dealing with Depression: depression, great relationship, actrees
great relationship, actrees, chemical imbalance: You are no different from the rest of us. We wear great masks when we have to so that we can cope. It s time to get to a psychiatrist and get back on meds. Depression is a chemical imbalance in your brain. If you had a chemical imbalance in your heart...

Dealing with Depression: depression, exercise program, pineal gland
exercise program, pineal gland, medscape: Some of the chemicals that control our emotions are the hormones that are developed in the pineal gland at the base of the brain. For example, dopamaine, serotonin, norepherine (spelling might be off), testosterone, etc. You have heard of the runners high...

Dealing with Depression: depression, stay at home mom, hypochondria
stay at home mom, hypochondria, postpartum depression: Hi Lorraine: You want to shake the hypochondria - well, you can ask yourself, who is more experienced in interpreting lab reports - you or your doctor? To look at it this way, if you REALLY do have Hodgkin or leukemia, keep all the blood tests and the...

Dealing with Depression: depression, prescribed medication, prescription medication
prescribed medication, prescription medication, stubborn person: Dear Katherine, Thank you for your letter. I am sorry to say that people who are not close to their family have a higher incidence of Depression than those that are and I think this might be a contributing factor in your condition. You don t have to...

Dealing with Depression: depression, loss of sex drive, medical life
loss of sex drive, medical life, sexual drive: Michelle, It s difficult to find a medication that doesn t affect a person s sexual drive. It s possible that you could take Wellbutrin or Celexa. But I do not know or have a history of your medical life. Therefore these are only recommendation for...

Dealing with Depression: depression: what do I do?, frequent mood swings, boarding school
frequent mood swings, boarding school, matron: I am shocked that your school did not insist that you get help immediately and I think that you need to tell at least your mother that you would rather be dead than go back to that school. You may be smart but if you are so stressed out that you would prefer...

Dealing with Depression: depression, suffering from depression, dealing with depression
suffering from depression, dealing with depression, professional counselor: Hi Chris, That s a really long time to be suffering from depression, especially the level that it seems that you are dealing with. Have you ever been in counseling? That is extremely important. In therapy it is also important to get some medication. Just...

Dealing with Depression: depression?, student counseling center, clinical counselor
student counseling center, clinical counselor, licensed psychologist: Hi Vikki: If you have gone only to a family doctor about depression, they do not know much, nor are they qualified to diagnose it. You need to go to a psychiatrist who specializes in mood disorders; family doctors have no experience in mood disorders nor...

Dealing with Depression: Is this depression?, brain chemistry, post tramautic stress disorder
brain chemistry, post tramautic stress disorder, panick attacks: Hi Medodia: It does not sound like depression because depression hangs on to you. It sounds like it may be a form of a panic attack. Panic attacks are horrible feelings that hit people and can last from 1 minute to 10 minutes or more. Some people will...

Dealing with Depression: is it depression, clinical nutritionists, serotonin connection
clinical nutritionists, serotonin connection, depression disorder: Dear ahmer, There are better way of treating depression than by way of drugs. This is done by Nutritional Therapy. Most depressed have been found to be hypoglycemic which can be responsible for depression. This can treated by going among others on a hypoglycemic...

Dealing with Depression: is it depression?, short term memory, elder brother
short term memory, elder brother, doctor who: Depression will cause you to lose your short term memory. You start talking and then suddenly you can t get the words out. It is very common. The drugs are not exactly meant to help either. Many of these drug affect your cognative abilities. However,...

Dealing with Depression: depression, free career counseling, labor board
free career counseling, labor board, koneko: Are you getting any sort of unemployment? What about help from social services? Finally, is there a free clinic in your area where you can go for medical care. See if they have a labor board or any sort of free career counseling that will help you find...

Dealing with Depression: depression, borderline personality disorder, mood stabilizers
borderline personality disorder, mood stabilizers, part time work: Anna, What happened with the diagnosis of BPD? I think it is still a strong diagnose for you. I also think that Bipolar Disorder I or II may also be good diagnosis for doctors to look into. I mentioned hospitalization as being a hospital may help...

Dealing with Depression: depression, mental health clinic, hell thanks
mental health clinic, hell thanks, local mental health: I ended up on 300 mgs of Effexor to keep the panic attacks and the depression at bay. You have major depression, that s about as bad as it gets. You may not need therapy as much as you do need to start trying medication until you find out which one works...

Dealing with Depression: depression, clinical nutritionist, serotonin connection
clinical nutritionist, serotonin connection, depression disorder: Hi anna, I know what you are going through. Conventional treatment with drugs and talk therapy do not help, because people continue to assume that it is all in the mind . It is not, it is in the body!! Most people suffering fro depression have hypoglycemia...

Dealing with Depression: depression, causes of depression, harm life
causes of depression, harm life, feelings of guilt: Hi Clare, I think it is definitely more than just sadness. Also, while depression can reoccur, I think it’s important to direct attention to the coping skills you are using and have used to cope with the depression. Ex: Self harm and eating disorders....

Dealing with Depression: depression, rinkers, weks
rinkers, weks, bar girl: Your counselor is completely correct. You need to walk away from this relationship. This man has more problems than just depression and drinking. These are only symptoms of something much deeper. Something that you will never be able to reach or control....

Dealing with Depression: depression, psychotherapy course, image rejection
psychotherapy course, image rejection, low self esteem: Hi amit, For many people the first love in their life is especially important to them. Very few people marry their first love. Your sadness may be due to the fact that you may have a low self-esteem. For people with a negative self-image rejection of love...

Dealing with Depression: my depression, depressed cause, peer counseling
depressed cause, peer counseling, allexperts: Hi Laura, Well, I think that it will greatly depend on what type of help that you are seeking. I mean on a professional level, legally your parents would have to know. There is no way around that. However, at your schoool are the summer programs going...

Dealing with Depression: depression, face attitude, body chemistry
face attitude, body chemistry, work face: Eric, Our possessions don’t have feelings, and so even if we have them, they can’t give us what we need. Is your family aware of the struggle that you’re going through? They can help you if you involve them. Also, are you taking medication to help with...

Dealing with Depression: depression and suppression of the truth, honest reply, type a personality
honest reply, type a personality, ill search: Hi Phil, You weren t honest with me from the start and I simply called you on it.. It s not my problem that you weren t honest, or that you don t like an honest reply or being challenged... Yes, I m sure you will find exactly what you are looking for,...

Dealing with Depression: depression, college counsellor, self help books
college counsellor, self help books, hyperactive child: Get into therapy and let a therapist decide what you need. The transition from college to a job can be difficult at best. You are now out of school and have to go into a structured environment. It s going to be very different for you. I think once...

Dealing with Depression: depression, play computer games, clinical nutritionist
play computer games, clinical nutritionist, depression disorder: Dear gelareh, Although it is a common assumption to believe that depression is triggered by a period of environmental stress, the reality is that depression is caused by biochemical imbalance, that may have been activated by stress. Please read: Depression...

Dealing with Depression: Is it depression, high protein diet, serotonin connection
high protein diet, serotonin connection, hypoglycemic diet: Hello jina, I know what you are talking about. Me too I came from an other country and moved to Australia. You have to do a lot of adjusting, This puts a strain on you and this can cause depression. The thing to do is to go on a high protein diet such as...

Dealing with Depression: depression, dystonia foundation, muscle contractions
dystonia foundation, muscle contractions, brain thing: Hi Judy: I am so sorry you are suffering with dystonia. Have you checked with your neurologist or even call your pharmacist and ask what helps with depression when one is suffering with dystonia. Also, ask the pharmacist what natural remedies can you safely...

Dealing with Depression: depression, star pupil, cousins
star pupil, cousins, compassion: Again, you can t change people s behavior unless you make them aware of what they are doing. Your mother is not going to change the way she acts unless someone points out that her behavior is not fair. You might consider speaking to your father but you...

Dealing with Depression: depression, family sessions, addmissions
family sessions, addmissions, addmission: Mary, What kind of help are you receiving? It is so critical to be in therapy. I know that it’s hard, but what sorts of care are you getting outside of your hospital stays? Just because your daughter is facing a hardship and upcoming court case, doesn’t...

Dealing with Depression: depression, literacy programs, endorphines
literacy programs, endorphines, boyfreind: God gave you free will and it s time you started to take advantage of it. Start by exercising. Walk at least a mile every day. Once you can do that comfortably, then go for two miles until you are walking 5 miles a day. What does this do? The exercise...

Dealing with Depression: depression, town friend, hotmail
town friend, hotmail, allexperts: Keri, Sorry that i was a bit late getting back to you. I had an out of town friend here. I would be happy to talk with you. maybe you would feel better emailing me at my private email? That s bymyself25@hotmail.com. Please be sure to put Keri allexperts....

Dealing with Depression: depression, moral depravity, cause of divorce
moral depravity, cause of divorce, state pen: You need to take responsibility for what you have done. You have allowed your past to control your future. You have set an example for your children of how to behave which is competely unacceptable. And your behavior has lead to your wife and your daughters...

Dealing with Depression: depression, moral depravity, cause of divorce
moral depravity, cause of divorce, state pen: What sorts of sexual misconduct have you done Dana? I can see why there would be concern, about the sexual nature. I also know that only you, can change that. Have you ever looked at your children and thought anything sexual? I mean, it s natural for...

Dealing with Depression: depression acute, mental health center, local mental health
mental health center, local mental health, horrible illness: I apologize for not responding sooner. My mother died Easter Sunday and I have been with my father. Not every medication works forever. My Effexor recently quit working and I have had to add Seroquel to the mix. You probably aren t on the right dosage...

Dealing with Depression: depression andd seroquil, clinical nutritionist, extreme anxiety
clinical nutritionist, extreme anxiety, depression disorder: As a Nutritional Psychologist I am not a great believer in the use of drugs except in serious cases and only temporary. Most people with emotional disorders have a metabolic disorder that can be treated by nutritional therapy. Please read: Depression...

Dealing with Depression: depression and anger not letting go., distrust, safe place
distrust, safe place, anger: This is what therapy is all about. Depression is anger turned in. You need to find a safe place to let go of the anger that you have for her and your best friend. Therapy is a good place to do this. I have gone through something similar. In therapy...

Dealing with Depression: depression and anti depressents, migraine headaches, serotonin connection
migraine headaches, serotonin connection, anti depressants: Hello sher, I am not a doctor and as a Nutritional Psychologist I naturally favour non-drug treatment. If depression or anxiety is at the root of your problems, then there are non-drug nutritional ways to treat that. Please read: What is Hypoglycemia...

Dealing with Depression: depression and anti depressents, seizure activity, nortryptaline
seizure activity, nortryptaline, anti depressants: Sher, Hmm… Usually the anti-depressants are stimulants. They can also be used to prevent seizure activity. Maybe the chemicals are becoming dependent. It’s hard to say. However, when taking anti-depressants it typically can take up to two weeks to...

Dealing with Depression: depression and anti depressents, nortryptaline, anti depressants
nortryptaline, anti depressants, crazy mood: Hi Sher, Like I said in my bio... I don t follow the modern quick-fix medical approach to treating the symptom by doping and numbing the person to the point that they are oblivious to what they were feeling... and then having the mendacity of calling...

Dealing with Depression: depression and anxiety, anti depressents, brain chemistry
anti depressents, brain chemistry, body chemistry: Hi Lauren: Your brainchemistry was already changed BEFORE you were put on Lexapro, that is why you are depressed. Depression is a PHYSICAL illness in which brain chemistry hormones are not functioning correctly (serotonin, dopamine, etc). When your brain...

Dealing with Depression: Can depression cause this?, tail bone pain, depression anxiety
tail bone pain, depression anxiety, traumatic experiences: Hi Nancy, Denial and the suppression of emotions experienced during a traumatic experience or prolonged experiences will lead to physical illness as well as depression, anxiety and a variety of emotional issues. These traumatic experiences usually occur...

Dealing with Depression: depression is coming back, and hard, mom and dad, bad memories
mom and dad, bad memories, decent man: Hi Ramon: You mentioned both of your parents were alcoholics. You grew up in a very dysfunctional home and it is hard forgetting the bad memories now since your mom wants help. A few things to help you through this and to help your conscious. Instead...

Dealing with Depression: depression maybe, I don't know for sure, state mental institutions, hospital emergency room
state mental institutions, hospital emergency room, alziehmers: Sandra: I would recommend going to your hospital emergency room. You possibly have depression and you will not get admited to a state mental institution - these are for people who can not function in society (not sleep all day like you say about you)....

Dealing with Depression: depression and dots, cchr, dots
cchr, dots, depression: Well if you are depressed you will find many phsysical things wrong with you. However I think just the attempt at suicide would cause them to think twice. However, if you have never taken drugs for it, there is a sure fire cure. It is called Dianetics, it...

Dealing with Depression: depression and employment, local health department, diva queen
local health department, diva queen, mental health department: Your employer does not have the right to know anything about your medical background. So don t mention it. However, you need to be seeing a doctor for care. I realize that you have not been working. Go to your local health department and have them refer...

Dealing with Depression: depression and food, good sense of humor, depressed person
good sense of humor, depressed person, attractive woman: This is difficult to answer. But you need a health care provider, that is familiar with Clinical Nutrition. Most naturopath are familiar with hypoglycemic and could help you to put on a hypoglycemic diet. There are some doctors - called complementary doctors...

Dealing with Depression: depression help, low blood sugar, thyroid levels
low blood sugar, thyroid levels, symptoms of fatigue: Before going back on the search for another anti-depressant have your thyroid levels checked and have your doctor check you out for low blood sugar. Both of these will give you the symptoms of fatigue. You might want to check your diet and be sure that you...

Dealing with Depression: depression help, symptoms of depression, depression symptoms
symptoms of depression, depression symptoms, lack of energy: Dear Roberto, Thank you for your patience in waiting for my reply. Allexperts site was down yesterday for some reason. Congratulations on what you have achieved in your personal battle with depression! Too many doctors are of the school that believes...

Dealing with Depression: depression help, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression symptoms
chronic fatigue syndrome, depression symptoms, lack of energy: Hi Roberto, Actually, Klonopin would make you tired. It shouldn t make you tired being off it. How long have to been off the Klonopin? You could be tired and have the lack of energy due to stress, and depression. How long have you actively been on the...

Dealing with Depression: depression help, symptom of depression, depression symptoms
symptom of depression, depression symptoms, trilafon: Think the Klonopin thing is not part of the problem. I am not clear about whether your ONLY symptom of depression has only ever been lethargy and fatigue? If so, I would most certainly be looking for other causes, and wonder if other causes were sought...

Dealing with Depression: depression help, hypoglycemic diet, suffering from depression
hypoglycemic diet, suffering from depression, grad dip: Hello Angela, Yes it is possible to treat depression without recourse to medication and that is by nutritional means. Please read: Depression a Nutritional Disorder and some other articles at our web sit. Please discuss with your doctor,...

Dealing with Depression: depression help, klonapin, depression symptoms
klonapin, depression symptoms, antianxiety drug: Your lack of energy could be many things, not just depressive illness. You could have a tyroid condition, cortisol levels out of watch, anemia, a bunch of different things could cause lack of energy (even stress). Klonapin is an antianxiety drug so I would...