Anxiety and depression in children

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Avatar n tn I have suffered all my life with anxiety and depression. Different times over the years I have tried medications. None of them worked for any length of time or didn't work at all. One I took for two years. I saw numerous family docs and they all said pretty much the same thing, "when your kids are older and you can relax all will be ok and you will feel better.
Avatar f tn Overall, if its only mild depression, a balanced diet rich in fruits and veggies and raw nuts and fish can help a great deal, since your body takes what it needs out of the food.(many people forget they need essential oils for the brain) A daily walk outside helps, too, since sunlight plays a great role with seasonal depression disorder, especially in winter. Good luck!
605458 tn?1539232408 I'm about half way still between depression and normal mood. Had some anxiety associated with yoga. The usual instructor is gone for the month and so there is a mixture of Tuesday group and Thursday group in one night. I'm Thursday, but had to work and mingle a bit with some new Tuesday people. I don't like it. I like who I am used to being around. I hate the initial awkward questions - so what do you do? do you have any children? etc and I've already covered that with the Thursday people.
605458 tn?1539232408 I'm about half way still between depression and normal mood. Had some anxiety associated with yoga. The usual instructor is gone for the month and so there is a mixture of Tuesday group and Thursday group in one night. I'm Thursday, but had to work and mingle a bit with some new Tuesday people. I don't like it. I like who I am used to being around. I hate the initial awkward questions - so what do you do? do you have any children? etc and I've already covered that with the Thursday people.
605458 tn?1539232408 I'm about half way still between depression and normal mood. Had some anxiety associated with yoga. The usual instructor is gone for the month and so there is a mixture of Tuesday group and Thursday group in one night. I'm Thursday, but had to work and mingle a bit with some new Tuesday people. I don't like it. I like who I am used to being around. I hate the initial awkward questions - so what do you do? do you have any children? etc and I've already covered that with the Thursday people.
Avatar f tn Since being pregnant I've gone from being so happy about being pregnant to now dreading it all. I'm stressing about money and how to afford it and how me and my boyfriend will get on when it's here. I feel worthless sometimes and worry about the future for my child in case I can't afford things for it. I can't seem to sleep because I'm stressing about little things that shouldn't even bother me. I don't know whether to see the doctor however I don't want to be given anti-depressants.
Avatar m tn hello, is there any cases where the removal of the uterus has contributed to depression and/or anxiety? thank you.
Avatar f tn I'm afraid of taking it because I take seizure meds (carbamazepine) and I am now taking Diazepam as needed. Do you believe as well that this is in fact all due to anxiety and depression and not something else. Also, I need to know if this medication is the only option for me. And does Paxil interact with Diazepam and does paxil interact with carbamazepine? Does carbamazepine interact with diazepam and vice versa? Please help! Write me back!
Avatar n tn Hi, and welcome to the forum. Both of what was said above is what I understand. MS can cause what appears to be a rapid cycling of emotions, but it is more an emotional lability or instability. I have never read that Bipolar is particularly common in MS. However, Depression is very common. What may have happened is that you were already bipolar,, but mostly depressed, and the treament for the depression "unmasked" the manic or "up" phase.
Avatar n tn I also have a friend that takes effexor (for depression and anxiety) and she has taken it through 3 pregnancies. Her children were fine. You might see another ob and ask their advice on what medications are safe for you and baby and will help you deal with these issues. You need something, because you can't live 9 months like that. I wouldn't think that would be good for you OR your baby. I know there are drs out there that are more up to date on this sort of thing...
1559289 tn?1294753213 My problem started in 2005 with really bad panic attacks and got help for those *effexor xr and xanax* it started getting better and havent had a panic attack since 2005 but suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. it is getting progressively worse to the point that it is affecting my everyday life and my performance at my job. I am worried to death that i am not gonna be able to work anymore and that means me and my husband and children will lose everything we have worked so hard to get......
Avatar f tn I was also very young like your daugher when my first symptoms of Severe Uni-polar Depression and Anxiety manifested, and head pressure (deep inside my head) dizziness and nausia were some of my most profound initial symptoms. I had also been convinced that I was sick or that I was suffering some undiagnosed physical condition. Unfortunatly after months of just about every test known to man, I was found to be physically healthy.
Avatar f tn Yes im 24 weeks. I had the worst anxiety and depression. Im on zoloft now.
Avatar n tn My suggestion, have him talk to a psychologist who specializes in anxiety in children. It sounds an awful lot like social anxiety. And want to stress this: He does need his friends, but he also needs his family. If you have any questions about social anxiety, I'd be happy to answer them for you.
Avatar m tn Therapy and meds can work so well if you find the right therapist and you are on the correct medication.Alot of people try and deal with depression in silence--it doesn't work.
Avatar n tn i had a miscarriage in 2007 and another one in 2008 and was sexually abused as a child plus other things and i just was wondering if anyone knows of a free counseling clinic or something i live in twin falls idaho if anyone knows of anything i would appreciate it thanks shoshana
Avatar f tn Advice I know advice wasn't asked for, and I'm no mental health professional. But having suffered from depression for many, many years and bouts of anxiety from time to time, I'm going to tell you some of the things I've learned. Many years ago when my husband and I were having severe problems, I couldn't eat, could hardly function, and was consumed with the whole situation. My shrink said, "OK. Here's the deal. I want you to envision a huge ball just outside your door.
Avatar f tn Hey, I suffer with depression and anxiety disorder and I expected to be considered a 'high risk'. It is absolutely not the case. And you're not more likely to suffer with any other pregnancy related depression simply because you have a depressive disorder. Things aren't as black and white as that. I am 34 weeks and yes I've been emotional but your hormones are all over the shop during pregnancy and there are so many changes it's totally natural.
Avatar m tn Environment can also play an enormous part in the management of a disorder.. ADHD coupled with depression and/or anxiety can become a vicious cycle if it goes untreated. It's not uncommon, from what I've learned, for some patients to go through a variety of stimulants, non-stim's, and antidepressants before they find one that actually works for them. It can be so frustrating to go through the trial and error phase of finding the right meds.
Avatar f tn Odd thing about my chronic depression and anxiety is that no one, even in my extended family has ever suffered it. Not only that, but I have never suffered a tramatic experience in my life. It strikes me as odd that my best friend was raised by his alcoholic father that used to beat him half to death every night, yet he does not suffer my illness. I know many that have suffered great loss and trama in their life and have never suffered this condition. Kind of makes me wonder why that is.
Avatar f tn I think I take a long time to start to grief. This form of anger and anxiety is so bad I mentioned in another thread that I attacked cousins that I've had alot to stay to over the years. I really let them have it. There wasn't anything wrong with what I said. It was only truth based on how stupid they are! Yet I should have stayed the way I was, quiet and not mix too much. Now, they are mad knowing how i feel. I think everything that bothers me comes to haunt me when I grieve.
Avatar n tn Don't let money get in the way of the important things in life. My first wedding cost a lot of money and my second and last nothing much and we have been at it for 10 years in love for 13. Some people wait till they have money and then it is too late for the kids. mmmm! BC. Bc and I was climbing trees. I cant and couldn't take any for they depressed me and made me agro. If you take meds always check the side effects. Affirmation about money: This has worked for me all my life.
Avatar n tn If she is unable to have children or she cannot get rid of the anxiety and depression, then God is using her in some way. She is brilliant and faithful to Him if she is able to figure out how he is using her, instead of feeling betrayed or hurt by God. (That is good advice for me to remember too) I forget alllll the time and I have to remember that God is in control of my life. He always has been! Good luck!!!
433485 tn?1321816990 Now I am noticing that my anxiety and depression are coming back....I have researched on the internet about Nuvigil and one of the side effects is anxiety and depression, so I am going to stop taking and call him. My question is has anyone else experienced this? I go see him in December for my med maintenance appt. I want to add that this is a bad time of the year for me as my 19 year old son was murdered in Dec. of 1997 and his birthday is coming up on Nov. 29.
Avatar f tn My advice is to pick up a book called Natural Highs by Hyla Cass, a psychiatrist at UCLA, for a pretty good, though somewhat dated, discussion of what's available naturally for anxiety and depression. Keep in mind that your problem may be that your endocrinologist doesn't have your thyroid hormones balanced yet with the thyroid medication I assume you've been put on.
377493 tn?1356505749 I was recently diagnosed with Post Partum depression which has manifested itself in extreme anxiety. I have started having full out panic attacks, unable to sleep and it all surrounds my infants well being. For some reason I have become quite obsessed with his breathing and check him almost constantly to ensure he is breathing. I have always been a somewhat anxious person, but this became dehabilitating.
Avatar n tn If however she had Cushing's Disease(very very rare in children) or an adrenal tumor as the cause of her symptoms-these kids have rapid progression sudden onset of the symptoms and poor linear growth and rapid weight gain for the most part.