Anxiety and depression support groups

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Avatar m tn Since then she has been suffering from headaches and mind seizures as well as fear, depression and anxiety. She has had to quit her job and we are probably going to have to file for disability for her. I think a support group would help her feel not so all alone.
672839 tn?1305796547 To me, there are two types of groups, 1) Support and 2) Self Help. Support Groups are places to go and feel safe. Lead by others with medical conditions like ours, opinions are shared by all, and comfort is widely given while tears flow. The discussions are personal and individualized making this the place to be when your chin is on the ground. Self-Help groups relieve a different pain. In this setting professionals teach you the steps necessary to better yourself and your position.
1049259 tn?1295092078 I think I have a mix of PTSD and Depression after the miscarriage and I am now ingulfed in panic attacks almost all day long!!!! anyone know a specialist online? or maybe a great book to help? I REALLY nedd your help. I think I am going to go MAD I feel dizzy, shortness of breathe, chest pain... it depends on what I focus on but they never seem to go away! I have insomnia now and a pressure headache. idk what to do.....drs. just brush me off and say it will pass.
Avatar n tn I live in Bend,Oregon and feel I need to attend a support group either for Interferon-Ribavirin therapy users or HCV positive(chronic) patients. Do you know if there are support groups in my area???? I have very limited resources and no PC of my own, I am using a friends today to contact you. Any advice of help you could offer would be sincerely appreciated!!! Thank you for your time and consideration, T.
Avatar f tn Any one have good advice for forum or group that I can recommend for my husband and loved ones as I have suffered so much from depression and anxiety and PTSD. Though I am getting better, I have begun to realize that their pain is so strong too as they watched me go through this. I want them to continue to understand me and just like I am reaching out to my own groups to understand my pain, I know they are suffering too and I want to help them if I can.
Avatar f tn This Depression forum 2. Your Psychiatrist 3. Go online and find a good local Depression and anxiety support group. They are free and they usually meet once a week. It's a good place for you to go where you can be around others with your condition that understand. These people can often become a great scorce of help and guidance to you as most have much experience dealing with the dynamics of this dissorder.
Avatar f tn I have read that Cognitive Therapy can help with this condition, but I am not yet ready to approach my GP to request a referral as I get tearful even thinking about it and it would be an awful waste of their time for me to take such help right now- I want to connect to other people who suffer the same condition and hear their experiences etc. Are there any online support groups specifically for this condition?
Avatar n tn YOu need to find someone to talk to so you can talk through and end up with a clear,less cluttered and quieter mind. That takes time and effort, but it is a much more certain path to relief than hoping the next antidepressant will do the trick.
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.
1468734 tn?1316539497 I have been diagnosed with major depression/dysthymia. I also struggle with anxiety and add. Goodie Goodie. I get so tired of recovery but it is necessary. I used to track my moods here but am trying to do that again. I hope to make some new friends here.
Avatar f tn High blood pressure and depression are almost cross connected with anxiety. Depression can lead to anxiety, anxiety can lead to depression and anxiety can lead to high blood pressure. Vitamin B12 (cobalamine) can also have harmful effects on you like memory loss and some cognitive effects. Mania and psychosis may result. But they are most likely to happen in elderly people. The best sources of vitamin B are fresh dairy products and meats.
621217 tn?1289012687 I don't know of any online support groups but I have some other ideas. First off, I would recommend seeing a therapist. Being able to talk about what is going on is more helpful then you would think. Also an antidepressant might help with some of the depression you are feeling. Also, there are still things out there to try. I know that I have given you a couple of ideas, so I don't think it's true that "no one seems to have any answers.
2070825 tn?1337229569 go to pregnancy groups..make friends..get counselling or cbt for your anxiety and depression its not safe to take antidepressants whilst pregnant. I asked my doc when I was pregnant and he researched if they were safe . His answer was "only take them in pregnancy if the benefits outweighs the risks. So no he said. They're not safe.. only if you're feeling desperate that you'll harm yourself. But I wouldn't recommend taking them" also the first month in taking them you feel even worse.
Avatar f tn First I'm a male 21 years old and live in Garden Grove California. I have anxiety, I haven't seen a doctor and been diagnosed but I've quite had a few panic attacks, also for about 2 or 3 months I couldn't leave the house. My dad has anxiety as well and although he kind of got it he didn't at the same time. I got an anxiety workbook which had a section on some other things including OCD and depression. In the check for depression I showed 7 of the 9 signs for it.
Avatar f tn She said it was very scary but the minute she had her baby her instincts kicked in and she fell in love with her baby. Take a deep breath, you can do this. There are ton of support groups out there for new mom's that your doctor can recommend and if you still feel depressed talk to your doctor about help. You're a strong woman just have confidence in yourself.
Avatar n tn That may be something for you to look into, also you can look for support groups in your area. There are usually quite a few for anxiety and depression. Support groups always sounded so cheesy to me, but it has really helped, so if you can find one give it a try it's really good therapy. At one point I couldn't drive, all I could do was lay in my bed, the depression and anxiety had gotten so bad. I was unable to care for my son most days.
2070825 tn?1337229569 I have dealt with depression my whole pregnancy you should look into speaking to professional about your depression and looking into joining groups with similar stories so you don't think your the only one. I also found that going shopping even if u don't buy.anything helps you could started planning all the things you want/need for the baby. I never wanted to take any meds I'm 36 Weeks and single its a daily struggle my depression is so bad I'm over being prego cant wait to pop this baby out.
Avatar m tn You could also visit the ocd support groups at They have doctors and very many people that will answer your questions better than myself.
449946 tn?1205493932 I was told my two doctors that I am suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and I would like to know what the symptoms are.
2206935 tn?1373642205 Hi i have bad anxiety and depression insomnia Its causing me to be veryyy tired during the day :( im 20yrs cant function Ill hv a new job next week and i dnt know hOw ill function well...i tried antidepresant yesterday and today i feel worse its like a zombie feeling/what can i do//i v beennchecked for heart blood pressure thyroid and cbc all r good..
Avatar f tn i cannot relate to that, im sorry for your loss. anxiety and stress and depression are horrible. i have bouts of GERD from stress, as far as being happy it will take some time.
Avatar n tn The one good thing about having both depression and anxiety is that so many meds really treat both, as they are classed as antidepressants. Many people get confused and think, "but it's an antiDEPRESSANT, so it won't help my anxiety". No one is quite sure of the exact mechanism behind WHY they work for anxiety, but they do, in many cases. If you haven't tried anything yet besides the Inderal, then you have lots of options.
116701 tn?1210262764 ribaviran i also take lexapro and have since 2wks before treatment started (to get ready) need ambian to sleep now and xanax for the anxiety My vl was 245000 pre treatment I was neg down to 50 at 12 wks and made the doc order a heptimax (down to 2) at 24wk, this was also neg Have been on procrit for 5wks and finally am able to try and keep up w/ you all Jim the stigma did affect me as i work in a hosp w/ lots of miss information even amongst the docs But now Im OUT with most everyone at work
Avatar f tn And i claimed ESA about 5 years ago due to anxiety and depression and yes you do get evaluated for it after a few months of claiming.
Avatar f tn keep posting on here and get the support you need and dont forget make healthy changes in your life Take your kids to the park go on walks stay busy with positive things. Physical wd is hard but mental part is even harder staying clean.
Avatar f tn I was getting really bad headaches, pressure in my head, anxiety and depression. Are there any support groups for people that have had craniotomy's? I am having a very hard time coping. thank you.
Avatar m tn So I have been looking around latly, I have been taking a lot of time to look around for support, and I hope that this can be my first step to getting help and making a difference in a positive way in my life. I have been taking Norco, for about 2 years, I hurt my back on a job and had 2 epidurals and months of physical therapy. I fear that now that I feel better that I can't break away from taking these darn pain pills.
Avatar n tn This site would be helpful to you and your daughter. You would be able to find support groups in your area. The headaches I am not sure about, but maybe you should seek help from a neuroligist. I do not get headaches myself, but maybe that is due to the stress of her anxiety and diabetes.
Avatar f tn I'm on day 11 of hydro WD and still have ups and downs. Depression goes with the territory. I go to my support groups which really helps me to get out of my depressed thinking. I find my mood is completely changed the remainder of the day. I can tell when my wife has taken some, she's really up. My thinking is: What goes up must eventually come down. When I came down I crashed. She gets moody and depressed when down.