Depression symptoms in little kids

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Avatar n tn Dear Sleepy From the information that was provided, it seems that you may be suffering from depression.. In depression with atypical features, the depressed mood is associated with features such as increase in appetite/ significant weight gain, hypersomnia (increased sleep), interpersonal sensitivity and heavy feeling in arms, legs etc. Medications such as MAOI's (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) and SSRI's (serotonin specific reuptake inhibitors) are found to be beneficial in the treatment.
Avatar f tn I spent three years inside when agorophobia had me by the throat. I've been in, around and through all of the symptoms of major depression, and at my age, I know I have this to look forward to for the rest of my life. Unless a discovery is made, and that might depend on all of us comparing notes. If this is just too weird, I do understand. And you may, like I do, get tired very easily. I'm tired now.
Avatar n tn Constipation, dry mouth, extensive thirst, depression tiredness severe abdominal pain, knee pain, some chest discomfort....I went Friday for an ultrasound through the local er while I was there they told me they seen a 5cm mass. They sent me home, amd told me they would call if the cound anything else abnormal. About an hour later they called me and told me I needed to see an OB as soon as possible. I told them I had an appointment for this upcoming Wednesday....
Avatar n tn I am hoping my story will offer parents our there struggling with a dx of or possible dx of childhood or adolescent biopolar in their son or daughter a little hope. I am the mother of 7 kids ranging in age from 24 to 6. My middle son and fifth child, now age 15, had a normal enough infancy but as soon as he got past toddlerhood began to exhibit behaviors we thought were probably just severe temper tantrums which seemed normal enough since big brother did the same.
Avatar f tn Namaste, Handling four kids can certainly cause alot of sress in addition to work, whetheer you work as a housewife or have an outside job. What you descibe could in fact, be a reaction to depression. In order to determine this however, you need to see your doctor(with all symptoms in hand) or a mental health provider. People no longer have to suffer depression since there are alternatives such as counseling and medication available.
1065486 tn?1255240369 Hi! I suffered from depression for years growing up, mainly because I didn't know I had it. I thought it was my own fault, that I was just a very lazy person... I didn't really know WHY I was always so fatigued, couldn't get out of bed, ect. Thankfully, my mom later realized the symptoms, and after years of resistance (I didn't think I could be depressed!) I finally began with the treatment & antidepressants. They absolutely changed my life.
599170 tn?1300977493 Sometimes (though not always) sudden behavior changes can mean subtle changes in health going on, which haven't caused symptoms yet, but are going on in the background. Also, dogs can get lonely. Does he get lots of walks, with the opportunity to meet other dogs, and people? Maybe he has just got a special attachment to you, and hates it when you are not there, and that's getting to him a bit. He will know that you love him. Dogs aren't stupid.
Avatar m tn (yet of course you also dont have ADHD) So I myself would question why the doc did this because, yes (besides the zoloft) those meds help, but adding them all together seems a little much and he would either zone out or feel so hyper his mind could not retain information in the correct way. Now just as a side note, I don't know any of his symptoms, but I will say I have and still am conducting research on children being labeled or diagnosed with ADHD when it is really bipolar.
Avatar f tn Ive definitely been having bouts of depression and feelings of being overwhelmed - yesterday I was in Walmart and called hubby to ask about an item and he asked me to get something else and I suddenly felt overwhelmed and like I was going to cry! LOL. Anyway, I dont feel this way ALL the time and things are worse on the days when I dont get a lot of sleep.
Avatar f tn I suppose this is more directed towards those of us in limbo (or those who experienced limbo). Although, I know those who are diagnosed can relate too. Tomorrow, I'm going back to my former PCP. I should have never left her care to begin with, but a PT convinced me to see her doctor. Anyway, that's another story. I'm hoping we can reconnect and build upon our previous doctor-patient relationship. I'm bringing this up because I think that this does have something to do with how I'm feeling.
Avatar f tn Ive definitely been having bouts of depression and feelings of being overwhelmed - yesterday I was in Walmart and called hubby to ask about an item and he asked me to get something else and I suddenly felt overwhelmed and like I was going to cry! LOL. Anyway, I dont feel this way ALL the time and things are worse on the days when I dont get a lot of sleep.
Avatar f tn Hi hun im going through something similar with the lack of help from hubby as he works and also home bound and constant worrying. I got twins they are 4weeks now. However in not letting it get the better of me. I did get it really bad with my son 4yrs ago after his birth and i can tell you the depression didnt last long as i kept myself busy. But the anxiety n worrying came back in full force after couple of years.
1130576 tn?1260154370 Complicating the picture, however, is the fact that a large number of children and adolescents suffering from depression have other associated psychiatric illnesses such as anxiety, disruptive behaviour and drug abuse. The symptoms of depression among this group remain largely the same as in an adult group; however, most of the manifestations due to the illness pertain to adjustment with peers and friends, problems in school, and indifferent or deteriorating scholastic performance.
Avatar n tn This is extrememly unlikely for me, and yet it's hard to believe it's the withdrawal cause I don't have the other physical symptoms I'd had in the past where I felt like I was dying. Just wondering if anyone is able to advise without feeling annoyed with me for this stupidity. (and Marcca.....I can't remember the correct name, you really helped yesterday. Thanks.) Oh, and if this IS depression, due to can't last much longer can it???
Avatar n tn i tried to kick cold turkey off a 15 to 20 a day vike habit own my own for about 2 years but the depression was so severe i went back to the pills in order to function. this was before i found this fourm. along with the depression the other major problem was lack of energy, another problem i could not get over on my own. when i found this fourm i started to learn what was going on with me, for i was truely in the dark about the withdrawls symptoms of opiate withdrawl.
Avatar m tn As a result, men who are depressed are more likely to talk about the physical symptoms of their depression such as feeling tired rather than symptoms related to emotions. In either case you need health insurance for your hepatitis C, liver disease or depression as these can be expensive to treat. If you don't have health insurance through your employer like most Americans than you should get a private health insurance plan.
Avatar n tn I had severe PPD withmy first child(now 8yo). Was treated, left at that. Second child I developed depression in about the 2nd month of pregnancy. Doctor monitored me and said he wanted to wait until after 1st trimester to medicate even though there were some meds that were *less risky* than others for pregnancy. Medicated from 4th month on.
Avatar m tn He is a perfectionist. He works hard and asks for little from our kids. What he does ask they don't do. He vents at me, my kids vent at me, my parents vent at me, my sister in law and friends vent at me, and I just listen and don't get the chance to vent back. I have to pay someone to listen once a week. I try to talk to my parents or friends but when I do they aren't good at listening. I try to be funny and optimistic about my problems so I don't turn people off. I am just tired now.
Avatar f tn Right now I'm really not cuz upset not knowing if these symptoms are permanent or not. I just want to feel good enough to watch a TV show or be with my kids, husband and be relaxed so I can get some enjoyment out of it. My question is can some of the lack of interest in doing anything be due to depression and not possible MS itself? Would anti depressants help? Has anyone gone through these kind of feelings and what did you do for help?
Avatar n tn i have be taking zoloft for 3 months now. i have noticed a little decreae in anxiety. but this medication has put me in a deep depression. i'am asking for help please. this feeling sucks . i'am 31 years old and i do not want to go or do anything . id reather be by myself. always thing that iam going to die some how. iam going to see my doctor next week. i hope there is somthing i need help now.before something bad happens.
Avatar m tn I am also the manager at my job 50+ hrs a week, going to school full time, father, and the wife says im not to bad as a hubby sometimes. I returned home from a deployment in iraq in 05 and was having a hard time managing my busy life and staying motivated throughout the day. My friend gave me an Adderall (a class 2 drug, like cocain) because he thought it would help. Wow! let me just say that when I was 18-20 I experimented with a lot of drugs, I mean a lot!
Avatar n tn Paxil made me tired so I was switched to Effexor XR and noticed great improvement in my ability to focus and reduction in anxiety; depression was more or less under control but found myself very tired and eventualy the good effects reached a plateau at 300mg. Eventualy decided that my spirits were good enough to get off Effexor so we slowly weened off. Depression eventualy returned and is pretty constant now along with anxiety (mainly in the morning but pretty well constant).
Avatar m tn Your symptoms do not strike me as aspergers in ant way. With ocd its common to get stuck on thoughts that continue without resolution and attribute all symptoms to c ertain disoreders etc. I apologize for not catching that you see a psych already. You sound like you still suffer. Consult a different psychiatrist and bring printout plus med hx. I relate strongly to your symptoms.
Avatar f tn I always thought I was fine on my pills. No,omg the stuff I didn't listen when the kids talked to me. The little details of actually listening to my son reading to me at night instead of spacing out. My daily and nightly routine is exact same as before I quit. But I'm so different. Of course I feel guilt and that causes depression. I think of always been a good mum. But I should have a will now be a great mum. The best mum ever!! Goodluck to you!!
1574975 tn?1317075690 A loss, an extended period of high stress, a major life change. This little gene then comes to life. And anxiety/depression/any other mental disorder is set in motion. People who do not have the defective gene tend to self-recover from crisis, people who do have the defective gene have a harder time because there is something wrong in our very biological make-up that prevents us from becoming well as fast as others.
Avatar m tn I am under some stress now so I am getting a little anxious again. Ive been to the STD clinic three times in the last four months, and will go once more tomorrow. After that I have promised myself only to go at the intervals they recommend. There are people who are actually sick in the world and cannot do anything about it.
Avatar f tn Hi Chadry, I don't think depression is a symptom of Chiari but I know medical issues in general can cause depression. If your son is ill, the stress from being ill and not knowing why, wondering if you have something wrong or just not being diagnosed and worrying can cause anxiety and depression. I am sure that everyone that has chiari at one point or another has dealt with depression and/or anxiety but I don't think the chiari itself causes it. (Did that make sense?).
1518141 tn?1290822755 I immediately snapped into a dark depression...along with all the other dissatisfaction in my life....SO....I felt trapped...and I went on the company web site and I put in for an open job....Right away, I felt better about myself...and like I had some control over what was happening to me...It ended up I did not get an interview for that job...but the ACTION that I took when I was feeling so low...made me not feel HELPLESS.
Avatar m tn BUT....for the first time in my life I felt the depression lift! I ended up in the ER, found that my potassium was dangerously low and I heart was pounding rather rapidly for a few days. Long story short, the doctors got me on potassium. Now it only brought me back into the 'range' and my doctor said I was fine. I told him that I need to be a little more than 'just in the ** It is dangerous if you take more than your body needs and can be fatal.
1016204 tn?1251180738 I understand what your saying about the self esteem issues and kids feeling like they are different from the other children, like my son for instance, who, in my opinion never had ADD, but had a couple characteristics, and the immediate response from the school is ADD and medication. I understand teachers have it tough with overcrowded classrooms, and that kids like my son, who do not fall into the black and white catagory of what "they" consider the norm, end up paying a huge price.