Depression symptoms psychology

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194555 tn?1264290523 (.... My heart rate never goes above 120 on rest, which i am sure is good, as there are lots of you who are worse!! But it's the skipped beat,s the flutters etc that are frightening me.. I have stopped having take aways due to msg, can't drink alcohol, stopped heavy meals, stopped choc, no caffiene, and i am wanting to stop smoking (which is the hardest thing for me).... Yet i am still getting them? I hate them...
Avatar f tn So, assess that first and then go to work on the depression. You've had some level of depression for a long time. It's time to realize you don't have to live that way. Now, this is not to say that you won't have good and bad days. All humans do and it is normal. So, you'll maybe want to log how things are going each day to take to the doctor with you for examples of how your moods depression are interfering in your life just for clarity.
685562 tn?1447158831 First of all, I deal with Anxiety just about every day, either mental, or physical. And I dont want this to sound like a rant, or Conspiricy theroy, etc, but I do want everyone to hear me out. Im sick of hearing about all of us getting the same remarks from Doctors "its anxiety..its depression..etc" Sounds to me like they partied to much in Med school and use the whole "mental health" thing to make themselfs look smarter..or like they have the answer.
Avatar m tn Some of the psyc's I have read question treating the depression without also treating the ADHD (since it could be causing the depression). Tend to agree with you on the Zoloft. And if you are bipolar, its really nasty -
Avatar n tn Actually I doubt that she suffers from borderline personality disorder (I got to know this as I'm a psychology student myself)... When I feel abandoned, I'd feel very depressed and would just weep. This happens quite frequently these days, almost daily for the past few weeks. I just didn't know what to do. Is this evidence of depression? Should I consult a doctor as soon as possible?
Avatar f tn Seems like it is depression . With this much insight into your symptoms i think when you consult a psychiatric doctor and get medication or therapy things will improve .. Also most probably headache is also related . If it persist neurology consultation also may be needed . Ideally both consultations so that we can rule out everything . . Did you go through other peoples questions , Are u a newbie in this site . I am also relatively new ..
20867265 tn?1552029940 types of it that aren't true bipolar but are just describing the symptoms some get from suffering depression. These categories are usually devised by pharmaceutical companies to sell more drugs. So, yes, it's possible it's a withdrawal symptom, but since you went on the drug for depression in the first place, it could also indicate you never did anything to fix it. Drugs tamp down symptoms, they don't cure this stuff. Therapy might, and might not, but if it does, it's fixed.
Avatar m tn I relate to your symptoms but doubt anyone can self diagnose since we tend to lack insight and may not relate to pertinent symptoms. Print what you wrote and see a psychiatrist. You verbalized your symptoms incredibly well and this way you wont get side tracked or over explain. Life can be enjoyable and you dont have to struggle to function.
Avatar n tn I am in my mid 20's and I have been treated for major depression for about 4 years. I have been through many drugs that eventually stop working and recently was admitted to the hospital. While in the hospital I received ECT and although I feel better than I did prior to my hospitalization, I know that there is room for improvement. I am often scared at the first feeling of saddness thinking that once again it will lead to another bout of depression.
Avatar n tn This relationship was filled with verbal abuse and constant mood swings from my very unstable EX-girlfriend (no wonder I self-medicaed with pot).. Currently my symptoms include anxiety/depression, irritability, irrational thoughts, and the occasional headache. The ups and downs have really begun to wear on me and I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever return to my normal self before the pot and the emotional roller coaster of a relationship.
700590 tn?1279945879 When I studied the psychology of grieving process at uni, studies showed most grieving people exhibited symptoms that could be classified under major depression. It is natural to feel like that after such a loss. However if you continue to feel this badly for an extended period of time then you should obviously get treatment. People go on about stages, and there is truth in that but the grieving process is so individual, there is no set rule as to how long it will take to feel 'better'.
1386425 tn?1280122758 A study has revealed that cannabis taken in small dose does not cause depression but in higher dose will tend to cause depression and/or aggravating depression. From my own personal point of view the study was not significant because of the lack of samples (people) and experiences based on mice. In another study cannabis could produce schizophrenia or be the onset of schizophrenia in individuals prone to schizophrenia.
Avatar f tn You will be surprised how much strength you find. Don't let depression win. We are all thinking of you, and please write again. I hide myself away when very ill, but sometimes the light does shine through. I amn doing very well on anti depressants. A young girl like you has so much to live for. Don't end your precious life now. You are a good person. Life is sometimes cruel and sometimes kind. We all want you to get through this. God bless.
Avatar n tn These studies have demonstrated that consuming Tyrosine enhances the production of neurotransmitters and may, in fact, alleviate certain symptoms of depression and improve alertness and focus. Also, studies performed by the military have shown that consuming a L-Tyrosine supplement may enhance cognitive performance. What doses of Tyrosine should be taken? There are no definitive studies showing what doses of L-Tyrosine are most effective.
Avatar f tn I've been getting migraines since about 2003 and i was officially diagnosed with depression sometime around last year (or the year before) but had symptoms of depression way before the diagnosis came (i was a psychology student so I knew i was depressed way before anyone else did and a couple of years before i requested the referral to the psychiatrist). I never really made much of a connection tho. Unless the migraines are a result of stress from the depression.
Avatar f tn Depression just is, for those of us who suffer from it. It really has no rhyme or reason to it, as you can take many people and expose them to the same situation and only depressed people will react to it with depression. It is an illness, something wrong in our thinking with no known biological cause at this point in time.
Avatar f tn Learn psychology. This is the only way to cure depression. Meds don't cure - they hide the symptoms. Depression is not caused by chemical imbalances that meds working on. Depression is caused by your thoughts, patterns of thoughts. Chemical imbalance caused by your emotions, driven by those thoughts. Your thoughts can be conscious or/and unconscious. Learn psychology and you will learn great deal about yourself, you will change your thinking patterns. It takes time. May be long time.
20831188 tn?1527202946 the biggest change was that I was able to get out of bed in the mornings after a stint of depression...other than that my general wellbeing improved as was actually like living on cloud 9...i couldn't believe how drastically my life changed in a positive direction after such dark times... Also of note is that my sex drive increased...while I've only been with a single partner this year (and we only saw each other for about three weeks)...
4190741 tn?1370181432 Half of Those Diagnosed With PTSD Also Suffer from Depression June 4, 2013 — About one of every two people diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer symptoms of depression, according to new research by Case Western Reserve University's Department of Psychological Sciences. The analysis also concludes that both genders diagnosed with PTSD equally suffer from depression.
973741 tn?1342346373 Do certain symptom of depression need extra treatment (sleep issues for example)? 10. What kind of life style changes would help with my symptoms of depression? 11. What about alternative treatments? 12. *** What should I do in an emergency**? I think that is a pretty great list to find info you need if you receive the depression diagnosis? Any thoughts on this or think anything is missing?
Avatar n tn I guess ultimately I'm asking for help on the situation, not really whether what I'm going through classifies as clinical depression. And by the way, I already know things such as I need to find a way to relieve stress, and that I really ought to move on(although I still haven't gotten a clear answer as to whether the relationship is over for good or not), that I need to build a reliable support system, that I am irresponsible and these things will grow with time, etc.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm 24 I have been diagnosed as having bipolar depression, severe anxiety and OCD. I'm taking 100mg of Zoloft (for about 8 years now) It was recently up to 200mg, but my Dr was going to change it but while weaning off them I got so depressed and started having suicidal thoughts and there was a episode where I started cutting again. I'm going to speak to him to see if I should go back up to 200mg because I 'm still not coping that well. I also take 5mg of Zyprexa daily.
585414 tn?1288944902 But have people experienced the opposite, a euphoric depression, that is you had the negativistic affect of depression but an elated feeling? I am a relatively ordinary guy but during the periods off mood stabilizers (which I wasn't, the Zofran was helping on that aspect but not enough) I got into gothic literature and music, an obsession with the Victorian era and death overall. But there was an elated feeling about it. And as my moods are being stabilized it is stopping.
8271896 tn?1531760974 I have lately been feeling that I am sinking into a depression along w/ my anxiety. I was on Clonipin but my pain doc won't allow it! I've been waking up feeling VERY anxious for no reason.....just a general paranoia that I can't put my finger on. I really don't want to be on antidepressants and I'm waiting for a counseling appt. Why am I feeling like this?? What will help?
Avatar n tn It makes the anxiety bareable, but doesn't do much for my depression. However, there has always been one thing that has relieved all my symptoms; pain medications. First I would like to say something that Im sure everyone knows; these medicines are very addictive and should not be abused. Unfortunately, they are the only things that work for me. The make me completely calm and relaxed, and not wozy and out of it like benzos do.
Avatar f tn These compounded hormones do not affect fertility, they are not for birth control purposes, but can certainly help with excessive, irregular bleeding, depression, menopause symptoms and other hormonal imbalances. My heart goes out to all you having problems with the pill. I have a 20 year old, 4 months on the pill, experiencing constant anxiety and depression with anger and bouts of crying over small things. I am helping her find alternatives.
505521 tn?1211932841 The clinic I went to the last ten yrs has written me off as a nut and referred me to psychology because the only tests I fail are the (EMGs ??) - the one that discovered I had carpel tunnel. My nerves are slow to respond when stimulated my old neuro said. I wish my old doc was still around. I left the clinic and am about to see a new neuro doc. I have forminal stenosis (narrow where nerves leave spine). But this I believe was caused by auto accident which happened ONLY 3 Yrs. ago.
Avatar n tn Also, I have studied a little psychology and from what I recall symptoms like severe headaches; are only linked to severe depression, shzorphrenia(deffinetaty known I'm not one of those), or multiple personality disorders( yes i'm having personainlty changes and always have because of the differnet lifes i've lived, but not nearly this severe, but than again what 21 year old doesn't have personaliy issues at this age; it's not like I have a diifenernt name or life style assoicated with diif.