Major depression symptoms in men

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Avatar f tn But nevertheless you don't want to go on them unless you have to - they take weeks to kick in, there are some side effects, there are withdrawal symptoms when going off them, adjusting symptoms when going on them - not terrible things, but things you don't want to deal with unless you have to. Also, try talking to your closer friends about it.
Avatar f tn After this encounter - NO ARS symptoms, just this stupid yeast infection (which doesn't even feel like a major one). What do you think of this? When I posted in the expert STD forum the doctor had a comment about yeast infections being normal but he would worry (about something) if they kept occurring. Mine is more like it won't really go away :( HELP ME! I have held off on having sex with my husband for over 4 weeks now. I don't know what more I can do...
Avatar n tn Well, I'm in the middle of testing now but what I can tell you is that you are supposed to sleep less as you age. This is something you cannot ignore so please look into it even if it has nothing to do with the thyroid. One of the symptoms of hypothyroid that I know of is that your digestion slows down, this means you get more constipated and more time passes between bowel movements (which can lead to all sorts of problems by itself).
Avatar n tn the chief symptom of testosterone dysfunction is DEPRESSION! I know this because i have to have artifical T, i dont make any. If i stop, boy, i get "gun in mouth" level depression. My minor is endo, i know these issues both acadymicly and personaly. The shrink who said that, frankly, dosnt know jack ****. Low T levels can also inhibit the effectiveness of anti-depressants.
Avatar dr m tn Unfortunately, I see more people in the former group, in women as well as in men. One woman even told me that she curses the mornings when she has to wake up. Do you ever cry because you can’t sleep? ____________________________________________ Steven Y. Park, M.D., author of Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. Endorsed by New York Times best-selling authors Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Mark Liponis, and Mary Shomon.
Avatar m tn it can last from 6 to 9 months and should be treated. And what about chronic depression? What about symptoms of chronic depression? If depression lasts longer than nine months, it is chronic depression. Its episodes go away only to return in a short time. This is a long-lasting mental disorder causing loss of interest in everything and interfering with our daily life. There is no much information about causes of chronic depression.
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 m tn I think you need to seek the help of a psychiatrist for your symptoms and I recommend that you get evaluated for depression. I definitely see a problem with your health just as you do, but there is nothing more that can be offered to you from an endocrine point of view and no hormonal treatment is going to relieve your symptoms. I would also urge you to try meditation and/or yoga to reduce stress.
572651 tn?1531002957 I too think women are dismissed very often. But, as we know, it absolutely happens to men. I also think that there is a lot of advertisement where women's health is concerned, warning signs, commercials, etc., however, when you finally decide to go to the Dr. for it to get a good check, it's as if they've not been see the ads, read the articles, etc., (especially where the heart is concerned). I don't understand it, but it does seem disproportionate to me. Why is this?
Avatar m tn Acetyl L-Carnitine Problem: Brain drain This amino acid converts fats to energy and boosts antioxidant activity in the body. In supplement form, it may protect gray matter from stress caused by alcohol and aging. And in a 2006 study, people who received 1,000 milligrams (mg) of acetyl L-carnitine a day saw relief from mild chronic depression.
Avatar n tn The following is a brief discription of Major Depresssion including treatment strategies. MAJOR DEPRESSION Major depressions are probably based on some as of yet poorly defined biochemical imbalance in the brain. It may come on at any age, striking women twice as often as men, & affecting up to a tenth of the population at some time in their life. A major life stress may or may not have occurred first.
609913 tn?1221143675 Only then will our friends, sisters, daughters be safe in the future.
Avatar f tn I am currently taking Wellbutrin (now for about 3 months)...it is not relieving my depression symptoms in the least. Talked to my doctor (psychiatrist) this afternoon and explained the situation to him. My symptoms read from the pages of a textbook....feeling depressed, feeling restless, difficulty concentrating, crying jags, unfounded feelings of worthlessness, feelings of sadness, loss of interest in normal daily things and things I used to enjoy, forgetfullness, easy mood changes etc.
1304850 tn?1273219093 I've taken several questionnaires and usually score in the moderate-severe depression range but I feel like a lot of those symptoms would be normal for a lot of people. I'm not trying to blame my faults on something but recently it seems like a lot of issues between me and my boyfriend stem might stem from depression. It also makes things complicated because I think he might be depressed as well.
372876 tn?1215132892 Add all this with the natural drop in testosterone most men experience at some point as they mature, and it could certainly lead to the group of symptoms you describe. About the breathing question, I don't know what "costal" means either, but I do know that chronically having short shallow breathing (your chest moves, but your belly doesn't) or unconsciously holding one's breath and then gasping or sighing because of it can cause unpleasant mental & physical symptoms.
Avatar n tn The side effects have put my life in more jepordy than the depression and alcohol consumption. I very nearly killed my self twice in severe near misses whilst driving my car. The doctor mentioned afterwards that I should take care driving. I fell into the sea whilst fishing due to loosing my balance and fell off my bicycle 8 times before I gave up trying to ride it. I was arrested by the police and assaulted by them the last time that I rode it.
4190741 tn?1370181432 Since women tend to report more symptoms of depression than men, this contradicts a general belief that women are more inclined to struggle with both. The findings were based on an analysis of 57 peer-reviewed studies, representing data on 6,670 people (civilians and military personnel) who suffered from PTSD. Researchers conclude that 52 percent of the PTSD cases also reported symptoms of depression.
Avatar n tn - the type of depression IFN causes can make all the physical symptoms seem worse. A hepatologist isn't going to give you any better advice on that particular subject.
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 n tn the depression can last for months and months. buprenex only attaches to the pain receptors in your brain, which gives the pleasure receptors a chance to heal...plus it isn't filtered thru your liver, so it gives that a chance to heal. i don't know of the downfalls of this particular med...still waiting to find one. please please call a doctor - we all need someone...we really do.
Avatar m tn My wife is my second wife (we met in August '84), my wonderful kids were in their 20s and living in SF and Seattle. I have been taking Tysabri for 3 years, taking Ampyra for 3 months, can still walk short distances, enjoy life. I was laid off in Sept 2009 and love being retired. I am a fortunate man in many respects, lucky in many areas. I was an active backpacker, cyclist, gardener. These days I read almost as much as I want, see friends, and spend too much time on the web.
Avatar f tn And I HATE that my attraction to men is gone in a way.
Avatar f tn Um, duh, I'm in excruciating pain and have all the symptoms they tell you to check out for OVCA, idiot!!! But....... alas, I have some awful cysts on both ovaries right now and about to head out to the ER as I can't stand the pain. Although when I went to ER last year the doc was sure it was diverticulitis; I bet him upon CT that it was a cyst - guess who was right? Me, my own advocate until the onco made me feel like a baby! I'm actually scared to get involved with any more gynos/oncos.
Avatar f tn hi, i fell into a major depressive episode after a period of emotional stress. since my meltdown i felt like my brain composition has changed. my thinking feels very cloudy and theres a constant heavy pressure on the top of my head and above my eyes and i sometimes feel sharp stabs of pain through my head. it's very uncomfortable and it really affects my thinking, i feel very disoriented and very very sleepy a lot.
Avatar f tn I know, without a doubt, the treatment messed with my female hormones for nearly a year after treatment, so I'm sure men are no different. My husband had some pretty severe depression, anger, and mood swings (I wanted to lock him in the shop!) when his testosterone was low -caused by thyroid weirdness...(He is 45 yrs old). -and we had an awful time convincing the Dr his problem was hormonal...
Avatar f tn One or more major depressive episodes At least one hypomanic episode There has never been a manic or mixed episode Another disorder is not responsible for symptoms Symptoms cause distress or impair functioning Symptoms and characteristics of depression include: Decreased energy Weight loss or gain Despair Irritability Uncontrollable crying Symptoms and characteristics of hypomania include: Grandiosity Decreased need for sleep Pressured speech Racing thoughts Distractibilit
Avatar n tn , mood and anxiety disorders. The patient's symptoms and signs may vary in severity depending upon the amounts of alcohol used, how long it was used, and how recently it was used, as well as on the patient's individual vulnerability to experiencing psychiatric symptoms in the setting of excessive alcohol consumption.
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 And it resulted that my brain triggered in people... because of my depression before in love... IS THERE ANY PEOPLE HERE WHO ALSO LIKE MY OCD AND EXPERIENCES .. PLEASE HELP ME........