Questions and answers about Depression and Bipolar disorder, including symptoms of the illness, and how to help those who suffer from it.
Questions and answers about Depression and Bipolar disorder, including symptoms of the illness, and how to help those who suffer from it.
Yes. Going out in the sun may help. Also Omega-3 fish oil could help.
They would lie for the same reasons people without bipolar disorder lie. Those of us with bipolar (like me) do not lie any more often than anyone else does.
In the cases of both 'great depressions', they would likely not have happened, or the seriousness would have been much less if 1) The Federal Reserve did not exist, and 2) the government had simply backed off and let the free enterprise system work.
I dont think it effects it at all. I went through i huge depression stae for about 3 years straight where i was just never happy and now im one of the most intellectual and responsible people i know. Heck, if anything it helped me because i had to think about how good i was at stuff to get over the depression
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Twice as many women as men suffer from depression.
they are very much the same. but clinical depression is the term to express persistant depression that needs ongoing treatment.
I work as a suicidologist. Therefore I teach courses attended by people who want to know more about the scientific study of human suicide. The reason why some people do not like to discuss sucide is because of fear - in themselves or in those they are close to - fear that by talking about suicide you might suggest suicide to someone. This is NOT the case. In fact, one way to prevent suicide is… Read More
It is not clear what you mean by this question. Perhaps it might help if I point out that responsibility for my life rests with me. This means that I can prevent myself from suicide by realising that living my life is all I know about. If I am feeling that my life is hard or difficult or challenging or painful or hopeless............then I need to share my feelings with a person that I trust.........preferably… Read More
It leads to depression.
well ... do you get angry sometimes and then later realise it wasn't necessary ?
Trust me, I know the Feeling! It's like everyday you cover, it doubles how much longer to go. But, take each day as it comes! Life can be exciting, cool, beautiful, magnificent, unique, but only if you make it that way. Instead of spending all your time looking forward, explore where you are. What's the point in driving through a meadow without checking out the flowers? Yes, the future's exciting, mystical and unknown, but it's… Read More
Depression can hit any individual at any time in their lives and they may experience some depression throughout their lives which is normal. However, if the depression last for more than a month then it's time to see your doctor. Depression can be caused by genetics (in the family genes) or, the individual who is having depression may have had one tough time after another such as one or more loved ones passing away; having… Read More
Manic-Depressive. This is the older, obsolete term for bipolar disorder.
The urge to commit suicide is a symptom of a mental or emotional disorder, so it is reasonable to say that 100% of children who commit suicide have a disorder or very serious depression (which is a disorder.)
Yes, certain kinds of depression are a recognised sickness.
Yes it could. Their are several reason that lead to dissociation and emotional detachment for example when he or she has unrequited love they may think that if they talk or getting close to the other man\woman make the one they love hate them or get more and more far aways from them. I've seen lots on the news that some people are tried to killed them self or lock themselves away just to prove… Read More
Because God wants you to find him in those times. He doesn't want you to think of suicide. You control your thoughts and actions, not God. He knows what you are going to think and do, but doesn't control them.
I am sure most people if not all, experience a depression at one stage or another throughout life. As people cope different to depressions, this might be very much noticeable, or not so much noticeable. It is part of life to experience ups and downs. A dear boyfriend or girlfriend may go a different way. Something most people can relate to. unfortunately some experience this as in being very high up when happy, and very… Read More
Clinical depression or major depression is a serious mood disorder because it can affect those suffering from it in quite a negative way. We all have our lows but with depression the lows are so bad that they interfere with that person's everyday functioning, and if left untreated it could end in suicide. A lot of the times what makes major depression different than just depression is that major depression could be the result of… Read More
probably a couple million, some like ADHD are very common (3-5/100) and others can be very rare
because it is not
nope, all gone. the few survivors have moved on.
because it ruins people's lives, costs them their jobs, costs society many very productive workers, costs society for treatments (or non-treatment), etc.
Yes. Marijuana, and here's why. You get so high you can't focus your thoughts on what is making you depressed. It worked for me for years!
there is no pill or medicine that can cure depression instantly but you can get support from family a friends or talk to a therapist or counsellor
I've tried a lot of medications that just don't work. Now I'm trying other options, like vitamins. I've heard that chromium, magnesium, Stresstabs, Vitamin D, and DHEA all help with depression. So far chromium, magnesium and Stresstabs have done nothing for me but every person reacts differently. I'm currently taking the other two and my mood has improved already. I also started taking cold showers, which many people have said cures their depression, oddly enough… Read More
winter months, but that is due mostly to SAD (seasonal affective disorder).
I consider myself a happy person but I am also suicidal. It doesn't make sense and it doesn't have to. What you have here is a chemical imbalance (it can be anything from major depressive disorder to bipolar disorder, you'll have to see a psychiatrist to get a good diagnosis) that you cannot control without treatment. Self harm is a way to self-soothe. There are many different ways people self-soothe, and that is one of… Read More
Social status is one of the contributing factor in teenagers. Teenagers face the need to fit in school and being rejected by groups of their piers. Bullying is also a huge cause of depression in teenagers cause it gives them the feeling of weakness. Also relationships whether it be a friendship or a romantic one. Teenagers do not have the emotional capacity to handle such things.
Consult your family doctor. Depression and Bipolar Disorder are medical conditions and most physicians can prescribe anti-depressants and help with treatment. After talking to your doctor, they might recommend you also talk with a psychiatrist to help you find out why you're angry and depressed.
Tell her how all the people she hates (who are doing better than her) aren't really doing better than her. Don't remind her she is likely on her period or that anyone prettier, smarter, richer or better off in any way is really all that happier. Tell her even YOUR life is worse. Give her chocolate. Tell her everything she wants--uh, well NEEDS to hear. Wow, this is a tricky one. OK, uh... It all… Read More
From personal experience I would say that is is possible, although it will be different for every individual, they may become violent on highs, lows, both or neither. On lows people can become irratable which in some cases can lead to violence, but also on highs they can be unaware of people around them and hurt them without meaning to and then there are people who will never be violent or agressive..
Yes, that is generally the beginning of depression. Whatever it is that is causing a person any sort of continuous grief over something your body exerts a chemical called serotonin and eventually your body begins to decrease the level of production because it cannot keep up enough. Eating things like papaya, dates, and bananas can help up your serotonin levels. Try to avoid whole wheat and rye breads as it inhibits the production of serotonin.
Motion Pictures because they were fairly cheap and got everyones mind off of the depression.
Depression need not be deadly. Many individuals with depression receive appropriate treatment and go on to have long, productive lives.
because they are retardly stupid, no one should do that
Yes, more then a someone with our bipolar disorder but, anyone can misunderstand their own feellings.
First you should know you are not alone. Other people have the same thoughts and fears. Next I would suggest you handle the depression - depression is caused by a physical ailment - lack of serotonin. Just like a diabetic doesn't make enough insulin. It can take awhile to find the right medication to help the depression - so hang in there while your doctor finds the right one or combination. Let a good therapist… Read More
The question you ask is difficult for non-professionals to deal with because 'being suicidal' means 'at risk of suicide'. In all cases when a person discloses to a friend of colleague that they feel like killing themselves, that friend or colleague should encourage their friend to seek expert professional help, support, guidance. The most immediately accessible resources across the world are so-called "suicide prevention helplines". If a friend discloses that they have already intentionally attempted… Read More
if want a typical marriage and i don't mean the 5 years and out. but the long lasting harmonious one is less likely. your chances of being struck by lightening, twice, are more likely to happen. you might have had a long relationship were u think can deal with the nature of the beast. the reality of it is " u think that u can stop me, u can only hope to just to contain… Read More
It may be symptoms of Bipolar Disorder but only a professional can diagnose this. Talk to your regular doctor and he can send you to a mental health clinic if necessary.
Split personality disorder and multiple personality disorder are both old names. It is now referred to as dissociative identity disorder.
Histrionic personality disorder sufferers tend to exaggerate things, act in a dramatic fashion, and can be prone to excessive shows of sentimentality, anger, sadness, and happiness verging on mania. They can use this to manipulate people. The "drama queen" archetype applies.
Many teenagers suffer from depression because of the many things they have to deal with at that age. Not only do they feel pressure to do well in school and study hard from people such as teachers and parents, but also have relationships, puberty and friendships to deal with. They may also worry that their problems will be spread around as "gossip" which can be very emotionally straining. Try to imagine a celebrity's problems being… Read More
You can call no matter what.
No there is no age limit on calling a suicide hotline. It makes no difference who you are. the people that work at these places feel everyone is equally important.
Yes. If you feel that desperate, you can call regardless of age.
It doesn't cost money to call. You can tell them that you don't want any services that cost money or tell them that you have financial concerns right away. If you are in that mental place you should probably give them a call- it is possible to live without feeling like crap all the time and I hope you give it a chance. Discuss with them that you have financial concerns first and that the… Read More
Well, maybe the service wasn't good. Sometimes I am glad about leaving a hotel!
-Christianity- Get saved. God will be your best companion and forever.
Quite often, the symptoms of depression in dogs can be mistaken for a physical illness, so you need to have your dog examined if it begins displaying any type of symptoms. But dogs do get depressed, and should be treated for it if they are. Some typical symptoms are lack of appetite, listless, restless, anxiety and no interest in any of the things it used to enjoy doing.
Do not attempt to diagnose yourself, especially in the area of mental illness. If you genuinely believe you may have a problem, see a mental health professional, or your school nurse or counselor.
No. However, it would be helpful if more teachers were aware of the signs of depression, as this is a highly prevalent condition (with potentially lethal consequences in its severe form, if left untreated).
Each situation is different of course but depression can cause a person to become home bound, heartburn, headaches, anxiety, nervousness, stomach problems, angry feelings, resentment towards (people, society, social groups activities etc). Depression is caused because of something we are continually thinking about and tell ourselves unconsciously whether it is true or something you have made up in your mind. Jealous people have depression a lot.
It is a symptom of antisocial personality disorder. it can be associated witH Borderline Personality Disorder- someone i know has that and she would tell bizarre fibs to get attention or avoid people walking away from her when she was upset or eveni think to get what she wants when under severe stress and anxiety
They don't differ, suicide is suicide. That's all there is too it. There are different reasons for suicide however, like depression or guilt. but i don't recomend committing suicide, besides things always get worse before they get better.
Yes that is depression. Volunteer, Spend less time with negative people. And seek help
Approximately 20% of adult females have suffered from depression at least once in their lives (meaning that they met criteria for major depressive disorder, either single episode or recurrent).
Approximately 10% of adult males have suffered from depression at least once in their lives (meaning that they met criteria for major depressive episode, either single or recurrent).
You should never get depressed about such an issue :) Growing up is scary enough, but you're still pretty young to enjoy stuff. As naff as it sounds you're still classed as a child by law. Growing up is fun anyways, you can still be yourself but you get more control of what you do. So if you want to hang out with mates when you want, as you get older, you can! When I… Read More
I think you need to realize that your friend might not want to be "cheered up" right now. Death is something that has to be emotionally dealt with when it happens or it can affect the rest of your life. It might help to give him space or a better perspective though to help him cope. I would try and point out that his friend would likely want to see him celebrate his life rather… Read More
If she is depressed because you're both separated by distance, then tell her that even if you can't express your feelings to her properly but you also miss her, and would like to comfort her anyway you can, with a hug or a walk hand in hand when you come back or see her. Tell her how double worried you are when she is worried and depressed. Otherwise you can also write poems and email… Read More
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What DOES a dream MEAN that makeS YOU scared...well its called a nightmare... an unpleasant or terrifying experience... look online to key parts of this dream to find out what it means :)
no, antidepressants can often make bipolar worse. the medications used for bipolar are mood stabilizers and sometimes antipsychotics.
It could just be depression.
Music can help with depression and other illnesses, but it is not a replacement for medical treatment.
a disorder and sometime depression
No. There is no cure for Bipolar Affective Disorder. The treatment strategy is lifelong medication compliance on a daily regimen of mood stabilizers usually supplemented by either an anti-depressant or an anti-psychotic, or both.
They don't want to be revealed it make not feel so good about ones self,may think that they don't want others to know whats going on their scared of admitting whats wrong with them afraid of what the doctor would tell them afraid of what their family will say and how they would treat you as a person
The classic signs are wide mood swings of manic to depressed lasting a period of two or more weeks. Manic mood can be euphoric or irritable, often including feelings of grandeur. Depressed mood can be hopeless or suicidal, usually including feelings of uselessness and/or worthlessness. Been there, done that.
They both target the brain's chemicals and signals and alters them.
.response varies widely.Bipolar disorder is a chronic recurrent illness in over 90% of those afflicted.requires lifelong observation and treatment.Patients with untreated or inadequately treated bipolar disorder have a suicide rate of 15-25%.
.several clinical inventories or scales may be used to assess the patient's mental status and determine the presence of bipolar symptoms.Psychologists and psychiatrists typically use the criteria listed in the.(DSM-IV) as a guideline for diagnosis.
chemicals in the brain that transmit messages between nerve cells--is believed to be key to depression,
A phenomenon known as rapid cycling occurs in up to 20% of bipolar I and II patients.
You can sue anyone for anything. Whether you can prevail and whether you can receive a monetary award always depends on the facts.
Absolutely not! Many depressed persons pretend not to be depressed so as not to upset their family and friends. Its possible to be quite good at this role playing.
Clinical depressions can be sought out by several symptoms. These symptoms include difficulty concentrating, fatigue, thoughts of suicide, irritability, overeating or loss of appetite, and persistent aches and pains.
One can find peer to peer Depression Forums from the following sources: NHS Supporting, Depression Understood, Mental Health America, Healthful Chat, Depression Forums.
Probably the most famous celebrity in the UK to have bipolar disorder is Stephen Fry. Stephen even made a TV programme about his personal experience and how it affected his life. There are likely to be many more who we do not know about as most cebraties choose to keep matters of this nature private.
The internet is a great source of information on how to cope with depression. The websites Depression, AnxietyAndStress, and BestHealthMag, are helpful. A physicians office will also have information that may be of use.
There are many ways someone can information on depression. One source would be to visit your doctors office where you ask and be provided with the information directly. Most waiting rooms have brochures on common issues people are dealing with. You can also contact your local public health department who would have a vast array of literature on the mental illness. The internet is also another great way to access information from symptoms, to treatment… Read More
It depends on what you mean by "counselling." If, by counselling you mean psychotherapy, then yes, that is absolutely considered to be treatment. Psychotherapy might include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation or dialectic behavioral therapy. If, by counselling, you mean discussion with a non-professional in an unrecognised way, then no, that likely wouldn't be considered treatment.
Laugh, laughter brings the focus away from stress, guilt, anger, and negative emotions.
While the cause of Bipolar Affective Disorder is likely genetic, the genes involved have never been conclusively established. Since studies have shown the disease to be caused by different genes in different families, moreover, the disorder has no genome-wide association according to current research.
Dysthymia is the term used for mild clinical depression, just like hypomania is the term used for mild mania.
Bipolar is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. There is no way to permanently correct your brain chemistry. Medication is a treatment; however, this is an ongoing treatment that only works while you are on the medication. In addition, scientists do not completely understand the specific chemicals or neurotransmitters involved. You'll notice on some anti-depressant TV commercials it will say, "[Drug] is thought to..." indicating they know the drug has an effect, but… Read More
There are several possible causes of chronic depression. Some of these causes include traumatic events, certain medications and substances, age (older individuals are more likely to suffer from depression), and genetics (depression can run in a family).
There are a few reliable alternative treatment for severe depression. The most popular are herbal supplements and Mind-Body connections like yoga or meditation.
There are a few home remedies to help a person overcome depression. One is to watch your diet. Eating healthier can help someones depression by making them feel better. Also, exercising helps fend off depression moods.
There are several effective treatments for depression, but first one should consult a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist. This doctor may recommend therapy, antidepressants, or a combination of the two. Every case is different, so it is important to get a professional opinion.
The amount of time it takes for meds to respond to medication depends on the medication. Some medications will start to work right away and some can take up to six week to take full effect.
If you are homesick like a child away from his/her parents then I think you should call whoever you miss, but keep yourself busy until they get back so that you dont think to much about it.
I've never heard this term, but the words suggest the meaning. Inoculation in medicine is giving someone a tiny dose of a substance so that he will be immune to it. So anger inoculation either means exposing someone to anger so that he gets used to it, or exposing someone to a situation which would normally make him angry until he no longer gets angry in that situation.
Yes you do need to apologize to your parents and your parents and you need to communicate to each other. Sit down with your parents and explain to them you feel confused and depressed. 13 is a tender age and many teens can feel the way you do and it's normal. However, you need to let your parents know what is going through your mind and how you feel so they can help you. If… Read More
The Great Depression began in the U.S. in 1929.