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Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Questions and answers about Depression and Bipolar disorder, including symptoms of the illness, and how to help those who suffer from it.

Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Philosophy and Philosophers, Ecosystems, Scientists

What do you do if you really hate your life and you cry everyday and want someone to talk to and seriously think about ending your life?

ANSWER 1 Why do you hate your life?I find when I'm depressed, making someone else's day helps me feel better; give someone a hug, smile, talk to them, ask them about their day...I try empathizing with whomever I'm talking to and that helps me see beauty in many things, including life.When you think about ending your life, just give yourself another chance. Give life another chance and know you won't feel that way forever. ANSWER2 Go to psychiatrist at the earliest before...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Seroquel, Antidepressants

Are any of the anti depressants narcotics?

Antidepressants are not narcotics. Legally a "narcotic" is either an opioid like heroin or morphine or it is cocaine/crack. Medically the term "narcotic" only refers to opioid analgesics. Most doctors and scientists do not like using the word narcotic because most people do not understand exactly what a narcotic is. An antidepressant is not a narcotic nor is it a drug of abuse. Antidepressants are not controlled substances and drug seeking behaviour has not been scene in people taking antidepressants. It can be...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Self Mutilation

Why does cutting yourself feel so good?

Endorphins and a sense of release. It is a bit more complex but it does have to do with physical pain causing a change of brain chemistry. It also has to do (this from my experience) with having something tangible to focus on when there's something you can't change or stop. I had an abusive boyfriend and I would self harm when he yelled at me and it let me be calm while he freaked out because it gave me something...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders

How do you stop dry retching or panic attacks?

I've been working on this for a little over three years.. So for me has not been easy however, has gotten Much better. It takes work. The harder you work the quicker you can control this in my opinion. See a shrink. I was very skeptical and very surprised how much better i felt almost instantly. Beware of the pill pushers because it is possible to go the natural route. I went a few times and just appreciated hearing that I...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Does a person with split personalities aware that he got multiple personalities?

Yes, I've seen this before. In the Discovery Health Channel, a woman has 15 or 16 different personalities. She's herself at first, then shes a whole different person, later on she's a teacher. But she is aware she has multiple personalities. ...
Asked in Mental Health, Narcissism, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What factors lead someone to believe that another person has Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Answer I am married to a man whom I was separated from for 4 years. I betrayed me with my friends and a school teacher. I lost custody of my children to him. I was happy being alone. My husband persude me the entire 4 years we were apart. While we were apart the neighbors he betrayed me with, finally realized It wasn't me It was him. They have since apoligized for everything, they told me he was a pathological liar. I...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What happens if you slit your wrists?

Basically, you bleed. A lot. Sometimes you bleed so much that you die. It is not fun and very painful and YOU SHOULD NEVER EVER EVER DO IT. Seriously. If you're ever thinking about hurting yourself, talk to someone. DON'T try to kill yourself. Please. Just don't do it. ...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, The Great Depression

How did overproduction worsen the Great Depression?

The companies spent a lot on making goods that no one was buying. This meant all the money eventually got to people who supplied raw goods like steel and wood. And so the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. ...
Asked in Mental Health, Conditions and Diseases, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What does anhedonia mean?

Inability to experience pleasure from any activities (that were pleasurable when the individual was not depressed). ...
Asked in Antibiotics, Medication and Drugs, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What is used to treat somatoform disorders?

Patients with somatoform disorders are sometimes given antianxiety drugs or antidepressant drugs. group therapy or support groups. Cognitive-behavioral therapy. Family therapy. Hypnosis. acupuncture, hydrotherapy, therapeutic massage. ...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What do you do if you're miserable beyond belief and you just wish you could die?

If you are having these feelings on a regular basis you should find someone professional to talk to. Families are great (at least most of them) as well as friends, but they can't be objective the way a professional can and didn't go to school for years to do the job of helping you sort out where the trouble is. You may be feeling this way for a lot of reasons. Situations, like friends, work, romance, school and such which will...
Asked in Jobs, Job Interviews, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What should you do if your job makes you feel depressed?

It seems unlikely that a job would be the sole source of depression. Is it just your job that makes you feel this way or do other areas of your life produce the same feelings? Many people complain about being depressed when in reality they are just feeling sad, bored, unhappy, dissatisfied, stressed... With nothing more to go on than your original question - and the way it was phrased - I'd guess your problem is one of the above rather...
Asked in Mental Health, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What 2 mental illnesses are the most difficult to treat?

Any mental illness may be difficult to treat for any reason. Anti-Social Personality Disorder is completely intractable: meaning there is no known generally accepted treatment, short of incarceration in a penal facility, for any crime committed by someone with the condition. Severe psychiatric complaints (schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorder and Chronic Depression) are among the more intractable because they require lifelong medication compliance. That is, the only generally accepted treatment options are drug regimens, using drugs that have powerful side-effects. Patients on such regimens, once noticeable...
Asked in Celebrities, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Does tori Amos have bipolar disorder?

I don't know for sure but I highly doubt it. She appears to be one of the most consistently productive people I know of. ...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Emotions

Can sadness kill you?

No. The emotion of sadness itself is not lethal, no matter how pronounced or long lasting. That said, people in the grips of profound sadness often make mistakes in judgment that can have profound and lethal consequences. Untreated negative emotions may lead to self-medication and substance abuse, high risk sexual behavior and suicidallity. ...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Brain

What is another name for bipolar?

Manic-depression. Bi-Polar Disorder can be difficult for the individual experiencing the symptoms and for their friends and family. Bipolar Disorder is a complex illness and there is a range of severity. There are many different symptoms -- and several different types -- of bipolar disorder. The most common symptoms of the disorder are dramatic and unpredictable mood swings. The various types of bipolar disorder range from mild to severe. If you think that you or someone you know is expereincing symptoms of Bi-polar...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What happens if you don't treat bipolar disorder?

well there are many types and it affects everyone differently u could be fine unlikely many ppl try to self diagnose and go untreated this may work for years but they have a break down and are lucky to end up hospitalized u should really see a psychiatrist A little more info A number of things can happen if Bipolar disorder goes untreated. Some of these are: losing your job, destroying friendships, becoming distant with your family members (including your children), huge relationship troubles,...
Asked in Mental Health, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What is bipolar depression?

Bipolar depression is a mental disorder in which, there are two episodes. There is a high episode with a lot of energy. The second episode is when the person is depressed and maybe even suicidal. ...
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, The Difference Between, OCD

What is the difference between depression and bipolar disorder?

The main difference between them is that people with depression experience only depression, whereas people afflicted by bipolar disorder experience both depression and hypomania or mania. When someone is depressed they often link everything to being their fault and often feel like suicide. Whereas, my friend who has bipolar is different in the sense that when you have bipolar, you experience happy and sad emotions, that contrast each other greatly. I see my friend having a laugh and enjoying herself. Then totally depressed...
Asked in Health, Mental Health, Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Emotions

How is depression treated?

Not only is it treated by various antidepressants, but sometimes medications cause it. I had depression, and still do, for years, until I found out that the side effects for a popular prescription asthma medication were what caused it in a study last year. I still have depression, but it's not nearly as bad as it was when I was taking it. If you're interested, the side effects that I experienced and...