Depression Questions

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  1. Where can I find a counselor or therapist that will make home visits?

    Your friend would benefit from a therapist home visit. There are several possibilities that you may be able to help her find someone to help.
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  2. FAQ: How Is Depression Different From Sadness?

    Depression is an illness, whereas sadness is an emotion. Sadness is a part of the human experience for everyone. It's usually triggered by a loss or the memory of a loss. If one takes time to experience the feeling rather than ignore it, it will usually gradually dissipate. This emotion is important...
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  3. FAQ: How Is Depression Different From a Bad Mood?

    A mood is a feeling, whereas a depression is a chronic illness. Neither feels good, and both can seem to go on and on -- a mood can persist for hours or days. But depression lasts even longer and is physically harmful.
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  4. FAQ: How Is Depression Different From Burnout?

    Depression is a physical illness. Burnout is an emotional fatigue triggered by ongoing and severe stress. Burnout can definitely lead to depression, though, so it's important to pay attention to it.
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  5. FAQ: Is It Possible to Have Depression if I'm Still Able to Run My Life?

    It's possible for someone to function in everyday life despite having depression, because depression is an illness that has a range of severity. Those who have a relatively mild form of depression may feel unhappy, have difficulty experiencing joy, and have a number of physiologic effects, but these...
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  6. FAQ: Can Depression Be Treated With Medication Only?

    Yes, it's possible to treat depression with medication only, in some cases -- however, almost every study done highlights that the most effective treatment is a combination of antidepressant medication and talk therapy.
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  7. FAQ: How Do I Find a Therapist to Treat Depression?

    Here's how to find a therapist to treat depression:
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  8. FAQ: How Do You Know How Serious a Case of Depression Someone Has?

    If the depression is causing someone to be socially withdrawn, dysfunctional to the point that he or she can't work or do basic household chores, and the person is talking or thinking about suicide, that's clearly severe. If, despite a lack of joy and in spite of having the physiological symptoms of...
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  9. FAQ: What Can I Say to Someone Who Seems Depressed but Won't Get Help?

    Here's how to approach someone who seems depressed but is in denial about it or refuses to get medical help:
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  10. FAQ: What Are the Dangers of Untreated Depression?

    Concerns about symptoms of depression should always be taken seriously. Depression causes significant disabilities and problems of many different kinds:
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  11. FAQ: What Should I Do if I Feel Suicidal?

    First, tell someone close to you rather than keeping suicidal thoughts to yourself. You may be reluctant to "burden" a loved one, but people who are suicidal and share their feelings with others are much less likely to go through with it. The real "burden" comes from committing suicide and leaving l...
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  12. FAQ: What Should I Do if I Think Someone I Know Is Suicidal?

    If you don't know the person well:
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  13. How can I carve out time for myself without feeling guilty?

    It sounds as if you don't have a lot of support in caring for your mother.
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  14. FAQ: Is Depression a Normal Part of Aging?

    No, it's not normal to develop depression as one gets older. Depression is all too common, but it's never normal. Depression is an illness.
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  15. FAQ: Is Depression a Normal Part of Menopause?

    No, depression isn't a normal part of menopause. Depression, although all too common, is never normal. Depression is an illness.
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  16. Can bypass surgery change a personality?

    Heart surgery -- or even receiving a diagnosis of heart disease -- can change someone's personality, pretty much like any psychological trauma. Sometimes there can be changes in the brain related to the surgery that cause personality changes, but more often it's just the shock of recognizing that yo...
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  17. What causes head pain after stroke?

    Your story reminds me of a great quote from Hamlet: "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
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  18. Will this feeling of despair ever ever allow me to live ?

    Thank you DGraab. I think I am going to reach out to somebody for help. It is now 10/31/12 and I am doing better in some ways but worse in other ways. The only way I can cope some days is to Completely remove the thought of him being gone from my head...but then when I register the loss, I comple...
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  19. Am I tired or depressed?

    To screen for depression, doctors often ask the following two key questions:
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  20. How Can I Tell the Difference Between the Normal Stress of Caregiving and Depression?

    To screen for depression, doctors often ask the following two key questions:
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