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What type of treatement helped you overcome your depression? related questions

  • 1What type of treatement helped you overcome your depression?

    I am a woman of 20 who has been battling depression for about 8 years and , frankly , is taking over my life ! I want this to be done eventually , I want an effective treatment that I can finally live and feel normal. What kind of treatment is best. I tried therapy and medication and have not helped. What I can do im considering electronic shock therapy . Anyone tried this problem , has anyone successfully major depression ?

  • 2How can someone be helped to overcome depression without medications?

    My dearest friend has been dealing with bouts of depression. He is unsure of what they are caused by. He will have a perfectly great moment then suddenly without any outside trigger he plummets into a depression that could last a couple of hours of up to a week, then he will be fine again for a couple of days. He doesnt know why this occurs and when it does I find it that not irritating him with questions and allowing him to snap out of it is the best course, but I want to help him overcome this bouts. Please Help.

  • 3A possible treatement for depression, MS, Crohns, IBS, Cancer, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, and more: Probiotics ?

    Chemcial imbalances for many people is a common term for unexplained illnesses , diseases or symptoms . Well , what I can do these imbalances Chemcial , a bacterium , a virus , yes , but this may be caused by a lack of " probiotics " ( acidophilus ) refer to friendly bacteria that your digestive system operates . When was the last time the doctor gave bacteria , friendly bacteria ? Modern medicine is all about attacking a problem . What if the problem can not be attacked , but cultivated , because the real problem is the lack of so-called friendly bacteria in food processing chemicals . ( yogurt , saurerkraut ) Since our body works through bio - processes Chemcial , then the lack of suitable chemicals because we lack the "workers" in the digestive system that causes many diseases , including cancer , or the breakdown of the body's cells , because in part because they lack the proper chemicals . Ever heard of probiotics ? Could this be the missing link ?

  • 4Anyone else have depression or anxiety and helped by caffeine?

    I have either schizo-affective (schizophrenia with depression) or major depressive disorder, and then social anxiety disorder. Most of the time I feel unmotivated and severely negative and pessimistic. A lot of the times when I drink caffeine I'll feel less socially anxious and suddenly very positive, cheerful, confident and ambitious. I thought it was the other way around. Someone suggested I might have ADHD, which apparently is helped by caffeine.

  • 5Anyone else suffer from psychotic depression? Has medication helped?

    I suffer from PD and am on zoloft and abilify. The abilify helps 60% of the time and I just started the zoloft. Right now I have situational depression but my mood is on the lowside when I'm off my AD. I don't like the side effects from the medication(akathisia, feeling numb) but I'd rather experience that than the crappy mood. What else has helped you get through the rough times? What do you do when you experience psychotic symptoms?

  • 6Dua to overcome depression ?

  • 7How to overcome depression?

    I have 17 years and I have very severe depression . I saw a therapist and was of no help at all. I was very open and honest , but I did not feel the slightest improvement after left out . Also I have horrible anxiety and insomnia caused frequent headaches . My only hope of getting help is that I prescribed an anti-anxiety medication to deal with my anxiety . I posted on this site before with the same question after you have tried everything, but the therapy , but now I feel like I 've tried everything and I can not regain the enthusiasm I had as a child . I am so insensitive and removed all the time , the only joy I ever feel is when sunbathing preteen memories of happiness . I do not want to keep feeling disappointed in the very people whom I loved and admired as a child . I hate everyone and I did not used to be like . I do not understand how a warm, loving can become so bitter and misanthropic in a matter of a few years . I have no idea how to help myself , and my only hope is in the opportunity that has been prescribed Zoloft or Konoplin or something for my anxiety . I do not know what to do with myself .

  • 8Do people actually overcome depression?

    Like not break-up depression, or death related depression, like clinical major depression. Cuz my grandmother commited suicide and my aunt tried to commit suicide and my mom seems depressed...often, but I dont know. I feel like I cycle between depression and insanity and I freak out and think about death and suicide a lot. I usually manage to tell myself to chill (hence the name chill man, its kind of a message to myself and to everyone else. Chillness is good) and calm down before I do anything stupid...but I hear people say they "Conquered depression." and that just doesnt make sense to me. How do you conquer something that is a part of you...I mean its a way of thinking, I might be able to hide behind a charade of humor and idiocy at school or with girls, but I'm there always. How am I supposed to change who I am? I might as well try to change my race or the color of my eyes.

  • 9Has anyone overcome depression without medicine?

    I have been in a pretty serious depression for 6 years. Before that, I never had depression. I am against the drugs used for treatment and wonder if there is any natural remedies anyone has tried and been successful with.

  • 10How to overcome depression without medication?

    I have major depressive disorder ... He had been on Celexa that killed my sex drive and then Cymbalta which made me gain 15 pounds ... I know my depression is real and terrible , but I do not want to take medicine more ... I am willing to change my diet and exercise every day, but if anyone has any other ideas ( what to eat , how much exercise ) I'm willing to take all suggestions ...

  • 11How do i overcome the depression part of PMS?

    here it is, I'll hav emy period this week and I feel the symptoms : cramps , tender breasts nipples NAD , but especially depression ... I'm so depressed that not even funny , even as I write this I'm on the verge of tears . I have exams tomorrow and I concentrate I can ... I feel so sad , I know it's because of my pms but you know ... I just wnat to go to my room and cry till i die .... jsut any suggestions on what to do ?

  • 12How to overcome apathy? Do I have depression and not know it?

    I have apathy and am trying to work on it and get rid of it , I can not really be much of a really positive person , if I do not care , and I do not know how to overcome it . Honestly I do not get why I have this this has been going on for some time now I can not remember when it started all I know is that I felt this way all year last year . There were times when I was a little happy , but that's it . I heard that apathy and not a lot of emotional activity is a sign of depression . However , I have ADHD - inattentive type so idk if it has something to do with that I do not know I have to admit that even might have to do with how I grew up, my parents are Jehovah's Witnesses , and I was and still am today not a religious person , so throughout my teenage years I was always in my room and not go anywhere not to mention I'm gay , and so do not think it helped So this year I'm going to go to school this spring to Los Angeles and this year I plan to fix mentally and emotionally with my self-esteem , to address my symptoms of ADD , self-confidence and my social skills .