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Anyone else have depression or anxiety and helped by caffeine? related questions

  • 1Anyone 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.

  • 2Is there a link between caffeine and depression ?

    people , I wondered caffeine increases the symptoms of depression ? I have 21 years and all my life I have had problems with self-esteem and social anxiety , but not so great an extent in that I could work and live a normal life . I've been drinking coffee for years and I do not really affect anything until a year ago . University became very hectic for me and I was very wrong in my courses and I suddenly realized what I began to harbor negative attitudes toward me and began to constantly belittle everything I did . I was so exhausted and nauseous in the morning and could not concentrate in school . I found something online about how apples are better than caffeine stimulants like sugar will get you alert and focused . Although I was skeptical about this, I decided to give it a try and caffeine eliminated in favor of the fruit. In doing so , I have noticed drastic changes in the way I feel and while I still lack confidence and suffer from some social anxiety , I think my mind clings to these negative feelings . When these thoughts come , just stick around for a while and then are replaced by my mind convinces me that you can and will succeed in whatever I do if I try . In the past I used to wake up scared and dreading the day ahead but now those thoughts I could not think anything . So you think that caffeine had a role in all this ? I remember I sent a query here in the past about my self-esteem and social anxiety problems and someone said here that needs help and should seek out a therapist because I was a

  • 3Why does Coffee or Caffeine Cause Depression and a Painful Feeling of Mental Slump for 10-12 hours a day?

    I've been an avid coffee drinker for over 17 years. But recently, coffee has been making my brain feel numb pretty much throughout the working day and optional shifts. What's wrong with me? Or is it the coffee I'm drinking that's causing this adverse reaction? I get most of my beverages from my workplace or the local coffee shop. One of my colleagues who is into energy drinks too has been complaining of headaches of late. Could it be stress? Too much coffee? Late night work + red bull? I wonder what the reason could be.

  • 4How 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.

  • 5What 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 ?

  • 6Anyone 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?

  • 7Anxiety to Depression to Alcoholism to Recovery back to Anxiety and Depression?

    I've dealt with anxiety and depression since my teens . Thoughts Restless , discontent , fear , and catastrophic could best describe my normal state of being . I started taking antidepressants for 2 years to address these symptoms . The depression did not disappear and my drinking excessive and went to the races . Now , after going through most SSRIs and SNRIs and three psychiatrists , these drugs have given up and starting to believe that these drugs may have been a contributing factor to my alcoholism . QUESTION , could this be so? And I'm off celexa cymbalta tiltrating and in the next three weeks , so I'm in? My PDOC not prescribe outside the class of SSRI / SNRI drugs, are more effective medications , MAOIs , tricyclics ? I've been 5150ed this week and really have no idea where to go from here . I can not imagine living so much longer. ( By the way in the recovery and is done in outpatient and Betty Ford , but still have intermittent relaspes )

  • 8Best medication to treat minor OCD, social anxiety, general anxiety, and mild depression?

    I've always been a little OCD. Whenever I closed all the doors of my house before going to bed, close the cabinet doors, occasionally if I have one side of my face that I have to meet and touch the other, ect ect. This is accompanied by social anxiety, which is what I'm really trying to address here. It has negatively affected my life in a way too. I am so surprised that he never even underground, because I've never been there before and do not know how to order food or make the sand. Do not go into social situations if I'm not 100% comfortable or familiar with them. It all started in my teens too. I also suffer from general anxiety. I stress over the little things and I worry about stupid. And I think all this is topped by a mild depression that has made terrible, insecure and distrustful. To the point where you almost do not speak in school to avoid comments mean by classmates or any other form of mockery. (My school is a pretty average, if you go to my school they experience at least some form of bullying and this has not helped my depression and social anxiety at all) My school is at least partially responsible, in my opinion, for rapidly diminishing my confidence and social life I lived in the time he started hitting puberty. Anyway is not what is wrong with me the question is what is the best medicine? I tried Paxil, but as soon as I doubled the dose, as directed by the doctor, I was severely depressed. Depression as I have never felt before. So things went cold turkey and the worst of withdrawal symptoms was depression. I'm pretty sure my chemical dependency drug is to blame, but when she came out of the depression was a strange mixture of boredom, frustration and sadness deep rooted. Anyway I'm done with that and I would like some advice from people who are similar to me and take any medication SSRIs or anxiety. Or if your doctor, nurse, or even remotely educated in medicine answers are highly appreciated. I really need the help of his uncle. I'm an emotional wreck, chemically unbalanced right now.

  • 9If you had a choice, would you choose to have Depression or Anxiety, Or Anxiety over Depression?

    I am a victim of anxiety

  • 10What are some measures that one can take inorder to cure anxiety, anxiety disorder and depression?

    One of my friends seems depressed a lot and cares about school and work, but also may have OCD since overanalyzes things a lot and is very careful . What to do in a situation where they are affected by anxiety , worry and depression . If anyone can give some advice or suggestions to arrest or reverse the symptoms of anxiety , depression and stress . It would be helpful ..

  • 11Is anxiety curable without medication? Is anxiety related to depression?

    is clinical depression curable without medication

  • 12Question for sufferers of depression/anxiety only! When you have anxiety, etc. what are your symptoms?

    For me, I usually feel lost inside my head (I know it sounds weird , but it's the only way I can explain it. ) I feel disconnected from my external environment and that my head is clouded with thoughts . This tends to make me feel alone and almost mentally handicapped in the sense that I can not concentrate or achieve motivation. Are these symptoms of what you go through every day ? What are you going through ?