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A mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

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side effects of CBD hemp in the treatment of mental illnesses

I did some research and found many claims that CBD helps with various mental illnesses. However, there are hardly any scientific studies that confirm this. This needs to be researched more. But ...
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Meaning of "episode-based analysis" in a description of a medical records-based study of suicide incidence after therapy

From "ECT Reduces Suicide Risk in Severe Depression: New Data" (MedScape) Quote: In the matched sample, ECT was associated with a significantly decreased risk for suicide within 12 months ...
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What are "baseline chronic risk factors" in a table describing levels of suicidality risk in a scientific paper?

From Table 5 in Psychiatric Emergencies: Assessing and Managing Suicidal Ideation Baseline chronic risk factors. Minimal mood symptoms. Maintained self-control. Rare acute risk factors. What are &...
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Meaning of the word "term" in a psychiatry article (depression biomarkers)

From Prognosis and improved outcomes in major depression: a review I don't understand the meaning of term - does it have the "time meaning" (particular stage in the course of disease) or ...
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Why is the lifetime prevalence of depression lower than the point prevalence? Figures from a study

From an article titled "Prevalence of Depression in the Community from 30 Countries between 1994 and 2014 (Lim et al., Scientific Reports, 2018)": A random-effects model meta-analysis that ...
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Does stress level goes down or up while sleeping?

Given we are in the same situations, same circumstances and a person is able to sleep fine without any issues. Are we more stressful at night while we are sleeping or during day when we are up in ...
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Is cannabidiol safe to treat depression of a patient with a schizoaffective disorder?

According to wikipedia CBD might be useful as an antidepresant: "CBD has been shown to act as a serotonin 5-HT1A receptor partial agonist,[33] and this action may be involved in its ...
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Ritalin for treating lack of focus in Major Depression Disorder

I’d like to know if there’s research about the use of ritalin for treating attention deficit in Major Depression Disorder. I couldn’t find anything about it, so, I can’t indicate my previous reading ...
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Meaning of "potential pharmacogenetic characterisation might also be evaluated so that these syndromes are treated at an earlier age."

This could be offtopic because this might be just a case of sloppy phrasing and a case of "asking to guess what the authors really meant". A quote from an abstract (GTP-cyclohydrolase deficiency ...
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Is transcranial magnetic stimulation a medically proven treatment for major depressive disorder?

Is TMS a legitimate treatment for major depressive disorder? What research has demonstrated this? I see some evidence for its effectiveness, but I also see people flagging it as suspect or ...
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Is there any data about the significance of a blood serotonine level test and links to depression or other psychiatric diseases, or simply mood?

What does low or high blood serotonine levels tell us. Is there any data on the link between certain conditions and serum serotonine concentration?
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Can one combine depression and self discipline? [closed]

Depressed persons typically stop performing basic tasks such as eating regularly, taking showers, going out and other similar mundane and boring tasks that requires self some discipline. My questions ...
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What is the relationship between cortisol and depression?

In Vythilingam, Meena et al. "Hippocampal Volume, Memory, and Cortisol Status in Major Depressive Disorder: Effects of Treatment." Biological Psychiatry 56, no. 2 (2004), the relationship between ...
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Does melatonin supplementation affect depression?

Is there any evidence that melatonin supplementation contributes to, or reduces, depression? I have asked two experts about this, and got two different answers. One said that melatonin ...
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Is cognitive behavioral therapy actually effective?

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) an effective treatment and does it involve medication? I've heard that people use it for panic attacks and depression. What evidences are there for the ...
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Wishing to be dead without committing suicide

Trying to commit suicide is a mental disorder if it's due to depression and alike. But- Is there a medical disorder where one wishes to be dead, without ever taking action (i.e. doing harm to oneself)....
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What are the symptoms of depression/ OCD / suicidal depression? How we can identify a person by his behavior?

How to identify a person is suffering from depression/ OCD / suicidal depression? How he behaves and act while he is suffering from above?
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Confusing thoughts/depression [closed]

I've experimented depression for a while. I mean, I haven't been feeling depressed everytime, only sometimes, especially when I was alone, but that's not the reason. Every "episode" was like I would ...
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Antidepressant response post MAOI tachyphylaxis

In 'Listening to Prozac' (Pg. 305) Kramer notes that once monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) poop-out, depressed patients are often unresponsive to subsequent pharmacological interventions (and in ...
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Can low libido be a side-effect of schizoprenia medications?

I suffer from schizophrenia and depression and take medication for this. My current medication are Qutipin (200 mg) Oxetol (600 mg) Bupron (300 mg) Arip (30 mg) Qtencare (tablet) I consulted ...
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How to I overcome extreme anxiety without medication? [closed]

I'm a mother of toddlers. I'm incredibly overwhelmed with stress. I am very anxious about the world around me and I fear their safety. I don't have enough control of my emotions and I believe I ...
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What is the definition of Suicidal Ideation?

Many resources on depression and suicide use the term "suicidal ideation" as an important sign/symptom. Some sources (e.g. Krahn, Miller, and Bergstrom, Rapid Resolution of Intense Suicidal Ideation ...
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Any drug interactions between Ginkgo Biloba and psychotropics?

What are the interactions, if any, and their effects to mood/health/wellness, between Ginkgo Biloba and psychotropics? I'm interested in answers covering at least these drug types: Selective ...
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Mental disorders - where to go? [closed]

I have had mental issues since I was four years old, I'm 16 now. I live in Austria. I have already spent a few months in a psychiatric care, but things don't seem to be getting better, and in face, ...
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When is guilt in depression considered psychotic?

Guilt is a feature of Major clinical Depression. My doubt is, can guilt be considered delusional for making a diagnosis of mood-congruent psychotic depression? Can there be a delusional guilt? ...
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How to handle overthinking and being nervous all the time [closed]

I'm an application developer with little experience. I recently graduated from university and now I work as a app/game developer. My issue is that every time I get a new task or project I get very ...
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Can eating more fats, carbohydrates and sugar improve mood?

There seems to be a lot of research cautioning people with anxiety and depressive disorders to limit their intake of refined carbohydrates, sugars and fats. A person who has suffered dysthymia and ...
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Does physical stress on vagaus nerve cause depression?

I usually suffer from palpitations due to stimulation of vagus nerve from gastric problems and sitting/lying posture. Recently I've been experiencing some abnormal mental stress patterns such as slow ...
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How to keep the brain in an excited state?

When the brain is excited everything is all around better, learning is faster, training is better, socializing is easier and thinking is faster and more coherent. For some, such as myself, however, ...
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What are the effects of long term benzodiazepines use? [closed]

What are the effects of long term benzodiazepines use? I suffer from a devastating anxiety since childhood that progressed to a point where I had a panic attack almost every day. Benzodiazepines (...
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Is vitamin D a very passive xenogenic factor to major depressive disorder?

Are the biosynthesis, utilisation and catabolism systems of vitamin D, especially the pathways of neural cells' vitamin D response, altered by the pathophysiological condition of major depressive ...
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Looking for Bipolar Disorder treatment method

My brother and me are ill with Bipolar Affective disorder. My brother's illness is in the severe stage, and we have no idea what to do, medications do not provide improvement. I hope that audio-psycho-...
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Do some psychiatrists/psychologists still treat severe depression with electric-shock-therapy (ECT)?

About 9 years ago, my cousin in California confided in me that she was still undergoing electric-shock-therapy for her severe depression. I was sure this form of treatment was on it's way out of the ...
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How long do you have to take an SSRI for before PSSD becomes a risk?

PSSD or Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction really worries me. This is when you carry on experiencing the sexual side effects of an SSRI for years after stopping taking the medication. If you take a single ...
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Does hyperthyroidism affect serotonin levels?

I have read that hyperthyroidism can cause depression. Is this because of low serotonin levels or is there is another cause? Does this kind of depression need to be checked by a psychiatrist? Edit (...
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Is there a term for depression that is not persistent?

Is there a term for having some of the symptoms of depression such as low mood disinterest in hobbies sleep issues self-hatred suicidal thoughts but instead of it lasting for 2+ weeks, its ...
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Are there any studies that suggest mental disorders can manifest physically?

For example, depression becoming so absolute to one mentally that their physical body suffers. Maybe through a lack of physical activity or something. If it helps, I am attempting to write an essay ...
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How exactly can/do antidepressants treat ADHD?

According to Wikipedia, antidepressants can treat ADHD, not just depression. How exactly? So far I know, ADHD is caused partly (primarily?) by a dopamine deficiency. Do antidepressants do something ...
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Does more time off from work increase mental happiness

I am 34 years old. I have a decent IT job, but it is stressful and the 3 weeks vacation time seems more like 3 days, particularly because I need to keep 2 weeks out of those to visit family in India . ...
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How to deal with winter blues

I suffer from severe winter blues. It starts around January and by March, I am at my wits end. I come from a tropical climate and the sever cold and lack of sunlight makes me just want to go crazy. I ...
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Side effects of smoking cessation

It's been a year since I quit smoking, but this year has been one of depression and counter-productivity at work. Is it common to experience things like this? If so, how long should it last?
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Does sitting idle for one month without work lead to depression?

I do 8 hours of work sitting before a computer. Because of no work or only performing a few actively-mobile jobs; I was sitting idle for last one month. I've gotten new work since then, but I do not ...
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Will an increased dosage of Quetiapine increase somnolence?

According to a psychiatric nurse in the UK, the dosage of Quetiapine in the treatment of depression does not proportionally influence somnolence / sleepiness during the day. The dosage is taken at ...
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Can ElectroConvulsive Therapy help us to forget our memories?

I need to know whether a person can get rid of his/her past(need selective memory loss) say 5-6 months through ElectroConvulsive Therapy. Otherwise the question can be posed as "Can the ...
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Can we erase problematic memories to aid recovery from depression?

How does someone with depression move forward when memories are so painful for them? It seems that memories might hold someone back from recovery from depression, especially when those memories seem ...
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