Overcoming Prolonged Depression?

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Good evening, I am 34 years old. From college until now I was often depressed, but never got treatment. A week ago I finally went to a neurologist and he said I was in moderate stress but chronic, what does that mean? But I haven’t told the doctor that from college until now, if I was very depressed, I often wanted to commit suicide, are these symptoms still a moderate stressor? Thanks Doctor

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is a condition of mood or feelings that affect everyday life such as how to interact with other people, how to care for oneself, and decreased interest in something they like. This condition can occur severe enough to be categorized as major depression and one of the signs is a suicidal idea or attempt.

This condition can be caused by various things, but in general it is caused by:

Traumatic events Side effects of drugs Having certain illnesses Having a certain personality Experiencing deep stress or disappointment

As for stressors, there are many things that can be stressful in this world. Some of them are called mild stressors, some are called moderate stressors and some are called severe stressors. Among the examples of severe stressors that have been agreed upon is the loss or abandonment of someone who is very loved and cherished. Specifically, this stressor may vary from person to person depending on the way he sees things.

In your case, what we need to straighten out is to deal with depression, emotional disorders, social problems and other mental problems, you should not consult a neurologist, as that is not his field and will likely give you the wrong diagnosis and treatment. The doctor who is competent and appropriate to treat the problem is a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists treat a variety of mental and emotional problems, one of which is depression.

We think that with recurring suicidal ideation and depression, your condition is no longer caused by moderate stressors. We suggest that you check with a psychiatrist again for further detection so that you can get the right treatment immediately. Meanwhile, avoid stress as much as possible, avoid smoking and regular exercise, eat nutrient-rich foods, and try to relax at home. We wish you and your family good health.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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