Depression: A (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how an individual feels, thinks, and how the handle daily activities, i.e. sleeping, eating and working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood.
- Feelings of hopelessness, pessimistic.
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness.
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities.
- Decreased energy or fatigue.
- Moving or talking slowly.
- Feeling restless & having trouble sitting still.
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.
- Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening & oversleeping.
- Appetite & weight changes.
- Thoughts of death or suicide & or suicide attempts.
- Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease with treatment.
Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some experience only a few symptoms while others may experience several. Several persistent symptoms in addition to low mood are required for a diagnosis of major depression. The severity and frequency of symptoms along with the duration will vary depending on the individual and their particular illness. Symptoms can also vary depending on the stage of the illness. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900
Dr Scott Berman MD & Neuropathy Patient discusses the strong overlap between Neuropathy pain, anxiety and…
Dr Scott Berman MD & Neuropathy Patient discusses the strong overlap between Neuropathy pain, anxiety and depression Pain & depression often occur together
There is a great correlation between neuropathy pain, anxiety, and depression. Each of the three can increase the risk of developing the other two. About 30-60% of people with chronic pain develop feelings of depression and anxiety as well as pain and depression can occur simultaneously 30-50% of the time, each causing the other.
Anxiety is naturally expected if an individual has been diagnosed with a chronic illness such as neuropathy. The condition can be almost unavoidable and can take many forms.
Depression on the other hand, is often confused with the disease, where continuous problems or complications in function can be labeled as phychological issues. However, physical symptoms often have physical causes and it's not uncommon for emotional stress to develop when diagnosed with a medical disease such as neuropathy.
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Neuropathy, damage to the nerves, and its symptoms can challenge an individual's lifestyle but when anxiety and depression develop as a result of diagnosis, coping with a medical condition can become even more difficult. Besides medically treating a condition like neuropathy, treating anxiety and depression as it occurs is also important to achieve relief. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.