Conditions with symptom: 'depression'
This condition results in sufferers binging on food, and then purging it from their bodies by being sick or using laxatives. Read more →
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Post Natal Depression is exactly what it says it is – feelings of depression after the birth of your baby. Read more →
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is something that many women are all too familiar with, but 1 in 20 women experience symptoms so severe that it affects their everyday lives. Read more →
Trichotillomania is a compulsive disorder that results in sufferers pulling out hair from all parts of their body. Read more →
i have suffered recently from depression an actually came of my low dose of antidepressants(5mg)thinking they were not effective but after listening to leanne's pms symptoms i am realising this last two an a half wks of severe agitation,bouts of anger,night sweats, has been down to pms,it was terrible, not a good combination, depression and pms!!!!! is there anythingelse out there other than drastic surgery to ease the pms, big time.....i would sincerely appreciate your help as im trying my best to deal with my depression, being more aware of my feelings but need more than 1wk every mth to feel better bout myself!!! Marie
Hi Marie My name is Leanne I was on EB on Friday. I am so sorry to hear about your PMS and so hope so of the less invasive treatments manage your symptoms better. There are all sorts of routes to go down, I was given the pill, mefenamic acid, pessaries and SSRI anti depressants. You may find that your depression maybe linked entirely to your periods and can kill two birds with one stone I know mine was! As the previous poster suggested keep a diary, it needs to be at least three months long and basically chart everything from how much caffeine intake you have had to alcohol to see if there is anything aggravating it further. Also note how painful the periods are from 1-5, how heavy they are and how it is effecting your quality of life. I do hope you get this sorted, Leanne x
im 15 years old and i have severe depression and I've been medicated for about 2 years now, but I've been self harming for about 3-4 years, and i have a fair few self harm scars, that are all quite deep. I decided to myself that if i can make it through my depression i want to try to persue a modelling career. I'm not bad with criticism from others, I'm my hardest critic anyway and i understand how hard the industry is but if i make it through my depression hopefully by then i will have a strong mindset and be strongly mentally stable. But I just want to know, will agencies and stuff reject me because i have scars? even if they like everything else?
I am 13 and I have modelled for a few years now though I have also suffered with self harm since I was 11. My scars are quite horrible and when I had to do the summer shoots my agent-at-the-time dropped me saying there was no point if I couldn't wear a bikini. though I don't want to be a model when I'm older I didn't want to stop because that was how I made my money but soon I found an agent who was more than happy to hire me since its so easy to edit cuts out of photos. so it may be hard to find an agent at first just keep looking Im sure your beautiful!
I'm 17 and have 2 young babies, my Breast have shrunk and are very saggy, its causing me major depression and I have no self confidence what-so-ever, I was just wondering how to go about getting Breast implants and a Breast lift, how would I pay for it, and how soon could I get it done, my depression is making it hard to bond with my babies, please help
im 14, and worried. i ave alot of stress in my life for personal reasons, and my support worker sas she thinks i hae depression. i have automatically checked the symptoms out, and this type suits me best(my mum has depression too).i am really worried, whats its like? can it force me to do stuff? can yo gve me a general summary? i don really want to talk to my mum abut it(personal reaons again)..
I am on sick leave from Post Natal depression over 4 weeks now. There has been some issues at work before and immediately after my return from maternity leave. I wonder whether post natal depression is considered as 'disability' and whether I will be protected from the Equality Bill. Many thanks!
I have had an underactive thyroid for many years - first noticed when I was always feeling tired and put on some weight and eventually tests confirmed and I have been taking levothyroxine for 5 years. I expected the weight to drop off and not to feel tired anymore. I am on 125mg and the doctors say by results of my blood tests that this is the right level. I feel even more tired now and still have not lost any of the weight. My diet has not changed but my exercise levels have gone up. I have also recently been depressed and am on 40mg of citalipran. I have had tests for diabetes and pre menopause all of which have returned normal. In addition seen an endocrinologist and again with no conclusions. Symptons: Extreme tiredness - can have 4/6/8/10 hours sleep and need to go back to sleep once up and about - leads to depression No weight loss - leading to depression Loss of hair - used to have very think long hair and how it's thin and much shorter - more depression Spots since starting depression tablets - maintains depression (had no spots previously) Very heavy sleep and no dreams (used to be a light sleeper with vivid dreams and I miss them) Eye test showed that my long sight had come back which was last present when I was a teenager and so wear glasses for reading / IT work / mobile phone use for texting! I am 46, female and really frustrated that I never feel awake or energised and that all these other side effects have led me to be severely depressed (among other symptoms of depression) I would love to know what is wrong and how to get better - my Gps have given up on my symptoms and just say don't know- help please! Thank you in advance. MN
I have recently stopped having any sensation of relief at orgasm, I believe it is called ejaculatory anhedonia. I can still ejaculate but there is very little feeling with it. This particular problem started about six months ago and I have been hoping that it would resolve itself. My doctor (who I eventually saw) dismissed it as caused by depression/anxiety and offered no treatment or further investigation. I find this difficult to believe since the start of the depression and anxiety problems was over 15 years ago. I would appreciate any suggestions.
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Hi, I have few deep scars on my arms from self harm when I was suffering with depression a few years ago. I have tried bio oil and many various skin cosmetics to try and reduce the appearance of the scars. Nothing has worked. I can't go out in summer without a long sleeved Top on and am embarassed by my arms. I can't move on with my life and my depression is getting worse. Is there anything I can do that I havnt already tried. The scars are about quarter of an inch deep.
I am sixteen and have been self harming for about a year and a half, I am finding it really difficult to cope with my depression luckily my doctor saw my scars and I felt safe enough to tell them what was happening I now have counselling through CAMHS, however my self esteem is so low I am afraid of people seeing my scars and when they do this causes me to harm more. My friends parents recently asked to go on holiday with them we are very close and they know about my depression however they have not seen my scars the sea is a sort of sanctuary for me but id don't think I have the confidence to show my body. what can I do?
Hi :-) if I was you I would wear some shorts or a shirt on top of your swimwear, whatever covers them. Just explain you have some issues with your self esteem/body image. Good luck and have a nice holiday x
Is it ok to donate bone marrow if you have depression? I am on 30mg of citalopram daily to help with mood levels. I read the criteria and I worry I might not be quite right as its a long term problem. I've hard it since I was young and believe it to be hereditary from my mothers side. I am already on the organ donor registration and willing to give blood etc. For me it makes me feel good knowing I can help others and would hate for my depression to stop me. I also smoke and I have been told this stops you from donating, like blood, and I really want to. Is it true?
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