What are fake friends? Fake friends could be toxic friends, or fake people who pretend to be someone they are not, when they are with you. Fake friends signs could include: cancelling plans last minute, bringing you down instead instead of bringing you up, brag and seek a lot of attention, are judgemental, are passive aggressive and much more. If you’re looking for a checklist to know whether you have a true friend or fake friendships, then this video could be a lifesaver.
Of course, just because you might see some of these signs in yourself or your new friends, does not mean you are a fake friend. But the more signs you see, then maybe they are a fake friend or you are, and it’s time for a change.
Does someone like you even if you don’t think so? Watch this video to find out:
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Depression – What You Need to Know
Determining whether or not a person is suffering from depression can be challenging. Many causes have been identified, but the medical community does not fully understand the causes of this condition. The best way to determine if a person is depressed is to get evaluated by a doctor. The doctor will discuss your symptoms, ask you about your family history, and conduct certain tests. You will also likely be asked to complete a questionnaire to provide further information. A psychiatrist will most likely use the DSM-5 criteria to determine whether or not you are suffering from depression.
Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, is a widely used treatment for depression. Studies have shown that it can help reduce the severity and duration of depression. It’s important to remember that therapy alone can never replace medical treatment. However, combined with medical treatment, it can help you get back to a normal life. If you don’t see immediate results, consider other treatment options. Depending on your individual situation, you may find that psychotherapy is a good fit for you.
Seeing a psychiatrist is important. It’s important to discuss your symptoms with a psychiatrist, as some of the symptoms of depression can be confused with a physical illness. A doctor may prescribe antidepressants to ease your symptoms. If you don’t respond to psychotherapy, your doctor will likely prescribe antidepressants. Antidepressants may be used alone or in combination with talking therapy. However, the combination of both is most effective for treating depression. Your doctor may recommend a mental health team, which will include a psychiatrist, psychologist, occupational therapist, and social worker.
Many primary care doctors will diagnose depression. A patient’s symptoms can be assessed by completing a standard depression screening tool called the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). The PHQ-9 is commonly used in primary care settings, which is a good choice for a primary care physician. The sooner you get help, the better. But, for most people, a doctor’s diagnosis will not be effective until after a patient seeks treatment for the disorder.
In addition to psychotherapy, other medications may be prescribed. Psychotherapy, for example, helps a patient develop the skills to take charge of their life and solve problems. This helps them overcome real life problems while decreasing stress levels. For those who don’t respond well to psychotherapy, they may be prescribed mood stabilizers or antipsychotics. Lastly, some people may benefit from rTMS, a treatment that uses strong magnetic currents in the brain to treat depression. Nevertheless, both of these methods have serious side effects.
Although depression rarely leads to suicide ideation, the risk of death by suicide is high for anyone who suffers from it. According to US Department of Health and Human Services research, two percent of people with depression die by suicide. That number increases to four percent in those who are inpatients for treatment. Men are more likely to commit suicide than women. While there is no single cause of depression, several risk factors contribute to the increased risk of committing suicide.