WebMD is putting together a segment on our site called Depression TV, which will be a talk radio-type format where a DJ provides a member question to an expert on Depression, and that expert or experts answer.
If you have questions about depression that you'd like to submit for consideration, please send them to email@example.com with the subject line "Depression TV", and be sure to include your WebMD member screen name. We will gather all of our member's questions and submit them to the Depression TV folks.
Below is a list of some of the topics for which we're looking for questions, but your question does not have to adhere to these topics. It can be unique.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Andie and the WebMD Health Exchange Staff
Diagnosis. How do I recognize symptoms it? (anecdotal &/or clinical tests)
Causes. Physical, disease- or injury-related causes.
Heredity & Depression
Lifestyle & depression (smoking, alcohol, drugs)
Talking about depression (w/ friends or spouses)
Age & depression
Maintaining one's regime of meds
Medical treatment (how pills work, only talk in scientific drug class, no brand names)
Myths about depression
Obesity & depression
History of depression
Depression & other health risks
Sleep & depression
Importance of Exercise
Children & depression
Pregnancy & medication
Postpartum, PTSD, seasonal &/or other "types" of depression
Coping with medication side effects (weight gain, dry mouth)
Prominence of depression in urban environments
Do therapists get depressed?
Depression, treatment and/or therapy in popular culture
Bottoming out, suicide, prevalence of chronic depression
Work-related issues - Unemployment
Family issues - Recognizing depression in family members. How to approach?
I'm so glad you found us too! Don't worry about sounding whiny or sad, this is a big job you have taken on and it's normal to have moments where you feel a bit depressed or lonely.
It's important to remember to take care of yourself to: eat right, go to you own doctor appointments, stay active, enjoy some social time, and express your feelings when down. Don't neglect yourself. Keep your own well full so you have plenty of water to give to your husband when he needs it.
Welcome to the Caregiver Exchange. My heart goes out to you as I can hear how much you miss the interaction with your wife of so many loving years.
It is understandable how your wife would not easily cope with being diagnosed after helping so many patients in her years as an RN. Bless her heart!
I am sure more Members will chime in with any caregiving tips they can share soon. Until then please feel free to come back and keep us posted on how you and your wife are doing. We look forward to getting to know you and supporting your role as best we can.View Thread
So sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a parent is very difficult and it takes time for that adjustment in your life to really sink in.
I lost my mom after a stroke and 2 weeks on life support. Although I was never her caregiver I do remember the sadness you are feeling. I can only imagine how much more painful it is after being your mom's right hand.
Because you were kept so busy tending to her needs the reality of losing her was kept at a distance. Now that you are dealing with the emotions and mourning I would really recommend reaching out to others that are healing from their loss as well. We have a wonderful Grief & Loss Exchange that you may find helpful and supportive. I hope you will look in.
Hi Everyone! It's taken a bit of technical behind-the-scenes fun to get my account ready to post and say hello to all of you. But, I am here now and happy to meet everyone.
I'm looking forward to getting to know each of you and providing the resources, feedback and any assistance you may need. I can see by reading your threads that this a great group, very supportive and helpful to one another, and I'm very happy to be joining you.
I have some big shoes to fill following Byroney, but I will do my best!
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