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What causes depression and how can it be treated ?

i am a 17 year old female and i dont believe i have any history with it. I have depression and i take lexapro for it but over the past three days i have getting headaches... they are always there with a dull throbbing pain but if i go outside or it gets darker or lighter or i i even just stand up i get dizzy and my head feels like it is going to explode. Whenever i eat anything i also have sharp pains in my chest followed by a stomachache and then in about an hour or less i have diaherria. i also have a short attention span and i find myself doing things over again like trying to unbuckle my seat belt ect. do you have any idea whats going on? suggestions?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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You are on Lexapro and you are suffering from depression. Your other symptoms seem to be somatic presentation of depression. All symptoms that you have narrated are of Depression. So need not worry for the same.
Dear, Why are you spoiling your life as well making your life and your dear ones life miserable? Depression is a disease which can be cured by psychotherapy togather with a small support of medicines. More cannot be written on an open foram.
Answered: Sat, 26 Feb 2011
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Psychiatrist Dr. Amar A Rathi's  Response
What u experiencing r somatic features of depresion only....there is possibility that ur depression is not under control or some tense thing/exertion happened recently causing u this problem.
If u not consulted to ur psychitrist recently pls consult him again and explain features u experiencing, there is solution for this and he will definately guide u.
Till then try relaxation exercise...Yoga,maintain ur meal time strictly,avoid hypoglycemia,maintain ur sleeping and waking up time that will keep ur headache episode in control.
Answered: Sat, 26 Feb 2011
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