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gaba and depression

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not currently: Gaba is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, and as a supplement is sold as a "natural tranquilizer." by itself it doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Supplements: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help Anxiety. Although Kava Kava may help it has potential to cause l ... Read More
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Dr. Felix Toro
40 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Possibly: It will depend on what kind, degree of depression/anxiety you are having. If it is affecting your function and is getting worse, and not related to a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
? your meds: Just reviewed your meds, and am confused, as you take medicine commonly used for spasticity or muscle spasms, and a drug for Parkinson's. Why are yo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
39 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety Tx: Has your treating professional done a sufficient trial of either Cymbalta, BuSpar, (buspirone) or Prozac? All of these medications are approved for t ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cau ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Don't give up: Hi. You have a lot of info on your disorder, but you don't seem to feel helped. Have you tried other forms of therapy from cbt? Therapy can work even ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Multiple causes: Depression has complex & multiple causes. Some include: genetic linkages, in that it's more common in some families than others, along with alcoholis ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
30 years experience Psychiatry
Proceed With Caution: St john's wort is a plant that contains some of the active ingredients found in ssri medications such as prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Negative: There is no good study showing benefit. I have patients who tell me it helped. - this is anecdotal only. Many products on the market have little or no ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
15 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: Establish routine to make your environment more predictable. Self-care routine: set times of the day for exercising, hobbies, reading, (doesn't have ... Read More

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