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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Older ones.: Drugs like elavil, (amitriptyline) doxepin, nortryiptyline have anticholinergic problems which cause dry mouth, urinary retention, and constipation. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leatrice Brooks
9 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Psychotropic medications help reduce psychological symptoms. They do not fix the problems that are causing the symptoms. Ideally, people who need meds ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Treatment: Not sure of the exact circumstances. If the psychiatrist heard enough of the story and is convinced of evidence for depression then action may be reas ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
2-3 wks: Can be taken can get serotonin syndrome unusual to take two ssris.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Binge drinking: If you continue binge drinking, there's a continued toll on your body, mind, and emotions. Antidepressants may help you tread water, but adding alcoh ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Antidepressant Meds: Mirtazapine (Remeron) is a noradrenergic / serotonergic antidepressant medication. Prozac is a serotonergic antidepressant. Often antidepressant ch ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
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35 years experience Pain Management
Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild epis ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
41 years experience Psychiatry
Good question: This is a complicated subject, because weight gain can be affected by: 1) things that cause depression [a thyroid problem or excessive alcohol use], 2 ... Read More
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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Drug development and pharmaceutical companies often find out other uses for the medication during clinical trials and even after the drug is released. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lots of options: Most modern antidepressants are fairly effective, but they do differ- so while a bad response to one is a concern there are often other choices, they ... Read More

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