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is anxiety and depression the same thing

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Goldberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Great question..: I cannot say it is more common but it is better recognized and spoken about than in previous generations. The real reason is probably there is less c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depression: Rates of both disorders are considerably higher in recent years. Many theorists believe the fast paced culture we live in, emphasizing competition and ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Expectant fathers: Sure, especially in ones who are involved throughout the pregnancy & worrying about the health of their pregnant partner/unborn child, more so if it i ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Wolfson
21 years experience in clinical Psychology
Opiates not for dep: Opiates are not a treatment for depression or anxiety. Antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy are the treatments of choice. In fact, long te ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Jackson
28 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Different: But they are the same in that they are different emotional states. Anxiety involves a lot of worrying about the future, and physical sensations like ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raveendra Suryadevara
51 years experience in Psychiatry
Prozac or paxil (paroxetine): Start with prozac. It is known to be beneficial for the individuals suffering from ocd. Most probably that general anxiety is part of ocd. If Prozac i ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
In a way, yes: Someone can have dysthymia (persistent long term depression) that can become a more severe type (major depression) for a short time and then back to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Mood vs trauma: Depression and anxiety are both mood disorders. PTSD is a disorder that occurs after severe life-threatening trauma. Anxiety and depression can and mo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
This what they say: Insomnia and depression often go hand-in-hand. Although just 15% of people with depression sleep too much, as many as 80% have trouble falling asleep ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience in Psychiatry
All SSRIs : All ssris are known to treat anxiety and ocd. Dosage needed for ocd is higher than needed for anxiety alone. Eg; zoloft, prozac, Lexapro (escitalopra ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beverly Dexter
24 years experience in Clinical Psychology
OCD: OCD may have a strong organic component. The fact that SSRIs can often so well manage the symptoms points that direction. You don't have to have had a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Gabapentin: Is ususually not a treatment for depression and if used is usually added on medication. As far the dose it depends on the severity of u symptoms and ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anwarul Siddiqui
38 years experience in Neurology
Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) or Lexapro are better medication can be used for above purpose, people used zoloft for that.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
There is no 'best': If you tr. ust the Dr, let them use the drug they know well, but watch carefully for side effects and report them ASAP. The choices for short term anx ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Panic: Ssris do help most times, such as zoloft, lexapro, (escitalopram) etc.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Anxiety & Depression: may respond to a variety of medications I prefer cognitive behavioral therapy to get to the root of the self-talk that may be the source of your symp ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Medication: There are excellent medications called antidepressants, which can greatly reduce suffering in cases of major depression. Major depression is a serious ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes certainly though: I would make sure that all my medications for those conditions are taken seriously and that I would have a good tight professional relationship with m ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
23 years experience in Psychiatry
Semantics: People describe nervousness but medically it is called anxiety. Anxiety can be related to certain events and can be normal. If excessive or impacting ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience in Neurology
Habits, medicine.: Developing good habits related to sleep, so-called sleep hygiene, may be helpful. More information here: http://www.Sleepfoundation.Org/article/ask-th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Yes: 14% of children with adhd also have depression. In adults major depressive disorder (mdd) is the most common condition comorbid with adhd (prevalence ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
17 years experience in Pharmacology
Similar to a point: Both are in the same class of heart meds (beta-blockers). It is true, though, that atenolol works more just on the heart, because it crosses into the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Melancholia: Melancholia is a term derived from the latin "black bile", & in psychiatry it denotes severe forms of depression termed major depression. Nowadays, th ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Michael
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Psychotherapy: With medications if you need them to 'get over the hump' and into a treatment that, literally or not, slowly exposes you to the very thing that makes ... Read More
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