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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yes: St John's wort is available readily.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
20 years experience Psychiatry
Somewhat: We don't use notripytline as much as we used to, but it is still a good drug. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) are the most prescribed ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
No, but a good med: Nortriptyline is an older tricyclic antidepressant. It works mainly on norepinepherine rather than serotonin like the newer drugs. It is just as eff ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Not really. Celexa & Lexapro (escitalopram) are identical in terms of the active ingredient. However there are differences with other antidepressants ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Gold
46 years experience Neurology
Straighforward: I would raise the subject of feeling depressed and explain your circumstances, how you feel and react to things. Many primary care doctors will feel c ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Night sweats: It's true that night sweats can be associated with antidepressants, but there are other medical conditions that are associated with night sweats. The ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not at this time: From what I've heard, they can not do that. I believe it is a good policy even though I expect it is frustrating to many. In my opinion, it is really ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
14 years experience Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine)?: Cymbalta (duloxetine), (duloxetine) while an anti-depressant, has an indication to treat nerve pain (though usually in diabetic patients). In order w ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
35 years experience Neurology
TBD: Will be best determined by evaluation with psychiatrist who can address your specific issues and make best recommendation. That is a process and it s ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
40 years experience Psychiatry
Return to usual: Complete remission from depression should restore patients to their pre depression mood state. You should feel 'normal' without any residual symptoms ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Not really: ? if can use telemedicine to obtain anti-depressant medications. Not likely. The practice of ethical medicine appropriately requires a face-to-face ex ... Read More

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