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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Not on the Internet: I would advise you to avoid any recommendation from a stranger on the internet about mental health treatments. This discussion is for you and the doc ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
History: No lab or radiologic test, nor physical exam, can test for bipolar. Perhaps one day as there are strong indications it is a brain condition with a gen ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bip ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipola ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Lamictal is an excellent mood stabilizer which I use frequently. The most common limiting factor is the potential for a very serious rash which requir ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Davies
23 years experience Psychiatry
It can.: Bipolar disorder involves both mania and depression. Seroquel (quetiapine) has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar disorder. Not all medicat ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Seroquel (quetiapine): It has been used to treat bipolar cycling & depression phases of bipolar.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Saltzberg
48 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Depression
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Individual: Everyone is different and there are many different medications. Consultation with the psychiatrist is important!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Completely different: Effexor is directly an antidepressant, and is fda indicated for this disorder & generalized anxiety, etc. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Very effective: Risperisone is very effective for bipolar disorder although side effects of weight gain and diabetes are potentialities. For men, the spectre of gyne ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Antidepressants: can be used to treat OCD. Which one may work best for you is something you and your doc can work on together. See "The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No, not, nein, : Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a treatment for add/adhd. Social anxiety/ avoidant personality disorder would be best addresse ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are va ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Your doctor: is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depre ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Zyprexa (olanzapine): An atypical antipsychotic approved by fda for tx of schizophrenia & bipolar disorders. It is structurally similar to Clozapine but classified as t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Terminology: There are a number of conditions that fall under the spectrum of bipolar disorder. Essentially, bipolar disorder encompasses periods of low energy, lo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Owen Scott
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Useful: Studies show SSRI's such as Celexa (citalopram) and Zoloft (sertraline) are effective with 70% of OCD patients. Venlafaxine (a SNRI) has been found to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Prozac (fluoxetine): Dosed correctly, it has been used for long time, as well as Anafranil & Luvox, (fluvoxamine) for OCD.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Same thing: Manic depression is the old term 4 the same illness.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Frank
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This can be an effective medication for bipolar disorder either alone or in combination with other medications and is one of the safer medications to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: In fact, we have far better treatments for mania than we do the depressed side of this illness. We are all hoping that better treatments for bipolar d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience Psychiatry
BPD = general term: There are several kinds of bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression is the depressed phase of the two extreme poles. All people have moods, however, nor ... Read More
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