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What are the differences between depression and PTSD

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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Can't answer in 400: You ask for similarities and differences for 3 big topics! Go to www.mayoclinic.com or www.johnshopkins.com or search on Google Scholar
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Srur
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Therapy & meds: Medications can only treat symptoms and are not curative in ptsd. The most effective treatment is with an experienced therapist who specializes in th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
First see primary Dr: There are many signs that may suggest depression, such as: feelings of sadness or hopelessness, angry outbursts or irritability, loss of interest in ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
PTSD vs Depression: Ptsd is a mental condition that's caused by a scary event. Common symptoms are flashbacks, nightmares and anxiety. There is a criteria by diagno ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Ptsd: Pills may not be enough to help. You may need to undergo psychotherapy. Discuss the problrm with your pcp. He may refer you to a psychiatrist.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience in Psychiatry
Stopping treatment?: It's great that you're feeling better from your depression and PTSD! You mention taking multiple meds and participating in counseling. Are you feeling ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
PTSD, anx & depress: Medication MAY play a role in helping you w/your symptoms but you raise the probability of getting better a great deal if you get some individual ther ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If your symptoms are: severe - at least consider being seen for psychotropic medications. I will start w a deep breathing exercise that you can do if you are becoming anxio ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Specific medication: If your doctor is not aware there's a specific medication called PRAZOSIN. It's very effective in treating nightmares, especially useful in cases of P ... Read More

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