A 29-year-old female asked:
anxious, depressed, asocial, moody but antidepts made me even more sluggish.was prescribed depakote, it makes me more balanced&calm.do i have cyclothymia?
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Psychiatry 57 years experience
Could: In general bipolar pts don't do well on antidepressants but do respond to mood stabilizers so your thought in this regard has merit.
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
Possibly, not surely: It is possible that you have cyclothymia, but trying to diagnose by responses to medicines may not be accurate. I'm glad you're feeling better, regardless -- but i hope you'll consult a board-certified psychiatrist if you haven't already. Better to work with someone who can review your personal history, family history, medical history, etc to have more reliable diagnosis. Good luck!
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Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Cyclothymic Disorder: For at least 2 years symptoms of hypomania and depression. Sxs of the depressive/dysthymic phase: diff. attention/concentration, sadness, irritability, loss of motivation, Sxs hypomanic episode include unusually good mood or cheerfulness (euphoria), extreme optimism, inflated self-esteem, rapid speech, racing thoughts, agitation, risky behavior, reduced sleep, increased drive, spending sprees.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
When does postpartum depression usually present after giving birth?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Up to 6 months: Pp depression can present anywhere from immediately following birth, up to 6 months after. If at any time you feel symptoms of depressed mood, talk with your doctor. There are treatments available, and if caught early enough, medication may not be necessary.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Will my depression have a negative impact on my baby while I am pregnant?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes: It is possible. Most of the medications used to treat depression have rare but serious problems in the newborn. Women whose depression worsens may not eat well or take good care of themselves which could affect the pregnancy.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
If I eat a more balanced diet, could I possibly prevent a future heart attack?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: There are many factors involved with heart health. Diet makes a big difference, but talk with your doctor about other things you can do.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Is it ok to take Depakote and xenical at the same time?
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
Okay doke: There aren't any interactions between these two medicines.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is there a relationship between eye floaters and depression?
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Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Yes: Depressed people are more likely to notice foaters.
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