A 34-year-old member asked:
how effective is norpramin (desipramine) for treating depression?
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Norpramin (desipramine): This is a Tricyclic antidepressant nowadays replaced by newer antidepressants with fewer side-effects, such as SSRIs & SNRIs.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Will weaning help my post-partum depression?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What are safe depression medications in pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
It is not clear: Anti-depression medications are generally classified as pregnancy category c. This means that there are no studies done on human subjects during pregnancy to determine safety. When deciding on whether a woman should be on them during pregnancy, it has to be determined that the benefits of treating the depression outweigh potential risks. This decision should be individualized with your doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How can a history of depression influence my pregnancy?
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Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Post-partum: The previous history of depression does put one at much greater risk for post-partum depression. In some studies, the risk for "ppd" approaches 50%, and some states, including texas, have passed laws requiring hospitals and physicians to educate their patients on post-partum depression and screen them for symptoms.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How an antioxidant control my depression?
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Psychiatry 49 years experience
Protect U body : From oxygen free radicals and prevent cellular damage that is associated with aging and menopause.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Is it harmful to refuse to take medication for ADHD and depression?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Depends: Most experts agree that adhd should be treated to decrease the risk of drug abuse, nicotine abuse, academic failure, financial catastrophe, poor/failed interpersonal relationships, job failure, poor self esteem, motor vehicle accidents and citations, unwanted pregnancy, and felonious activity. The jury is out on depression, but a study showed less brain cell death in treated depressed patients.
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Last updated Mar 19, 2015
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