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Lookng for a new family doctor I am looking for a dr that can help with all needs medical and mental. I suffer from maligant hypertension as well as depression, adult ADHD and bi polar mania and anxeity. I am currently under meds, lisipril. Norvasc hctz,
Multidisciplinary: With medications for cardiac issues, and what are descrribed as three psychiatric conditions it would normally be well advised to have multidisciplinary treatment - psychiatry, cardiology and clinical psychology in addition to a primary care physician. These conditions can require close follow up and a lot can happen between routing pcp visits that should be monitored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Yes: Although kids and teens may develop symptoms that look a little different. Usually, one notices that grades and socializing suffer. Instead of feeling or appearing depressed, kids and teens can look easily irritable. A child psychiatrist can help evaluate and tease out the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing & committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, & talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First depression. Now adult add. Curious if bipolar 2 is the culprit. Depression-extreme anger-panic -tears-back to depression. Daily, weekly, monthly?
Gordian Knot: That is a difficult question to answer, but you may be on the right track. Speak with your mental health provider about further testing rule out adhd. It is true that hypomania/mania has similar symptoms to adhd. However, the main differentiating factor is time frames; with adhd, the racing thoughts, inability to focus, failing to complete tasks, etc. Is present all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the most common dosage of lamotrigine for bipolar depression for an adult male of average size? I know it varies, but what's the average?
Prescribed many medications for depression for most of adult life, none worked, possible misdiagnosis? Nothing else ever considered, feel labelled.
Other options: If you are concerned about misdiagnosis ask your provider to do a new assessment or seek second opinion by another provider. I have found that with low grade, chronic depression (dysthymia) that meds alone don't seem very effective. It has a great deal to do with mind-set, so without talking therapy improvements are minimal. Talk with your doctor about adding in cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more
Can long term use of methylphenidate in adults cause depression as a side effect? Would antidepressants help with that?
I have adult adhd, depression and borderline personality disorder.. How the can I still date someone?
With extra awareness: If you are aware of your conditions and work hard to manage the symptoms there, you will successfully date someone. I have many patients with multiple diagnoses that are happily married, dating, involved, etc. Knowing your tendencies, communicating these with potential dates and partners is essential for building respect, trust, intimacy and eventually love. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basically yes: But there are certain things that adults do that kids do differently. Little kids may complain about stomach aches and other pains. Essentially, the way kids express depression changes with the age of the child. Little kids aren't very good at understanding their feelings. So, they know they feel lousy, but have no idea why. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Young dep./anxiety: Remain supportive & available to listen, be involved in their treatment. ...Read more
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