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Dealing with serious acne and very depressed. Please help?

Dealing with serious acne and very depressed. Please help?

I would treat both: I'd suggest treating both. Serious acne should be treated by a dermatologist. I assume it is on your face and it may make you self conscious and depressed/ while your skin is clearing up get some psychotherapy to help boost your mood and self confidence. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

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


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Will lithium help with being depressed with episodic rage and anger?

Possibly: You need to start with a comprehensive evaluation looking at both your psychological state and medical issues. Any identified medical causes for sxs need to be addressed. A psychiatrist can provide thorough diagnostic assessment and determine what treatment is indicated. A mood stabilizer may or may not be the best choice. Get help soon. Take care. ...Read more

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How do chronic depression and depression differ?

How do chronic depression and depression differ?

Symptom or disorder: You can be depressed over something that is happening in your life and it will last for a day or a week. That is not clinical or major depression. Chronic depression or major depression last for more than 2 weeks and generally much longer than that with only brief periods of relief. That kind of depression needs professional treatment. See your md, or a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Teen with depression and anxiety because of school, need help?

Teen with depression and anxiety because of school, need help?

What aspect of: School do you believe is causing this? Academics ? Bullying? Social isolation? If there is a problem with bullying would advise school principal. Would encourage you to find therapy for your teen which can provide support, an outlet to vent and reality feedback. A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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How are depression and chronic depression different?

Common language?: It sounds like your question uses some common language to describe a specific disorder. Depression (really major depression) can be determined to be a single episode (with no prior history of these symptoms). Chronic depression is characterized by multiple episodes or called major depression, recurrent). ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) and lithium improve anxiety, depression, and overal mood?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) and lithium improve anxiety, depression, and overal mood?

Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is often helped by lithium, which is a mood-stabilizing medication. Sometimes depression is severe enough despite this that an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) is added -- but not without the mood stabilizer. If prescribed by your psychiatrist and you are followed regularly, the combination may help your mood, wellbutrin (bupropion) is not an anti-anxiety medication, though. ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

There is no cure: Depression and bipolar disorder are like any chronic condition including diabetes, heart disease or hypertension. Unfortunately there is no cure but maintanance treatement is necessary to remain symptom free. All medicines have side effects. Lamotrogine and duloxetine both have adverse effects that vary in each individual based on genetics, age, dose and require monitoring to achieve response. ...Read more

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Can people with severe anxiety and depression and ptsd become schizophrenic?

Can people with severe anxiety and depression and ptsd become schizophrenic?

No: Although there can be psychotic symptoms with post traumatic stress disorder and severe major depression, they are very different from schizophrenia. These disorders will not morph into schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What helps the most for acne and acne scars?

What helps the most for acne and acne scars?

Depends: Best treatment is individualized. For women it may be certain oral contraceptive pills or spironolactone. For very severe acne or acne resistant to initial therapy, oral isotretinoin is the most effective. Plan on several months of treatment to achieve desired result. After isotretinoin there may be no maintenance. With all others there will be months to years of continued maintenance. ...Read more

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How are clinical depression and depression different?

How are clinical depression and depression different?

Potato or POTATO: This question is often analogous to "my nerves being bad" vs "anxiety." in other words, "clinical depression" and "depression" both likely indicate a major depressive episode that warrants clinical attention though the severity may vary depending on the individual using such semantics. ...Read more

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I have acne on my face as well as acne scars .How to prevent acne and decrease scars?

I have acne on my face as well as acne scars .How to prevent acne and decrease scars?

Acne treatment: You may need oral antibiotics or topical antibiotics to get acne under control. See a plastic surgeon who does skin care, or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can proactive really work on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Can proactive really work on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Proactive: Proactive, depending on the specific product used, often uses benzoyl peroxide (antibacterial) to treat mild acne. While this may be helpful, more severe cases may require topicals such a Retin-A , oral antibiotics , or Accutane . Talk to your dermatologist for the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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How will venlafaxine and trazodone help with depression and anxiety?

How will venlafaxine and trazodone help with depression and anxiety?

Depression: Both of these medications work on neurotransmitters that are active in controlling brain activity as well as mood. The area of the brain responsible for our emotional state is often times responsive to both of these medications. Unfortunately only about 50% of people treated for depression will respond to medication. Get enough sleep and exercise as well. ...Read more

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Help with anxiety depression and insomnia?

Help with anxiety depression and insomnia?

Need more info: i would need to know more about your symptoms, if you are on medication, if you are in therapy.... ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication help with depression and anxiety?

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Can ADHD medication help with depression and anxiety?

ADHD med's.: Some stimulants of the amphetamine group have been used for depression if other medications are not tolerated, but not for anxiety. Few others such as Clonidine can sometimes be used for anxiety but cause lowering of blood pressure. ...Read more

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How do clinical depression and local episodic depression differ?

How do clinical depression and local episodic depression differ?

I am not familiar: With term "local episodic depression". Clinical depression is not standard psychiatric terminology. There is a term called episodic mood disorder which is used to refer to bipolar spectrum disorders. The term clinical depression helps to differentiate a depressed mood from a more substantial depression. ...Read more

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What are some effective anxiety and depression meds?

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What are some effective anxiety and depression meds?

SSRI: Talk to your doctor about alternative antidepressants, such as snri or wellbutrin (bupropion) or anxiety medications if you are still on ssri. Sometimes switching from one ssri to another might help with anxiety. ...Read more

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Do strattera (atomoxetine) help with anxiety and depression ??

Do strattera (atomoxetine) help with anxiety and depression ??

No since: it has never been found to be effective nor indicated for bona fide depression or anxiety. It was originally developed as an antidepressant but instead was found to have a a somewhat better effect on increasing focus with most common side effects related to mechanism of action of increasing norepinephrine (noradrenaline) levels eg palpitations, hot flashes, headaches. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more