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Can acne laser treatment really work?

Can acne laser treatment really work?

May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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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Is faverin for OCD effective also for social anxiety and depression ?

Is faverin for OCD effective also for social anxiety and depression ?

Yes it can be: Faverin = fluvoxamine, an antidepressant which also has significant anti-anxiety attributes. Like most ssri's, it may cause GI side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. These may dissipate in the first weeks of use. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20238342 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18568110. ...Read more

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How do I overcome treatment resistance for major depressive disorder?

Dual Approach: There are some medication regimens which may be better suited for such depression. That said, receiving regular psychotherapy and antidepressant medication will yield the best results. ...Read more

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How is the success of Lithium Therapy in Atypical depression?suffering from unipolar treatment resistant depression.

How is the success of Lithium Therapy in Atypical depression?suffering from unipolar treatment resistant depression.

Treatment : Research suggests that lithium is effective 50% of the time when added to antidepressant medication to augment response in the treatment of depression. ...Read more

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What type of treatment for major depression anxioty bipolar?

What type of treatment for major depression anxioty bipolar?

Bipolar Disorder : with Anxiety. Start with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Insure that medical causes for symptoms are ruled out. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and illicit drugs. Take medications as directed. Eat healthfully. Sleep consistently. Be physically active. ...Read more

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What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

Benzoyl peroxide: It will slow new lesions but won't touch scars or hyperpigmentation. It is also only moderately effective. Nothing else over-the-counter works. Get with your physician -- despite our dysfunctional health care system, it's your best choice. ...Read more

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How is dianetics therapy to cure mental disorders, how many sessions dianetics can cure a person with depression?

How is dianetics therapy to cure mental disorders, how many sessions dianetics can cure a person with depression?

Scientology: Dianetics is a type of intervention prescribed by the church of scientology, not physicians. L. Ron hubbard wrote about dianetics, and it has a large and cultish following. http://tinyurl.com/mg8he2d the church of scientology often pickets american psychiatric association meetings. You can consider how effective it might be by reviewing the behavior of famous scientologists -- easy to google. ...Read more

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Diagnosis and treatment of acne rosacea?

Diagnosis and treatment of acne rosacea?

Various: See a dermatologist. Best treatment to be determined by exam. Response to treatment and tolerance of treatment are then evaluated, with adjustment if needed. Begin with precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is the success of Lithium Therapy in unipolar treatment resistant depression?

How is the success of Lithium Therapy in unipolar treatment resistant depression?

It may help...: Lithium has a fair amount of research behind it--it is a known strategy to augment antidepressant treatment and to help prevent recurrence. Patients seem to be afraid of Lithium; but for many people it can be a life-saver. ...Read more

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How to combat severe anxiety on getting appendicitis and dying of it ?! Psychiatrist therapy CBT, doesn't work

How to combat severe anxiety on getting appendicitis and dying of it ?! Psychiatrist therapy CBT, doesn't work

You just may have: have the appendix removed ! If you have symptoms of appendicitis and you consult with a general surgeon, there are a number of things that are taken into consideration. If you have the appendix removed you know that further bouts of belly pain are due to something else (abdominal epilepsy for example presents with GI discomfort autonomic signs and panic attacks and is diagnosed with an EEG) ...Read more

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In humanistic therapy, what is the treatment for compulsive over-eating, inability to finish work and severe depression?

In humanistic therapy, what is the treatment for compulsive over-eating, inability to finish work and severe depression?

Ur Growth, Here, Now: Humanistic approaches 2helping u clear obstacles in ur path blocking u from leading a more fulfilling life, feeling more connected w/others would tend 2focus on helping u examine these obstacles & help u come up w/ur own solutions. Ur perspectives on ur life & these obstacles would be key, as would helping u become aware of any judgement about them & how such judgments may be holding u back. ...Read more

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Is bipolar treatable? does the treatment make bipolar worse?

Is bipolar treatable? does the treatment make bipolar worse?

Mood stabilizers: Mood stabilizers are used to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium and depakote would be two examples of mood stabilizers but there are others, depending on symptoms, and depending on what works for the patient. ...Read more

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Can photodynamic therapy for acne really work?

Can photodynamic therapy for acne really work?

Yes: This is a pricey treatment for severe disease in people who cannot tolerate isotretinoin. Even its most favorable review in a peer-reviewed journal describes it as a therapy of last resort. I hope you are able to be successfully treated by this or some more familiar method. Best wishes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19894368. ...Read more

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How can one stop ongoing bipolar dysthymia/mild depression?

How can one stop ongoing bipolar dysthymia/mild depression?

Help, yoga, exercise: It's important to pursue a course of therapy and medication prescribed by a psychiatrist. It's also important to take steps to involve oneself in activities that help build the resilience of the brain like regular exercise, yoga, and meditation. ...Read more

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What is your advice regarding divorcing while having major treatment resistant depression? Could it help the depression?

What is your advice regarding divorcing  while having major treatment resistant depression? Could it help the depression?

Uncertain: Divorce can have both effects on depression. It really depends on the marriage and the depression. I strongly recommend talking with a psychotherapist at length before making the decision to divorce and perhaps consider couples counseling in addition to individual therapy for yourself. Major depression and marital dissatisfaction are separate entities that can/do contribute to each other. ...Read more

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Can acne cause social anxiety ?

Can acne cause social anxiety ?

Fear of being: embarrassed can be at the root of your social anxiety. Remembering that we all have fears and even admitting to others that we get anxious when we public speak, go to restaurants, are in crowds, etc. can help. The energy we put into hiding this is not helpful. A clinical psychologist can help. Peace and good health. Acne can be a factor. Focus on being a neat, clean, and decent person. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...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