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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

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Can gingko help with symptoms of add and alzheimers?

Can gingko help with symptoms of add and alzheimers?

Still to be proven: A lot of herbs have said to help and various cultures have used various products for centuries stating these help but we scientist need hard core data to prove double blind ad is a complicated illness with genetic markers and plaque formation and apoe4 and the understanding we have now than before is making quantum leap but. Not there yet visit nia national institute of aging. ...Read more

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How are OCD and add different?

How are OCD and add different?

OCD vs ADD: Ocd is an anxiety disorder while add is a problem with attention and concentration. ...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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Which symptoms does sertraline help relieve for social anxiety and agoraphobia?

Which symptoms does sertraline help relieve for social anxiety and agoraphobia?

Sertraline: Sertraline can help most symptoms of anxiety and prevent panic attacks. It may also help agoraphobia, which is often associated with panic attacks. Combining sertraline (or other ssri's) with psychotherapy (especially cognitive behavioral therapy) yields the best and most long-lasting results. ...Read more

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Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid. What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid.  What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

Testing: The challenge with comorbid attention deficit and generalized anxiety disorder is whether there is more than meets the eye. Without a thorough neuropsychological exam including attention, achievement, ability, memory, perception, behavior and a computerized internet based actuarial assessment personality test like the MMPI-A/2 its hard to know what medications to use. Other conditions can exist. ...Read more

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Can marijuana relieve anxiety and tic symptoms of autism?

Can marijuana relieve anxiety and tic symptoms of autism?

Quite questionable: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Cannabis can trigger anxiety so i think it's use would be questionable in this case. ...Read more

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Does omega3 help with ADHD symptoms?

Does omega3 help with ADHD symptoms?

Perhaps: There are a few studies that seem to indicate it may help some of the behaviors. As with any supplement there are possible side effects - stomach aches, loose stools, fishy breath and at high doses can have bleeding problems. Read consumereview.org article on comparison of brands. Many products are not made up of what is needed for the brain function you are looking for. ...Read more

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What medications should I take for ADHD inattentive, ptsd, depression and anxiety?

Medications: You need to work with your physician to determine the best combination for you. ...Read more

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ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive Type seen in some young children & ADHD-Primarily Combined Type commonly seen in school-age children, especially boys. Combined Type often changes to Innattentive Type in late adolescence & adulthood. ...Read more

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How does seroquel (quetiapine) work? It helps with mania, but what about the anxiety, depression and other symptoms of bipolar?

How does seroquel (quetiapine) work? It helps with mania, but what about the anxiety, depression and other symptoms of bipolar?

HELPS: With an expert diagnosis of bipolar, antipsychotic medications help but mediactions must be monitored and sometimes changed to prevent recurrance of symptoms. Psychotherapy will also help, but recurrance is to be expected and treated quickly. ...Read more

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How to deal with depression and OCD symptoms without any therapist?

How to deal with depression and OCD symptoms without any therapist?

See your doctor: Start with your primary care doctor. You can be evaluated and begin treatment there in case there is a problem with psychiatry referrals. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of add can't focus in class, anger problems, anxiety?

Are symptoms of add can't focus in class, anger problems, anxiety?

It's Messy! : Diagnosing adhd following "best practices" involves evaluating symptoms & their history and ruling out other disorders. Its symptoms overlap widely w/those of other disorders e.g., anxiety, depression, learning differences, etc. Also, someone may be diagnosed w/adhd and w/other disorder(s). I'd recommend seeing a clinical psychologist 4 a thorough assessment & 4 treatment recs tailored 2 ur needs. ...Read more

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Abilify (aripiprazole) and celexa. Would these help with GAD and tremors?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and celexa. Would these help with GAD and tremors?

Yes.: If the tremors are due to anxiety, Celexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) help by alleviating your anxiety. You have to keep in mind that Abilify (aripiprazole) can also cause extrapyramidal side-effects. one of which is akinesia, fine tremors, tight muscle which gets more pronounced with increase dosage. These are the reasons your doctor has to follow you up closely, to monitor the response and side-effects. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add and hyperactivity attacks?

What are the symptoms of add and hyperactivity attacks?

Not attacks: Adhd is a chronic condition which is associated with decreased executive functions or "self monitoring" of behavior, see your pediatrician for a proper evaluation, stimulants work in 70 percent of patients, so start with generics. ...Read more

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What's done for severe depression with psychotic features and anxiety?

What's done for severe depression with psychotic features and anxiety?

Treatment NOW!: Depression with psychotic features, is by definition severe. Severe depression indicates the need for aggressive intervention with the combination of individual psychotherapy and psychotropic medications, including antidepressants and likely, at least temporarily, antipsychotic medication. These medications may be sufficient to help with the anxiety, but sometimes anxiolytics are also required. ...Read more

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Long history depress/anxiety. Had SSRI and CBT. Feeling v black. Suggestions instead of SSRI, wish to deal with anxiety symptoms as they are worse?

Long history depress/anxiety.  Had SSRI and CBT.  Feeling v black.  Suggestions instead of SSRI, wish to deal with anxiety symptoms as they are worse?

Work with your: Psychiatrist & therapist.Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation ...Read more

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How does OCD medication help those with ocd?

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How does OCD medication help those with ocd?

OCD: Some medications work by decreasing serotonin reuptake, such as anafranil. Others work by decreasing glutamate, such as neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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