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Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Best 4 You or 4 Me?: It sounds like you are asking for antidepressants that would treat someone diagnosed w/ all three - w/ ocd, anxiety ; depression. But even if you were asking for ones recommended for each of these conditions separately, keep in mind that what is "best" for one person may not be "best" for another. It might be a bit like asking about the best brand of jeans for people in brookline who are age 37. ...Read more

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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Please describe a good medication for panic disorder and social anxiety?

Please describe a good medication for panic disorder and social anxiety?

A lot: There are so many medications that can be used to treat panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. Your psychiatrist or pcp should be able to determine which medication will be best for you based on your symptoms and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies overcome anxiety and depression?

What are doctor-recommended strategies overcome anxiety and depression?

Exercise : One way to help chronic anxiety and depression is to exercise for one hour a day six days a week. Moderate continuous exercise such as power walking is a good method. But it must be for at hour and for six days a week. ...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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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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Can you give me advice with solving depression ( and social anxiety)?

Can you give me advice  with solving depression ( and social anxiety)?

I am not sure what : You have done to date to work on your depression and social anxiety. If you haven't had a comprehensive psychiatric/psychological evaluation - that can be an important first step. Once your conditions are well defined- a treatment plan will follow. This will allow you to look at your options. Cognitive behavioral disorder can often be helpful for both of those conditions. Take care. ...Read more

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Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?

Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?

STRANGE: If youre already having these symptoms maybe it's time to say you have depression and anxiety! time to see a psychiatrist and do something about it. ...Read more

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Please help me with fibromyalgia ptsd bipolar and high anxiety?

Please help me with fibromyalgia ptsd bipolar and high anxiety?

This is complex &: The sxs from one condition will intertwine with the others. To treat ptsd & bipolar disorder well- your provider needs a fair amount of experience. Recommend that be your priority. The anxiety is part of your ptsd. Fibromyalgia is associated with depression. It is likely to show some improvement as your psychiatric conditions improve. Aggressive treatment of insomnia is crucial. Take care. ...Read more

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Can there be rehab for anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts?

Can there be rehab for anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts?

Yes: If you are having suicidal thoughts, you should be evaluated by a mental health professional. There are inpatient psychiatric units in many hospitals for treatment of severe depression. ...Read more

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What are doctors most likely to prescribe for anxiety and depression anxiety and depression

What are doctors most likely to prescribe for anxiety and depression anxiety and depression

Many options.: There are many medications that are effective for anxiety and depression. Some are very good at treating both conditions. A psychiatrist will be able to clarify the underlying issues and make a decision on which medication would be the best option. Sometimes talk therapy such as cognitive therapy can address anxiety and depression issues. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with solving depression ( and social anxiety)?

Seek the problem.: Anxiety and depression are closely related and may be caused by a variety of things. Is there a history of these issues in your family? It might be genetic. Is it something to do with your life situation? If so you may need to change things so you are not constantly stressed. Exercise has been found to be very helpful with depression. Also talk with someone, a friend or therapist if needed. ...Read more

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Should I see a therapist or a psychiatrist for this: valium abuse for 5 years, anxiety, especially social anxiety, depression, low self esteem? Thanks

Should I see a therapist or a psychiatrist for this: valium abuse for 5 years, anxiety, especially social anxiety, depression, low self esteem? Thanks

Yes: With such conditions and addiction, a patient should see both his primary care doctor and a psychiatrist. If necessary, the doctors may refer him to an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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How does Escitalopram work for assisting anxiety ocd and paranoia?

How does Escitalopram work for assisting anxiety ocd and paranoia?

Escitalopram: Escitalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression or anxiety. Escitalopram is used to treat Major depressive disorder and Anxiety. It is not a medication to treat Paranoia or specific medication for OCD. See Psychiatrist for establishing your Diagnosis, then discuss Medications and Therapy ...Read more

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How to deal with depression, anxiety and paranoia?

Get professional: Help. Rather than be miserable - accept assistance. Start out with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. This will help with development of an individualized treatment plan. It is likely that psychiatric medications may be indicated. Talking therapy is very important. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often effective. Take care. ...Read more

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What medication is best to take for anxiety, depression, insomnia and to stop constant thoughts about suicide and self harm (counselling was no help)

What medication is best to take for anxiety, depression, insomnia and to stop constant thoughts about suicide and self harm (counselling was no help)

Lithium may help: SSRI are usually used for the symptoms you describe, however, SSRI may increase suicidal ideas. Lithium has shown to decrease suicidal ideas in depressed patients. Talk to a Psychiatrist about this treatment. ...Read more

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Is tianeptine good for depression and anxiety?

Tianeptine: I haven't used tianeptine with any of my patients. However, I have read very positive reviews about it and look forward to using it at some point. ...Read more

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How should you go about getting assessed and treated for adhd, social anxiety and depression?

See a psychiatrist: Psychiatrists are trained to sort those out. People often diagnose themselves incorrectly with those diagnoses. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for depression and social anxiety?

What are the symptoms for depression and social anxiety?

Depression and SAD: Rather than attempt a litany of symptoms that would not fit in the space to begin with, I am referring you to two separate articles, one on depression and one on social anxiety disorder that should be quite informative. Best wishes. En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/major_depressive_disorder en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/social_anxiety_disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more