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Doctor insights on: Amantadine Along With Combo Therapy

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Are anti-anxiety meds helpful in combination with cbt for insomnia?

Are anti-anxiety meds helpful in combination with cbt for insomnia?

Very Possible: Insomnia is caused by many many things. Thinking about biological and psychological interventions is often helpful. Anxiety meds are helpful in the short run but maybe not long term. Cbtcan be very helpful to look at various cognitive and behavioral components which are contributory. ...Read more

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What medication would be effective in combination with therapy in treating oppositional defiant disorder? Therapy alone isn't working. Which meds help

What medication would be effective in combination with therapy in treating oppositional defiant disorder? Therapy alone isn't working. Which meds help

Psychiatric Eval: Starting medication is a big step. Get a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. If medication is the next step you want to be sure it is monitored. Talk to the therapist about your concerns, it might be helpful to try something different in therapy and/or more sessions. Groups can be helpful for both parents and children. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Along with therapy and an ssri is klonopin (clonazepam) often used in the treatment of PTSD?

Along with therapy and an ssri is klonopin (clonazepam) often used in the treatment of PTSD?

Prazosin ptsd: prazocin is extremely useful for ptsd. At least 10 clinical studies of prazosin in the treatment of PTSD, including open-label and randomized controlled trials, have been published. All of these studies support the efficacy of prazosin either for treating nightmares and improving sleep or for reducing the severity of PTSD.(green 2014). A simple blood pressure pill. Prper dosing is a must. ...Read more

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Is Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Zoloft a commonly used combination these days? How do these meds interact with each other achieve therapeutic effects?

Is Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Zoloft a commonly used combination these days? How do these meds interact with each other achieve therapeutic effects?

The combination of: two antidepressants is used less often than a single agent. There may be increased benefit in your case but be on the look out for symptoms of serotonergic syndrome. (increased muscle tone, fever, elevated heart rate, confusion). ...Read more

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Along with therapy etc what meds can help stop blushing? Already tried Zoloft (sertraline) and beta blockers. Thanks

Along with therapy etc what meds can help stop blushing? Already tried Zoloft (sertraline) and beta blockers. Thanks

Counseling : You may try counseling by a psychiatrist. Medications can only do so much. You need to develop self confidence and may be psychiatrist can help you with that. ...Read more

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Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?

Is trazodone combined with ritalin a typical and effective treatment for ADHD adults with anxiety?

Many Meds possible: It is fairly common to find duo diagnosis such as anxiety with ADHD, and each diagnosis needs to be addressed. Trazadone plus Ritalin is a very reasonable combiination, especially if falling asleep at night is a problem. If not effective, there are other combinations that might be helpful. ...Read more

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Can. Cymbal ta be combined with Venlafaxine for depression?

Can. Cymbal ta be combined with Venlafaxine for depression?

Why?: Both are in a class of antidepressants known as SNRI. They would be working similarly. If you are being under-treated, you should talk with your doctor. They may add a different class of medication such as SSRI. Alternatively, they may change you from Cymbalta (duloxetine) to venlafaxine. Hopefully this helps. ...Read more

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Can serzone b combined with cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Can serzone b combined with cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Theoretically : Serzone (nefazodone) is an antidepressant quite popular when introduced due to a favorable side effect profile. Post- marketing research showed that it can cause liver failure at a rate higher than the rate in the general population. Bristol-myers squibb discontinued it, but it is still available in generic form. Combining it with Cymbalta (duloxetine) may increase risk of serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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Is klonopin (clonazepam) an effective maintenance treatment for extreme stress along with CBT and an ssri?

Is klonopin (clonazepam) an effective maintenance treatment for extreme stress along with CBT and an ssri?

Sedatives: No. It is a sedative. It is not a cure, or a treatment. It is to numb up the feelings or emotions and is highly addictive. It is for intermittent and short term use for a situational problem. Anxiety can be overcome but not by these type of pills. ...Read more

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Is lamicatal 200mg and Abilify (aripiprazole) 30mg a good Tx for bipolar depression along with psychotherapy?

Is lamicatal 200mg and Abilify (aripiprazole) 30mg a good Tx for bipolar depression along with psychotherapy?

Is my tx : The best person to answer this question Is you, in concert with a doctor you trust. These medications are certainly used for the diagnoses you mention. However; the best way to know how well these meds are working for you is discuss your current symptom profile, and determine if your symptoms are optimally controlled on this regimen. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can serzone be combined with cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Help plz! Can serzone be combined with cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Yes: There is a small rare risk of serotonin syndrome whenever two antidepressants are combined. It is not something that should prevent you from taking the two meds together. ...Read more

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What medication would help most with anxiety in social situations along with major depression?

What medication would help most with anxiety in social situations along with major depression?

Prozac (fluoxetine): While there are many options available, prozac (fluoxetine) has a long track record in adolescents and young adults for safety and effectiveness. ...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?

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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Diagnosed with folie a deux with ptsd treated with psycho &family therapy, diazepam, antipsychotic when psychosis appeared later 2nd opinion treatment?

Diagnosed with folie a deux with ptsd treated with psycho &family therapy, diazepam, antipsychotic when psychosis appeared later 2nd opinion treatment?

Dx & tx: I agree with dr. Satulovsky. I am not exactly certain what you are asking. However, if you are concerned about the accuracy of you assessment or the appropriateness of your treatment, encourage you to discuss this with your provider (s). Psychological testing can sometimes help to confirm a diagnosis. Ask for education about your symptoms and your treatment regime. ...Read more

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Are there any dietary supplements that can be taken for OCD along with prescription medications (anafranil 50mg & Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg) for better management.

Are there any dietary supplements that can be taken for OCD along with prescription medications (anafranil 50mg & Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg) for better management.

Here is an: Enatural healing of obsessive compulsive disorder - alternative ... http://www.alternativementalhealth.com/…les/ocd.htm international guide to the world of alternative mental health ... The following are natural treatments for ocd which are practiced by various specialists. Charles ...Excellent article that goes into some depth about the use of alternative therapies in ocd>best wishes. ...Read more

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Might Strattera, (atomoxetine) combined with Prozac, help manage an anxiety disorder as well as ADHD?

Might Strattera, (atomoxetine) combined with Prozac, help manage an anxiety disorder as well as ADHD?

Medication Effects: I understand your concern about anxiety. Prozac can cause anxiety. Strattera can cause insomnia, lack of libido and headache Abilify can cause agitation and restlessness Symptoms of ADHD can be due to Anxiety. Side effects due to 3 medications will affect relationships and work. Your Emotional Health is Precious! See Psychiatrist for diagnosis, benefits and side effects of medications and Therapy. ...Read more

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is Cymbalta (duloxetine) work well with Risperdal? for anxiety and depression?

is Cymbalta (duloxetine) work well with Risperdal? for anxiety and depression?

Reasonable combo: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a SNRI for depression, anxiety and pain and Risperdal is a med that helps with agitation, paranoia. A low dose of Risperdal added to antidepressants can boost the antidepressant effects esp as it helps anxiety/agitation. Additional side effects are possible but can be monitored by prescriber. All patients on these meds should be regularly monitored. ...Read more

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What medication can be combined with wellbutrin (bupropion) to treat ocd and anxiety?

What medication can be combined with wellbutrin (bupropion) to treat ocd and anxiety?

Quite a few: There are quite a few medicines across multiple classes (SSRI, SNRI, TCA, etc.) that can be added however Rx choice really depends on what symptoms need the "extra help." The goal is to reduce the risk of side effects as much as possible and a lot is dependent on your history/response and prescriber preference. Also, combining psychotherapy + meds helps ensure a better outcome. Hope that helps! ...Read more