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If I book an onlineappointment on here, will a Dr be able to advise me on a potential correct antidepressant and dosage for me and my symptoms?Regards

If I book an onlineappointment on here, will a Dr be able to advise me on a potential correct antidepressant and dosage for me and my symptoms?Regards

Probably but...: Studies show that the most effective treatment for depression is a combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy. SEEK a psychiatrist here in the virtual world for a medication consult , but don't neglect the part of mood disorder treatment that seeks to change the way you think about things. A good CBT treatment will speed up and enhance your recovery! ...Read more

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What's the best way to go off antidepressants? I've taken them for 9yrs. Tried to stop several times w/dr help and counseling. Symptoms return

What's the best way to go off antidepressants? I've taken them for 9yrs. Tried to stop several times w/dr help and counseling. Symptoms return

Antidepressant dose: You may need a low maintenance dose to keep symptoms of depression or anxiety controlled. Discuss with your prescribing doctor or psychiatrist. Many people take antidepressants long-term at the lowest possible dose for just this reason. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I recently missed 3 of my antidepressants just wondering what the withdrawal symptoms are?

I recently missed 3 of my antidepressants just wondering what the withdrawal symptoms are?

DEPENDS.: Some antidepressants are in your system very briefly and can lead to withdrawal from the receptor site. Notorious are Effexor (venlafaxine) and paxil. Prozac has a long half life and should not lead to withdrawal. Try not to miss any medication doses. ...Read more

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How long after stopping antidepressants might symptoms return?

How long after stopping antidepressants might symptoms return?

Antidepressants: Withdrawal emergence depends on length of time you took the medicine, dosage you're on, and if other medications are given to replace it or to lessen withdrawal. And also half life of medicine. On average, couple of weeks. ...Read more

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People with antidepressant overdose typically have what symptoms?

People with antidepressant overdose typically have what symptoms?

It depends: It depends on which anti-depressant. Most commonly, lethargy and confusion...Tricyclics can be lethal in overdose, thus requiring more urgent intervention. ...Read more

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Is anxiety a symptom of antidepressant discontinuation? If so, how long does it last?

Is anxiety a symptom of antidepressant discontinuation? If so, how long does it last?

It can be: It can be yes. It can also be the anti-depressant was treating the anxiety disorder which has now re-emerged. Two weeks is what the publications generally state, however, genetic variances in metabolic rates and medication responsiveness can shorten or lengthen that period for a few people. Please see a psychiatrist for help! The discontinuation syndrome can be avoided! ...Read more

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Can the antidepressant Lexapro (escitalopram) produce euphoric symptoms?

Can the antidepressant Lexapro (escitalopram) produce euphoric symptoms?

Hmm, well, er, uh!: Not normally. The exception would be if an anti-depressant flipped someone with a bipolar spectrum disorder into mania or hypomania. ...Read more

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Might taking a higher dose of an antidepressant cause you some anxiety symptoms?

Might taking a higher dose of an antidepressant cause you some anxiety symptoms?

Anxiety: In addition to the reasons provided by dr. Coffin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's) may initial lead to an increase in anxious symptoms. The brain gets used to the medications and this usually abates. Ssri's are used to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms? .

Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms?

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Yes: Antidepressants are frequently used to treat pms symptoms especially pmdd. Depending on the symptoms you are having, there are several options. I would consult a psychiatrist and if you can, a reproductive psychiatrist. ...Read more