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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

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

Yes.: Antidepressants are often prescribed to help deal with the symptoms of pms. Talk with your physician, but also take self care steps including exercise, rest and good nutrition to help you through the difficult times. ...Read more

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Can i experience antidepressant withdrawal when transitioning from a tricyclic to an ssri? If so, what are some of the symptoms?

Yes: Symptoms of gastrointestinal and somatic distress, sleep disturbance, and movement disorders and mania have been temporally linked to withdrawal of tcas. Cholinergic and adrenergic overdrive after tca discontinuation have been suggested as the proposed mechanism for this syndrome. Reported symptoms may be psychosomatic or related to underlying mental illness. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8219442. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between antidepressants and symptoms of restless leg syndrome?

Could be, but: Details of rls, see my prior answer. Antidepressants may be associated with rls, but poor sleep state, fatigue, other sx of depression may also lead to rls. In these cases antidepressants may, in fact, help.It must be used correctly dx, and monitored carefully; as with any psychotropic drug, each interacts differently from 1to other. C primary care doc for DX or rx or proper referral. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i were to stop my antidepressant or ritalin, (methylphenidate) would my ADHD symptoms return?

Can you tell me if i were to stop my antidepressant or ritalin, (methylphenidate) would my ADHD symptoms return?

No Ritalin-Yes ADHD: Definitely if you stop your ADHD medications-Ritalin your ADHD sympotms would return--If you are inatentive type or the hyperactive type or Combined type symptoms would return. If you stop the antidepressant which iis SSRI it should not affect your ADHD. However if you are on a tricylic then it may affect the return of your ADHD as well. ...Read more

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I have psychogenic dystonia.When people look at me, symptoms become worse. I feel lack of self-confidence. Any medicine for me? antidepressant work?

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral. ...Read more

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What symptoms and signs could be seen in patient taking antidepressant cipralex for 6 months , but in reality he doesn't have any psychiatric problems

What symptoms and signs could be seen in patient taking antidepressant cipralex for 6 months , but in reality he doesn't have any psychiatric problems

Likely nothing much: I'm assuming that this person also has not suffered any significant side effects during these 6 months of being the medication. That being the case, I would not expect anything to happen of major significance in a person taking Cipralex who is later found to not suffer from psychiatric illness. ...Read more

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Why do all dr's seem to push antidepressants when a woman has only symptoms of perimenopause and not depression? Drug company kick back? Its so wrong!

Why do all dr's seem to push antidepressants when a woman has only symptoms of perimenopause and not
depression? Drug company kick back? Its so wrong!

Treats more than dep: I'm sorry if you've gotten the impression that "all doctors" push anything. Some of us stop more meds than we start. But ssri antidepressants treat more than depression. Fluoxetine (prozac) is fda approved for pms symptoms, and ssris are used pretty often for this. Some perimenopause symptoms can be helped too, but no one should take such meds unless they are comfortable with the pros & cons. ...Read more

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