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Psycatery Told me to raise from 1 to 1.5 Pill on Lustral 50, As I was suffering from Anxiety &Depression And now Depression is greater, isthis Correct?

Psycatery Told me to raise from 1 to 1.5 Pill on Lustral 50, As I was suffering from Anxiety &Depression And now Depression is greater, isthis Correct?

Ask doc.: Call your doc and tell him you are worse. It may be that you need some time for it to work, how long you should wait is up to you and your doc to sort out. Call in the morning to see what your next best step is. ...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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I have a problem! I am worried if someone poisoned me with drugs I have anxiety and depression now please help me I don't know what to do!

I have a problem! I am worried if someone poisoned me with drugs I have anxiety and depression now please help me I don't know what to do!

Seek help: If you feel that you have been poisoned you need to go to Emergency now. If you have depression and anxiety see your doctor. These are treatable conditions. You do not need to keep suffering. If you feel suicidal at any time go to Emergency for help. ...Read more

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On the 3rd day of the lustral antidepressant for anxiety, now I feel depression, is this normal? Does it really worsen before it make better

On the 3rd day of the lustral antidepressant for anxiety, now I feel depression, is this normal? Does it really worsen before it make better

Sertraline: Taking Sertraline (Lustral) may cause some increased anxiety initially. Rarely it may cause an increase in depressed mood. Your mood may be down for reasons other than taking Lustral. Let your doctor know if this continues. ...Read more

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Having headache from a year which started with severe anxiety and depression. Now better but get depressed easily as constant headaches persist?

Having headache from a year which started with severe anxiety and depression. Now better but get depressed easily as constant headaches persist?

Ger re-evaluated: I recommend being evaluated by a physician for possible medical problems. I negative, see a psychiatrist or psychologist to re- assess for depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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My heart rate at my desk is around 95 is this ok? I have had an echo with an EF of 75% I'm also suffering from anxiety and depression right now

My heart rate at my desk is around 95 is this ok? I have had an echo with an EF of 75% I'm also suffering from anxiety and depression right now

Anxiety, Depression: I understand your distress of Anxiety and Depression. “Heart rate at my desk is around 95” is high It is likely due to Anxiety. Do breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga and Visual Imagery for Relaxation. Exercise Feel good about your achievements. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for Anxiety Follow with Cardiologist for Ejection Fraction and Heart rate. ...Read more

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How to deal with depression and anxiety. What should I do now?

Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical. ...Read more

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Why is depression and anxiety such a common thing now? I need some advice.

Why is depression and anxiety such a common thing now? I need some advice.

Great question..: I cannot say it is more common but it is better recognized and spoken about than in previous generations. The real reason is probably there is less cultural stigma and more effective assessments and treatments available. There is certainly more stress in daily life with concerns that effect people in various emotional ways. Overall mental and physical health are key components to a healthier life. ...Read more

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I'm fine now, but is a loss of being able to connect with reality attributed to the depression and anxiety I was having?

I'm fine now, but is a loss of being able to connect with reality attributed to the depression and anxiety I was having?

Unclear: I'm not sure what's meant by "loss of being able to connect with reality, " but it's certainly possible to be psychotic when depressed. The psychiatrist treating you would check for such symptoms, and offer appropriate treatment -- which would often include antipsychotic medications. Psychosis is also possible from use of marijuana, other drugs, and alcohol. Please discuss fully w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is depression and anxiety such a common thing now?

Help docs? Why is depression and anxiety such a common thing now?

Depression: Rates of both disorders are considerably higher in recent years. Many theorists believe the fast paced culture we live in, emphasizing competition and acquisition of material object rather than high quality relationships. Best. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from depression for about 2 years now. How can I alleviate these feelings of depression and social anxiety?

Get help!: Anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand. There are many ways to attack these problems. I would look for a psychologist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) as this has great evidence for both anxiety and depression. Of course, medications are helpful too. I would consult your doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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I have no insurance right now but I know that I have anxiety and depression. It runs in both sides of my family. What should I do?

I have no insurance right now but I know that I have anxiety and depression. It runs in both sides of my family. What should I do?

No Insurance!: Consider looking for a public community mental health facility in your area. They can provide services for a sliding scale, or help you get eligible with medicaid type programs. You could also call 1-800-273-8255, a 24-hour crisis hotline, or other crisis hotlines to discuss resources. It's hard without insurance--call your state public offices to find out what obamacare can offer for now. ...Read more

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Depression, anxiety and etc. Caused my school and family problem. I got over it but now it's creeping back. What can I do for this?

Medication, therapy: See a physician, preferably a psychiatrist, who can help you with medication to treat this and prevent recurrence of full-blown depression and anxiety. These can be chronic problems that need long-term treatment. Also seeing a therapist will help. Medication and therapy work hand in hand. ...Read more

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Will major depression and anxiety go away on its own if not using medication? I've been fighting it 6 months now on my own and feel terrible.

Why not get help?: If you have been struggling with depression and anxiety for 6 months, why not get some help? I would try speaking with a psychologist to see if the symptoms decrease. If they do, you may not need medication. If they do not you can do a medication consult with a psychiatrist. Although depression does cycle 6 months is long enough to consider getting an evaluation and some professional guidance. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and clinical depression, anxiety always worse but now seems like anxiety is much better but dep. Is alittle worse. Part of recovery?

Not necessarily: In the event that you are receiving medication it is possible that the medication is addressing the anxiety but not the depression. So in any case you should discuss your situation with a psychiatrist who will work out a treatment plan with you that may involve medication, therapy or both. ...Read more

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I had anxiety and depression last year. I am well now. Is it normal that after really stressful events, I have mild anxiety for a couple of days?

Yes, don't worry.: But do pay attention to the things that make up your life style. Things that you can control and those you can't. Apply the Serenity Prayer. This might lower the # of stressful events. Mild anxiety can be a helpful warning sign to assess our lives. If it happens too often, counseling or CBT may help. Be well! ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with anxiety, depression and ADD for years now. I always seem to find a crutch. Drugs, men, sex, alcohol. I want to stop, help?

I've been diagnosed with anxiety, depression and ADD for years now. I always seem to find a crutch. Drugs, men, sex, alcohol. I want to stop, help?

12 Step program: Please continue to see your doctors for your anxiety, depression and ADD. Beyond that, consider getting into a 12 step program which can help you avoid the unhelpful move toward drugs, men, sex, alcohol, etc. Some groups are called AA, some NA, but they all work on the same model. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I get over my depression and social anxiety right now?

Psychiatrist: Please see a psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I would like help for extreme anxiety and depression. Reached my limit now?

I would like help for extreme anxiety and depression. Reached my limit now?

Seek help: Go see your pcp for a referral to a psychiatrist. Or ask friends/family if someone knows a good psychiatrist. There's many many good providers in LA; also large university programs with top specialists. The most common treatments are counseling and serotonin reuptake inhibitors. If you are in crisis then find an urgent care or present to an emergency room. ...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