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Anxiety Or Depression
Yes: There are two relatively common things that can happen. Any medication like Lexapro (escitalopram) ( a serotonin antidepressant) may cause a couple of days of increased insomnia, anxiety and agitation. As you suggested, less often, Lexapro (escitalopram) can "trigger" a mood cycle into mania or mixed state (agitated depression). ...Read more
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
Its possible to have anxiety disorder without depression or depression without anxiety disorder can depression treatment help anxiety disorder ?
Sleep and mood disor: Sleep and mood disorders are often a vicious cycle. Either can cause either, or they could both be caused by something else. A good assessment from a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders can help you find answers and solutions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YesX2: Yes, anxiety over time, can b exhausting, depressing. When our needs are not met in relationships, we often feel alone, hopeless, depressed. I find that when people land themselves in a bad relationship, they are likely to have had this happen before. Then the combo of the current bad relationship and previous experiences is overwhelming. Therapy can help. ...Read more
I've depression + manic episodes postnatal depression generalised anxiety which meds best fluoxetine quetipine olanzapine or mirtazapine?
PostNatal Depression: Because patients' responses to these drugs, singly or in combination, are varied and dependent on each patient's specific condition, it is best to defer to your managing physician who will monitor your condition and response to treatment closely and titrate the doses of these drugs accordingly for optimum effect. Good luck! ...Read more
Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?
Can OCD and major depression disorder treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam, cause halucinations?
NOT USUALLY: Hallucinations are typically an indication of a psychotic process or maybe less serious if it happens upon falling asleep or waking up. OCD does not involve hallucinations as a symptom. Antidepressants do not typically cause hallucinations either. If the is some connection then the diagnosis may need to be reconsider like possibly bipolar disorder. Speak with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lorazepam can : cause forgetfulness & difficulty concentrating. Call your prescribing physician if the side effects impair your daily functioning. Make a list of all prescription & over-the-counter medicines you take, including vitamins, minerals & other dietary supplements. Keep this list with you for all medical & therapy visits & in case you ever end up in the ER because of accident, injury or acute illness. ...Read more
Need more info: As you may know, Pamelor (nortriptyline) has been approved for Major Depression for a long time. That said, in my career, I've seen the same medication react completely differently in similar patients. So, it's best to have a discussion with your doctor about what's going on. One note though - this medication causes sedation so taking it at night is part of the key to success. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Psychotic: Paranoia may make you distort reality in a delusional (fixed false belief) or psychotic kind of way. Depression may or may not be psychotic depending on severity and type of accompanying symptoms. Some depressed people, for instance, may think they're already dead. Obviously this is a delusion since they're alive telling you they feel this way. Anxiety/ocd can be severe but not usually psychotic. ...Read more
Both?: Symptoms of anxiety attacks can be cause by alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Usually, shakiness from a panic attack will get better in a short while, whereas tremors from alcohol withdrawal may get worse until a person may actually have a withdrawal seizure. Panic attacks do not cause seizures. A seizure is a medical emergency as a person could stop breathing and die. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety related: In my clinical experience, kleptomania seems to be loosely connected with obsessive compulsive disorder in that the individual feels a strong compulsion to acquire something and forcing themselves to not follow thru leads to discomfort and anxiousness. The ind also struggles with the obsessive thoughts. Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder. Not heard of ppl experimcing panic, but it is certainly poss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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