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Are there different types of antidepressants for particular types of depression?

Are there different types of antidepressants for particular types of depression?

Yes: Melancholic depression responds best to tricyclic antidepressants (ads). Atypical depression responds best to monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Bipolar depression responds best to various combinations of atypical antipsychotics +/- ads. Winter depression responds best to light treatment. Psychotic depression requires an antipsychotic + ads. Psychotherapy is best for mild to moderate depressions. ...Read more

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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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Are there specific types of depression?

Are there specific types of depression?

Depression: Agree with dr. Passer. Also, depression that does not fit any of the above classifications is termed depression nos (not otherwise specified). ...Read more

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Are there different types of narcolepsy?

Are there different types of narcolepsy?

Yes, but see below: There are genetic forms, and also reported, are post-traumatic forms. Some pts just possess the sleep attacks, others have additional cataplexy, and may or may not have sleep paralysis, and vivid dreams. Sleep disorders are, however, complex, and often a sleep study reveals the full answers. ...Read more

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What are the different types of antidepressants?

Antidepressants: There are several types of antidepressants. Some of the most common include the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and the Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs). Sometimes other medications get added on as well. A full discussion is grander in scope than this box allows. Also read about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy please. Link: http://tinyurl.com/zt59y8v ...Read more

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Are there different types of hypertension medication?

Are there different types of hypertension medication?

BP meds: lots of types/families: diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and several other families... ...Read more

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Why are there different types of bipolar disorder?

Why are there different types of bipolar disorder?

Very good question: I hope someone can give you a good answer - or better than mine. I see it as evidence that there are problems with the concepts underpinning the diagnosis. Years back manic depression was a diagnosis which was dropped and became much of bipolar ii (not exactly, but close). Bipolar i is hard for some to see as different from major depression. It's likely more modifications will be made to the terms. ...Read more

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Are there different types of ibs?

Are there different types of ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Are there different "types" of ms?

Are there different "types" of ms?

Multiple Sclerosis: The different types of multiple sclerosis follow different patterns of progression. There are four main types of multiple sclerosis, as well as benign and malignant forms of the disease. The main types of multiple sclerosis include relapsing-remitting, primary-progressive, secondary-progressive, and progressive-relapsing. ...Read more

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What are the different types of medication for bipolar disorder?

What are the different types of medication for bipolar disorder?

Mood stabilizer: Most common are lithium, depakote, or lamictal. Seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) are also used. Many other options if side effects or inadequate response to any of these. Antidepressants may cause mania if given alone without mood stabilizer, but are often given along with a mood stabilizer. Unfortunately all medications have potential side effects and is always risk vs benefit. Compliance is crucial. ...Read more

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Are there different types of antibiotics for different illnesses?

Are there different types of antibiotics for different illnesses?

Yes: There are a lot of antibiotics related to different groups or families works on different spectrum of bacteria and also depends on the location of the infection. ...Read more

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What are the different types of bipolar disorder?

What are the different types of bipolar disorder?

Three: Generally there are 3 kinds: bipolar i, bipolar ii and bipolar nos. The difference depends on the symptoms of mania (severe insomnia, extreme energy, racing thoughts, pressured speech, elated and/or irritable moods). In bipolar i the mania lasts 3-4 days or is severe enough to need hospital stay. In ii the mania is called hypomania and is of shorter duration. In nos not all symptoms of mania exist. ...Read more

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What are the different types of anxiety?

What are the different types of anxiety?

An Assortment: We all experience anxiety. It can appear in many forms. Charlie Brown once said 2 Linus,"Even my anxieties have anxieties." In extremes, it can take over our minds/lives. Then we may meet diagnostic criteria 4 an anx disorder Generalized Anx DO; Social Anx DO: Separation Anx DO; Panic DO w/ or w/out Agoraphobia; specific phobias. Closely related: Obsessive-Compulsive DO; Post-Traumatic Stress DO. ...Read more

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Are there different types of cpr?

Are there different types of cpr?

Basic summery answer: There are 2 main types of CPR and each type has some differences for infants and small children vrs. Adults. There is basic CPR that does not require any medical related training. Any person can and should get certified in this potentially life saving activity. The 2nd type of CPR involves some medical training involving the use of drugs, tubes into the lungs, and electric shocking of the heart. ...Read more

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What are some particular types of ocd?

What are some particular types of ocd?

Guises of OCD: There are a number of common presentations of ocd as psychiatrist judith rapoport noted in her late '80's book "the boy who couldn't stop washing..." -1st book on ocd meant 4 general public. Common obsession themes: contamination; loss of control; harm 2 self/others; perfectionism; unwanted sexual thoughts; morality. Common compulsions: washing/cleaning; checking; repeating; & mental actions. ...Read more

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What different types of asthma exist and how many different types are there?

What different types of asthma exist and how many different types are there?

Several classificati: There are several ways to classify asthma - based on symptom frequency & severity, control of symptoms while on therapy, associated conditions (atopic versus non-atopic), mechanisms (aspirin-sensitivity, exercise induced) and now more recently based on inflammatory cell types (eosinophilic versus neutrophilic) etc. Identification of precipitating factors & comorbid conditions also define it furthe. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of migraines?

Are there different kinds of migraines?

Yes: According to the international headache society, there are seven subclasses of migraine-migraine without aura (common migraine), migraine with aura, familial hemiplegic migraine, sporadic hemiplegic migraine, basilar migraine, abdominal migraine, retinal migraine. For further information on each subtype, see wikipedia. ...Read more

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Are there different types of claustrophobia?

Are there different types of claustrophobia?

Claustrophobia: May be inherited (uncommon) , be due to an abnormality of / or small amygdala, or be a result of classical conditioning (bad experience) . Fear of enclosed spaces or the sensation of being unable to breath may constitute two overlapping clinical types. Fight or fight responses initiated by the amygdala constitutes a current active area of clinical research. Good question ! ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of depression?

What are the different kinds of depression?

Depression: Dysthmia - chronic, low grade depression. Bipolar - periods of up and down energy & mood. Recurrent depression - depression comes back. Psychotic depression - lose touch with reality. Major depression - mood is impacted but so is function (things like appetite, sleep pattern, energy level, self-esteem, interest in activities, drive etc). ...Read more

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What number of different types of aids medication brands are availalble in total?

What number of different types of aids medication brands are availalble in total?

Aids meds: Go to drugs.com and you will find answer. There are many and many combos. Changes every day so cannot give you correct humber today. ...Read more