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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is there a particular type of antidepressant that tends to be more effective for dysthymia rather than more severe types of depression?
Actually, I have: Found that dysthymia doesn't always respond that well when the only treatment is medication. The best way to approach it is a combination of pharmacotherapy ; other treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a powerful tool. If you haven't tried that - i recommend it. It allows you to challenge the thought processes that keep you depressed. Take care. ...Read more
Major depression and i'd like to be happy again. Is there any particular antidepressant that is recommended?
There are a few...: Most studies recommend medication and psychotherapy. Since I am a psychologist, unless the depression is very severe and the person is suicidal, i start w' psychotherapy and refer for medication if it is needed later. The meds may take the edge off and allow someone to take better advantage of the psychotherapy. There are several antidepressant & a psychiatrist can help you decide which one. ...Read more
Every type of antidepressant i take for anxiety and depression makes my anxiety and breathing go wrong can anyone suggest something plz.
Why can't percocet be used for depression i have taken about 30-40 different antidepressants from ages11-26 without anysuccess but percocet has worked?
Percocet: Percocet is not an antidepressant, it is a narcotic pain reliever. The oxycodone in it can cause an initial mild euphoria, but over the longer term can actually contribute to depression. Your statement that you have tried 30 to 40 different antidepressants seems unusual. Perhaps you should see a psychiatrist who specializes in depression and work out a comprehensive approach. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Tell me if depression, or stress, or exhaustion, or antidepressants and stuff affect the type of erection you can get?
They certainly: Can in some people. In addition, the medications for such conditions can also affect erectile function in some people. Penis' like to be attached to happy people. ...Read more
9 weeks ago had ovaries removed. Tried 2 types of estrogen but really bad anxiety attacks, crying and depression. What can I do? Can't antidepressants.
Ovarian removal: Most likely you'll be having hot flashes and other signs of estrogen deficiency. Your gyn physician can work with you to relieve this -- please continue! i'm not sure why you say you can't take antidepressants? Some of the ssri's (like Effexor (venlafaxine) and paxil, etc) are known to help with hot flashes. If you have anxiety & depression also, these may help you in more than one way. ...Read more
I have taken 60 mg of adderall, like I do each morning, and am very sleepy, listless, apathetic. Whats going on please? I suffer from severe depression and anxiety. Taken antidepressants, anxiety and almost every other type of drug for 20 yrs. For 2 yrs.
Any : Any stimulant medications have potential side effects including mood disturbances. Some people report elated mood or irritability. Other people report exacerbation of suicidal ideations along with depressed mood. In worse case it can cause paranoia or other psychotic symptoms which can contribute to aggressive or dangerous behaviors. In any case, it has to be closely monitored and if there are changes in mood, the medication needs to be changed to avoid worsening of side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has depression & restless leg syndrome due to renal failure, what type of antidepressant is best. Dopamine agonist, ssri, benzo, or combo.
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