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What is the best tool to use in overcoming low mood and anxiety?

What is the best tool to use in overcoming low mood and anxiety?

Call Your family doc: Often your family doc can help you with this and local conselors/therapists can be of great value as well. Your doc can evaluate you and likely able to prescribe medication to help you, possibly along with some therapy. So, it is not necessary that you have to see a psychiatrist. I would call doc as soon as it is feasible. Good luck. ...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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In our country, unfortunately there is no concept of taking blood tests in treatment of depression.How can I choose a good psychiatrist to pursue plz?

In our country, unfortunately there is no concept of taking blood tests in treatment of depression.How can I choose a good psychiatrist to pursue plz?

If tests cannot: Be done at least find a doctor that can carefully distinguish between bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Follow the recommendations i made before and the issue of the clomipramine level can be left out as long as the psychiatrist will check your pulse and blood pressure and have the intuition as to when the dose is high enough for you. I am sorry to hear that psychiatry is practiced that way in your country, but there are many things that are not done in our country as well that are done inother places like europe and scandinavia.It sounds like overall your country has the resources to treatyou. ...Read more

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For pregnancy in california - is aim better than medicare? In which program I should expect a better care during pregnancy and delivery?

For pregnancy in california - is aim better than medicare? In which program I should expect a better care during pregnancy and delivery?

Ob/Gyn: Do you mean medicaid? Medicare is for people 65 and older. The most important thing is to find a good obstetrician who makes you feel safe and takes good care of you during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best health and exercise program in the workplace?

What is the best health and exercise program in the workplace?

Move: Unless your workplace has an exercise facility, this can be difficult. Get up and walk as much as possible, take the stairs whenever given the chance. Take some time at lunch to get in a quick trip to the gym. Another good tip is to not snack on many of the goodies that often are around. Before you know it, the calories have added up! ...Read more

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If I'm in therapy for body dysmorphia as well as depression and anxiety, would a psychiatrist, who I'd seek out at the advice of my therapist, be willing to prescribe, if appropriate, antidepressants that do not promote weight gain at my request?

If I'm in therapy for body dysmorphia as well as depression and anxiety, would a psychiatrist, who I'd seek out at the advice of my therapist, be willing to prescribe, if appropriate, antidepressants that do not promote weight gain at my request?

Body dysmorphic: Disorder. Please do discuss medication w/the psychiatrist to whom you are referred. it sounds like your current therapist is working hard to help you. Does he/she specialize in Body Dysmorphic Disorder? If not, consider getting a second opinion as well. Several points of view can be very helpful. Peace and good health as you grow into letting go of real/imagined flaws you see. ...Read more

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Can manic depression or regular depression run in the family?

Can manic depression or regular depression run in the family?

Yes: that can occur. But there is usually a mix of genetics and environment at play. There may be skip generations. Penetrance for genetic predispositions is variable. You might look at a family line and see that one person has unipolar depression, another is bipolar, one has anxiety disorders and another suffers from substance abuse. In other words- it is not as simple as bipolar begets bipolar. ...Read more

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What's the best drug for generalized anxity disorder in pregnant lady??

What's the best drug for generalized anxity disorder in pregnant lady??

?Best: It's easier to answer which to avoid: Paxil. Other SSRI's would be a discussion of risk and benefit with your doctor. See: https://womensmentalhealth.org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/ and: http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.ajp.2012.1111172 ...Read more

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Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Yes: The steps are largely the same. All 12 -step groups are based on the same steps. Admitting they were powerless over their illness/problem. And admitting that a power greater than themselves could restore them to sanity. Then following a series of steps to come to terms with their past actions and to enable them to lead fruitful productive lives and to be of service to others who suffered simil. ...Read more

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How can a startup best handle the pregnancy of a co-founder?

How can a startup best handle the pregnancy of a co-founder?

Communication: And planning. Sounds like a challenging situation. Probably a good idea to work with your colleague to generate a list of the duties and tasks she is handling, and then decide who will be responsible for them while she's out. If it's too much for other people to take on, then you might consider a temp employee. Good luck! ...Read more

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Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

Start with MD: Check for underlying medical/health issues. Registered dietician can be helpful (insurance covers if for diabetes, some other health issues). Avoid fad diets. Lots of available ones that can work; all require ongoing physical activity (i didn't say exercise) to be successful. Weight watchers, dash diet. Org, zone etc all have something to offer. Remember: diet, from the greek: way of life. ...Read more

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Rhinitis, hives, anxiety, depression. Tested positive for hyperthyroidism and specialist appt only in 6 mths. Any strategies to cope in the meantime?

Rhinitis, hives, anxiety, depression. Tested positive for hyperthyroidism and specialist appt only in 6 mths. Any strategies to cope in the meantime?

Many symptoms: Are you being treated for hyperthyroidism? Your primary doctor should check your thyroid labs every 3-4 months to make sure that the dosing is OK. Regarding depression you should get a referral to a Psychologist. ...Read more

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Help please! is depression at all related to events in a persons life?

Help please! is depression at all related to events in a persons life?

Yes: It certainly can be , especially related to loss and diminished self esteem. But it can also be related to a biological or a genetic condition and these things can be interrelated. Treatment for depression works. ...Read more

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Can't get triple column for depression in US in App Store. Any other apps for depression and panic disorder?

Can't get triple column for depression in US in App Store. Any other apps for depression and panic disorder?

Depression and: triple column technique. You will find that technique in a book by David Burns called "Feeling Good." It is simple but very helpful and can be explained in a paragraph. You only need the book and an notebook. No need to by workbook unless you want to. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Best medicines for mental stress depression and lever problems in india.

Best medicines for mental stress depression and lever problems in india.

The best plan: Will be worked out with your personal physician. Stress and depression are complex issues, and one cannot make even general medication recommendations without understanding you whole health picture, especially as it relates to your liver problem. ...Read more

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In conjunction with exercise, what's the best diet for losing weight and slimming down?

In conjunction with exercise, what's the best diet for losing weight and slimming down?

Based on Literature: If you look at the literature the evidence seems to suggest that diets focusing on higher protein intake, and less carbs tends to be more effective. Also, meal replacement have been shown to be superior to meals prepared by patients in losing weight (as long as the company is legit). Other things that help: Keeping a diary, documenting weight regularly, exercise, medication, behavioral tx, etc. ...Read more

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Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

No: Healthy weight loss is generally considered to be weight lost at a rate of about 1 - 2 pounds/week. Weight is easier to keep off when lost at a slow and steady rate using a healthy diet and exercise regimen that can be sustained as a lifestyle, rather than a crash diet. The best diet is one that you can stay on and maintain for life. ...Read more

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What is the best natural alternative anti depressant for sertraline in first trimester of pregnancy?

What is the best natural alternative anti depressant for sertraline in first trimester of pregnancy?

Would recommend: avoiding herbals/ supplements during pregnancy. Non - med options: Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic exercise is a big +. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book' by Dr. David Burns. Would not stop or start new medications w/o medical input. Take care. ...Read more

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Who made best dvd of week by week development in pregnancy?

Who made best dvd of week by week development in pregnancy?

See below: "the biology of prenatal development, " explains the science and communicates the wonder of human development from fertilization through birth. Using six medical imaging technologies, the program features extraordinarily rare direct videography of the living human embryo and early fetus inside the womb from 4½ to 12 weeks following fertilization. Distributed by national geographic! ...Read more

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What's the best drug for melancholic depression. Specially to boost energy, motivation, positivity, etc. Raising serotonin alone hasn't worked. Thanks?

What's the best drug for melancholic depression. Specially to boost energy, motivation, positivity, etc. Raising serotonin alone hasn't worked. Thanks?

Nutrition: Good lifestyle choices are more effective than drugs. Try reducing carbohydrates, take a fish oil supplement, take a vitamin d supplement, and a high dose magnesium supplement(unless you have kidney disease then ask your doctor about magnesium). ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Depression In Pregnancy (Definition)

Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensity categories from mild to severe. Severe post-partum depression can include suicidal ideation and a desire to separate or/and a lack of desire to ...Read more