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What is the best inpatient treatment option (retreat center) for mild food disorder (obsession with food, occasional purging)?
Stanford: You are unlikely to be excepted into an eating disorders program unless you're eating disorder is severe or unless you're willing to pay cash. Stanford university has an excellent eating disorders program. It is close to home, convenient, offers a range of inpatient and outpatient services and would be your best bet. Edresearch.Stanford.Edu/services.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is constant memory problems, real severe at times, normal for somebody disabled with lifelong anxiety/bipolar depression disorder?
(here we go): Memory problems are a very common collateral effect of benzodiazepines like clonazepam. Also, rebound anxiety, depression, balance problems, tolerance (stops working, requiring higher doses eventually to exert same effects) and dependency. I wish you well, remember to discuss it with your dr, who knows you better. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What main symptoms would i be going through with severe psychosis, bipolar 1, and antisocial personality disorder?
32yo female with chronic pain, diagnosed w/fibromyalgia & panic disorder. Stress echo ok, but have high cholesterol. Best ways to begin exercise? Thx
Walk: The way i advise my patients is simply to begin a walking program. Start at low levels by just walking around your block every day and then increase your distance every 3 weeks or so by about 10-20%. I also recommend yoga to most of my patients. Start with a very gentle beginners class. However, before starting any exercise program you should consult with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My severe mental illness is leading me to do a research degree on psychotic depression and ocd. Good idea?
Impressive: Your personal and experiential insight could lead to unique approaches to understanding severe mental illness. becoming an expert and possibly a teacher will also offer u greater access to resources and knowledge that may benefit your personal management of mental health. It may also allow u to b a role model and have a platform to help others. Good luck with your pursuit and be well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4yo girl has lack of REM sleep.Diagnosed with parasomnia & intermittent explosive disorder.What is the best treatment to help achieve REM sleep?
I am diagnosed with panic disorder and dissociative disorder. My Doc advice me EMDR Therapy. Is it effective or wastage of money? Advice please
Not approved in USA: This medication is approved in many countries for the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, and add or adhd. It is manufactured by pfizer pharmaceuticals. It isn't not yet available in United States because of some question as to its effectiveness in depression. However, that being said, it's popularity is definitely on the rise in those countries where it has already been put into use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Kratom effective for pain relief and relaxation????? Does it help with opiate withdrawal and severe mental disorders????? Thank you
What can be done for an onset of severe body dysmorphia while 12 weeks pregnant? Depression and anxiety included.
Support: Hi Laura, it's great that you are reaching out for support. Would recommend working with a therapist with experience in body image and pregnancy. This blog also has multiple links to organizations that can provide reputable information and referrals: https://let-there-be-light.net/need-help/. You can also schedule through concierge. Take care ; let us know if we can help. ...Read more
Is bipolar patients relapse cause severe symptoms and loss of contact with reality and suicidal ideation requiring hospital treatment?
I think so: If i understand your question correctly, a person with bipolar disorder may, especially in severe cases, relapse to the point of losing touch with reality. Sadly, sometimes the person may become suicidal requiring hospitalization for safety purposes. Some factors which increase one's chances for relapse are non-adherence to the medication and substance abuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a good medication for severe social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder(gad)?
Monitoring is key: Probably the best are the ones that are prescribed and monitored by a physician. These medications that are the best in some cases can be the worst if they are taken incorrectly. There are pro's and con's to all of them. If you are considering anxiety medication your doctor will take into account your personal history and needs and try to find the one that is best for you. ...Read more
Does cymbalta (duloxetine) usually do a good job of managing depression and chronic pain coupled?
IT IS MINIMALLY BOTH: THERE ARE BETTER ANTIDEPRESSANTS. ITS IMPACT ON PAIN IS MINIMAL EVEN FOR FIBROMYALGIA, FOR WHICH IT IS REPUTED. CYMBALTA'S IMPACT ON CHRONIC PAIN DEPENDS ON THE SOURCE AND CAUSE OF THE PAIN. FOR CHRONIC PAIN I SUGGEST A MULTI-SPECIALTY PAIN CLINIC, THAT INCLUDES TREATMENT EVEN BEYOND MEDICATION, SUCH AS PHYSICAL THERAPY INJECTIONS (NOT IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT STEROIDS) AND MANUAL OR OSTEOPATHIC MED. ...Read more
Friend has severe depression & eating disorder, had serious Suicide attempt and is isolating more but doctor won't prescribe medication, what can I do?
Immediate ER visit: With this combination of symptoms, especially the suicidality, I would recommend bringing your friend to the hospital for evaluation immediately. Following evaluation to maintain their safety, definitely find a psychiatrist of psychiatric nurse practitioner who can prescribe medications, as well as a therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is an option to lyrica (pregabalin) and cymbalta for treating comorbid major depressive disorder and neuropathy seconday to surgical errors at l5-s1?
Other med regimens: There are multiple options but you will need to discuss with your physician to see if appropriate for you. Effexor can replace Cymbalta but works in a similar manner, some people prefer one verse the other. Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin are similar and comparable. Topical pain creams, especially those including small amounts of ketamine can help a great deal. Try adjunct therapies like contrast baths also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One idea: You might need to see a specialist to talk this out but one suggestion I have is to change your snacks. Instead of eating processed foods, replace it with something healthy instead like celery sticks, carrots... These have zero to low calories and require a lot of energy to chew which might help you with weight, as well as your digestive system. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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