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Best treatment for anxiety?

Best treatment for anxiety?

No best treatment: There are many ways to treat anxiety including psychotherapy, ssri's, buspirone, benzodiazepines, etc. Sometimes you may have underlying medical problems causing anxiety, which need to be addressed. There is no one best treatment for anxiety that works for everyone. Each patient is unique. One size doesn't fit all. ...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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What are the best treatments for postpartum depression?

What are the best treatments for postpartum depression?

Therapy & medication: Psychotherapy with a mental health professional with specialization in treatment of postpartum emotional disorders is very effective. Many women often need medication as well. With treatment, there is a very high success rate. ...Read more

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S lithium the best treatment for bipolar depression?

S lithium the best treatment for bipolar depression?

Yes: Lithium, lamictal, and atypical antipsychotics (seroquel, zyprexa, risperdal, geodon, (ziprasidone) abilify) are probably the first line agents for bipolar depression. Antidepressants can make bipolar depression turn into bipolar mania in some people, and should probably be reserved for situations in which the first line agents have failed. ...Read more

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What is the best non-medicinal treatment for depression / anxiety?

What is the best non-medicinal treatment for depression / anxiety?

Depends on severity: Whether you'll need medicine for depression/anxiety depends on the severity of your symptoms. But you could certainly start with a good psychotherapist, because talk therapy (esp. Cbt) can provide excellent results. Also increasing exercise on your own, plus making sure you get consistent rest/sleep daily too. Classical homeopathy treatment with a trained practitioner is another possibility. ...Read more

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Is psychotherapy for treating depression?

Is psychotherapy for treating depression?

Not only: Psychotherapy has been shown to be helpful in treating various mental ailments; psychotherapy also helps a person cope with physical ailments; psychotherapy can be used to improve communication skills, self-concept, parenting skills, anger management, etc. There is individual psychotherapy, couples/marital/family. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Best 4 You or 4 Me?: It sounds like you are asking for antidepressants that would treat someone diagnosed w/ all three - w/ ocd, anxiety ; depression. But even if you were asking for ones recommended for each of these conditions separately, keep in mind that what is "best" for one person may not be "best" for another. It might be a bit like asking about the best brand of jeans for people in brookline who are age 37. ...Read more

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What is the safest treatment for elderly anxiety and depression?

What is the safest treatment for elderly anxiety and depression?

Love ; presence: Honestly, authentic love is probably the safest treatment for elderly anxiety and depression. Love with compassion, willingness to be present for daily tasks of living, and to hear stories that are on the person's mind. Sometimes professional treatment may also be needed in the form of lower doses of antidepressants, plus supportive psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What will treat postpartum depression?

Medication/PsyhoT: Medication to help you manage sx, psychotherapy to help you build coping skills, identify maladaptive thoughts, help you re-establish self-care routine and help with managing stress. ...Read more

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How effective is counseling for depression?

How effective is counseling for depression?

Very: To expand on ehat wss previously submitted, counsrling can be very effective for treating depression. Research has shown cognitive-behavioral therapy ti be as effective as antidepressants. The drawback is that it may take longer for the depression to lift, as compared to meds. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe depression?

What is the best treatment for severe depression?

No one best tx.: Your Dr can assess for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try> ...Read more

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Is serotonin a treatment for depression?

Is serotonin a treatment for depression?

Not by itself: Serotonin cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, and so is not available as a supplement. However, 5-htp is a precursor which is converted into serotonin in the brain. Many researchers believe serotonin imbalance influences mood in a way that leads to depression -- not necessarily a direct effect of low serotonin. But some feel that serotonin may affect regeneration of brain cells. ...Read more

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Natraul treatment for depression?

Natraul treatment for depression?

Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing and committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, and talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for unipolar depression?

What is the treatment for unipolar depression?

SSRI: I always try to start with meds that have very well known effectiveness , low side effects, low cost, no habituation risk and once a day dosing.These include : prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, lexapro, and many others.Please discuss with your dr what might be best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for bipolar affective disorder?

What is the best natural treatment for bipolar affective disorder?

Meds: Bipolar disorder is a complex disease best managed with a close relationship with a dr. Comfortable with treating this illness.I do not know of any "natural" treatments that are effective in the treatment of this disorder.That said, how about treatment with a natural substance like a"salt", like lithium, which I use most often in treating bipolar disorder, along with other meds? ...Read more

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Is treatment for bipolar I different from treatment for bipolar II?

Is treatment for bipolar I different from treatment for bipolar II?

Treatment for bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, generally involves medications and mental health counseling (psychotherapy) — whether you have bipolar I or bipolar II: Bipolar II disorder is not a milder form of bipolar I disorder, but a separate diagnosis. While the manic episodes of bipolar I disorder can be severe and dangerous, individuals with bipolar II disorder can be depressed for longer periods, which can cause significant impairment. The types and doses of medications prescribed are based on your particular symptoms. Whether you have bipolar I or II, medications may include: Mood stabilizers. , Mood-stabilizing antipsychotics. , Antidepressants. , Antidepressant-antipsychotic. . In addition to medication for bipolar disorder, other treatment approaches include: Psychotherapy. , Substance abuse treatment. , Treatment programs. , Lifestyle issues. . You may need to try different medications or combinations of medications to determine what works best. So it's important to regularly meet with your psychiatric care provider to see how well your treatment is working. If necessary, your provider may make periodic adjustments to your medication to keep symptoms and side effects under control. ...Read more

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What antidepressant meds good for major depression?

What antidepressant meds good for major depression?

Many: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's), serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snri's) and wellbutrin (bupropion) are all good options. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more