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Did research on supplements n came across L Tyrosine and 5 HTP combination for boosting mood. Will a combination of these have focusing effects?

Did research on supplements n came across L Tyrosine and 5 HTP combination for boosting mood. Will a combination of these have focusing effects?

Supplements: Supplements are not regulated for dosage or purity. You may or may not be getting what is labeled. So these may or may not raise your neurotransmitters that are involved with depression.
Thats why they are supplements and not medications.
When you speak about focus as an adult I think more about hyperactivity or ADD. The supplements you describe would not help that. ...Read more

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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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I'm on Lustral 50 and Lexotanil 1.5 for Depression from 12 Days, What food or herbs to boost mood to help me and that doesn't interact with Medicine?

I'm on Lustral 50 and Lexotanil 1.5 for Depression from 12 Days, What food or herbs to boost mood to help me and that doesn't interact with Medicine?

Food as medicine: Great question! Food IS medicine. I recommend eating a balanced diet that is rich in phytonutrients (green leafy vegetables and other brightly colored vegetables). Green tea in the morning will help provide a calm energy. Eating complex carbohydrates such as a sweet potato in the evening can help boost serotonin levels, which can potentially help one sleep better at night. ...Read more

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I had been on SSRI for 3months but it cause sleepiness, I thought it is going to boost mood? Doesthat mean I don't have serotonin deficiency but other?

I had been on SSRI for 3months but it cause sleepiness, I thought it is going to boost mood? Doesthat mean I don't have serotonin deficiency but other?

If it boosts your: mood stay on it and consider taking it at night, since its causing sleepiness. Consult with your prescribing MD first, but this is the common way of dealing with this pattern of side-effects. If you're not getting a mood lift, then consider changing to another medication. Again, consult with your MD before making changes. Serotonin deficiency is a little deeper and broader topic... ...Read more

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How can I boost my mood without food?

Mood: Engage in meaningful productive activity that you enjoy, especially one that makes others happy. ...Read more

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Feeling blue, how can I boost my mood?

Feeling blue, how can I boost my mood?

Lots of things: Good job for recognizing it and asking for help. Here are a few ideas for you: exercise, meditation/prayer, talking with friends or family, journaling, outing or other activity you enjoy with friends, talking with a trusted person or counselor, eating in a healthy manner. If it gets worse please talk with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can exercise do to boost my mood while I'm at work?

What can exercise do to boost my mood while I'm at work?

Helps you stay alert: Exercise keeps the blood moving to your muscles and if done frequently -- even small amounts -- may help you feel better physically. This may have an affect on your mood. Try getting out of your chair every 60-90 minutes and stretching or walking for a few minutes. It may help your productivity as well. ...Read more

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How can I boost my energy, mood, and retention by diet?

How can I boost my energy, mood, and retention by diet?

Eat sensibly: Avoid the very greasy, sugary and salty stuff, and anything that you know you tend to overeat. Get an interesting and varied diet, and ask your physician whether you might want an economical supplement. Especially, eat with friends who are into fitness and athletics. They're probably the best company and can boost your mood and introduce you to things that'll really help you. ...Read more

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Does chocolate really boost up your mood?

Does chocolate really boost up your mood?

Yes: Chocolate is produced from the seed of the tropical theobroma cacao tree.
Numerous studies have shown that chocolate may boost your mood as well as increase blood flow to the brain which may help keep your brain sharp. Other studies show that it can improve your heart health and lower your blood pressuer and improve memory. Have a piece. ...Read more

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What can boost my energy and mood? I heard dhea is good? I'm 23 female currently only taking vitamin b complex & vitamin d3. Thanks!

What can boost my energy and mood? I heard dhea is good? I'm 23 female currently only taking vitamin b complex & vitamin d3. Thanks!

Don't fool with: Mother nature! Dhea pills generally don't contain much dhea, and even if they did, dhea is metabolized into cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you don't have any way to control which it is converted into. Why take something that can't help you and can potentially harm you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. How about getting counseling rather than rx? ...Read more

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Zoloft 75mg Buspar 10mg twice trazadon 50mg for sleep can I add Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg becaus it help me a lot and it gave me energy and boost my libido and mood

Zoloft 75mg Buspar 10mg twice trazadon 50mg for sleep can I add Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg becaus it help me a lot and it gave me energy and boost my libido and mood

That is a decision: Between you ; your doctor. The zoloft can make Abilify (aripiprazole) levels higher but you are talking about a relatively small dose of abilify (aripiprazole). ...Read more

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I've been taking testo boost for a few days now and my mood has been horrible. Is this a side effect?

I've been taking testo boost for a few days now and my mood has been horrible. Is this a side effect?

LOW T EVAL: STOP TESTO BOOST. Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. It needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels. Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Including anxiety/depression/insomnia. Normal T is not treated. ...Read more

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What are effects of colors on mood?

Each color has own: Colors can have strong effects on mood, and while there are general things that hold true, like red being stimulating and blue being calming, different people may react differently to the same color based on their learned associations with them. See http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/2011/11/27/how-color-affects-our-moo_n_1114790.Html for more on this. ...Read more

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I need advice on dealing with someone's moods?

I need advice on dealing with someone's moods?

Help them get help: Keep the communication channels open and suggest taking the moody person to a counselor, social worker, therapist, psychologist, or Doctor for help. Make sure the moods are not secondary to a medical condition like Hypothyroidism for example. If the moods are secondary to Bipolar disorder there are treatment options. Help the moody become stable and happy. ...Read more

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How effective is sam-e for mood?

Maybe.: There has been some studies of the use of sam-e for depression. They postulate that it increases the amount of serotonin and dopamine. Some patients have used this for osteoarthritis and depression and the anecdotal reports are mostly positive. I still have questions whether because of the relief of pain, the depression improved or vice-versa or both. ...Read more

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Why I don't have the mood to masturbate?

Good morning: Good morning sir. No medical advice or treatment can be offered without parental consent according to current state laws in place governing telemedicine consultations. We ask that a parent or guardian open an account as your proxy and that way any question can be asked and responded to on your behalf. Have a great day wherever you're at. It's snowing like crazy and bone chilling cold here! ...Read more

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Why am I always sad & changed on moods?

Don't know: Without knowing you - that would be hard to know. If you have marked changes in mood & energy level or feel despair- would recommend evaluation by a psychiatrist of psychologist. ...Read more

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How coffee pharmacologically affects my mood?

How coffee pharmacologically affects my mood?

Too many variables: Too many variables are involved, such as how many cups of coffee, how much caffeine is in each cup, how much time is one talking about, is one new to coffee or a daily drinker, does one have problems handling caffeine, how much cream is in the coffee, how much sugar is there, etc... Caffeine will temporarily make one more awake, but he'll not sleep well, so it can cause both better or worse mood. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thermography to be used to detect moods?

Is it possible for thermography to be used to detect moods?

Possible: SOME OF THE COMMON APPLICATIONS OF THERMOGRAPHY ARE IN:
Breast pathologies
Extra-Cranial Vessel Disease
Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal
Vertebrae (nerve problems/arthritis)
Lower Extremity Vessel Disease
A paper proposes a new procedure for measuring affective responses during social interaction using facial thermographic imaging. In sociology literature. ...Read more

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How is serotonin used by moods?

It is your Happy NT: The beauty of these neurotransmitters is they perform a variety of function leading to happiness, including your sleep, apetite, weight, regulation of anxiety even found in your gut cells, so happiness is not locatede in brain, remember, gut feeling, or irritable bowel when people are upset, brain and body are not disconnected and the brain is the most organic organ, connected to body happiness. ...Read more

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Will my sickness and moods setyle im 7weeks pregnant?

Another 5 weeks: Usually, but not always, symptoms get better after the first 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How come I have mood swings?

A variety of things: Can cause mood swings. Family problems, financial meltdowns, significant health challenges, educational plans going off track can all be a stimulus for the mood swings. More seriously it could be some form of bipolar disorder where mood swings are always a part of the disorder. That, and sleep problems and chronic agitation are part of almost every type of bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Is Depakote a mood stabalizer?

Can be...: Depakote is in the class of anticonvulsants medications however in psychiatry it is also considered a mood stabilizer. Uses include the treatment mania, epilepsy, and migraine prophylaxis, . ...Read more

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What are the causes of mood swings?

Varied: Daily shifts in mood can be due to many causes some of which are - adjustment disorders, mood disorders personality disorders, neurological conditions. Mood swings by themselves are not diagnostic of any condition - for diagnosis it's bet to get evaluated by a psychiatrist and discuss all the other symptoms as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I improve my mood?

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How can I improve my mood?

Mood: Healthy body, healthy mind. Life style changes with good diet, exercise & minimal stress. Satisfaction with work & home. Having good support system. ...Read more

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Why do my moods change so fast?

Teenage years: It is not uncommon for a teenager to experience changes in mood in a quick fashion, maybe related to your hormones. However if you are using drugs that can effect the way you feel also. Another possibility is the development of a psychiatric disorder at this age. You should consider a visit to your regular doctor to sort this out ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mood?

Mood: Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and your affect is "angry.". ...Read more

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My moods are always changing, how can I control myself?

My moods are always changing, how can I control myself?

Underlying Issues: I wonder if getting to the underlying issue of why your moods are always changing is essential to helping you control yourself? It is always important if you have concerns about yourself to speak to your primary care doctor for a referral to a psychologist or therapist to help you learn ways to cope with your moods. Medication has also been shown to be effective to help regulate mood. ...Read more

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What is a mood stabilizer?

Mood stabilizer: Mood stabilizing medications are often needed for bipolar or schizoaffective disorder, conditions where mood lability causes big problems. Medicines like lithium, plus anticonvulsants such as depakote, lamictal, and topomax are in this category and can help greatly. The idea is not to eliminate all mood changes, but to prevent mania and depression -- very painful and personally disruptive states. ...Read more