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Monocycline and doxycycline have caused depression. Should i risk Accutane (isotretinoin)? What are my other options?

Monocycline and doxycycline have caused depression. Should i risk Accutane (isotretinoin)? What are my other options?

Accutane: Accutane has been associated with risk of severe depression, including suicidal ideation. You need to discuss this frankly with your physician, and have care plans in place for any eventuality. Your physician can work with you also to develop other options instead. ...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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Is doxycycline in any way related to spontaneous suicide, mood swings, or depression?

Is doxycycline in any way related to spontaneous suicide, mood swings, or depression?

No: The only reported psychiatric side effect of doxycline is Anxiety (2%). If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Got mild depression + chest infection. Taking doxycycline. Is it normal to be exhausted. When will meds kick in. Got them on Friday...now Sunday?

Got mild depression + chest infection. Taking doxycycline. Is it normal to be exhausted. When will meds kick in. Got them on Friday...now Sunday?

Medication effects: Doxycycline may cause common cold and influenza symptoms which may lead to feeling exhausted. Thank you for informing about Sertraline Side effect of Sertraline can be Fatigue. Discuss with Psychiatrist • Severity of symptoms now needing Sertraline • Decrease dose • Therapy for stresses in your life • Breathing Relaxation • Visual Imagery of National Parks • MeditationTai Chi ...Read more

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Pcos, having acne, dermatologist prescribed me escitalopram along with doxycycline but I am not in depression then why this antidepressant? Why for acne

Pcos, having acne, dermatologist prescribed me escitalopram along with doxycycline but I am not in depression then why this antidepressant? Why for acne

Ask for explanation: I'm surprised that a dermatologist would rx escitalopram / lexipro, as it is a psych medication. I'm not a psychiatrist or a dermatologist, but as a general physician i've got misgivings about writing for any psych rx without a plan that includes talk therapy and looking at your big life-picture. It's not a rx for acne. Further, an antibiotic should never be the sole rx for acne. Get a 2nd dr. ...Read more

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What can cause depression?

What can cause depression?

A mix: Psychiatric illnesses occur when a combination of risk factors collide. The most common factors include your genes, your family upbringing and culture, and your thoughts. ...Read more

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Does being lazy causes depression?

Does being lazy causes depression?

No: Usually "laziness" is a result of depression, not cause of it. Exercise is an important activity in dealing with depression, along with diet, medication, and help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Does being bored cause depression?

Does being bored cause depression?

No: It's helpful if you're bored to take a bread-do something fun, take a walk or maybe read a good book. ...Read more

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What is depression, cause and cure?

What is depression, cause and cure?

Types of Depression: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. Chemical depression-neuroscience lab tests-urine. ...Read more

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Could depression cause physical pain?

Could depression cause physical pain?

Yes, depression: Can some times go hand in hand with physical pain. ...Read more

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Health deterioration causes depression?

Health deterioration causes depression?

It certainly can!: No one wants to be less than healthy. Add to that the genetic component to major depressive disorder, and the likelyhood of depression rises. ...Read more

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What causes depression in young people?

What causes depression in young people?

Sadness/depression: Just as with adults, the cause of depression is not fully understood in adolescents. There are biochemical theories hypothesizing about seretonin, norepinephrine and Dopamine and psychosocial theories that environmental facotors cause depression. Some suggest that diet and sedentary lifestyle are causes of adolescent depression. Hereditaey or genetic causes also continue to examined. ...Read more

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What is the number one cause of depression?

What is the number one cause of depression?

No single cause: While there is no one single cause for depression, the final common pathway is a relative depletion of certain neurotransmitters within the brain. Specifically, these are serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Most antidepressants aim to increase the concentration of these substances within the brain. ...Read more

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What are common causes and symptoms of depression?

What are common causes and symptoms of depression?

Depression: Sometimes there's no immediately apparent "cause" for depression, but family history, drug/alcohol use, personal loss, trauma such as rape or bullying, etc, certain medications, and hormonal changes can all play a part. Symptoms include sad mood, loss of interest & enjoyment in activities lasting longer than 2 weeks, & disturbances in sleep, energy, and appetite. Can have suicidal thinking also. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the main causes of depression?

Please explain what are the main causes of depression?

Depression causes: There are multiple possible causes of depression, and more than one may be present in the same person. These include: genetics; certain medications (such as anti-hypertensives); trauma/abuse; death or loss; serious illness; substance abuse; personal conflicts with others; major events like moving or graduation, etc. ...Read more

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Will depression cause disturbing dreams?

Will depression cause disturbing dreams?

Although many people: Experience distressing dreams when depressed - it is variable. ...Read more

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Could depression be cause by an abortion?

Could depression be cause by an abortion?

This issue of: Abortion is often a very emotional one. An abortion (whether spontaneous or elective) can lead to grief. ...Read more

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How does alcohol physiologically causes depression?

How does alcohol physiologically causes depression?

Brain changes: Alcohol affects your brain chemistry by altering levels of neurotransmitters, in particular glutamate, gaba, and serotonin. Alcohol suppresses glutamate which slows down your brain. It causes more gaba to be produced, which creates a depressing effect (like taking xanax). Alcohol can also inhibit serotonin which is one of the main chemicals linked to depression. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on causes depression and anxiety?

What's your opinion on causes depression and anxiety?

Multifactorial: Causes of depression and anxiety can be multifactorial such as : having a positive family history , brain chemistry changes, medical illnesses (i.E thyroid disease), side effects from medications, major life stressors, substance use/abuse and history of abuse/trauma. ...Read more

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What are causes & psychological impacts of adolescent depression?

What are causes & psychological impacts of adolescent depression?

Teen depression: Teen depression can occur as a result of genetics, long standing pessimism, trauma, self-esteem difficulties and an overall negative view of self, the world and the future.cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness may help improve / resolve these difficulties. Assistance from family is also very important. ...Read more

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Can depression cause ocd?

Can depression cause ocd?

No but: Depression is not generally considered to be a cause of obsessive compulsive disorder, but the two problems can certainly co-exist in the same person. Some treatments are good for both problems. ...Read more

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