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Claritin And Depression
Does claritin (loratadine) cause depression cause I been feeling like I am pms an seems all drugs make me feel this way. Fluid retention is why?
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
No connection.: If your son is depressed, especially if he is depressed to the point, he wants to hurt himself, he needs help from a psychologist or psychiatrist or family doctor now not next week or next month. ...Read more
Since taken claritin (loratadine) I noticed severe depression an lower backpain is this from water retenion. Need relief seems most drugs make me depressed?
I have just been prescribed Citalopram (20 mg) for depression. I am currently taking loratadine for hayfever. Is it OK to take the two together?
Celexa/Loratadine: Combination is safe, as prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Son (6 yrs) started Claritin 3 months ago. Since, he’s now angry hyper and depressed. He’s been off it for 3 days. When will it be cleared from his system? Will his behavior return back to normal?
If is the claritin: That caused the symptoms to begin with, he would return to his normal self. It would take up to a week to be cleared of his system, if symptoms persist kindly have his doctor re-evaluate, chronic upper respiratory infection / middle ER infection can lead to similar symptoms, ENT evaluation may be needed, wish you both wellness ...Read more
Feeling Good: 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. The very best to you. ...Read more
Causes and symptoms: Depression can result from stressors, chronic stress, substances, genetics, among other things. Major depressive episode consists of 4 of the following symptoms lasting greater than two weeks: depressed mood, changes in sleep, lower energy, poor concentration, changes in appetite, feelings of too much guilt, inability to enjoy, moving slower or too fast, racing thoughts, and suicidal thoughts. ...Read more
Desvenlafaxine: Pristiq & Khedezla are brand names for Desvenlafaxine. It is a SNRI medication which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of Major depression. ...Read more
See a psychiatrist: Yes, see a psychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation. S/he will take your history, including previous episodes, other medical illnesses & medications, family history, any substance use, and carefully assess your mental health in an interview. Some lab studies (such as checking thyroid function, metabolic panel, b12, folate, (folic acid) etc) are also often done. Then treatment plans can be made. ...Read more
So many: Tough question. Some depressions are caused by hormonal or endocrine problems, some are inherited, some are due to old trauma, some are caused from substance abuse and some are situational. That's what psychiatrists are trained to sort out. ...Read more
Depression: Depression has a wide range of symptoms from sadness, decreased interest/loss of pleasure in daily activities, sleep or weight changes, feelings of worthlessness, fatigue, loss of energy. The main distinguishing factor for major depression is if it significantly impacts your daily life (and generally has lasted > 2 weeks). If you're experiencing these symptoms, talk your doctor. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Depression signs: Include being down most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in activities, unintended increase/decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, ; thinking of death ; dying. Talk to your physician or a mental health professional to decide. ...Read more
Causes of depression: Include a genetic component that increases your risk when a blood relative has depression, distressing experiences combined with dysfunctional negative thinking and beliefs, and behaviors that contribute to withdrawing socially & reducing pleasurable & rewarding activities. Cultivating an optimistic, resilient attitude that sees problems as solvable challenges help prevent depression. ...Read more
Teen with depression: Depression in children & teens is much the same illness but because of age related factors expression of the depression varies. Children are especially difficult to assess due to limited understanding and communication skills. Teens bring a special set of problems to diagnosing depression; a sense of immortality, a "can do it myself" attitude, male and female hormone influences, oppositionality. ...Read more
Task Completion: If you are able, undertake a task that you know for sure you can finish. When we complete a project, even something small like washing the dishes or organizing a closet, our brains release the same chemicals produced by the prescription antidepressants. So often, reactive depression is associated with events that take away our initiative and make us procrastinate, and this is what we must fight! ...Read more
Beyond saddnedss: Period of two weeks where one experiences depressed mood or loss of interest and at least 5 of the following: disturbances in sleep (excessive most often), apathy, withdrawal, isolation, hopelessness, thoughts of death or suicide, lack of energy, impaired concentration, lethargy. Treated best with psychotherapy in combination with antidepressants. ...Read more
Bipolarity: Unipolar depression is characterized by psychomotor retardation, loss of interest in usually enjoyed activities, amotivational periods. The flip side is periods of extremely active, often extremely productive activate, as seen by such people as ted turner. If one has bipolar depression and it qis treated for what presents as unipolar depression, the manic phase can rear it's scary head. ...Read more
Dysthymia+depression: Double depression is a combination of major depression and minor depression. The person must meet the criteria for a major depressive episode superimposed upon a minor depressive episode of at least two years duration also called dysthymic disorder. In dysthymic disorder, the person has more bad days than good days spread over a two-year period. Please google the terms for a fuller explanation. ...Read more
3 differences: Generally speaking, there are three things that differentiate typical from atypical depression. In atypical depression, people often sleep too much, have an increased appetite, and have "emotional reactivity". That is to say, they will feel happy when something good happens, but then return to depression afterward. Maoi's may be more effective in treatment. Emsam is a patch formulation. ...Read more
Depression: Can be due to an inherited medical condition (Major Depression / Bipolar I / Bipolar II for example) or may be a normal response to a depressing set of circumstances (situational depression) Certain medications, drugs and alcohol can precipitate, exacerbate or cause depression. Brain injury and illness may have depression in some form as a consequence. Read about depression. Its fairly common. ...Read more
Treating depression: An assessment would evaluate the severity of your depression. Your current history and family history would be important. Let's look at what you have control of in your environment. Also start with steps to be social, exercise, etc. Explore coping and communication skills. If the symptoms are severe, I would also recommend a consult for medication along with psychotherapy. ...Read more
Medicine and therapy: Fortunately, there are various effective treatments for depression. The standard treatment includes medication, and/or psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy). These approaches have been demonstrated to be effective. There are also various brain stimulation therapies (electroconvulsive therapy is the most researched stimulation therapy and has the longest history of use). Ask your doctor. ...Read more