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If depressed patients > likely forego procedures due to pessimism, are medicated depressed patients more likely to say okay due to iatrogenic optimism?

If depressed patients > likely forego procedures due to pessimism, are medicated depressed patients more likely to say okay due to iatrogenic optimism?

Medical complaints: Depressed patients are more sensitive to pain and complain of medical problems more often. They are at risk of undergoing more unnecessary medical diagnostic procedures and starting pain medications than other patients due to the severity of their complaints. The psychiatric treatment would decrease the intensity of their problems and improve their tolerance to procedures if they are needed. ...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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Are there any good herbs for childhood depression patients?

Are there any good herbs for childhood depression patients?

Nothing Proven: I agree with dr berkowitz. In addition, there is no scientic proof of herbal effectivenss or how safe these products. Be careful and discuss such therapies with a trained child professional. ...Read more

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Has Rapastinel showed a good efficacy for depressed patients?

Has Rapastinel showed a good efficacy for depressed patients?

Rapastinel: Rapastinel is in clinical development as an intravenous adjunctive therapy for treatment-resistant Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

The drug is a rapid-acting and long-lasting antidepressant as well as cognitive enhancer.

It has not been approved by FDA at this time. ...Read more

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Depression medication wearing off after only 2 months - try a different med? Be patient? Up the dose?

Depression medication wearing off after only 2 months - try a different med? Be patient? Up the dose?

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. Please stick w/your doc. ...Read more

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Do pills for depression either work or not, or can the patient see improvement at first and then decline again?

Do pills for depression either work or not, or can the patient see improvement at first and then decline again?

Reasons for relapse: Improvement from antidepressants can vary from none to a lot. Benefits can trail off in the first month or two if the initial dose is too low. Depression can worsen even on meds due to new/worse stressors. Other meds, alcohol, or recreational drugs can interfere. Sometimes antidepressants "poop out" after a year or two of constant use. Many possibilities to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with depression?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with depression?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Why diabetic patients become depressed and / or aggressive?

Why diabetic patients become depressed and / or aggressive?

Not all do: Depression is twice as common in people with diabetes than in the general population, but aggressive behavior is not. Some symptoms of depression may make diabetes worse -- like not caring about one's self enough to check blood glucose levels, eat healthy foods, or use the right Insulin or medication doses. Metabolic imbalance can cause mental status changes, but not usually aggression. ...Read more

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What is the approach doctors take when dealing with patients depression?

What is the approach doctors take when dealing with patients depression?

Make diagnosis: There are specific diagnostic criteria for major depression which includes sleep and appetite disturbance, loss of energy and interest, problems concentrating and even suicidal thoughts. There are medications and various forms of psychotherapy which can be very beneficial. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any clinical diagnostic procedure that can be done on the patient to check if he has depression 100%.

Is there any clinical diagnostic procedure that can be done on the patient to check if he has depression 100%.

DSM: To be diagnosed with Major Depression, you will need to meet a set of criteria for the disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). You will also undergo a physical exam and tests to rule out medical causes of your depression. ...Read more

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How to get along with a patient with depression? She has been on pills for a while but still not fully cured yet. She is easily angry.

How to get along with a patient with depression? She has been on pills for a while but still not fully cured yet. She is easily angry.

Depression: If not already in therapy, I recommend starting psychotherapy, which shows better success rates when combined with medications, versus medications alone. ...Read more

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I am patient of high chelostrol 360 am 40 years old, what is good medicine to me tell me I am very depressed with this amount of chelostrol?

I am patient of high chelostrol 360 am 40 years old, what is good medicine to me tell me I am very depressed with this amount of chelostrol?

MFO & RYR: You can use good quality marine fish oil to lower triglycerides and red yeast rice to lower ldl. Some folks need one or the other, some both. Nutrition accounts for 15 to 20 % of lab results, the rest is familial. Please ask your doctor about this. He/she is likely not trained in natural medicine so may offer drugs. Please follow his/her advice. No need to be depressed by these numbers. Peace ...Read more

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How long a patient supposed to take fluvoxamine for treating depression?

How long a patient supposed to take fluvoxamine for treating depression?

See below: There is no set time frame. It depends on why you are on the medication, your response to therapy, and resolution, or control, of your symptoms. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's been found in patients with depression, impulsive disorders, and a history of rage?

What's been found in patients with depression, impulsive disorders, and a history of rage?

Related: Patients with depression can be irritable and loose their temper. Rage can be a manifestation of anxiety disorder (the fight part of the fight or flight response) or part of an impulse disorder such as adhd or intermittent explosive disorder. Alcohol and drugs can disinhibit someone who is anxious or depressed causing them to have outbursts of anger. An evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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What to do when a patient with depression doesn't want treatment and is agressive to others?

What to do when a patient with depression doesn't want treatment and is agressive to others?

See below: Specific laws are state-dependent, but this is the gist. If a patients is a threat to him/herself or others, s/he should be hospitalized/ committed to treatment. ...Read more

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I am patient of depression since last 12 years. On LARPOSE 2 and TANCODEP 2. very poor sleep How to improve, Pl help me.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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I am patient of depression since last 12 years. On LARPOSE 2 and TANCODEP 2. very poor sleep How to improve, Pl help me.

Depression: You are on combination of Tricyclic Antidepressant Tancodep (Imipramine) which also has Anti anxiety medication Valium (Diazepam), and you take another Anxiety medication Larpose (Ativan). You need to talk to your doctor about considering another Antidepressant which helps more for sleep, instead of the Tancodep, such as Remeron (mirtazapine) or Trazodone. ...Read more

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I am patient of diabetes for 20 years and also on light medication for depression. Now latrine don't come out. Lactoluse worked for a while but notnow?

I am patient of diabetes for 20 years and also on light medication for depression. Now latrine don't come out. Lactoluse worked for a while but notnow?

20 years diabetes: I hope your diabetes is under good control. How often are you checking your blood sugar?
Regarding the other issue please see your primary doctor. I don't think it is diabetes related, but I could be wrong. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Melancholia (Definition)

This is an old term for depression or dysthymia (mildly low mood), from the belief that it was caused by excess ...Read more


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