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Is faverin for OCD effective also for social anxiety and depression ?

Is faverin for OCD effective also for social anxiety and depression ?

Yes it can be: Faverin = fluvoxamine, an antidepressant which also has significant anti-anxiety attributes. Like most ssri's, it may cause GI side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. These may dissipate in the first weeks of use. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20238342 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18568110. ...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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Can there be rehab for anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts?

Can there be rehab for anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts?

Yes: If you are having suicidal thoughts, you should be evaluated by a mental health professional. There are inpatient psychiatric units in many hospitals for treatment of severe depression. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for depression and social anxiety?

What are the symptoms for depression and social anxiety?

Depression and SAD: Rather than attempt a litany of symptoms that would not fit in the space to begin with, I am referring you to two separate articles, one on depression and one on social anxiety disorder that should be quite informative. Best wishes. En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/major_depressive_disorder en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/social_anxiety_disorder. ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies overcome anxiety and depression?

What are doctor-recommended strategies overcome anxiety and depression?

Exercise : One way to help chronic anxiety and depression is to exercise for one hour a day six days a week. Moderate continuous exercise such as power walking is a good method. But it must be for at hour and for six days a week. ...Read more

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What are doctors most likely to prescribe for anxiety and depression anxiety and depression

What are doctors most likely to prescribe for anxiety and depression anxiety and depression

Many options.: There are many medications that are effective for anxiety and depression. Some are very good at treating both conditions. A psychiatrist will be able to clarify the underlying issues and make a decision on which medication would be the best option. Sometimes talk therapy such as cognitive therapy can address anxiety and depression issues. ...Read more

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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy in dealing with depression and emotional distress?

How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy in dealing with depression and emotional distress?

Very effective: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can be very helpful for depression & emotional distress. With it, you explore your thinking patterns and see how these can lead to depressed feelings. With your therapist's help, you learn ways of moving beyond these, or correcting assumptions that lead to suffering. In terms of effectiveness, cbt can outlast antidepressants, and also improve outcomes. ...Read more

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What's done for severe depression with psychotic features and anxiety?

What's done for severe depression with psychotic features and anxiety?

Treatment NOW!: Depression with psychotic features, is by definition severe. Severe depression indicates the need for aggressive intervention with the combination of individual psychotherapy and psychotropic medications, including antidepressants and likely, at least temporarily, antipsychotic medication. These medications may be sufficient to help with the anxiety, but sometimes anxiolytics are also required. ...Read more

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What are common treatments for anxiety, depression and psychosis?

What are common treatments for anxiety, depression and psychosis?

Depression with: Psychosis is treated with antidepressants for long term recovery and with antipsychotics for short term symptom control. ...Read more

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Which symptoms does sertraline help relieve for social anxiety and agoraphobia?

Which symptoms does sertraline help relieve for social anxiety and agoraphobia?

Sertraline: Sertraline can help most symptoms of anxiety and prevent panic attacks. It may also help agoraphobia, which is often associated with panic attacks. Combining sertraline (or other ssri's) with psychotherapy (especially cognitive behavioral therapy) yields the best and most long-lasting results. ...Read more

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What is the most effective medication for depression and mainly social anxiety?

What is  the most effective medication for depression and mainly social anxiety?

Not that easy: People rezpond differently to different types of medications. Whereas, one may tolerate and benefit from prozac, (fluoxetine) another person with the same symptoms may not. Most antidepressants have been shown to be effective with dep and anx and although pharmaceutical vompanies would want you to believe their's is best, i don't necessarily agree. Potential side effects do vary, which is an important consider. ...Read more

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What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

Medications that: Raise serotonin in the brain can significantly decrease baseline anxiety, which can prevent panic from happening. Sometimes adding a long acting benzodiazepine like Clonazepam can further decrease baseline anxiety. ...Read more

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Bipolar II and anxiety disorders. Take klonopin for the anxiety, Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood stability. Recommendation for antidepressants for the depression?

Bipolar II and anxiety disorders. Take klonopin for the anxiety, Neurontin (gabapentin) for mood stability. Recommendation for antidepressants for the depression?

Your doctor: is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depression. The medications you are taking may, over time, work on your depression as well as your other symptoms. Ask at your next visit or schedule one. If at any time you feel you may harm yourself, have any thoughts of suicide, go right to ER ...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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How does Escitalopram work for assisting anxiety ocd and paranoia?

How does Escitalopram work for assisting anxiety ocd and paranoia?

Escitalopram: Escitalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression or anxiety. Escitalopram is used to treat Major depressive disorder and Anxiety. It is not a medication to treat Paranoia or specific medication for OCD. See Psychiatrist for establishing your Diagnosis, then discuss Medications and Therapy ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication help with depression and anxiety?

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ADHD med's.: Some stimulants of the amphetamine group have been used for depression if other medications are not tolerated, but not for anxiety. Few others such as Clonidine can sometimes be used for anxiety but cause lowering of blood pressure. ...Read more

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Acupuncture for mdd and severe insomnia. Thoughts?

Acupuncture for mdd and severe insomnia. Thoughts?

Yup & Yup: Auricular acupuncture is beneficial for depression (but i would use it as an adjunct to other approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy or possibly psychotropic medications). Both chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture can be very helpful for insomnia. Should be used with excellent sleep hygiene and possibly medications. Take care. ...Read more

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What are strategies to deal with severe anxiety and depression?

Medication/therapy: The combination of medication combined with talk therapy appears to be the most effective intervention and have the longest lasting effect. ...Read more

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Primary care dr or psychiatrist for anxiety and panic attacks surrounding therapy for depression or will Lexapro (escitalopram) be enough med eventually -taken 2 wks?

Primary care dr or psychiatrist for anxiety and panic attacks surrounding therapy for depression or will Lexapro (escitalopram) be enough med eventually -taken 2 wks?

Anxiety /depression: Many times anxiety and depression are experienced together. Lexapro (escitalopram) may be effective to reduce both if given in adequate dose and for at least 4 weeks, which is what it takes to produce full effect. In some cases can take 8 weeks. Also work with a therapist to see what are the factors involved in the anxiety attacks and how to modify your behavior to prevent them. ...Read more

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What type of treatment for major depression anxioty bipolar?

What type of treatment for major depression anxioty bipolar?

Bipolar Disorder : with Anxiety. Start with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Insure that medical causes for symptoms are ruled out. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and illicit drugs. Take medications as directed. Eat healthfully. Sleep consistently. Be physically active. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Clarence Grim
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Anxiety Relief (Definition)

To me, anxiety relief simply means that the distress ...Read more