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Does Geodon (ziprasidone) help with depression?

Does Geodon (ziprasidone) help with depression?

Impact on mood: Geodon (ziprasidone) is a second generation antipsychotic. It is FDA approved for treatment of schizophrenia, acute mania and bipolar disorder mixed states. What that essentially means is that not only can it address psychosis, but it also can impact mood as well as anxiety. It has been used off label for treating depression and PTSD. Therefore it is not unusual to see Geodon (ziprasidone) being used in such cases. Best. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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 it possible to develop clinical depression after discontinuation of celexa and geodon (ziprasidone). Is this a case of iatrogenesis if depression was mild before?

Is it possible to develop clinical depression after discontinuation of celexa and geodon (ziprasidone). Is this a case of iatrogenesis if depression was mild before?

As above: Celexa (citalopram) is ssri and geodone is atypical antipsychotic med. If u provider put u on these medication , he must have diagnosed u with sever depression or bad. My advise never quit u medication without discussing that w u provider. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose more weight? I eat only poultry and fish, vegetables and fruits, egg beaters. But take geodon (ziprasidone) for depression and anxiety.

Exercise: Exercise and caloric limitations. Geodon (ziprasidone) can increase weight gain, but if you drop your portion sizes and increase your exercise activity, you could lose or at least stabilize your weight. Carbohydrate excess is the major cause of weight gain with geodon (ziprasidone). Watch your carbs. ...Read more

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I do not have bipolar disorder. I do have recurrent Major depression, severe. Why would my psychiatrist prescribe lithium and Geodon (ziprasidone)?

I do not have bipolar disorder. I do have recurrent Major depression, severe. Why would my psychiatrist prescribe lithium and Geodon (ziprasidone)?

Mood disorder: Many argue that many cases of depression are a form of bipolar disease. specially if your mood fluctuates. instead of going from extreme highs to lows, you go from lows without going into highs, so many treat depression as a form of bipolar disease. What drugs you go on depends on how high or low you go. I would have to know more about your case. ...Read more

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I take Dilantin hydroxyzine geodon klonopins cyclobenzaprine morphinesulfate hydrocodone and I have severe anger depression anxiety i need a med that can relax me mentally and physically.Tried lithium limictal seroquel problems got worse please help me?

Lots of Meds: First of all i empathize with you. However i think you need to see a psychiatrist to review all your medications. Your could be self medicating because i wouldn't know any physician that would prescribe hydrocodone for depression. Klonopin (clonazepam) or Clonazepam actually in the long run causes depression or can make it much worse. You need 1 doctor to work with you. Be honest and then treatment can begin! ...Read more

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Feel like i was never depressed but got prescribed geodon (ziprasidone) and an ssri. I am not good in psychiatry and started making things up that are not really tr?

Feel like i was never depressed but got prescribed geodon (ziprasidone) and an ssri. I am not good in psychiatry and started making things up that are not really tr?

Psychiatry: Treatment in psychiatry usually is based on clinical symptoms. I believe you are saying you made up symptoms and got prescribed meds, if this is the case you have to explore what is the gain for you, is it attention i.e. Playing the sick role or some other conscious gain. Doing mmpi, mcmi, pai tests would be helpful. ...Read more

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At time wake in d night mentally feeling time is flying, am gonna die, nervousness, feeling everyting is going rong, no positivity. Is it Depression?

At time wake in d night mentally feeling time is flying, am gonna die,  nervousness, feeling everyting is going rong, no positivity. Is it Depression?

Get a physical: exam from your doc to rule out or identify chemical or hormonal issues. Then consult a mental health professional to sort things out. If one is not available consider speaking w/a prudent spiritual leader or aunt or uncle. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long can post partem depression last. Anger is bad. B 9 m. Mil been frustrating since b came home. D lil help. I have b all time. Sitter mb 3 time?

How long can post partem depression last. Anger is bad. B 9 m. Mil been frustrating since b came home. D lil help. I have b all time. Sitter mb 3 time?

The American Academy: Of pediatrics recommends screening for post-partum depression as well as using standardized screening tests for infant development at each well-child check. From a pediatric perspective, PPD should be diagnosed & treated as soon as possible, because it can negatively impact infant development by 2 mos.Your primary physician & your pediatrician can help you find mental health providers. ...Read more

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I am take D-Veniz for my depression problem. But not satisfied. Have any other option ?

I am take D-Veniz for my depression problem. But not satisfied. Have any other option ?

Antidepressants: Assuming you've had a thorough evaluation for depression, review your response to this med with treating doctor to discuss dose, your side effects and alternative meds. You may not be on a therapeutic dose. You may also consult with a doctor on HealthTap. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi, can this forum help people who is sufferring from depression?, if so, I have a problem, i'd like to discuss with a professional

Hi, can this forum help people who is sufferring from depression?, if so, I have a problem, i'd like to discuss with a professional

Yes: There is no replacement for a consultation in person and evaluation with a mental health professional. A thorough checkup, maybe labs, therapy and meds might be started if you consult a psychiatrist in your area. However, this website can help with questions about depression and other mental health issues. Feel free to ask. Best wishes. ...Read more

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