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Dr. Pamela Pappas
4,484 doctors shared insights

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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Do any of you know anything about T3 (liothyronine) treatment for fibromyalgia, CFS, treatment-resistant depression, and/or PCOS?

Do any of you know anything about T3 (liothyronine) treatment for fibromyalgia, CFS, treatment-resistant depression, and/or PCOS?

Not recommended: This is fringe practice that is not supported by endocrinologists, who are the experts in hormones. I have seen people get very sick from improper use of thyroid hormone for things it was not meant to treat, and outside the scientifically established parameters for its use. There are very few scientifically valid reasons to use T3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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I have adhd, gad, IBS w/ wheat&lactose sensitivity, depression, neck arthritis, & pcos. Is this really bad for an 18 year old? I worry that i'm simply falling apart, & on so many meds at so young.

I have adhd, gad, IBS w/ wheat&lactose sensitivity, depression, neck arthritis, & pcos. Is this really bad for an 18 year old? I worry that i'm simply falling apart, & on so many meds at so young.

Health is better: Yes, i think it is time you drop the labels and asked yourself 1 question. Are you really happy? If you are following your joy then i would recommend the zone diet with omega 3s and gradually reducing your meds. If you aren't really happy then search for your joy first and do more of that. In addition if your relationship with god is strained i would talk to him from your heart. Forgive please. ...Read more

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What is this? Joint/muscular pain, fatigue, mouth sores, stomach pain, ibs, inflammation, insomnia, depression, mood disorder, thyroid, diabetes, pcos

What is this? Joint/muscular pain, fatigue, mouth sores, stomach pain, ibs, inflammation, insomnia, depression, mood disorder, thyroid, diabetes, pcos

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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TOPAMaX (topiramate) 25 Q.O.D. RE-TRIGGER EPISODE SEVERE CLINICAL DEPRESSION IN COMBO W/ PAXIL60,CYMBALTA60, DEPAKOTE 1000, PTSD, &OTHERSTRESS&PCOS% PAINFL OVULTN?

TOPAMaX (topiramate) 25 Q.O.D. RE-TRIGGER EPISODE SEVERE CLINICAL DEPRESSION IN COMBO W/ PAXIL60,CYMBALTA60, DEPAKOTE 1000, PTSD, &OTHERSTRESS&PCOS% PAINFL OVULTN?

Meds : With severe depression you must see a Psychologist. Along with that you must check with your primary doctor if you really are using the meds you listed. Please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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I had an accident 10/27 since then hip/back pain shoots down leg plus numbness limited mobility Cause? Seek care? PCOS HTN Depression G.A.D

I had an accident 10/27 since then hip/back pain shoots down leg plus numbness limited mobility Cause? Seek care? PCOS HTN Depression G.A.D

Sounds like: a prolapsed or herniated disc at L4-5 You need to see your PCP first and a possible referral for Physical Therapy and or referral to Spine Specialists! Many Hospitals have "Spine Units" where all the specialists are available as well as activity directed rehabilitation! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Hello. Are there any health risks associated with having 1 period/6months? I have PCOS & can't take the Pill b/c it worsens my major depression.

Hello. Are there any health risks associated with having 1 period/6months? I have PCOS & can't take the Pill b/c it worsens my major depression.

There are risks: You are at risk for getting endometrial hyperplasia, which though not cancerous, is a pre-cancerous condition. Get help regulating your periods, simply skipping 6 months or more with PCOS is quite risky. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Metformin 1000 mg to start working for weight loss due to PCOS? Also, will metformin help with depression and mood swings?

Metformin: Metformin controls blood sugar not weight loss. Metformin will not help with depression and mood swings. Please see: 1: Diabetes educator -- your doctor will organize that for you. 2: Psychologist -- clearly needed for your depression and mood swings. Wish you well! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, PTSD, tonsillitis, and PCOS or am I a possible hypochondriac? (Diagnosed with first 4)

Too many diagnoses : It is possible to have lots of different problems but it is also possible that you have health anxiety or hypochondriasis.. If you have repeatedly come up with fears of having a health problem and seen a doctor only to be told you did not have the problem it is likely that you have health anxiety. Of course having health anxiety doesn't protect you from getting sick. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


Young Health (Definition)

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