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Depression during pregnancy--signs and treatments?

Depression during pregnancy--signs and treatments?

Same signs as not: Pregnant. The treatment, however, is different. There should be more emphasis on psychotherapy. Most antidepressants should be avoided, at least until the third trimester. Electroconvulsive therapy is very safe for both mother and child, although it is usually only used in severe cases. ...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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How come women have mood swings during PMS and menopause?

How come women have mood swings during PMS and menopause?

The mood swings: That may occur are related to hormonal changes in the woman's body. ...Read more

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What are treatments for sexual arousal disorder in depressed women?

What are treatments for sexual arousal disorder in depressed women?

Marriage Counseling: Sexual arousal disorders are the most difficult to treat. When you add depression it becomes even harder as most of the anti-depressants have sexual side effects. Of course there may be many causative factors, but generally, there are issues within your relationship that must be dealt with- see a sex therapist, but expect that your doctor will ask a lot of questions about your marriage. ...Read more

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What causes depression in teenagers? Why do some people seem perfectly happy and balanced throughout high school then when going to college start to suffer mood swings, depression, and personality changes?

What causes depression in teenagers? Why do some people seem perfectly happy and balanced throughout high school then when going to college start to suffer mood swings, depression, and personality changes?

Protective Factors: Many reasons but there are some key factors & skills that help teens cope more effectively w/stressors & challenges of adolescence: a) feeling loved, supported & understood; b) having people who can really talk 2; c) knowing how 2identify & express feelings; d) knowing things 2do 2cope w/stressors; & e) having close friendship(s). Consider: 90% of things kids/teens learn come from watching adults. ...Read more

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7 month pregnant,suggest some solutions for mood swings and sleeplessness.

Seek evaluation: It is advisable to seek an evaluation with a mental health professional who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum depression. If you have Antepartum anxiety and/or depression (10-15% prevalence) it would be best to start treatment now to lower risk of postpartum depression and anxiety. Many ppl don't realize anxiety is often more common than depressed mood. If in IL, I can do virtual consult. ...Read more

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What medications are safe to take for "bipolar disorder" while pregnant? 17 wks, severe deprssion, at times manic, mood swings, ect...

What medications are safe to take for "bipolar disorder" while pregnant? 17 wks, severe deprssion, at times manic, mood swings, ect...

Weigh risks/benefits: It's important to weigh risks and benefits both of the medication and of untreated bipolar disorder on the unborn child. This is a question that is best answered by a psychiatrist who is familiar with you. ...Read more

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My teenager is showing signs of being anxious, depressed, and avoidance behaviors, help?

My teenager is showing signs of being anxious, depressed, and avoidance behaviors, help?

This would be a : Good time to get some professional assistance. A child psychiatrist, child psychologist or a general psychiatrist/ psychologist that works with teens in their practice - would be a good place to start. Take care. ...Read more

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How teenage drinking leads to teenage pregnancy and a difficult life?

How teenage drinking leads to teenage pregnancy and  a difficult life?

Obvious: It increases the desire but decreases the performance, including judgement. ...Read more

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Feeling down, tired of life, distressed, some sleep disturbances during working days, some weight gain and have rare suicidal ideation.Am i depressed?

Feeling down, tired of life, distressed, some sleep disturbances during working days, some weight gain and have rare suicidal ideation.Am i depressed?

Depression: Your description does sound like you could be depressed -- suicidal ideation is definitely an alarm sign. It would be a good idea to see your physician about this to start checking your overall health. More definitive treatment can come through a psychiatrist and/or psychologist. Both psychotherapy and medications can be very effective. If suicidal thoughts increase, be seen in an er. ...Read more

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How to prevent mild depression and sleepiness during my menstrual cycle?

How to prevent mild depression and sleepiness during my menstrual cycle?

Just a little,really: A low dose of an inexpensive (generic) antidepressant can make all the difference. I've seen it. If your family physician is knowledgeable about this, ok. But please consult a well trained psychiatrist with experience in this particular difficulty. Paroxetine or buproprion are each a good place to start. And do make sure side effects r understood for the 3 days of use. ...Read more

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I have phases of euphoria and sadness, feelings of low self esteem, tiredness, Panic attacks in arguments and phases of self harm since I was a child.

I have phases of euphoria and sadness, feelings of low self esteem, tiredness, Panic attacks in arguments and phases of self harm since I was a child.

You need to seek a: Mental health counselor to seek why you are going through this extreme mood in such a degree. Sounds like Bipolar but to be sure get an assessment so that proper diagnosis and treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Menstral cycle day 4 frustration, anger, hate, stress and depression is this normal? Im a female age 22

Menstral cycle day 4 frustration, anger, hate, stress and depression is this normal? Im a female age 22

Alternative answer: when I have patients with menses problems, I suggest Evening Primrose Oil and Vit.B6 50mg per day. See how 1-2 cycles later improve. If no change then stop these. Deplin can also be added on if your feeling depression. ...Read more

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Smoking in pregnancy: Advise to quit as soon as you found out u r pregnant. Low birth weight and other complications possible. Also if quitting now, it would do both of you good. ...Read more

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What are the effects to the baby from maternal stress, depression, and anxiety during pregnancy?

What are the effects to the baby from maternal stress, depression, and anxiety during pregnancy?

Stress &fetal effect: Stress releases chemicals and affects your hormones as well and they can affect your fetus. Grandmothers alwasy say if one wants a happy baby the mom needs to stay happy! ...Read more

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Can contraceptive pill help in treatment of postnatal depression and premenstrual syndrome?

Can contraceptive pill help in treatment of postnatal depression and premenstrual syndrome?

Postpartum: Post partum depression is a complex, common and serious condition. The mainstays of its treatment are 1) properly selected antidepressants 2) peer support. Anyone suffering from it should ask her OB for referral to an experienced psychiatrist --as well as for referral to a local support group. The psychiatrist may suggest psychotherapy as well, which may need only be brief. ...Read more

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Do you know are mood swings a part of late puberty?

Complicated...: Puberty is different for every individual...What you need to look at is whether these mood swings are causing problems in your family, interpersonal relationships, school performance, etc. If they are causing some problems, get checked out by your primary care doctor or psychologist. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

No evidence found: No peer-reviewed scientific studies implicate venlafaxine as a teratogen or an epigenetic factor in autism. Venlafaxine, an snri, & most ssri antidepressants. Are class c because their use during the 3rd trimester may cause transient withdrawal-type symptoms in a neonate vs. A 67% recurrence of maternal depression if withdrawn abruptly. Lawyers can and do attack drug companies without evidence. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Teen Pregnancy (Definition)

Teen pregnancy is a condition where a teenage female between the ages of 13 and 19 becomes pregnant. It is often associated with increased risks to the ...Read more