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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?

SNRI's are but one: Of many approaches to depression. Who is prescribing and have you contacted him/her? Start there. (There is a LONG list of antidepressants.) There are also MANY non-medicine treatments that are emerging--herbs (5 htp, SAM-e, Roseroot, St. John's Wort), spices (Saffron), etc. Work with your doctor if considering any of these because they DO sometimes create problems or interactions. ...Read more

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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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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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How common is depression that's related to getting older? I.e., feeling "over the hill". Are there any good online resources for more info on this?

How common is depression that's related to getting older? I.e., feeling "over the hill". Are there any good online resources for more info on this?

Aging and depression: It is very common to evaluate one's life when you are nearing milestones. Turning 40 is difficult for many people, but it can be a positive time of life if you take steps to stay physically active and healthy. Get a physical checkup, then establish a regular exercise plan. Eat healthy, quit smoking, spend time with friends, and challenge your mind. Try AARP. Org online or WebMD. Com ...Read more

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Is sam-e effective for OA and depression?

Is sam-e effective for OA and depression?

SAM-e has been: Studied in comparison with standard SSRI's (Zoloft (sertraline) being the most often used) and found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of MINOR depression at about the same rate. It is not good for MAJOR depression and should be used with medical supervision because it can interact with other meds. Don't know about OA. SAM-e also boosts synovial fluid and helps rebuild tissue ...Read more

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What is the correct dosage of Sam-e to take for depression?

What is the correct dosage of Sam-e to take for depression?

SAM-E for Depression: The US National Library of Medicine reports dosing as "For depression: 400-1600 mg per day." The Mayo clinic reports "To treat depression, daily doses of 800-1, 600 milligrams of SAMe by mouth for up to six weeks are most common." Best to discuss with a prescriber as there are potential side effects and interactions and precautions. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Dr ordered me to take sam-e 400mg twice a day, will this help with depression?

Dr ordered me to take sam-e 400mg twice a day, will this help with depression?

Might: In european studies (where it is a prescription medicine) it has been shown to work in depression in patients where traditional antidepressant medication failed. ...Read more

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Other than depression, what are reasons someone will awaken early (i.E. 3am) with no symptoms?

Other than depression, what are reasons someone will awaken early (i.E. 3am) with no symptoms?

Lots of reasons: Alcohol use is commonly associated with mid night awakening, gastrointestinal issues, circadian rhythm issues, anxiety, excitement, nightmares, tmj, snoring and apnea just to name a few. Start a sleep log and talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I identify if I suffer from any mental desease or disorder? (E.g. anxiety, depression.)

How can I identify if I suffer from any mental desease or disorder? (E.g. anxiety, depression.)

EVAL: Get a psychiatric evaluation for the symptomology that bothers you, and consider possible medication management. Then get a referral to a reputable clinician who specializes in whatever your issues may be. ...Read more

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Been in a heavy depression for a few months taking 5htp and same-e for about 3 weeks what else can I do i?

Plenty: A "heavy" depression for months warrants a professional evaluation. Prescription medicine, psychotherapy, lifestyle advice (eg, nutrition and exercise), and possibly medical tests can all help. Many people pull themselves out of mild depression, but serious and/or prolonged depression requires more. ...Read more

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How to help husband (admitted he is) suffering with depression (partly) due to P.E. & refuses to seek any type of help (medically or counseling).

How to help husband (admitted he is) suffering with depression (partly) due to P.E. & refuses to seek any type of help (medically or counseling).

Sorry to hear: About his PE. I would love and support him and just plant the seed that therapy is always available. Sometimes planting a seed is all you can do. Take care. ...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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I have ADD, Agoraphobia, depression, G.A.D.

I have ADD, Agoraphobia, depression, G.A.D.

Complex problems: You have a complex combination of problems. Best to be seen by a psychiatrist and a therapist. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Multiple causes: Refers to a mood condition typified by the presence of a combination of symptoms including loss of interest, sad mood, appetite& weight changes, low energy, poor concentration, sleep disturbance, guilt or shame with or without feelings of hopelessness and despair. In severe cases suicidal thoughts and/or psychosis may also be present. Most commonly used to describe mdd & bipolar d/o. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

It is treatable: The condition involves depressed or sad mood, changes in eating habits, lack of interest, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, difficulty concentrating and changes in sleep patterns. Sufferers may experience one or many of these symptoms. Most severely, depression may lead to feelings of hopelessness and a desire to harm oneself or others. Fortunately, the condition is treatable. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Depression: Clinical depression is sad affect, depressed mood, changes in energy/sleep/appetite, poor memory/concentration, loss of interests, physical complaints such as pain, feelings of helplessness/hopelessness/despair/giving up/self hatred, crying spells. ...Read more

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What is Depression?

What is Depression?

Types of Depression: 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. Chemical depression-neuroscience lab tests-urine. ...Read more

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What is depression?

What is depression?

Low mood: Depression is an illness that can affect how you feel and behave for weeks or months at a time. When you are depressed, your low mood lasts, affecting your sleep, relationships, job and appetite. Depression is linked with many conditions all with similar symptoms, but with different causes and treatment choices. For more info: https://www. Mentalhealth. Org. Nz/get-help/a-z/resource/13/depression ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Perpetual sadness: Period of intense sadness, regular crying, apathy, decrease in energy and appetite, poor sleep, decreased motivation and enjoyment of activities, poor self care, isolation and withdrawal, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide. These thoughts, behaviors and feelings are typically not associated with things that would make one sad (loss) but are often independent of life's circumstances. ...Read more

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