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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

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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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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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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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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