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Can manic depression or regular depression run in the family?

Can manic depression or regular depression run in the family?

Yes: that can occur. But there is usually a mix of genetics and environment at play. There may be skip generations. Penetrance for genetic predispositions is variable. You might look at a family line and see that one person has unipolar depression, another is bipolar, one has anxiety disorders and another suffers from substance abuse. In other words- it is not as simple as bipolar begets bipolar. ...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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Are mild auditory hallucinations linked to withdrawal from mood disorder medications, serotonin reuptake inhibitors in particular?

Are mild auditory hallucinations linked to withdrawal from mood disorder medications, serotonin reuptake inhibitors in particular?

No: Auditory hallucinations are not associated with withdrawals from ssri's unless they are ringing in the ears. Instead, they can be associated to the mood disorder itself. ...Read more

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Would Abilify (aripiprazole) help with mixed states and extreme irritability in bipolar ii?

Would Abilify (aripiprazole) help with mixed states and extreme irritability in bipolar ii?

May be beneficial: It often does. I see that you are on lamictal. The medications often complement each other well. ...Read more

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Are mood swings common in pregnancy?

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Are mood swings common in pregnancy?

Moods in preg.: Depends on several factors, such as prior history of mood changes, general health, support system, any complications during gestation, and expectations regarding the future. ...Read more

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Obsessive thoughts. Mood swings throughout the day. Extreme anxiety depression. Obsessive actions. What is this?

Obsessive thoughts. Mood swings throughout the day. Extreme anxiety depression. Obsessive actions. What is this?

In addition to the: medical advice already given,please see a mental health professional for evaluation for possible Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,especially if you are trying to ward off impending danger that you may not even be able to identify. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can antipsychotics elevate negative symptoms in schizophrenia?

Maybe: Sometimes, antipsychotics, especially the older ones, can cause parkinson's - like side effect. This causes the person to have a "flat" or emotionless appearance to the face. The antipsychotics all also cause sleepiness and a low energy. This may imitate the lack of drive that is also a common negative symptom. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics increase the negative symptoms of schizophrenia (like apathy and social withdrawal)?

Do antipsychotics increase the negative symptoms of schizophrenia (like apathy and social withdrawal)?

No: They don't increase negative symptoms. Unfortunately, they often don't do enough to decrease them either. The negative symptoms are part of the illness itself, not a medication side effect. After the antipsychotics control the positive symptoms, which they do a better job of treating, the negative symptoms are more easily noticed, but they are an inherent and impairing part of the illness. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline in any way related to spontaneous suicide, mood swings, or depression?

Is doxycycline in any way related to spontaneous suicide, mood swings, or depression?

No: The only reported psychiatric side effect of doxycline is Anxiety (2%). If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) and alcohol result in having seizures?

Yes and no: Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause seizures (a rare, serious side effect). Alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic. Typically, these two substances should not be taken with alcohol as they can lead to severe nervous system depression. If this is a problem, you should share this with your doctor and devise a plan. ...Read more

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Could lamictal treat the manic or the depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder?

Could lamictal treat the manic or the depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder?

Mania: Yes, in many of my patients it is very effective in treating both symptoms of bipolar.Best. ...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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Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Causative?: I have never heard that adhd causes a pregnant woman to be depressed. Depression can however be associated with adhd (but doesn't have to be). ...Read more

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Can Buspar (buspirone) cause mania in someone with bipolar disorder?

Can Buspar (buspirone) cause mania in someone with bipolar disorder?

Not reported: Mania is not one of the reported adverse reactions for Buspar (buspirone). You may be mistaking another constellation of symptoms for mania. Check with your prescriber right away! ...Read more

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In which cases of acute social axiety with depressive episodes is prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) over other ssris?

In which cases of acute social axiety with depressive episodes is prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) over other ssris?

Paxil (paroxetine): Which SSRI to use is largely up to an individual doctors experience with a patients symptoms, side effects and experience with the drug.Sometimes insurance company formularies restrict us as to which medications we can use, sometimes medications are limited by the patients ability to pay.Fortunately in todays world their are many SSRI's that have similar effects on symptoms, Paxil (paroxetine) included. ...Read more

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How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease?
I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

Therapy &/or meds: You may beenfit from therapy, as well as prescription medication to help with all your symptoms as described, which are unfortuantley common with thyroid disorders. Usually, as your graves condition itself is treated, the emotional aspects should hopefullly start to show some sings of improving too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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. Douglas Lawson
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Depression In Pregnancy (Definition)

Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensity categories from mild to severe. Severe post-partum depression can include suicidal ideation and a desire to separate or/and a lack of desire to ...Read more