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What is your experience with patients with mild/moderate depression using 5-htp for treatment? I am taking 100mg & plan to slowly increase to 200mg

What is your experience with patients with mild/moderate depression using 5-htp for treatment? I am taking 100mg & plan to slowly increase to 200mg

5-HTP for depression: 5-HTP is a chemical by-product of the protein building block L-Tryptophan 5-HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing production of Serotonin, an important hormone for regulating mood. It can be helpful in mild depression. For Moderate Depression, See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss Therapy,5-HTP and other medications for depression, their benefits and side effects. ...Read more

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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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Help please! i don't know when to seek treatment for depression?

Help please! i don't know when to seek treatment for depression?

If you are suffering: ; depression is negatively impacting your life - it is worth getting help. Consider seeing your physician, a psychiatrist or a psychologist. ...Read more

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What should I do for depression treatment that doesn't require rx?

What should I do for depression treatment that doesn't require rx?

Your Options: There are many treatment option available which can be confusing. I would check out curecrowd.Com which crowd sources a multitude of type of treatment option available. Sometimes you have to play with the data on the site but there seems to be a lot for depression so i would use a minimum of 5 filter you can also filter activity or herb. Here is the link http://curecrowd.Com/ailments/depression. ...Read more

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My depression is getting worse and i can't get treatment. What are my options?

My depression is getting worse and i can't get treatment. What are my options?

Where there is a : Will there is a way. Find a way to get treatment. In the meantime here are some tips. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Having a support system is very important. Get out. Don’t allow yourself to stagnate at home. Work to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night & eat as healthfully as possible. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Highly recommend the “feeling good book" by dr. David. ...Read more

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I just can't take this depression anymore it's eating me! Who can I see? And what treatment will I need?

I just can't take this depression anymore it's eating me! Who can I see? And what treatment will I need?

Depression: You should get an appointment with your primary care physician. They will be able to direct you to therapy or medication depending on what is necessary. If you have any thoughts of hurting yourself or others, seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Do people ever recover enough from major depression that they don't need treatment anymore?

Do people ever recover enough from major depression that they don't need treatment anymore?

Sometimes: In the case of a first episode, about 50% of patients will never have another episode. Unfortunately, the second episode means a risk of 75% that you will have another episode, and the risk goes up from there. ...Read more

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What to do when a patient with depression doesn't want treatment and is agressive to others?

What to do when a patient with depression doesn't want treatment and is agressive to others?

See below: Specific laws are state-dependent, but this is the gist. If a patients is a threat to him/herself or others, s/he should be hospitalized/ committed to treatment. ...Read more

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Natraul treatment for depression?

Natraul treatment for depression?

Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicing stress management, developing and committing to meaningful goals, avoiding negative thinking & negative comparisons with others, and talking to empathic & trusted people. If those aren't enough, talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of depression?

What is the treatment of depression?

SSRI and depression.: There are several different options available for the treatment of depression it includes medication, counseling and exercise. The medication commonly used are ssri include Prozac zoloft Paxil (paroxetine) although there are many other classes of medications have been made available.. Recent studies suggest that exercise help in alleviating the symptoms of depression. Counseling sessions are also helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for depression?

How can I get treatment for depression?

Dep. tx: Schedule appointment with mental health counselor for assessment and possible referral for medications if needed. ...Read more

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