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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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Depression, is there an effective treatment?

Depression, is there an effective treatment?

Cognitive-behavioral: Therapy is the most effective treatment available for depression. It may sometimes need to be supplemented with medication for best results. It's also helpful to exercise, engage is social interaction & engrossing activities, practice gratitude, do kind things for others, develop & commit to meaningful goals, practice stress management, and talk to trusted, empathic people. ...Read more

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With depression what are my treatment options?

With depression what are my treatment options?

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 and is a great starting point. Here is the link http://curecrowd.Com/ailments/depression. ...Read more

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How is meds used in the treatment of depression?

Please have : an older sibling ask the question. Rules of health tap have to be 16 or older ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for depression that works?

Is there any treatment for depression that works?

Coping: Try to avoid drugs if possible. Sleep well, eat healthy, and excercise wisely. Keep talking and asking questions, but get on with your life. Find things to do and foods to eat and healthy herbs that make you feel good. But do so in moderation. ...Read more

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What are the natural depression treatment methods?

What are the natural depression treatment methods?

Some options: Start with talking therapy (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy). Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" ...Read more

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What depression treatment options do you recommend?

What depression treatment options do you recommend?

Depression: treatment option include medications (antidepressants, atypical antipsychotics & mood stabilizers), microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) /cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS),cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, exercise, healthy nutrition, acupuncture, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do when my depression resists treatment?

What should I do when my depression resists treatment?

Adjunctive treatment: Insure that you are not relying on medications alone. Consider adding in cognitive behavioral therapy. Group therapy, acupuncture, meditation, regular sleep, healthy diet and time with nature can all help. ...Read more

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How good is st john's wort as treatment for depression?

How good is st john's wort as treatment for depression?

St. John's wort: Works ok for few no. Of patients with mild symptoms who can't tolerate or choose not to take antidepressants. ...Read more

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I was wondering is ect an effective treatment for depression?

I was wondering is ect an effective treatment for depression?

Very effective: Ect (electroconvulsive therapy, commonly called "shock treatment") is very effective for severe depression. It's usually given 3 times weekly for a few weeks, not just once. It's reserved for severe cases unresponsive to other treatment, as ECT requires anesthesia ; other drugs to manage the induced seizure, ; can cause memory loss (amnesia) ; other serious side-effects. Best as a last resort. ...Read more