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Is it possible for one person to have borderline personality disorder, depressive disorder, and anxiety disorder at the same time?

Is it possible for one person to have borderline personality disorder, depressive disorder, and anxiety disorder at the same time?

Yes: Anxiety and depressive disorders are often seen concurrently with borderline personality disorder. However, people with borderline personality disorder often have have significant problems with impulse control ( so they might not have a separate diagnosis of impulse control disorder). ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more


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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more

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What could happen if I took 20 Lorazepam 0.5mg pills ? HTN PCOS Anxiety Depressive Disorder Provera Zestoretic Ativan Zoloft

What could happen if I took 20 Lorazepam 0.5mg pills ? HTN PCOS Anxiety Depressive Disorder Provera Zestoretic Ativan Zoloft

Don't Do It: Obviously you could have serious side effects. The fact that you are asking this question means that you care about yourself and you want help. You should speak with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional. Therapy does work. You may benefit by medication or a combination of medicine along with therapy. Self experimentation with meds is rarely helpful ...Read more

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Please can you tell me is reboxetine good for anxiety & major depressive disorder ?

Please can you tell me is reboxetine good for anxiety & major depressive disorder ?

Not approved in USA: This medication is approved in many countries for the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, and add or adhd. It is manufactured by pfizer pharmaceuticals. It isn't not yet available in United States because of some question as to its effectiveness in depression. However, that being said, it's popularity is definitely on the rise in those countries where it has already been put into use. ...Read more

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Im 17 and have mixed anxiety and depressive disorder mainly anxiety I have been prescribed both fluxetine 20mg and sertraline 50mg which should I take?

Im 17 and have mixed anxiety and depressive disorder mainly anxiety I have been prescribed both fluxetine 20mg and sertraline 50mg which should I take?

Discuss w/prescriber: This is probably not an either/or situation - but you need to clarify it w/ the doctor who prescribed these medications. Make certain that you fully understand the instructions, what to expect, what to report back about and all the info you can obtain on side effects, withdrawal issues interactions w/ other things in your life - etc., etc. These are powerful. Use carefully and keep Dr. informed. ...Read more

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Can I just tell my pcp what I would like to try for my ptsd, severe anxiety, major depressive disorder. .I think Zoloft and klonopin may work.

Can I just tell my pcp what I would like to try for my ptsd, severe anxiety, major depressive disorder. .I think Zoloft and klonopin may work.

Need specialist: Your situation is complicated with 3 psychiatric diagnoses you may be carrying from prior treatment. You'd do well with an experienced psychiatrist for an evaluation and treatment. Tell your psych hx to your pcp and ask for a referral. Keep your pcp in the loop. Psych treatment is more than writing a prescription. It's a complex series of decisions that requires years of specialty training. ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

An anxiety disorder is a condition in which a person has mental illness with anxiety as a main symptom. Although some anxiety is common with normal persons in stressful situations, anxiety disorders occur when the anxiety is prolonged or greatly exaggerated, in comparison to how a normal person would respond ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more