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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)

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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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 (sertraline)

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

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 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

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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 (sertraline) 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 (sertraline) 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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How to know if I have depression and/or an anxiety disorder?

How to know if I have depression and/or an anxiety disorder?

Psychiatric eval is: Recommended. Depression sx’s can include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. Symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression and/or an anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have depression and/or an anxiety disorder?

Mental health eval: Can help to determine if you have depression ; /or an anxiety disorder. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts.Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension. ...Read more

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How long it take to recover from depression anxiety anxiety disorder ?

Hi Dennis, it varies: Depression and anxiety disorders arise 4 various reasons. Some R psychological, some, physical, and some R a mix of the two.Others can be caused by reactions 2 situations. Therefore, treatment length varies. Find a therapist. They will help you understand your issues. As you work in therapy, U will see things begin 2 shift and improve If it does't let them know and they'll reassess. It's a process ...Read more

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Generalised anxiety disorder & depression, what to do?

Anxiety & Depression: I recommend a medical lab evaluation that includes MTHFR 677 and MTHFR 1298, hormones, vitamin D (25-OH), thyroid, omega 3 levels, and adrenals. Exercise. See a good physician or therapist to determine if you need medication or not. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

Avoiding social situ: Depression : depressed mood, lack of interest , anhidonia, poor concentration, lack of sleep or sleeping too much, poor appetite or eating too much , guilt feeling psychomotor agitataion or retaradation and suicidal ideation. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can stop abusing food to help depression and anxiety disorder?

Can i tell me how i can stop abusing food to help depression and anxiety disorder?

There is help: You need to find the right help for you. Are you using food to try to calm yourself down? Are you stuffing your feelings? Be encouraged that you are asking the right questions. If you can figure out what's going on underneath the food abuse, you should feel some relief. You might benefit from therapy and/or overeaters anonymous. Good luck and keep us updated. ...Read more

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Are depression and anxiety inked together and how do you know if you have a anxiety disorder?

No and get evaluated: Anxiety and depression are two different conditions. A person can have depression, anxiety, or both diagnoses at the same time. Anybody can get depressed or anxious at some point in life. The more important question: do these conditions interfere with your life and overall functioning. Either depression or anxiety or both need to be diagnosed by a specialist. ...Read more

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Can depression cause unwanted thoughts/bad thoughts of hurting someone you love I do have generalized anxiety disorder ?

That might be: more likely with obsessive compulsive disorder. Please let your psychiatrist know about these thoughts promptly so that this can be explored and appropriate intervention can be made. Take care. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more