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Doctor Screen For Depression
TBD: Will be best determined by evaluation with psychiatrist who can address your specific issues and make best recommendation. That is a process and it should be specific to your case. ...Read more
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
GP vs psychiatrist: Most depression is treated well by general practitioners currently. The difference is that your gp is responsible for all medical problems, and is limited by this. If you don't respond well to the gp's treatment or if your symptoms are complicated, or you have a family history of mood swings, consult a psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All doctors should: If a doctor senses that a patient desires to harm himself or others, he or she should ask the difficult questions. Unfortunately it is not always done. All doctors who screen for mental illness are trained to ask these questions. This would include family doctors, pediatricians, internists, emergency room doctors and psychiatrists. Others would also include counselors and psychologists, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which condition?: Different autoimmune diseases have different work-up protocols. This would depend entirely on what is being considered in your case. More information, please. Thanks. ...Read more
Can you explain results of a drug screen after stoped for dui all meds tested for were prescribed my doctor?
May not matter: If you were found to be impaired on the basis of a field sobriety test, you still may be charged with driving while impaired. Every pill bottle that has meds that can cause CNS depression, dizziness, incoordination etc. should have a label that says NOT to drive until and unless you know how it effects your body. Sometimes it is not any one of the meds, but the combination that causes impairment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I see a therapist or a psychiatrist for this: valium abuse for 5 years, anxiety, especially social anxiety, depression, low self esteem? Thanks
Can I get medication for depression? I also need a recommendation for full blood panel. Please advise and refer?
If you're concerned: Please seek an evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychologist for a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Generally, medications and therapy are more effective than either one alone. A psychiatrist can prescribe meds and order laboratory studies, and a psychologist can provide therapy. You can locate these providers either in your community or here on Healthtap. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Reply : First you should discuss your symptoms with your primary care doctor and they will refer you to a psychiatrist if further help is needed. ...Read more
Asking my doctor to prescribe me dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) for the treatment of ADD for driving and college concentration purposes. Is this a good medication for this?
Depression Diagnosis: Despite all the screening tools available in research, online, in fashion magazines.The psychiatric interview is the best possible way to diagnose depression although the scales are helpful to evaluation and monitoring response to treatment.Its helpful but not the way to diagnose some one with depression. ...Read more
No simple test: Unfortunately no simple tests--like blood tests or mris--can tell us if we have a personality disorder. If your gp has specialized training in psychiatry s/he may be able to help you with that. Most likely you would be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist, and they typically use a thorough history and psychological testing to help answer your question. Your gp may help with a referral. ...Read more
Can a family practice doctor prescribe me meds for adhd? Strattera (atomoxetine)? Does strattera (atomoxetine) work for adhd? Is there a lot of side effects?
Show prescription: If you have a prescription medication that is showing up as a positive on someone's drug screen, all you should have to do is demonstrate that it is being legally and appropriately prescribed. However, if you are being tested because you are in a "safety-sensitive" job (bus driver, cop, doctor) where you are not allowed to be on such medications, then it may not be a defense for job actions. ...Read more
Is it ideal to perscribe someone Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg x3 for anxiety and then add Adderall for attention issues?
Ideal = add therapy: Nearly all research agrees that the ideal way to address psychological problems includes good psychotherapy. Whatever your medication needs, without CBT type therapy, you will not learn important skills for managing your life and symptoms. The combo you mention has no dangerous interactions. Adding Tx will optimize gains. ...Read more
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more