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Does Accutane Cause Depression
Possibly: This is a potential risk so needs to be carefully considered and discussed with your doctor before starting this drug. Patients with history of depression are not a candidate for this drug. If you decide to go on this drug you need to report to your doctor immediately if you develop any symptoms of depression or mood change or thoughts of suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, but rarely.: In the case of newer antidepressants literature mentions only a few case reports of hair loss associated with fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, as well venlafaxine, and nefazodone. The pathological mechanism of hair loss is yet to be elucidated but it is known that most psychotropic medication causes hair loss in the telogen phase of hair cycle. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3000200. ...Read more
Dries nails: Skin and nails are related in their ectodermal origin. Accutane dries the skin and can dry nails causing them to be brittle.Nails can be slow growing. But it will take several months for the new healthy nail to grow out. Paronychia, infection of nail folds, usually with staph. Aureus occurs in ingrown , chewed or picked nails. With discontinuance of drug, nails eventually heal. ...Read more
Low incidence: Antipsychotic agents can result i'm photo sensitivity but with low incidence, around 2-3%. ...Read more
Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys and girls masturbate (it's universal). It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause acne or hair loss, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or cause depression. ...Read more
Not causal: People who are depressed will often experience an increase in anxiety due to their depression. They are related, but i would not say that anxiety, per se, causes depression. Increased stress in your life could, however, lead to both depression and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Low dopamine ++: Conscious realizations that one is not performing up to one's inherent ability can lead to disappointment. Lack of productivity and follow-through can deny one self-esteem that comes from a job done well and consistently. Because of the disparity between what one acknowledges one is capable of doing and what is actually done , there is a felt need to explain it. "i must be lazy, crazy, stupid, ". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does Paxil (paroxetine) cause any negative long term health effects? I have to take it for depression. Does the medicine cause brain tumors or anything serious?
Small Concerns: No concerns for brain tumors, cancers or other risks such as that at all. The only very small risk that has come up for older women is possible slight bone thinning (not seen in men) noted in those on the category Paxil (paroxetine) is in: ssri's selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Following bone studies a very small change was detected in a certain percentage of women studied. Further evaluation ongoing. ...Read more
Does taking generic form of Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause hair thinning side effect? Mixed with being hypothyroid could it cause a problem? Please help
Depends: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Depression is a profound, even physical reaction to loneliness, loss, or hopelessness that blocks motivation to seek fulfillment or even survival. Pessimism is a thought process, an intellectual choice of how to look at the world and predict our fate. You can have one without the other. Mood and thought can affect each other but are not the same thing. ...Read more
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