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Does Zoloft Help With Anger
Some use in anxiety: This is an antihistamine. Sneezing, itching, swelling, rashes, etc. are the original targets. It was observed that anxiety seemed less severe for some. It has no known reason to help w/ anger or depression. If it does, it suggests that you are a good candidate for some CBT therapy and could make use of some skills to manage your life issues. They may melt away as you do this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: What have become known as antidepressants are also used as first line treatment of anxiety disorders. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; ie, sertraline, paroxetine) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs; ie, venlafaxine), as well as wellbutrin (bupropion) are often prescribed. For more info: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/711111 ...Read more
Not for reg. anxiety: Zyprexa is an antipsychotic drug and is most often used for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and agitation with these conditions. Literature suggests that it’s good for agitation and anxiety in patients who might *normally receive* Zyprexa - like those with the conditions mentioned above - but it is not normal practice to give Zyprexa for anxiety in someone without another psychiatric disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may cause these: Conditions or worsen pre-existing conditions. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it may: Sam-e may help in depression. One study used sam-e as an augmentation strategy for people who did not respond to ssri's. Remission rates were slightly higher in the adjunctive sam-e group than placebo. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20595412?dopt=abstract also sam-e has been found effective for depression on its own. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12418499?dopt=abstract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indirectly: Agree with previous comments. There are some with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or neuropathic-type pain, who respond very well to gabapentin. If such a chronic condition is contributing to one's depressed state or anxiety, and symptoms are alleviated with treatment, depressive symptoms may improve also. But there is no direct biochemical pathway by which gabapentin treats depression or anxiety. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depression: Both of these medications work on neurotransmitters that are active in controlling brain activity as well as mood. The area of the brain responsible for our emotional state is often times responsive to both of these medications. Unfortunately only about 50% of people treated for depression will respond to medication. Get enough sleep and exercise as well. ...Read more
Yes: Called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi), it increases levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and Dopamine in your brain. Although very effective ( better than ssris), maois are not commonly used for depression due to the dietary restrictions (can't eat anything with tyramine - beer, aged cheese, etc). Selegiline comes in a patch version called emsam, which lessens the restriction. ...Read more
Yes: It is best to speak specifically with you physician about your particular details. However, in general, wellbutrin (bupropion) can help treat a major depressive episode. Wellbutrin (bupropion) particularly helps when symptoms of low energy and poor concentration are present. The sexual side risk of wellbutrin (bupropion) are lower than other antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dep, usu not anxiety: Wellbutrin (bupropion) helps 2/3 to 3/4 of patients with clinical depression feel better, about the same as other antidepressants. It is not an anti-anxiety med, and won't help anxiety directly. However, sometimes anxiety is a symptom of depression. In this case, if the depression is treated the anxiety may go away as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe, maybe not: Some recent research shows that adding omega-3 fatty acids to depression therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of some types of depression. Some studies also show a correlation between decreased intake of omega-3 fatty acids and the development of depression. However, other studies indicate that these theories are not true. The research results are currently mixed on this subject. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How it may help: Recent clinical reports indicate that it may have mood stabilizing properties. Several cellular targets have been proposed to be relevant to the therapeutic activity of topiramate-- (1) voltage-gated sodium channels; (2) high-voltage-activated calcium channels; (3) GABA-A receptors; (4) AMPA/kainate receptors; and (5) carbonic anhydrase isoenzymes. It helps for seizures & OCD & other disorders ...Read more
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