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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Eating Disorder (Definition)

Eating disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia ...Read more


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How effective is olanzapine (Zyprexa) for treating bipolar disorder?

How effective is olanzapine (Zyprexa) for treating bipolar disorder?

Zyprexa (olanzapine): An atypical antipsychotic approved by fda for tx of schizophrenia & bipolar disorders. It is structurally similar to Clozapine but classified as thienobenzodiazepine. It is manufactured by eli lilly co. May cause involuntary movements, akathisia, fatigue, red eyes, dry mouth, anhedonia, dizziness, weight gain, seizures, metabolic changes such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Can any antipsychotics cause Parkinson's disease or related problems? I am on invega and was on zyprexa. Tried nearly all antipsychotics too.

Can any antipsychotics cause Parkinson's disease or related problems? I am on invega and was on zyprexa. Tried nearly all antipsychotics too.

Parkinsonism causes: 28 F asks Can any antipsychotics cause Parkinson's disease or related problems? I am on invega and was on zyprexa. Tried nearly all antipsychotics too. ANS: yes. Some do and some don't. Go to drugs.com and look up meds you are one and symptoms. Take to your Dr. and discuss. ...Read more

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I am currently taking 60mg of Prozac and 5 mg of zyprexa (olanzapine) for severe resistant depression and anxiety disorder. I've been on both for 2 months and it ha?

I am currently taking 60mg of Prozac and 5 mg of zyprexa (olanzapine) for severe resistant depression and anxiety disorder. I've been on both for 2 months and it ha?

Early treatment: In some cases it can be challenging to find a medication combination @ right dose that resolves all symptoms. 2 months is early in your course of treatment with these medicines, and you may yet improve further. Your psychiatrist will want to know how you are so that needed adjustments can be made. I hope you're also in psychotherapy at least supportively, because this can help a lot. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder i take medications zyprexa, (olanzapine) lamictal and Depakote 500 e.R and i smoked hash weed with medications sometimes i need an advice?

I have bipolar disorder i take medications zyprexa, (olanzapine) lamictal and Depakote 500 e.R and i smoked hash weed with medications sometimes i need an advice?

Bipolar Treatment: The research clearly shows that people suffering from bipolar disorder have the best outcomes with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy should occur for an hour at least 1 or 2 times a month and sometimes more often during the course of treatment. Such treatment by good doctors can result in excellent outcomes. Smoking weed or hash is not associated with good outcomes. ...Read more

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Is olanzapine(zyprexa) safe with coronary heart disease 5mg ?

Is olanzapine(zyprexa) safe with coronary heart disease 5mg ?

Likely: It is not treatment for the heart, and the specific condition is likely to benefit. Like all medications there are risks and benefits that must be considered. There are some infrequent cardiac complications with this drug. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder type 2 will it worsen or effect me if i smoke marijuana? I'm a 18 year old male and i take lithium 900ml and zyprexa 5ml for my medication and i was wondering, if i smoke medical marijuana, would it do a bad effect on me or will it

I have bipolar disorder type 2 will it worsen or effect me if i smoke marijuana? I'm a 18 year old male and i take lithium 900ml and zyprexa 5ml for my medication and i was wondering, if i smoke medical marijuana, would it do a bad effect on me or will it

Yes: Bipolar appears to be mediated by multiple neurotransmitter systems in the brain, in particular serotonin. Therefore, when people with bipolar (1 or 2) take antidepressants it can provoke outright mania. Thc has a similar effect (among others) and also provokes a paranoid response. Your brain is a delicate mechanism--when manic, it's an untuned ferrari. Don't throw a wrench into the pistons! ...Read more

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Who develops eating disorders?

Who develops eating disorders?

Those at risk are: Those with what are called predisposing factors (female, genetic load, cultural). Those don't necessarily make it happen. Problems such as adolescent body image, media and pressure to be thin, poor eating habits, being overweight, abuse especially sexually, harsh criticism from family about weight all contribute. When help is early on, there is less damage both psychologically and physically. ...Read more

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How is it that eating disorders start?

Rewarding: At some point, all maladaptive behavior that is maintained was reinforced/rewarded. Be it a reward of removing something painful (e..G, feeling out of control & exerting control not eating; removing guilt from binging through purging) or adding something pleasurable (e.g., receive complements for loss of weight). Nearly all behavior results from genetics + environment + experience + reward. ...Read more

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Olanzapine (Definition)

Also called zyprexa, (olanzapine) is a second generation antipsychotic that works to alleviate symptoms of ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Zyprexa (Definition)

Zyprexa is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more