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How effective is amitriptyline for treating depression?

How effective is amitriptyline for treating depression?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Is an antidepressant with sedating and drying effects, causing heart rate changes, dry mouth/eyes, constipation, depending on dose. It relieves depression, pain of neurogenic origin, headache and insomnia. Can also be used at low dose for Nocturnal enuresis. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety?

Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety?

Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits: Here's what we know — and don't know: Kava. , Passionflower. , Valerian. , Chamomile. , Lavender. , Lemon balm. . If you're considering taking any herbal supplement as a treatment for anxiety, talk to your doctor first, especially if you take other medications. The interaction of some herbal supplements and certain medications can cause serious side effects. If your anxiety is interfering with daily activities, talk with your doctor. More serious forms of anxiety generally need medical treatment or psychological counseling (psychotherapy) for symptoms to improve. ...Read more

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Is prazosin and effective treatment for anxiety?

Is prazosin and effective treatment for anxiety?

Depends: Prazosin is a blood pressure medicine but has been shown in some treatment trials to improve nightmares associated w/ ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder). It's still being studied, but is worth a try if someone has recurrent nightmares. It's not usually used for anxiety alone. ...Read more

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How effective is Khedezla for treating depression?

How effective is Khedezla for treating depression?

Desvenlafaxine: Pristiq & Khedezla are brand names for Desvenlafaxine. It is a SNRI medication which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of Major depression. ...Read more

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How effective is immunotherapy for treating lymphoma?

How effective is immunotherapy for treating lymphoma?

Very: Original treatment for lymphoma other than localized RT was chemo in combination therapy i.e. CHOPP. Improvement not furthered until the anti-CD 20 drugs became available . Most common was RITUXAN (rituximab) which induces ADCC by attacking CD20 found on both normal and malignant lymphocytes. Stability of WBC since CD 20 antigen not present on the precursor lymphocytes which regenerate q24hrs. ...Read more

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How effective is ibrutinib for treating lymphoma?

How effective is ibrutinib for treating lymphoma?

Ibrutinib: Has been shown to be sufficiently safe and effective to get FDA approval for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. As a newer agent, we are still figuring out its best role, and whether it can be combined with other drugs. Ibrutinib is also being studied in other types of lymphoma. The data is not in yet, but responses have been seen in individual cases. ...Read more

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How effective is psychotherapy for treating alcoholism?

How effective is psychotherapy for treating alcoholism?

Can be a great plus: Psychotherapy can be a powerful piece of the treatment for alcoholism. It's usually combined with a program of social support or a 12-step program (Alcoholics Anonymous) which helps the person progress toward abstinence and sobriety. When a person stops drinking, their problems in living become more visible -- usually along with discomfort or anxiety. _That's_ what the psychotherapy addresses. ...Read more

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How effective is quetiapine for treating depression?

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How effective is quetiapine for treating depression?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Works fairly well as a supplement to Antidepressants for Major Depression, Bipolar depression, & depression with psychotic features or poor sleep. ...Read more

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Is hypnotherapy effective for anxiety?

Is hypnotherapy effective for anxiety?

Hypnotherapy: In some cases yes, but it may be because of the relaxed state one must be in. Training is involved in learning to be hypnotized, and relaxation is a major component. Anxiety is not compatible with a relaxed state and, therefore, in some cases, learning to relax and training yourself to be calm reduces anxiety. ...Read more

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Most effective cure for cystitis?

Most effective cure for cystitis?

Antibiotics ASAP: Please call yoru doc as you need a urine culture and to get started on antibiotics. ...Read more

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How effective is vinblastine for treating lymphoma?

Vinblastine: Vinblastine has been been beneficial in treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma . It has been used for refractory Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. ...Read more

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How effective is Emsam for treating depression?

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How effective is Emsam for treating depression?

EMSAM: Quite effective especially for resistant depression, however, strict dietary & other restrictions apply, as with other MAO inhibitors. ...Read more

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How effective is bleomycin for treating lymphoma?

Hodgkin only: Bleomycin is an older chemotherapy drug that is not used in the treatment of most subtypes of lymphoma. The only modern regimens that still use this agent are ABVD and BEACOPP for Hodgkin lymphoma. ...Read more

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How effective is Fetzima for treating depression?

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How effective is Fetzima for treating depression?

Fetzima: It is a selective Serotonin/Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, for major depression in adults, Works fairly well if you can tolerate the stomach upset & headaches. Monitor BP & energy increase. ...Read more

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Is hypnotherapy effective for treating psychiatric illness?

Depends upon who: you read. Hypnotherapists will tell you "Yes." My experience as a therapist of 30 years says "No" and I practiced hypnosis 10 years. ...Read more

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Is there an effective cure for lumbago?

Is there an effective cure for lumbago?

Depends: There are many potential causes of lumbago or low back pain. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is hydroxyzine effective for anxiety?

Is hydroxyzine effective for anxiety?

Possibly: Hydroxyzine is modestly helpful for anxiety. However one of the ssri meds (liek zoloft (sertraline) or lexapro) has more longterm benefit and safety. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture for pain treatment?

How effective is acupuncture for pain treatment?

Very effective: Depending on the site of the pain, usually acupuncture is very effective in pain relief. Usually a 'quick fix' for pain relief can be ear points located for needling.. ...Read more

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