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Can depression in pregnancy be cured?

Can depression in pregnancy be cured?

Can be treated: Just like depression in non-pregnant people, there are effective treatments that can help. The most common treatment for depression is anti-depressant medication, talk therapy, or both. If you have symptoms of depression such as sad mood, suicidal thoughts, little pleasure in life, or changes in energy/appetite/sleep, you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

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


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Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

No evidence found: No peer-reviewed scientific studies implicate venlafaxine as a teratogen or an epigenetic factor in autism. Venlafaxine, an snri, & most ssri antidepressants. Are class c because their use during the 3rd trimester may cause transient withdrawal-type symptoms in a neonate vs. A 67% recurrence of maternal depression if withdrawn abruptly. Lawyers can and do attack drug companies without evidence. ...Read more

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What are the effects to the baby from maternal stress, depression, and anxiety during pregnancy?

What are the effects to the baby from maternal stress, depression, and anxiety during pregnancy?

Stress &fetal effect: Stress releases chemicals and affects your hormones as well and they can affect your fetus. Grandmothers alwasy say if one wants a happy baby the mom needs to stay happy! ...Read more

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Can there be any way to fight against the lows of bipolar depression?

Can there be any way to fight against the lows of bipolar depression?

By taking your Meds: Your best bet of overcoming that is to stay on your medications if you were prescribed some. If not then i would say it is definitely a good idea to get evaluated and stay connected with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

No: One study shows that infants of depressed mothers actually had slightly higher cortisol levels than others, especially if the mom had anxiety also: http://tinyurl.Com/k5cgwfo these changes no longer existed at 18 mo, perhaps when the infants' self-regulatory abilities kick in. Maternal depression can have other effects on infant development, though: http://tinyurl.Com/ltlfasx. ...Read more

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Rhinitis, hives, anxiety, depression. Tested positive for hyperthyroidism and specialist appt only in 6 mths. Any strategies to cope in the meantime?

Rhinitis, hives, anxiety, depression. Tested positive for hyperthyroidism and specialist appt only in 6 mths. Any strategies to cope in the meantime?

Many symptoms: Are you being treated for hyperthyroidism? Your primary doctor should check your thyroid labs every 3-4 months to make sure that the dosing is OK. Regarding depression you should get a referral to a Psychologist. ...Read more

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Can taking bcp lead to problems in pregnancy and miscarriages in the future?

Can taking bcp lead to problems in pregnancy and miscarriages in the future?

No: Birth control pills do not affect fertility. Your fertility is based on your genetics and age. Your ability to conceive decreases with age, therefore the longer you prevent conception, the more difficult it can be to conceive. ...Read more

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Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Causative?: I have never heard that adhd causes a pregnant woman to be depressed. Depression can however be associated with adhd (but doesn't have to be). ...Read more

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How to increase serotonin and GABA levels in the brain?Have extreme anxiety but not depressed.No cbt please tried lots of times and 8years of antidepr

How to increase serotonin and GABA levels in the brain?Have extreme anxiety but not depressed.No cbt please tried lots of times and 8years of antidepr

Don't give up: Hi. You have a lot of info on your disorder, but you don't seem to feel helped. Have you tried other forms of therapy from cbt? Therapy can work even if it hasn't in the past. Sometimes it really is a matter of finding the right therapist for you. Good luck and keep asking. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid in early pregnancy which cause miscarriage?

Foods to avoid in early pregnancy which cause miscarriage?

Food is safe: No food is known to cause miscarriage. Avoid alcohol. Take a pre-natal vitamin with folic acid. Anticipate joy. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, are depression & anxiety and low potassium somehow related?

During pregnancy, are depression & anxiety and low potassium somehow related?

Not necessarily: During pregnancy, some women (especially those with prior histories of depression and anxiety) can be at risk for developing depression and anxiety. This can be related to the physical and hormonal changes associated with pregnancy as well as the stress of the pregnancy (change is stressful even when it is a good change). Low potassium is not directly related to either, but can also occur. ...Read more

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Which trimester in pregnancy is alcohol the worst to have?

Which trimester in pregnancy is alcohol the worst to have?

All: The first trimester involves a lot of organ formation and etoh byproducts can influence the cells of the heart, face & other forming structures leading to the "look" and structural defects in fas. Your brain is developing throughout pregnancy & etoh can cause unseen interferance with the proper development of this vital structure. If pregnant stop drinking or don't start & avoid it if trying. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy sleep patterns indicate the future onset postpartum depression?

Can pregnancy sleep patterns indicate the future onset postpartum depression?

Not necessarily: I need to have more information what you mean. If you aren't able to sleep (insomnia or early morning wakening with difficulty falling back to sleep) that may be a sign that some depression is starting. However, many pregnant women may have difficulty getting comfortable especially as they get larger or have to awaken to use the bathroom. So i would advise you to discuss this with your ob-gyne. ...Read more

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Had miscarriage at 42, 1st pregnancy. Could the hormonal changes from the pregnancy induce menopause in any way?

Had miscarriage at 42, 1st pregnancy. Could the hormonal changes from the pregnancy induce menopause in any way?

Not at all: Sorry about the miscarriage. No neither pregnancy nor menopause influences the other: endocrinological (hormonally) you can almost think of them as opposite ends of the same situation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can there be a risk to the baby in stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) during the second trimester?

Can there be a risk to the baby in stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) during the second trimester?

Not necessarily: If mom is stable through the balance of pregnancy there is no significant effect on the fetus if you stop the med however, a baby needs a fully functional mom to thrive well & mom should not stop the med if she needs treatment to stay healthy enough to care for baby after birth. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Depression In Pregnancy (Definition)

Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensity categories from mild to severe. Severe post-partum depression can include suicidal ideation and a desire to separate or/and a lack of desire to ...Read more