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Is gabitril (tiagabine) used for severe anxiety or depression. I was on gabapentin and it was the only med that worked but caused weight gain.?

Is gabitril (tiagabine) used for severe anxiety or depression. I was on gabapentin and it was the only med that worked but caused weight gain.?

Sometimes: Gabitril or tiagabine is a GABA reuptake inhibitor, a different mechanism of action than neurontin (gabapentin). It has been used off label to treat anxiety with some success. There are studies in treating both social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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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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Do I have depression?

Do I have depression?

Depression signs: Include being down most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in activities, unintended increase/decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, ; thinking of death ; dying. Talk to your physician or a mental health professional to decide. ...Read more

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What cause depression?

What cause depression?

Causes of depression: Include a genetic component that increases your risk when a blood relative has depression, distressing experiences combined with dysfunctional negative thinking and beliefs, and behaviors that contribute to withdrawing socially & reducing pleasurable & rewarding activities. Cultivating an optimistic, resilient attitude that sees problems as solvable challenges help prevent depression. ...Read more

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What is teen depression?

What is teen depression?

Teen with depression: Depression in children & teens is much the same illness but because of age related factors expression of the depression varies. Children are especially difficult to assess due to limited understanding and communication skills. Teens bring a special set of problems to diagnosing depression; a sense of immortality, a "can do it myself" attitude, male and female hormone influences, oppositionality. ...Read more

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How to fight depression?

How to fight depression?

Task Completion: If you are able, undertake a task that you know for sure you can finish. When we complete a project, even something small like washing the dishes or organizing a closet, our brains release the same chemicals produced by the prescription antidepressants. So often, reactive depression is associated with events that take away our initiative and make us procrastinate, and this is what we must fight! ...Read more

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How to manage depression?

How to manage depression?

Depression: Depression is a serious and treatable illness. Please seek an evaluation with a mental health professional for medications and therapy for your depression. In many cases, the combination of both treatments work better than either one alone. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is depression hereditary?

Is depression hereditary?

Yes: Genetic studies have shown that risk for both major depression and bipolar disorder is inherited. Having a parent or sibling with one of these disorders increases the likelihood of developing it. I don't think this is true for postpartum depression. ...Read more

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What's mental depression?

What's mental depression?

Beyond saddnedss: Period of two weeks where one experiences depressed mood or loss of interest and at least 5 of the following: disturbances in sleep (excessive most often), apathy, withdrawal, isolation, hopelessness, thoughts of death or suicide, lack of energy, impaired concentration, lethargy. Treated best with psychotherapy in combination with antidepressants. ...Read more

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What is mixed depression?

What is mixed depression?

Bipolarity: Unipolar depression is characterized by psychomotor retardation, loss of interest in usually enjoyed activities, amotivational periods. The flip side is periods of extremely active, often extremely productive activate, as seen by such people as ted turner. If one has bipolar depression and it qis treated for what presents as unipolar depression, the manic phase can rear it's scary head. ...Read more

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How serious is depression?

How serious is depression?

Can be very serious: Depression can be very debilitating and seriously impair a person. If associated with thoughts of suicide can even be life threatening. If someone has symptoms of depression they should discuss with their doctor. ...Read more

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What's double depression?

What's  double depression?

Dysthymia+depression: Double depression is a combination of major depression and minor depression. The person must meet the criteria for a major depressive episode superimposed upon a minor depressive episode of at least two years duration also called dysthymic disorder. In dysthymic disorder, the person has more bad days than good days spread over a two-year period. Please google the terms for a fuller explanation. ...Read more

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Is there a depression cure?

Is there a depression cure?

Sometimes: There are different types ; severities of depression. Some may resolve completely and some may be in remission on treatment. ...Read more

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What is atypical depression?

What is atypical depression?

3 differences: Generally speaking, there are three things that differentiate typical from atypical depression. In atypical depression, people often sleep too much, have an increased appetite, and have "emotional reactivity". That is to say, they will feel happy when something good happens, but then return to depression afterward. Maoi's may be more effective in treatment. Emsam is a patch formulation. ...Read more

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Can you die from depression?

Can you die from depression?

In A Way, Yes: Depression itself can lead to death when a depressed person commits suicide. Also, people who struggle with long periods of depression tend to neglect their health, which can indirectly lead to shortened life spans. ...Read more

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How does depression happen ?

How does depression happen ?

Depression: can be due to an inherited medical condition (Major Depression / Bipolar I / Bipolar II for example) or may be a normal response to a depressing set of circumstances (situational depression) Certain medications, drugs and alcohol can precipitate, exacerbate or cause depression. Brain injury and illness may have depression in some form as a consequence. Read about depression. Its fairly common. ...Read more

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How could i treat depression?

How could i treat depression?

Treating depression: An assessment would evaluate the severity of your depression. Your current history and family history would be important. Let's look at what you have control of in your environment. Also start with steps to be social, exercise, etc. explore coping and communication skills. If the symptoms are severe, I would also recommend a consult for medication along with psychotherapy. ...Read more

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How can depression be treated?

How can depression be treated?

Medicine and therapy: Fortunately, there are various effective treatments for depression. The standard treatment includes medication, and/or psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy). These approaches have been demonstrated to be effective. There are also various brain stimulation therapies (electroconvulsive therapy is the most researched stimulation therapy and has the longest history of use). Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you conquer depression?

How do you conquer depression?

Psychotherapy + meds: Depression is serious and requires treatment. First consult with a doctor to identify if that is the proper diagnosis for you and then begin the process of healing. Depression is highly treatable with psychotherapy and medications but does not resolve easily without treatment. Healthy habits that include regular exercise, good sleep hygiene, and supportive social interaction will help. ...Read more

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How to cure from a depression?

Depression: Uncover the origin and obtain help in understanding how certain events have created a low mood. Consult your doctor to rule out any medical concerns, if cleared consult a mental health professional. Also read the current articles on depression on the soudmindz.Org website. Best. ...Read more

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Tiagabine (Definition)

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Gabitril (Definition)

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