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Gad And Depression
I've gone thru 8 rTMS sessions for GAD and depressions. How long until i begin feeling better. Im still on my meds with rTMS. Tyvm Drs in advance?
Several weeks: rTMS is a variant of TMS and an alternative when medication does not adequately treat depression and GAD, although not as effective as ECT for depression. If effective for you, rTMS benefits are not usually realized for several weeks. I think it's best to combine rTMS and medication with psychotherapy, especially Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Energy Psychology (EP). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the efficacy of rtms for gad and depression. Am nervous about it, but seriously considering it now on a/c of help from dr. Pappas?
Target and Protocol: The verdict is still out on rtms for anxiety. To make a definitive determination we need large randomized double blinded controlled studies. At the moment, there is data for using right sided slow conventional rtms (maybe followed by left sided fast), deep rtms with the h1 coil combined with exposure, deep rtms over the anterior cingulate combined with exposure. Make sure your doctor knows this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lexapro10mg and klopnopin0.75mg for major gad and depression for 6+ yrs. Docs say will need these meds lifelong. Is it safe to be on this lifelong?
See a psychiatrist.: Klonopin is an anxiety medication belonging to the benzodiazepine family and are supposed to be used for a short time only although some have been known to use it longer. Lexapro (escitalopram) maybe given for longer periods of time , sometimes a lifetime and it is safe as long as a doctor supervises its use. ...Read more
Cannot say: It depends on the person, severity of symptoms, other health issues, and other meds taken. Generally, it is started at a low dose and then titrated up until effective while minimizing the side effects. There is no standard dose for gad and depression, only a range (which is broad). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: As you probably know, Brintellix is a fairly new drug and works on a specific subtype of serotonin which makes it a bit different than the other SSRI's. While most SSRI's work for both depression and generalized anxiety disorder - only some have been found to be efficacious in panic disorder. Unfortunately the research is still ongoing for right now. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I have gad, ocd, depression, and derealization. It's hard to cope with life right now. I'm on medication, but it's not helping. What do I do?
Talk w/psychiatrist: If you're feeling it's hard to cope with your life, you need to discuss this with your psychiatrist. More exploration of your case can be done; adjusting or changing of medications; also adding psychotherapy to your treatment are further possibilities. The better you take care of yourself at home also, the better you'll feel. Good exercise ; rest, healthy eating, and connecting w/others helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is fluoximine a good drug for gad and depression? Lyrica (pregabalin) is making me loose my mind, life it's gots more side effects than benefits! :(
Yes it is: Luvox or fluvoxamine is an excellent medication for depression and anxiety. Lyrica (pregabalin) on the other hand can be used in rare siuations for anxiety when nothing else works, but it is not an antidepressant. You have also alluded to lyrica's side effects, and there are too many in my experience to have any desire to prescribe it as a psychotropic drug. Don't stop anything without talking to your dr first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been through CBT for GAD and depression its helped but mum thinks I could be schizophrenic have all symptoms of it but not hearing/seeing thing?
What...: ...does your psychiatrist say? Have you brought this up with him or her? Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder consisting of delusions (false beliefs), hallucinations, disorganized speech/thinking, disorganized behavior and negative symptoms (flat affect, extreme ambivalence, trouble relating to other people). Please talk with your psychiatrist. ...Read more