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Herbal Treatment For Excessive Self Consciousness
Depression, insomnia, now hearing voices, (nothing advising harm of self or others) he refuses to consider medication. Any natural and safe solutions?
Address it directly: These need to be worked through rather than trying to quiet the symptoms with a supplement. If these are problematic for you, seeking professional help is more likely to make a real change for the better (rather than the bandaid'ing approach). Take care. ...Read more
Classical homeopathy: Ocd is a difficult disorder to treat, even in conventional medicine. However, there are psychiatrists who are well-trained in classical homeopathy and who can help you. Many people who have not responded to conventional medications or who are very sensitive to them, may respond well to homeopathy. You must be sure your homeopath is familiar with ocd and is experienced in treating this problem. ...Read more
Hyson green tea: It is not magic! however hyson green tea can help with focus related to it's caffiene content. ...Read more
Vicks and relax: One thing that you can try is to rub vicks on the back of your neck or on your forehead (if that's where your head hurts). Try that, then lay down for a little while and take some deep breaths and relax. You'd be surprised at how a headache can sometimes improve just by relaxing your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Splenda: No scientific research that im aware of. ...Read more
Anxiety- what is the recommended prescription medicine for an 8 year old with anxiety attacks ? Any over-the-counter remedies?
Check with your Peds: The best way is to consult your pediatrician , who knows your child. He might refer your child to psychiatrist for the better result. The prescribed medication should be given when all past medical history, current history of disease reviewed and physical examination have been performed. Relaxation yoga tea and valerian root are otc alternative remedies for the anxiety. ...Read more
Will Medical Marijuana CBD strain with no THC help for anxiety/depression caused by lymphoma and chemotherapy treatment? No luck with ssri and benzos
It could : Dear Cesar: yes, CBD could help with anxiety although THC could also help with mild depressive symptoms. There are no clear guidelines here and you will have to try different mixes. There is a brand called care by design (CBD) that makes sprays with different percentages of CBD/THC. I usually recommend my patients to try both CBD and THC and see what works for them. All the best, Ariel. ...Read more
Help please! is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd) in india?
Classical homeopathy: Classical homeopathy is widely used in india -- where there are at least 120 homeopathic medical colleges and over 100, 000 homeopathic doctors (some who are also psychiatrists). Mahesh gandhi md in mumbai is one of the most well-known homeopathic psychiatrists in the world, and successfully treats many people suffering from ocd. ...Read more
Some cognition prblm and some mental retardation due to bacterial meningitis. Is not there any treatment or therapy or medicine for this?
Unfotunately no: The brain structural damage is permanent. The only hope is that that remaining brain may adequately compensate for ability to function in life. Try caffeine tablet 100 mgm as a test to see if any improvement in mental cognition occur for next 3-4 hours. If so then give caffeine tablets life long. ...Read more
Are there any good ways to ease severe urges to self-harm and suicidal ideation induced by antidepressant pills? Please note: ER/A&E is not an option.
Crisis Unit: If you're having urges to harm yourself, please see a licensed psychiatrist immediately. Since you're in the UK, visits to a psychiatrist and psychologist are all covered by NHS. Wish there was a better answer & hope this helps! ...Read more
Unfortunately....: Unfortunately, if mental retardation/intellectual disability is diagnosed, there is little anyone can do to cure it. That said, is the patient is a young child, speech and occupational therapy can increase their skills. The goal should be to help them become the most competent and independent adult they can be. ...Read more
Is drug treatment for depression a long-term solution or only for a short period? Do some doctors recommend lifestyle changes over medications?
Yes to all: Some people have a traumatic event and take meds for a short period. Some people have a chemical imbalance and just need to take the medication regularly. Lifestyle changes and resolving issues should always be the first option. Unfortunately, lifesyle changes and resolving issues is more easily said than done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there no any therapy to treat or to minimize the after effects left by bacterial meningitis? Like some cognition problem, clumsiness, mood swings...
Mennigitis: Yes there is therapy usually done through a neuropsychologist. Check with a neuro-rehab facility they should be able to direct you. ...Read more
Can one oral dose of a castrating med cause long term changes including insomnia blurred vision lack sex drive muscle loss psychotic behavior?
Which medication?: Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy for list of anti-androgens used as daily pills (there are other ways to lower testosterone to treat prostate cancer). Then review each at www.drugs.com for side effects. Most of all, discuss your concerns w/treating physician. But in general, one dose shouldn't have long lasting effects. ...Read more
In humanistic therapy, what is the treatment for compulsive over-eating, inability to finish work and severe depression?
Ur Growth, Here, Now: Humanistic approaches 2helping u clear obstacles in ur path blocking u from leading a more fulfilling life, feeling more connected w/others would tend 2focus on helping u examine these obstacles & help u come up w/ur own solutions. Ur perspectives on ur life & these obstacles would be key, as would helping u become aware of any judgement about them & how such judgments may be holding u back. ...Read more
Can I get a prescription for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for aging, adhd, sleep, etc or is this site for medications?
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