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How can I deal with my depression in pregnancy without taking any medications?

How can I deal with my depression in pregnancy without taking any medications?

Stay Safe: If you are depressed, make sure you have a therapist and hopefully also a psychiatrist. You may be able to handle your depression with therapy, exercise and a healthy diet, but it is important to have support around you. Depression can be as serious and as deadly as heart disease and you need to make sure you have the right team. ...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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How to deal with bipolar disorder without medicines. I'm very afraid of the side effects but my doctor refused to treat me without medicines. I can't take any decision in my life.

How to deal with bipolar disorder without medicines. I'm very afraid of the side effects but my doctor refused to treat me without medicines. I can't take any decision in my life.

Bipolar Disorder: The track record for non-pharmaceutical treatment of true bipolar disorder (except tms) is not good. Certainly psychotherapy has a place in this treatment, but not by itself. Mood stabilizing medications are needed to avoid mania & depression. Using these can allow you to feel more stable and able to make solid decisions in your life. Alternative treatments may help, but also not by themselves. ...Read more

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I have anxiety-depression with bipolar tendencies. I am taking medication and following psychotherapy. How can I help myself in other ways?

I have anxiety-depression with bipolar tendencies. I am taking medication and following psychotherapy. How can I help myself in other ways?

Sleep is SACRED !: Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed bipolar 2 and take a mood stabilizer regularly. Are there any natural supplements i can take to help with my downs?

I have been diagnosed bipolar 2 and take a mood stabilizer regularly.   Are there any natural supplements i can take to help with my downs?

Maybe: There might be some that will have a minor effect on your downs, but these should be coordinated with your prescriber as there can be adverse effects. For example, st. John's wort has long been confirmed as a "natural" antidepressant. But that's because the plant synthesizes an antidepressant chemical little different than one made by a pharm company. These are known to provoke mania. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter medications I can take to help with my PCOS?

Is there any over-the-counter medications I can take to help with my PCOS?

Metformin might help: Nothing that is going to make a big difference. A doctor could prescribe Metformin, a prescription medicine that has been shown to have a positive effect on PCOS ...Read more

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I'm on cipralex, and im ok but sometimes i experience severe anxiety attacks which affect my work in a negative way. Any medications or tips for these?

I'm on cipralex, and im ok but sometimes i experience severe anxiety attacks which affect my work in a negative way. Any medications or tips for these?

Escitalopram: Cipralex, Lexapro or escitalopram is a ssri antidepressant with anti anxiety properties. If you are experiencing anxiety, maybe you need to consult your physician for adjusting the dose, starting psychotherapy in combination, or adding a new agent to the regimen. The most important is documenting what is the source of the anxieties, and how they develop.. The proper diagnosis is key to treatment. ...Read more

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Without help of any Psychiatrist or medication how can I cure my OCD?

OCD: First of all I would not use the word "cure" when dealing with any psychological problem. To answer your question - it is possible for people to reduce OCD symptoms so they do not significantly interfere in their life. There are some good resources on the internet to help you understand some basic principles and tools. Seek professional help if you can't resolve the problem by yourself . ...Read more

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How can I help with my sacrilitis im not taking any medication?

How can I help with my sacrilitis im not taking any medication?

Sacroileitis: First consider seeing physician. Motrin may be helpful in short duration ice helpful. Long term there are excellent therapy medications . Again see physician my recommendations are short term relief where your physician can render better long term answers. ...Read more

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What good can hydroxycut gummies do for me at 58 with the medical problems and medications I am on?

What good can hydroxycut gummies do for me at 58  with the medical problems and medications I am on?

Avoid diet pills. : Hydroxycut has been linked with liver damage and muscle injury that can result in kidney damage. We have no way of knowing your medical problems or your medications, so it's best to check with a doctor who does. Generally, though, successful weight loss realistically will not be achieved by a simple pill (or gummy). It involves lifestyle changes in self control, diet, and activity. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I don't want to take depression medication, because of the pregnancy. Any ideas for coping with this?

I don't want to take depression medication, because of the pregnancy. Any ideas for coping with this?

Get educated: There are anti-depressant medications that are worrisome during pregnancy. However, there are also some that are not as worrisome. It is important to realize that baby needs a healthy mother to thrive, so finding a good balance of safety and treatment is important. If you can make it with counselling fine, but you do baby no favors by getting into trouble in the belief you must avoid meds. ...Read more

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What can I do to overcome my depression without taking any medicine?

What can I do to overcome my depression without taking any medicine?

Work with a : Therapist. Depression can be overcome with therapy, but we know that the best treatment is a combination of meds and therapy. I personally always want the best! ...Read more

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Is there any safe meds to help a girl in the bedroom? I have trouble getting/staying in the mood. I am being treated for ptsd now and taking zoloft (sertraline).

Is there any safe meds to help a girl  in the bedroom? I have trouble getting/staying in the mood. I am being treated for ptsd now and taking zoloft (sertraline).

PTSD & Sex: Depending on the situations experienced, ptsd can certainly affect desire for & enjoyment of sex. Numbing symptoms can interfere; flashbacks of previous rape or childhood sexual abuse can directly impact ability to "stay in the mood." hopefully you have a compassionate partner who cares for you? With therapy, healing is possible -- and doesn't need to be rushed w/meds claiming to enhance sex. ...Read more

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How do I deal with depression without taking pills?

How do I deal with depression without taking pills?

Depression: Please seek out mental health treatment as soon as possible. The earlier you get started in treatment the better the outcome. See your family doctor to have any physical causes ruled out. Then contact a psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy. Do not forget to exercise, eat a balanced diet, and in general to takegood care of yourself.Don't forget alternative medicine options as well such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, tai chi, music therapy, and massage therapy. ...Read more

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How to treat with a little mental retardation left as after effects of bacterial meningitis? how can I help myself? any therapy? any medication?

How to treat with a little mental retardation left as after effects of bacterial meningitis? how can I help myself? any therapy? any medication?

Time will tell: Even after the best therapy, bacterial meningitis may leave some permanent or long term effects which may improve over time. The key is to have patience , and to optimize your health with a diet and exercise. After all, your body has been affected by what one may consider to be a "typhoon" or "tornado". In such areas of the world, it will take time to rebuild- this goes the same for your brain. ...Read more

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How should I cope with my depression in addition to medication?

How should I cope with my depression in addition to medication?

See a psychologist: Psychologists and other psychotherapists provide treatment that not only helps now and but helps prevent reoccurences. ...Read more

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How can I cure my depression without consulting a counselor or taking medication?

How can I cure my depression without consulting a counselor or taking medication?

Sometimes you can't: Severe depression requires professional help. However, if your depression is mild, try treating yourself well (healthy food, sleep, light-mod exercise), socialize, keep busy with achievable tasks, challenge your negative thoughts & self-criticisms. Maybe also try omega-3 supplements, st john's wort, mindfulness meditation, self-help books, talk to a trusted relative/friend/clergy. Many options. ...Read more

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I am on cipralex and abilify, (aripiprazole) and am not feeling any improvement.. What other meds besides Abilify (aripiprazole) go well with c ? So i can talk to my doctor.

I am on cipralex and abilify, (aripiprazole) and am not feeling any improvement.. What other meds besides Abilify (aripiprazole) go well with c ? So i can talk to my doctor.

Antidepressants: Escitalopram is noted for its high selectivity with serotonin reuptake inhibition. Apiprazole is a partial Dopamine agonist of the second generation class of atypical antipsychotics with antidepressant properties used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar and major depressive disorders. You really need to talk with your psychiatrist at length about these, your diagnosis and other therapies. ...Read more

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I have tried so many different medication for depression and anxiety and did I can't get my anxiety under control can thes meds not be suitable for me?

I have tried so many different medication for depression and anxiety and did I can't get my anxiety under control can thes meds not be suitable for me?

See your doctor : Some people do experience treatment-resistant conditions. When it comes to treating depression and anxiety, it is important to have a trial of an adequate dose of medication over an extended period of time before making a switch. All to often these meds get changed before a therapeutic dose or adequate time is achieved. Talk to your doctor about obtaining a second opinion. Augmentation may help. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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