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How long does depression last?

How long does depression last?

Days to years: This question is more complicated than it sounds, as it depends how 'depression' is defined. Major depressive disorder, as described in dsm-iv, lasts at least 2 wks & sometimes up to several years. A very rough guideline is 6 mo if untreated. Other depressions are quick reactions lasting just hours or a few days, while depressive personality (usually mild) can be lifelong. All can be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more


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How long does bipolar mania last?

How long does bipolar mania last?

If untreated,: Manic episodes can last a few days to weeks. ...Read more

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For how long does lithium withdrawal last?

Withdrawal?: Lithium is out of the body in about 3 days if stopped completely, but there usually aren't withdrawal symptoms from stopping. Of course, the original problem (the reason for taking it in the first place) could come back. Anyone stopping lithium should work closely with their prescribing doctor (psychiatrist), and contact them if they experience any symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does c-diff last?

How long does c-diff last?

Depends: In most cases, c diff is treated with 2 weeks of antibiotics. This is effective around 85% of the time, but 15% can "relapse" after their antibiotics. This requires more antibiotics. After that, an even higher % will have a 2nd relapse. Treatment is with even more antibiotics. And so on. Some patients have had relapsing diff for years! we can often cure them with a stool transplant. ...Read more

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How long does insomnia last?

How long does insomnia last?

Depends on cause: Insomnia is often transient, but can be patterned and self perpetuating. Best to read about sleep hygiene on line. ...Read more

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How long does post-partum depression last? Can it last indefinitely?

How long does post-partum depression last?  Can it last indefinitely?

Depends, and yes: Each woman is different. Most post-partum depression lasts 4-6 months, and resolves once the woman's hormones settle back into their pre-pregnancy state. For some women, especially those who have a family or personal history of depression or mental illness, the mood disorder can persist. Medicine is a viable treatment option for both temporary and longer term depression. ...Read more

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How long does IBS last?

How long does IBS last?

Intermittently: Intermittently through our you life .... Most people have a waxing a waning symptoms throughout there life. ...Read more

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How long does depression procedure last?

How long does depression procedure last?

Depression procedure: I'm sorry, but i don't know what you mean by "depression procedure"? In many, depression is a chronic illness that requires treatment over time, and sometimes preventive maintenance too. Medications usually show effect within 4-6 weeks. (sometimes longer). Psychotherapy is also essential, but doesn't "work" immediately either. Rtms procedures last about 40 min, 5 days/week for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired,lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read more

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How long does mono last?

How long does mono last?

2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve by 2-3 weeks which is the general contageous period. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems (tired,lethargic) for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read more

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How long does larengitis last?

How long does larengitis last?

Laryngitis: Often 5-7 days. Rest your voice and treat other symptoms. If not better; be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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How long does RSV last?

How long does RSV last?

Varies: Depending upon the type of infection (otitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, etc.), and the immune status of the patient the duration of illness can be highly variable. This is also dependent upon the age, since this is increasingly recognized as a disease of adults as well as children. In symptomatic persons with mild disease a week to 10 days would seem reasonable. ...Read more

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How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

See below: Untreated pneumonia especially bacterial will last until one shows up to be hospitalized for treatment. Please seek medical treatment to avoid the complications of this options. ...Read more

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How long does labyrinthitis last?

How long does labyrinthitis last?

Varies: Most cases get better in a few weeks, often sooner. ...Read more

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How long does menapause last?

How long does menapause last?

Menopause: : Permanent end of menstruation & fertility occurring 12 months after last menstrual period (age 40-60; ave. 51). Women can stay healthy, vital & sexual. Physical & emotional symptoms may disrupt sleep, cause hot flashes, lower energy or trigger anxiety, sadness & feeling of loss. For bothersome symptoms, effective treatments are available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy. ...Read more

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How long does menopause last?

How long does menopause last?

Menopause: Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for 1 year. The symptoms of menopause can continue for a short period of time in some women e.g. For a few months or in other women symptoms can continue for 20 + years. If you are experiencing symptoms related to menopause, see your doctor for relief of these symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does dengue last?

How long does dengue last?

Dengue Fever: Most often dengue acute sx last 7 to10 days. Usually there is full recovery within a month. If you had dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome recovery can be longer depending on complications. ...Read more

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How long does MRSA last?

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How long does MRSA last?

Depends: With treatment it should clear up in ten days in a immunocompetent patient. If patient has deep seated infections such as endocarditis, ventilator associated pneumonia or bacteremia, or in a immunocompromised person, it may take weeks before it clears out. ...Read more

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How long does stuttering last?

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How long does stuttering last?

A few months: Stuttering, is most often noticed in children between 2 and 3 years of age, which may persist a few months. Referral for speech evaluation is recommended if a child has positive family history or demonstrates any of the following: prolonged stuttering over 6 months, avoiding talking, tense pauses in speech, or extrinsic facial or body movements while talking. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic depressive illness, this brain disorder causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more