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How Long Does Clinical Depression Last
How long does the side effects lasts for fluoxetine 20mg? I've been taking it once a day for 2 days now. I take it for clinical depression & bpd.
Borderline PD?: Fluoxetine is a very long-acting medication -- its half-life is 70 hours and that of its main metabolite, norfluoxetine, is 330 hours. This means it will take several weeks to reach steady-state in your system, and that any side effects could take at least a couple of weeks to dissipate. Fluoxetine is usually well-tolerated and can help both depression and aggression common in bordeline pd. ...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
How long is it supposed to it normally take existential depression to turn into clinical depression?
Depression is: I would like you to discuss every variant of depression with a good psychiatrist. Who knows? Sometimes an existential depression may turn into a more serious form without obvious signs (for the person suffering it). Every depressive feeling deserves to be at least talked about. This always helps, with all kinds of depressions. ...Read more
I suffer from clinical depression it seems to help my depression i take it alone how long can I take it?
???: I'm sorry, but i don't understand your message. You say "it" seems to help your depression, you take "it" alone, and ask how long you can take "it"? What is the "it"? Sounds like you need to see your psychiatrist for help with your depression, especially if you have questions about your medicine or any other help available to you. ...Read more
Am not sure if I have clinical depression or it's just anexity.. But this feelin of dissatisfaction been like 2-3 years now.. I need to know if there're ways to help myself. Therapist appointments n my country r very busy n take long time. Am 25yo f?
Seek psychiatric: Eval. Depression sx’s can include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read more
Biological Problem: The term "clinical depression" is usually understood to mean a set of symptoms that are thought to be related to changes or problems in brain chemistry. Therefore, clinical or major depression is largely considered to be a physical or biological problem. However, it is clear that environmental factors can either worsen or improve depressive symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes : It may take awhile to find treatments that work sustainably for you, but please don't lose hope. Psychiatrists know many medications, and combining/augmenting them may arrive at a regimen that truly benefits you. Psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment, and increases effectiveness substantially. There are also transcranial magnetic stimulation, ect, and still other possibilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider seeing a: Psychiatrist, psychologist or your doctor can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, but usually after other treatments have failed. Lithium is one of the few drugs with evidence showing it can reduce suicidal behavior, so lithium (either monotherapy or adjunctively) definitely has a place in treating severely depressed, suicidal patients who've failed more conservative tx. I'll add that when used adjunctively, doses are often much lower than what's used in bipolar patients. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Support, Encourage: The best way to help someone with depression is to simply make sure they know that you care. Look for ways to support and encourage him/her, and also encourage this person to seek out appropriate help. You can also encourage him/her to take care of personal health through diet, exercise, sleep, and consistent routines. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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