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Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

Can lamotrigine and duloxetine cure depression and mood swings without side effects?

There is no cure: Depression and bipolar disorder are like any chronic condition including diabetes, heart disease or hypertension. Unfortunately there is no cure but maintanance treatement is necessary to remain symptom free. All medicines have side effects. Lamotrogine and duloxetine both have adverse effects that vary in each individual based on genetics, age, dose and require monitoring to achieve response. ...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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Can regular depression meds help stabilize bi polar mood swings?

Can regular depression meds help stabilize bi polar mood swings?

VERY DANGEROUS: No, they do not. They can actually send you right into a manic episode. ...Read more

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Depression, headache, mood swings , dizziness, wht causing them all?

Needs info: These symptoms can have many different causes. I dont know if you're on drugs, emotionallysensitive, under stress or entering a bipolar episode. You reallyought to talk to your dr and ask for a referral to a therapist if he doesn't figure it out right away. ...Read more

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I'm nursing, but have bad anxiety, depression and mood swings . What's a safe medication to take? That won't harm baby.

I'm nursing, but have bad anxiety, depression and mood swings . What's a safe medication to take? That won't harm baby.

Talk to your doctor.: One that is often used is sertraline since it is regarded as safe with pregnancy or breast feeding. The brand name is zoloft. You should see your doctor if you are having symptoms of depression. It is actually very common after delivery. Overall med are only part of a solution. ...Read more

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Depression..Regular mood swings&.I feel low most of the time, i feel lonely even if I am in a group of thousands&=..Bad headache.

Multiple types: There are multiple types of depression. At your age it could be a sign of manic/depression. This usually is depression ccycling with extreme happiness then depression, meds. Also seasonal depression. This type of depression is characterized by depressive moods in the winter where there are shorter days and longer nights. This trype can be treated with light therapy. Of course losses cause depressi. ...Read more

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What causes depression in teenagers? Why do some people seem perfectly happy and balanced throughout high school then when going to college start to suffer mood swings, depression, and personality changes?

What causes depression in teenagers? Why do some people seem perfectly happy and balanced throughout high school then when going to college start to suffer mood swings, depression, and personality changes?

Protective Factors: Many reasons but there are some key factors & skills that help teens cope more effectively w/stressors & challenges of adolescence: a) feeling loved, supported & understood; b) having people who can really talk 2; c) knowing how 2identify & express feelings; d) knowing things 2do 2cope w/stressors; & e) having close friendship(s). Consider: 90% of things kids/teens learn come from watching adults. ...Read more

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Help docs, is having mood swings a part of my depression?

Could be: Mood swings, especially lower mood (sadness, depression) are common with Depressive Disorder. However, if the mood swings are in an upward direction (agitation, anger, mania) it is likely to represent a bipolar condition to discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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On zismirt for depression was also on serequel not now finding mood swings get very angry ?

On zismirt for depression was also on serequel not now finding mood swings get very angry ?

Bipolar?: Check with your doc the antidepressant alone may be pushing you into a high without the sequel to keep a lid on things ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Emotional Instability (Definition)

Emotional instability is a clinical finding in which a person's mood either varies significantly over time between various emotions or a person frequently experiences a strong emotion like ...Read more