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Are there different types of antidepressants for particular types of depression?

Are there different types of antidepressants for particular types of depression?

Yes: Melancholic depression responds best to tricyclic antidepressants (ads). Atypical depression responds best to monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Bipolar depression responds best to various combinations of atypical antipsychotics +/- ads. Winter depression responds best to light treatment. Psychotic depression requires an antipsychotic + ads. Psychotherapy is best for mild to moderate depressions. ...Read more

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Are there specific types of depression?

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Are there specific types of depression?

Depression: Agree with dr. Passer. Also, depression that does not fit any of the above classifications is termed depression nos (not otherwise specified). ...Read more

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What types are on the list of impulse-control disorders?

What types are on the list of impulse-control disorders?

The list, and more: 1. Intermittent explosive disorder; 2. Kleptomania; 3. Pyromania; 4. Pathological gambling; 5. Trichotillomania; 6. Impulse-control disorder not otherwise specified. But, in addition to these formal diagnoses, impulsive behavior can be a part of a number of additional mental disorders. ...Read more

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What are the different types of bipolar disorder?

What are the different types of bipolar disorder?

Three: Generally there are 3 kinds: bipolar i, bipolar ii and bipolar nos. The difference depends on the symptoms of mania (severe insomnia, extreme energy, racing thoughts, pressured speech, elated and/or irritable moods). In bipolar i the mania lasts 3-4 days or is severe enough to need hospital stay. In ii the mania is called hypomania and is of shorter duration. In nos not all symptoms of mania exist. ...Read more

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What are the different types of medication for bipolar disorder?

What are the different types of medication for bipolar disorder?

Mood stabilizer: Most common are lithium, depakote, or lamictal. Seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) are also used. Many other options if side effects or inadequate response to any of these. Antidepressants may cause mania if given alone without mood stabilizer, but are often given along with a mood stabilizer. Unfortunately all medications have potential side effects and is always risk vs benefit. Compliance is crucial. ...Read more

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How many types of anxiety disorders in the world?

How many types of anxiety disorders in the world?

Many different types: Most anxiety disorders are labeled based on what causes the anxiety. Some people are excessively shy and have social anxiety disorder, some people experience panic attacks out of the blue and have panic disorder, and some people worry about everything and suffer from generalized anxiety. Also, many people suffer from different kinds of trauma in their lives and develop ptsd. ...Read more

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What are some particular types of ocd?

What are some particular types of ocd?

Guises of OCD: There are a number of common presentations of ocd as psychiatrist judith rapoport noted in her late '80's book "the boy who couldn't stop washing..." -1st book on ocd meant 4 general public. Common obsession themes: contamination; loss of control; harm 2 self/others; perfectionism; unwanted sexual thoughts; morality. Common compulsions: washing/cleaning; checking; repeating; & mental actions. ...Read more

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What are the different types of anxiety?

What are the different types of anxiety?

An Assortment: We all experience anxiety. It can appear in many forms. Charlie Brown once said 2 Linus,"Even my anxieties have anxieties." In extremes, it can take over our minds/lives. Then we may meet diagnostic criteria 4 an anx disorder Generalized Anx DO; Social Anx DO: Separation Anx DO; Panic DO w/ or w/out Agoraphobia; specific phobias. Closely related: Obsessive-Compulsive DO; Post-Traumatic Stress DO. ...Read more

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What number of different types of aids medication brands are availalble in total?

What number of different types of aids medication brands are availalble in total?

Aids meds: Go to drugs.com and you will find answer. There are many and many combos. Changes every day so cannot give you correct humber today. ...Read more

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What are the different types of personality disorders?

What are the different types of personality disorders?

The current DSM: (V) lists ten, plus some catch-all categories that are not very specific. The ten are: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent and Obsess-Compulsive. ...Read more

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What different types of personality disorders are out there?

What different types of personality disorders are out there?

Interaction patterns: Personality disorders (pd): narcissistic, borderline, histrionic, anti-social, and 6 others are life long and a specific patterns of behavior and interacting with people and situations that lead to distress and impaired functioning. Pd diagnoses can only be used after adolescence, although the first symptoms begin in the teen years. Pds may be associated with severe, unresolved childhood trauma. ...Read more

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Why are there different types of bipolar disorder?

Why are there different types of bipolar disorder?

Very good question: I hope someone can give you a good answer - or better than mine. I see it as evidence that there are problems with the concepts underpinning the diagnosis. Years back manic depression was a diagnosis which was dropped and became much of bipolar ii (not exactly, but close). Bipolar i is hard for some to see as different from major depression. It's likely more modifications will be made to the terms. ...Read more

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How many kinds of autism Asperger syndrome forms are there?

How many kinds of autism Asperger syndrome forms are there?

Several: the usual range of autism spectrum disorders includes autism, pervasive developmental diosrder NOS, high functioning autism and Aspergers disorder. There is an attempt to include Non verbal learning disability ...Read more

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What are the main types of seizure disorders?

What are the main types of seizure disorders?

Sz d/o's: The primary seizure disorders are juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, absence epilepsy, temporal lobe epilepsy, frontal lobe epilepsy, frontal lobe epilepsy, etc. http://www.neurocuro.com/epilepsy-types/ ...Read more

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Are there really two types of bipolar disorder?

Are there really two types of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar Disorder: is really a spectrum. Bipolar I can have devastating sxs if not treated. Bipolar II Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified and Cyclothymic Disorder all have cyclic changes of mood and energy in common. ...Read more

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Are there different types of ibs?

Are there different types of ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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What are the different categories of genetic disorders?

What are the different categories of genetic disorders?

Genetic disorders.: I would look at your text book as this is not a clear question. And try wikipedia. ...Read more

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What can help my OCD type condition?

What can help my OCD type condition?

Please clarify: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often best handled by professional psychotherapy and/or medications. There is also another condition known as obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (this is actually what pop culture is referring to when using the expression "ocd"). It is treated by similar means, perhaps more often with psychotherapy than with medications. ...Read more

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What are some particular types of ocd?

Guises of OCD: There are a number of common presentations of ocd as psychiatrist judith rapoport noted in her late '80's book "the boy who couldn't stop washing..." -1st book on ocd meant 4 general public. Common obsession themes: contamination; loss of control; harm 2 self/others; perfectionism; unwanted sexual thoughts; morality. Common compulsions: washing/cleaning; checking; repeating; & mental actions. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with my OCD type condition ?

What can I do to cope with my OCD type condition ?

Therapy and meds: Ocd can be managed by a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and serotonergic medications (ssri's). Some reading about the illness is probably of benefit as well, such as the books 'stop obsessing' and 'the boy who couldn't stop washing'. However, the self-help techniques shouldn't be used as a substitute for working with a professional who knows how to treat ocd. ...Read more

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Are there certain types of food that people with OCD should avoid?

Are there certain types of food that people with OCD should avoid?

No -- can eat all: People with ocd may avoid certain foods because of their illness -- but can realistically eat any food they wish. Sometimes people with ocd have obsessive thoughts about particular foods, compulsively check any seeming irregularity/discoloration, or have eating rituals that must be followed precisely. It can take a long time to eat a meal, and there might not be much enjoyment. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have some type of OCD that i can't really explain?

Needing expert help. I have some type of OCD that i can't really explain?

Get Expert 2 Diagnos: See pcp 2rule out any physical conditions. Then consult w/ psychiatrist or clinical psychologist specializing in ocd. Expert can help rule out other problems that may look like or accompany ocd. 2 ensure u get the right doc(s) ; most effective treatment(s), research ocd ; learn all u can about it. 2nd, learn effective treatments. Start w/the internat'l ocd foundation: httpl//www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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How would someone learn if they have ocd? What are signs? How is this viewed by the medical community? What different types of OCD exist and what isit

How would someone learn if they have ocd? What are signs? How is this viewed by the medical community? What different types of OCD exist and what isit

OCD: Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder where the person has unwanted and repetitive thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). The compulsions may be carried out to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but relief is only temporary. There are helpful treatments; psychiatrists and psychotherapists are the specialists to see. ...Read more

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Is OCD a type of psychosis?

Is OCD a type of psychosis?

No! It's bad anxiety: Ocd patient often say things like "i am crazy for washing my hands a thousand times a day." but this is not psychosis. This is a compulsive behavior due to anxious, obsessive thoughts. Ocd symptoms often make no sense to others. They can be excessive and irrational. But their origin is still anxiety. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetiese has worsened my ocd n depression symptoms severely. What to do?

Type 2 diabetiese has worsened my ocd n depression symptoms severely.  What to do?

Psychotherapy?: In your question I hear a great deal of anxiety. I would suggest a psychiatric evaluation to determine what bothers you based on your symptoms, and also, more importantly, ask for a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help you. Do it today. ...Read more

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Are there any other drugs other than clomipramine for OCD available which is a trycilic type?

Are there any other drugs other than clomipramine for OCD available which is a trycilic type?

No: Clomipramine hydrochloride, a chlorinated analog of imipramine, is a widely used antidep. recently approved for use in the U.S. for the txmt. of obsessive-compulsive disorder, a potentially incapacitating affliction. Its primary action is blockade of the reuptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Adverse effect profile is similar to other tricyclic antidep.- CVS, CNS & anticholinergic mainly ...Read more

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How can I cure my ocd/mysophobia, whatever type of anxiety disorder i have?

How can I cure my ocd/mysophobia, whatever type of anxiety disorder i have?

Most avoid that word: It is most often described as successful treatment - not cure. And yes, those disorders can be successfully treated. Your expectations need to be aimed at realistic targets so that you'll be able to evaluate the benefits of your treatment. Talk with a psychotherapist to DX & plan a treatment approach that will be right for you. It may include drugs or not. Work together to be successful. ...Read more

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I m type 2 diabetic and also suffer from ocd and depression and eating sweets helps me feel better. It's a catch 22 situation. What to do? Tried controlling sweets many times but failed.

I m type 2 diabetic and also suffer from ocd and depression and eating sweets helps me feel better. It's a catch 22 situation.  What to do? Tried controlling sweets many times but failed.

Psychotherapy?: In your question I hear a great deal of anxiety. I would suggest a psychiatric evaluation to determine what bothers you based on your symptoms, and also, more importantly, ask for a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help you. Do it today. ...Read more

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Which type of medication will my doctor prescribe for my ocd?

Which type of medication will my doctor prescribe for my ocd?

Probably an SSRI: Most commonly, doctors prescribe ssri antidepressant medications for ocd, although these have mixed effectiveness. Anafranil (clomipramine) is another med that has been shown effective but because of side effect risks most primary care docs do not like to prescribe this one. ...Read more

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I am suffering from predominent obsession type ocd ,i am on 30mg escitalopram and i showed 40% improvement , what is the highest safe dose of lexapro?

I am suffering from predominent obsession type ocd ,i am on 30mg escitalopram and i showed 40% improvement , what is the highest safe dose of lexapro?

Drug level: Most studies do not evaluate beyond 20mg daily. Dosing can be guided by drug level or pharmacogenomic testing since the enzymes that break down the drug can vary. This means 20mg a day for one person might give them the same level as 10mg a day for another person. For further info, see the following: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20350136 ...Read more

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Which type of brain surgey would help me with my anxiety/ocd?

Which type of brain surgey would help me with my anxiety/ocd?

Psychosurgery is : Only for a small % of people w ocd. Psychosurgery is only for treatment refractory ocd that is severe. Some surgical options include capsulotomy, limbic leukotomy, anterior cingulotomy, deep brain stimulation ; transcranial magnetic stimulation. ...Read more

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Can ptsd, or OCD cause mania at night not .Hyper but fidgety , exstreme insomnia feeling the need to figure things out, write list, clean organize?

Can ptsd, or OCD cause mania at night  not .Hyper but fidgety , exstreme insomnia feeling the need to figure things out, write list, clean organize?

In short, yes: I'm not sure you actually mean mania -- but severe anxiety such as found in ptsd and/or ocd can surely interrupt sleep and cause the problems you describe. Seeing a psychiatrist for full evaluation can be a beginning in finding relief. Many people with ptsd are fearful of going to sleep due to nightmares. If you do have bipolar illness, the zoloft (sertraline) can make it worse. Please do see psychiatrist. ...Read more

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After 10 years of on and off job loses w/bipolar/ocd at what time should a person consider ssdi if deemed qualified or the type of job best for them?

After 10 years of on and off job loses w/bipolar/ocd at what time should a person consider ssdi if deemed qualified or the type of job best for them?

Big question: U r deemed disabled after a long process. U apply ; wait 4 a ruling, if u r denied u appeal. If denied again u apply 4 a hearing done @ the office of hearings and appeals. U sit with an administrative law judge, oh;a medical expert ; a vocational expert ; ur representative presents ur case. There's where u get ur final answer. I was the med exp.4 the above minneapolis mn district 4 years . That's. ...Read more

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I a controlled type 2 diabetic with ocd/bipolar would like to try latuda (lurasidone).worried that it might raise glucose & I would spend all day monitoring.help!

I a controlled type 2 diabetic with ocd/bipolar would like to try latuda (lurasidone).worried that it might raise glucose & I would spend all day monitoring.help!

Talk to your doctor : It is my understanding that Latuda (lurasidone) is a good choice because of it's excellent side effect profile. It has an extremely low risk of diabetes or metabolic problems compared to other medications in it's class. ...Read more

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3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

Start by giving her: pediatrician a list of specific behaviors, e.g., screaming, hitting, biting, lining up toys, insistence. on routine, + onset, duration, immediate precipitants & consequences for each behavior to guide referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to assess for Autistic Spectrum Disorder or child psychiatrist for mental illness vs. ASD. Also get a (neuro)psychological evaluation & therapy. ...Read more

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Is there any particular type of anxiety/depression you would use viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for..As it seems like an ssri plus Buspar only--could it be helpful for ocd?

Is there any particular type of anxiety/depression you would use viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) for..As it seems like an ssri plus Buspar only--could it be helpful for ocd?

About the OCD...: Exposure ; response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit.Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated! ...Read more

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