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Is lsd associated with depression?

Is lsd associated with depression?

Yes: One of the more serious consequences of using lsd is persisting delusions or hallucinations that destroy normal function. That itself leads to serious depression and even suicide. Additionally depression can directly come from the use of lsd. It seems to have the same pattern Cocaine has - within 24 to 48 hours after coming down from the high, severe suicidal depression and suicide can occur.

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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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I tried hanging myself due to depression yesterday, today i can't get a boner, could a failed suicide attempt cause ed?

I tried hanging myself due to depression yesterday, today i can't get a boner, could a failed suicide attempt cause ed?

Erections: Erections are more about mental health rather than physical health. Your poor brain is probably overloaded. There is no one on this website that wants to see you try to hang yourself again. Please please pause here. Please get some help. You can anonymously call the county crisis line where you live to get immediate help that can maybe change your life. Thank you for asking for help here.

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How much time it can take naturally to overcome ED ? I m no more in depression which caused ED earlier.

How much time it can take naturally to overcome ED ? I m no more in depression which caused ED earlier.

Eating Disorder: Eating disorders often take significant time to overcome so patience is necessary as well as a good treatment team, including psychologist , nutritionist and physician. Congratulations for overcoming your depression, that will help you recover from your eating disorder. Best wishes.

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I came out of depression but my ED is still there how much time it will take to overcome this problem without medication...?

Depression/ ED: Hello. Some psychiatric medications can cause erectile dysfunction as a side effect. So this should be checked if you are on psychiatric medications. This might be worth exploring in therapy. If there appears to be no underlying psychological causes, you physician may recommend evaluation by a urologist.

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Can ED be cured completely with medication without any side effects? Got ED due to depression but i m not in depression anymore but ED is still there.

Not cured : But can be effectively treated with medications that have no to very little side effects (viagra, Cialis levitra, (vardenafil) some topicals, and many more on the horizon). Testosterone replacement therapy may mimic a cure if the specific medication under question has led to low natural testosterone.

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How much time it takes to come out of depression ed. Will increasing testosterone naturaly by food can help..?

How much time it takes to come out of depression ed. Will increasing testosterone naturaly by food can help..?

Depends . . .: You're describing two different issues, depression & erectile dysfunction, that respond to different therapies. Anti-depressants & psychotherapy can help make a difference in weeks to months. Depression can cause loss of libido (sex drive) & ed but there's no direct way to increase testosterone by eating any particular food. However, eating healthy & exercising regularly should help both.

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Hi i'm on 100mg lustral a day i've read vitiman b3 is also good for depression is it safe to take together can it help with ED as well?

Hi i'm on 100mg lustral a day i've read vitiman b3 is also good for depression is it safe to take together can it help with ED as well?

B3 can help.: Lustral which is marketed as zoloft (sertraline) in the U.S. Is safe to take w/ vitamin b3 or niacin. B3 is used for carbohydrate, protein ; fat metabolism in your body and helps decrease physical ; emotional fatigue. It can also lower LDL and raise HDL levels. B3 can cause liver damage in high doses. It helped men w/ ed but at doses higher than 500 mg/day. The recommended max rda in the U.S. Is 35 mg/day.

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Ed caused by depression. I researched n came to know depression causes ED many times. Am i right? Dont want medication as i read it causes impotence.

Ed caused by depression. I researched n came to know depression causes ED many times. Am i right? Dont want medication as i read it causes impotence.

False assumptions: Depression can cause low libido and ed. Treatment of depression can normalize sexual desire and functioning, along with many other depressive symptoms. You seem to be assuming all depression treatments cause impotence for all men, but this is incorrect. Also some antidepressants [especially wellbutrin] don't cause sexual side effects. Psychotherapy is an effective non-drug treatment too.

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I am positive for so many depressions, can somebody please help me?

I am positive for so many depressions, can somebody please help me?

Depression: if you have had depressive symptoms for more than a few weeks then see your physician. your PCP is a good place to start and may be able to provide adequate care. so see psychiatrist. alternatively, u could see a therapist and begin psychotherapy. both therapy and medication are very effective. if you feel unsafe or suicidal then please go to the er or call 911.

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What are the signs of depressions in kids under 5 years old?

Not happy: Absence of happiness is ahedonia. This is common in young depressed pts. Irritability, aggressiveness, being withdrawn, oppositionality, tantruming, sleep disruption, poor eating, and sadness. If you suspect your child has depression, see your pediatrician for medical evaluation & referral if necessary.

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Can kids get depression?

Can kids get depression?

Yes: Children can get depression as well as adults, although they may not present with the same symptoms. Both can experience changes in sleep and eating patterns, social withdrawal, depressed mood, or even suicidal thoughts. In children, also look for someone who doesn't take pleasure in things they used to enjoy, lots of headaches or stomach aches, or even hallucinations if severe enough.

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Does depression go away?

Does depression go away?

Typically yes: Depressions can resolve or diminish spontaneousy but that can take months or even years. Talk therapy and/or medication help depressions resolve faster and more completely. The goal of most treatment is to achieve a complete remission.

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What do you think about lsd?

What do you think about lsd?

LSD addiction: I have not seen pts who demonstrated addiction to lsd but more have 'polyabuse' using anything they can get their hands on to alter reality. The problem is that lsd (and other hallucinogen) abuse can lead to residual psychotic symptoms and may alter brain chemistry which can be difficult to treat. Some have intrusive flashbacks years after stopping, which can be as bad as an addiction. I would put lsd in the same category as heroin as drugs that should never be tried since their effects can be permanent.

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Can exercise help depression?

Can exercise help depression?

Yes: Aerobic exercise is helpful in diminishing depressive symptoms. You should aim for 60 minutes daily.

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Does depression last forever?

Does depression last forever?

Therapy can help: Sometimes symptoms of depression can last for a long time; it is referred to as chronic when it persists for at least 2 years. The good news is that treatment (medication/therapy) increases chances of getting better and staying better. In addition to therapy, individuals with depression often find The Mindful Way Workbook by Teasdale, Williams, Segal, and Kabat-Zinn helpful. Best to you

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How does add cause depression?

How does add cause depression?

Low dopamine ++: Conscious realizations that one is not performing up to one's inherent ability can lead to disappointment. Lack of productivity and follow-through can deny one self-esteem that comes from a job done well and consistently. Because of the disparity between what one acknowledges one is capable of doing and what is actually done , there is a felt need to explain it. "i must be lazy, crazy, stupid, ".

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Does depression make you itch?

Does depression make you itch?

Probably not: It is true that depression causes folks to think to the point where they spend so much time doing that they get onto mental mischief. When that happens every thing they experience can be magnified in intensity, especially little things like itching. Doing things and not thinking so much seems a more productive way to go.

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Will drugs help my depression?

Depression treatment: Medications typically help, but as dr. Hossain mentioned, you may benefit from other treatment approaches, including various types of psychotherapy. Most of the studies showed that the best results achieved when medications are used along with psychotherapy. The initial treatment choice depends on many other factors, including the severity of depression, social support available etc.

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What will help cure depression?

What will help cure depression?

It depends: I believe that there are 2 major types of depression 1) reactive to disturbing life events and 2) physiological. Then there are those that are mixes of the 2. The > physiologically based depressions can not be cured, but medication + psychotherapy can help keep them under control. Reactive ones need more psychotherapy to deal with the issues underlying the depression and can be "cured.".

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What can I do about depression?

What can I do about depression?

Your Dr 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 sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical.