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Doctor insights on: Medications For Each Illness

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I'm just wondering, if you have mental illness is it really nessecary to start medication?

I'm just wondering, if you have mental illness is it really nessecary to start medication?

Not necessarily: For some mental illness, like generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, and major depression, they can often be treated with regular schedules, exercise, meditation, psychotherapy, and mindfulness training without medication. Some psychiatric illness like bipolar disorder, ocd, and schizophrenia often require medication to help in recovery and symptom relief. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect to illegal drugs have on mental illness?

Numerous: All illicit substances exacerbate mental illness in some way. Each substance affects people differently. Marijuana can worsen depression, as well as psychosis. Cocaine can worsen mania, as well as psychosis, after use depression often ensues. Opiates can worsen depression. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use drugs to manage mental illnesses?

Mental disorders: All medications have potential risks. As with any medication, psychotropic medications potential benefits should outweigh potential risks to prescribe a particular medication. ...Read more

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Could mental illness be dealt with without medication?

Yes/NO: Depending on the type of mental illness. For certain disorders medication and therapy optimize response for others only therapy is needed. Check with your Dr.
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What are the causes of people with a mental illness to refuse medications?

Psych Meds: First of all it is difficult to accept that someone has a mental illness, also even now there is a taboo in society towards those who have mental illness.
Being in denial, society pressures, sometimes people with mania who are super happy and energized don't want to accept mental illness. Sometimes voices or paranoia may prevent patients from taking meds. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with mental illness continue to take their medication?

How can I help someone with mental illness continue to take their medication?

Direct assistance: You can devise systems that are easy to use, including weekly pill boxes, and even electric alarm-pillboxes. You can also call the patient every time a med is due. But.... The most reliable system would involve a caregiver actually dispensing the medicine at the appropriate time. ...Read more

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Are there any illnesses or medications that makes the symptoms of hypoglycemia worse?

Are there any illnesses or medications that makes the symptoms of hypoglycemia worse?

Coffee, phentermine: The symptoms of hypoglycemia are tied to an adrenaline surge, leading to a jittery, shaky, light-headed state. If you are drinking coffee or taking meds which cause a jittery feeling, then the symptoms would be even worse. ...Read more

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What could happen if my friend stops taking her drug perscriptions for her mental illness?

What could happen if my friend stops taking her drug perscriptions for her mental illness?

It depends what?: Mental illness she has and what medication we r talking about. Most likely she will have relapse of her symptoms and get worse, best thing have her talk with her psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What to do for 2 & 8months old having cough and colds for two days? Any medications for the illnesses?

What to do for 2 & 8months old having cough and colds for two days? Any medications for the illnesses?

Symptomatic relief: Colds and coughstemp in 2 and 8 month olds should only be treated with saline nose drops, humidifier and tylenol (acetaminophen) if there is fever. Otc meds are neither safe nor helpful in this age group. However, if the 2 month old has any fever of 101 or has poor feeding, labored breathing or change in color, he should be seen. As for the 8 month old, we see anyone with temp over 102 for more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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If you have mental illness is it really nessecary to start medication? Do you think just living with it could also be an option?

If you have mental illness is it really nessecary to start medication? Do you think just living with it could also be an option?

" Mental Illness"..: Includes a whole range of conditions. If you feel anxious talking to people, have trouble falling asleep, or smoke, get drunk, or you are inattentive or distrust others you may be suffering from a "mental illness". There are many disorders where psychotherapy helps more than medications. And lots of disorders where you can get completely well without any form of treatment. Think positive, rejoice. ...Read more

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Which mental illnesses can occur after heavy drug abuse?

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Which mental illnesses can occur after heavy drug abuse?

Drug abuse: Depends on the drugs used & length of time abused. Can include any psychotic illness, cognitive dysfunctions, mood disorders or anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Could doctors be prescribing drugs for every mental illness?

Could doctors be prescribing drugs for every mental illness?

What should I take?: "mental illness" is brain illness relating to changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior. As with any illness of of the body, there are things you can do to limit illness (diet, exercise, stress management, life choices, therapy). If this does not control the illness, medications may be helpful. If this is not sufficient, procedures (tms or ect) may be needed. Communicate with your doctor! ...Read more

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What does doctors do if medications do not help mental illness?

Patience&Reevaluate: Sometimes, you have to wait longer for the expected result. Sometimes, the dosage has to be changed. Sometimes the specific medication has to be changed. Sometimes psychotherapy is indicated either with or without medication. ...Read more

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How to get out of severe fear of illness with out medications?

How to get out of severe fear of illness with out medications?

OCD: Sounds like what you are talking about is obsessive compulsive disorder where you have irrational fears that disturb your ability to live your life.
Try reading "Talking Back to OCD" or "Freedom From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" and find a therapist who is experienced in treating this. Medicaltions help but are not always needed. ...Read more

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How to get out of severe fear of illness with out medication quickly?

How to get out of severe fear of illness with out medication quickly?

Health pobia does no: Go away quickly but it can be effectively treated. You need to see a mental health professional. Non-drug treatments include cognitive therapy. A book called "Hope and Help for your Nerves" by Claire Weekes is a good resource, as is www. Relaxationresponse. Org Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can anaesthetics and accompanying conventional drugs cause mental illness?

Can anaesthetics and accompanying conventional drugs cause mental illness?

No, But: As has already been answered, anesthetics do not cause mental illness. However, some people have negative reactions to anesthetics which can include delirium and disorientation. These difficulties will sometime persist for several days following the use of anesthesia. ...Read more

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What kind of things do you do to help with your mental illness without taking medication?

Some options.: Some mental health conditions require medication for adequate control. You can discuss adjuncts like acupuncture, acupressure, tai chi, qi gong, cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, group therapy, behavioral modification, deep muscle relaxation, meditation, yoga & deep breathing exercises with your medical provider. Take care. ...Read more

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Travelling to bali with my 3yr and 1yr old. What medication should I bring for them in case of illness?

Travelling to bali with my 3yr and 1yr old. What medication should I bring for them in case of illness?

Travel Medications: Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain and fever; Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the other most useful versatile medication for itching rashes, allergic reactions and nasal congestion and cough; antibiotic ointment and steroid cream. You should get a prescription from your pediatrician for Azithromycin which is an antibiotic useful for the type of diarrhea you might encounter in se asia. Review immunization required. ...Read more

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I have professionally diagnosed mental illnesses and my family does not believe in medications and therapy. What do I do?

Take care of: Yourself and listen to the professionals who are trying 2 help U. If they recommend medication, take it. If they think that psychotherapy is needed, go. Don't let your family's prejudices deter U from getting the proper care so that U can live the most productive life possible. If they see U improving, they may ask what has helped and B more open 2 learning more about living with mental illness. ...Read more

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Do dr's take offensive or get angry when a patient will say "i, ve seen it on the internet" regarding a medication or illness?

Do dr's take offensive or get angry when a patient will say "i, ve seen it on the internet" regarding a medication or illness?

It can be tiresome,: But it's not much different than "i heard on the news"or "i read in cosmo " or " my neighbor's doctor said ".Sometimes u have to learn to " roll with it". ...Read more

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I am feeling bad for a few days, I have flue and very hard cough, what's the good medcation or medcine for this illness? Please help me,

I am feeling bad for a few days, I have flue and very hard cough, what's the good medcation or medcine for this illness? Please help me,

Viral...: Flu is caused by a viral infection. If you call your doctor in the first 48 hours, an anti-viral medicine can be prescribed which may decrease duration and intensity of symptoms. Beyond this, the treatment is to treat the symptoms, rest, drink plenty of fluids and wash your hands often. See your doctor so treatment can be given. ...Read more

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Are psychotropic drugs the real answer to mental illness?

Sometimes: Medications are one tool to help treat mental illness, but keeping a regular schedule, having a good support network, support groups, exercise, psychotherapy, yoga, and meditation can all help various psychiatric disorders, and sometimes medication is not part of treatment of a particular person with a particular mental illness. ...Read more

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Will someone recover from mental illness caused by drug abuse?

Will someone recover from mental illness caused by drug abuse?

Very complicated: Your question has many moving parts, all of which are interconnected. Recovering from drug abuse ; mental illness requires personal commitment, medical interventions, ongoing psychological/psychosocial treatment, and family ; community support. All these pieces are necessary, and the breakdown of any one of them can impact overall outcome. When they all join together, recovery may be possible. ...Read more

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Can prolonged use of prescription drugs cause a mental illness?

Can prolonged use of prescription drugs cause a mental illness?

It depends: It depends on which prescription drugs you're talking about -- but one mental illness that can happen is addiction. It does not happen automatically, but certainly can with medicines like valium, ativan, klonipin, xanax, (alprazolam) vicodin, etc. Some people abuse these. I have also seen bipolar disorder unleashed by giving an antidepressant without taking an extensive personal and family history. ...Read more

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What are some medications for treating mental illness placebos?

Placebo effect: All medications have to potential for "placebo effect", which is the biological effect resulting from your brain's hope & belief the treatment is going to have benefit. Even when placebo effect is present, it is transient. It passes within a few weeks. Any prolonged benefit is not placebo effect. ...Read more

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How easy is it to get addicted to pain medication for chronic illness?

How easy is it to get addicted to pain medication for chronic illness?

Addiction: Dependency is more common and also tolerance. Addicition is a more serious issue as you lose control of how you use the medication ...Read more

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Can an hiv baby survive for one year without any medication? Growing health without illness!

Can an hiv baby survive for one year without any medication? Growing health without illness!

HIV infection: In the US and developed countries the mortality rate among HIV infected children in the era of highly effective combination ART is 0.5-0.9 per 100 children per year
this treatment prolonged the life
in a resource limite dsetting the mortality is 4.5, 6.9, 7.7 percent at 1yr, 2yr, 3yr
combination anti retroviral therepy is associated with a good response if started early enough ...Read more