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Medications For Each Illness
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
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
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.
good luck and feel better ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is it possible to mistake symptoms as from a serious illness but they are actually side effects from medications?
Yes: You need to discuss your symptoms with the provider who prescribed your medications ...Read more
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
Hiccups: Usually don't need meds. Time will cure. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does the increased production of mucus help our bodies get over an illness? If so then why do we take medications to decrease mucous production?
Yes, and...: ...In some cases (such as allergy) the mucus is produced inappropriately, and should be reduced. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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