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Medicine For Depression
CDC Study: A recent cdc study showed that more than 1 in 10 people have taken antidepressants. For women aged 40-59, nearly 1 in 4 are taking antidepressants. Less than 1/3 of these people had seen a mental health professional. www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/health/story/2011-10-19/cdc-antidepressant-use-skyrocketed-in-past-20-years/50826442/1. ...Read more
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
Will using medicines for depression and anxiety more than two months at age 28 will cause any effects in future?
I have depression and it's starting to get worse and worse . I look sad all the time . If I start taking medicine for depression will my face go back ?
What is the advantage of using medicines for depression, as you will feel sleepy all time all dep. medicines has this side effect?
Don't give up on med: This is not necessarily true. Most people can tolerate antidepressant medications. Sometimes it is necessary to start with a very low dosage. The time of taking the pill might be important. The tiredness can be due to other causes or even the depression itself. Discuss with your doctor ...Read more
It's possible: Certain anti-depressant medications, such as lexapro, (escitalopram) can completely decrease one's sexual desire. Speak to your doctor to switch to another medication or to change the dosage if this is occurring. Do not do this on your own. Also add exercise and sunshine to decrease depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suggest me a medicine for depression. I m feeling ver sad and helpless. My body also shakes when i m very sad. I don't want to see psychatrist.
Untreated depression: Untreated depression can get much worse, and it sounds like you're reaching the "hopeless" end of the spectrum here. Why don't you want to see a psychiatrist? We mean well. You can of course start working with a psychologist -- therapy is essential anyway. Your primary care physician can prescribe an antidepressant. But if your symptoms worsen, specialty (psychiatrist) care may still be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After takings medicine of depression for 4 years and astamatic puf for 9 years now I am 37 i feal weakness in legs and some resslessness too much ?
l am in pain everyday in my muscle and joints, nothing works. All my tests are normal. No pain medicine or depression drugs work, what I can do?
FIBROMYALGIA: It sounds that you have fibromyalgia, it is commonly in women who complain of chronic , widespread body pain and may cause disturbed sleep and insomnia. If pain killers and anti-depressants can not help, physical therapy and chiropractor may be tried also cognitive behavioral therapy can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meet with your Dr.: Tell your doctor about your mood, energy level, concentration, memory, self esteem, motivation levels, sex drive, sleep & appetite. Crying spells, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are pertinent as well as your capacity to feel joy. Let your doctor know immediately if you have suicidal thoughts. Ask your doctor about what tx is best and inquire about medications. Take care. ...Read more
Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. Medication may help symptoms ...Read more
Currently I eating fluxil medicine for my depression . But can I know the medicine will affect no appetite? And also , I had lost 3kg in a week .
Bipolar depression: while depression can be treated by an antidepressant, need to be careful of going mania. so mood stabilizers are the best options for this. Lamictal, Lithium, Depakote, Tegretol among others. Lamictal helps Bipolar depression while others help stabilize mood from going into mania. need to cover with mood stabilizer in addition to depression Rx. see a psychiatrist to help with med selection ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MAYBE: If by "natural" you mean non medicinal then it all depends on how severe the depression is and are you taking any medications for the bipolar disorder. Want a good eating and sleeping regimen. Get sunlight for vitamin d and exercise daily. This is just healthy living good for everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had take medicine of anti-depression (zoloft (sertraline) ) for many years , but recently I have stopped the medicine for two month, if is there any risk ?
Hard to say: One risk for someone stopping their antidepressant medication is that the person could become depressed and even suicidal. That would clearly be the greatest risk. There are no real medical problems which would be a threat from stopping zoloft (sertraline). Often, patients say that stopping a medication like this abruptly causes a feeling as though they are receiving an electric shock that lasts a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why am i hypersensitive to smells, sounds, medicines, everything? Does depression/anxiety disorders cause this? I think my grandma had it ?
Likely: I guess you may be a little irritable as well. Consider seeing a psychiatrist. ...Read more
On psychiatric medicine with confusion, depression and foggy mind, not interest on anything with zero sex drive. Help?
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