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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
It has it's benefits: Topamax (topiramate) is an anti seizure medication that has some mood stabizing properties. It may help prevent or reduce migraine headaches. It tends to promote weight loss. It is not an antidepressant nor is it an anti mania drug. It might help reduce alcohol drinking and it might help reduce cocaine use in cocaine users. ...Read more
Har to say.: Hard to say. Teen years can be a time of marked anguist. Possible depressive signs/ sxs: isolation, anger, irritability. Poor self esteem, , self-mutilation, drop in grades, opposition, drug or alcohol use, risk -taking, sadness, change in sleep pattern, weight loss or gain & loss of interest in activities are all possible symptoms. Be sure to check for thoughts of suicide. Eval may be best option. ...Read more
Are there any natural foods/and or supplements that can help a person cope with depression and mood swings?
Don't Rely on Herbs: Many seek out st. John's wart for depression from health food stores. Research has show such a wild variation in the active ingredients measured in such minimally regulated products. Products have been actually found to contain none of the active ingredient, hypericum. Such supplements cost more than reliable generic antidepressants. Depression is serious. Don't gamble with herbs. See your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why does my Abilify (aripiprazole) make me so tierd, what else should I take for my depression and mood swings?
Drug side effects: Abilify (aripiprazole), (aripiprazole) even though it is well portrayed as an idyllic add-on for resistant depression in the well done tv and print ads, is one of a class of major psychiatric medications called the "atypical antipsychotics." ever member of this class can dope you up and fog you out. The ideal dose of Abilify (aripiprazole) for anti-depressant augementation is in the neighborhood of 2 mg - 5 mg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Obsessive thoughts. Mood swings throughout the day. Extreme anxiety depression. Obsessive actions. What is this?
In addition to the: medical advice already given,please see a mental health professional for evaluation for possible Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,especially if you are trying to ward off impending danger that you may not even be able to identify. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking nexito 20,qutipin 100 for 6 months with addition of d-veniz 50 for last 10 days .still having depression and mood swings too often .what to do?
Depression: Your post shows that you're in India so it's best that you follow up w/your Family Doc or Psychiatrist there. Nexito is Peruvian brand of escitalopram (http://goo.gl/Eb1OTt). Qutipin is Chilean or South Korean brand of quetiapine (http://goo.gl/HMU23t). Veniz is Myanmarian brand of venlafaxine (http://goo.gl/K8t9wq). There are many other options besides these three. Also ask about counseling, too. ...Read more
I've been feeling joyless, worthless, useless, and unloved, for a couple weeks.I laugh sometimes but i fast get that state back.Mood swings or depression?
No: Manic depression is a serious mental disorder which leads to more than mood swings. Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. * Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hi, I was wondering if I was bipolar, I'm having mood swings, over analyzing things, depression and happy phases, etc.
Bipolar diagnosis: Mood shifts or swings can happen for many reasons, eg, situational or stress, anxiety, ADD, hormonal, neurological, depression, medications, drugs etc. See a qualified mental health professional for a proper evaluation. Medical factors must be ruled out. See: https://www.akronchildrens.org/cms/kidshealth/9851216084755bb2/index.html I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Micronutrient deficiencies or neurotransmitter imbalances can play a part in mood. An integrative medicine doctor or nd can help sort that out. Neurofeedback can train your brain to work better. A psychiatrist can figure out prescription meds to help until other measures kick in. Therapy can also help. http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/cbtstep1.htm. ...Read more
Depends: Currently there is no miracle over the counter for depression. St. John's wort was previously thought to be effective, but hasn't been consistently proven. Also, dosages in over the counter preparations can be very variable since they're not regulated. If you are vitamin deficient(d, b12), or omega-3 deficient ("good fats"), you may or may not feel better by supplementing. ...Read more
Anxious Depression?: Or maybe a bipolar type of anxious depression? Is this a new problem? Is there loss of energy, drive and motivation? Are the mood swings random or are they caused by stress you can identify? Severe anxiety alone can cause most of those symptoms. Concentration is generally not good in anxiety and depression. Talk to your physician or see a counselor for an evaluation. They can help you solve it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bipolar?: Check with your doc the antidepressant alone may be pushing you into a high without the sequel to keep a lid on things ...Read more
I've had crazy side effects coming off lexapro- crazy dreams, mood swings, is this depression again?
Not necessarily: Going on and coming off of antidepressant can have consequences. Going on can result in a brief period of dreams or nightmares that clears quickly. Coming off of antidepressants can have a resurgence of the dreaming which goes away, but true withdrawal symptoms can also occur. If depression shows up after you have been off of the antidepressant, most likely it's a return of your depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more
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