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Nac For Ocd
Yes it can be: Faverin = fluvoxamine, an antidepressant which also has significant anti-anxiety attributes. Like most ssri's, it may cause GI side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. These may dissipate in the first weeks of use. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20238342 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18568110. ...Read more
Does the combo of (40 mg Prozac (fluoxetine) + 30 mg Buspar) daily, safe and effective for GAD ? My doctor recommended that for treatment GAD and social phobia.
Common Tx: Your complaints are often treated w/ such medications. Side effects of many sorts may occur and you need to report them to Dr immediately for adjustments. Effectiveness varies for people but all studies support adding CBT therapy to optimize outcome and minimize or replace the drugs. Work closely w/ Dr and a therapist to learn skills for a lifetime! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: This has been studied, and 5-htp, the precursor for serotonin, is sold in healthfood stores for this purpose. The idea is to flood the body and brain with precursor to increase serotonin (or with tyrosine, norepinephrine), having the same effect as getting an antidepressant. Problem is, you flood the whole body, not just specific parts of the brain, so lots of se not much specific benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat healthy: If you are doing that, then you are doing what every one would agree is important. Most doctors would say that whatever herbal treatments claim, they are inffective but harmless for ocd. Perhaps you can find a doctor can steer you otherwise, but beware... ...Read more
Tough to answer: Because bipolar disorder often does not respond well to antidepressants. Which ssri a person will do best with for their ocd is very individual, it really could be any one of them, but for bipolar, it is crucial to be on a mood-stabilizer. For bipolar depression we used to say add wellbutrin. Now we have seroquel xr, abilify, and Latuda (lurasidone) approved for bipolar depression. Latuda (lurasidone) seems to work well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is possible but..: Yes they both work in the body differently so in some cases it can be a good combination with Luvox (fluvoxamine) being effective for ocd and depression and Wellbutrin being an antidepressant that works differently than the Luvox (fluvoxamine). However, they both can cause side effects and it is possible that in some cases they could magnify each others side effects. So you need to go slowly with the guidance of your doctor ...Read more
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Yes, short term Txmt: The short-term treatment with reboxetine was effective in improving ADHD with comorbid anxiety disorders. Therefore, reboxetine could be used as a treatment option for ADHD in those children who experience comorbid anxiety disorders or in those who are non-responsive or intolerant to methylphenidate. ...Read more
Would you recommend taking NAC supplements to boost the body's glutathion levels, for someone suffering with motor tics and/or OCD, dermatillomania?
Only if depressed: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is an antidepressant, and is also used to help people stop smoking (reduces craving). It has no direct effect on anxiety. However, anxiety is a common symptom of depression. If a person takes Wellbutrin for depression, their anxiety may decrease along with other depressive symptoms. ...Read more
I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) (450mg) for depression and Klonopin (.25mg) for anxiety daily. Is there a better drug for me? I'm concerned about memory loss.
I tried the herb gotu kola 450 mg then 250 for depression, anxiety, mental focus-clarity. Its helped with all those but still too sedating. Ideas?
Consider a walk: Mild to Moderate depression responds well to a good diet rich in fruits and vegetables as well as reasonable exercise. Gotu Kola has varied affects on the body that are not fully understood from what I have read but healthy living and having something to look forward to have been shown to improve mood and psychological motivation. Lack of sleep and alcohol can also contribute to depression. ...Read more
Is nac safe daily to help treat ocd? I read they dose it around 2000mg to around 4800mg for the pill is that safe? (In use together with escitalopram)
Great Question: There has been some data for several years now suggesting N.A.C. as an alternative medicine for treatment-resistant OCD. As there are no formal guidelines on its use, it would be best to find a local psychiatrist who is experienced in OCD TX and especially one comfortable with N.A.C. Lexapro (escitalopram) generally plays well with other medicines, though it is always worth a double check. ...Read more
What is ocd?
Scared Kid=Boss of U: Great intro 2 ocd here at website of anxiety disorders assn of british columbia (in canada, eh): http://bit.Ly/ykpajd ocd can really boss u around. It can b like having a mean, scared child running ur life - getting scary, even embarrasing thoughts stuck in ur head u don't want; forcing u 2 do things it tricks u into believing will chase away those thoughts also check http://www.Ocfoundation.Org ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is Ocd?
Obsession/compulsion: Obsessive-compulsive disorder. This disorder is marked by both obsessions (intrusive thoughts that are bothersome and difficult to suppress; anything from inappropriate sexual urges to thoughts if you don't do something you or someone close to you could die, etc.) and compulsions (repeat behaviors or rituals performed to reduce the distress of the thoughts). It is a treatable psychiatric illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OCD/Paranoid: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Common obsessions include fears pf contamination, losing control, harm to self or others, perfectionism, unwanted sexual thoughts, and religious correctness. Common compulsions include washing and cleaning, checking, repeating behaviors, counting, and undoing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Big question: The short answer is a combination of biopsychosocial factors that predispose, with environmental factors that may flip the switch into disorder. Some have wondered about infectious agents being one of these environmental stimuli. For more, see: http://www.Webmd.Com/anxiety-panic/guide/obsessive-compulsive-disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES, esp. thru ERP!: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit.Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Get Free Thru ERP!: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit.Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4 a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds and therapy: Meds (usually antianxiety medications, but not always) combined with therapy with a clinician who specializes on OCD is the best combination to treat OCD, typically. Cured is not a word that I would use to describe optimal results. Symptom reduction is part of it, but the emotional management that is the root of it should be the focus. If the anger/fear is resolved then the behavior will decrease ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: But there is plenty of help. Ocd like many other disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and mood disorders can be treated successfully, but often require long term treatment so the disorder does not seriously impair a persons function and they can live a fairly normal life. The best care is counseling, desensitization and medication combined. A strong positive attitude helps also. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
First, Know Ur OCD: Before seeking out treatment, ensure that u get the most effective treatment(s) available! i'd suggest doing lots of research on ocd. Learn about how it works & about what treatments are effective (esp exposure & response prevention, mindfulness meditation, psychiatric meds). Teach your family/friends about it. Listen 2this teen w/ocd: http://bit.Ly/10wlenp also see: http://www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expert Help Matters!: See ur pcp 2rule out any physical problems. Then consult w/ psychiatrist or clinical psychologist specializing in ocd/anxiety. Expert can rule out other problems that may look like or go w/ ocd/anx. To get the right doc(s) & most effective treatment(s), research ocd/anxiety: learn all u can about them & how 2treat effectively. Find a wellspring of educational info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Persistent ideas : Obsessions are persistent ideas, thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced as intrusive and senseless. Compulsions are repetitive, purposeful and intentional behaviors that are formed in response to an obsession, according to certain rules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Behavior Therapy: Exposure and response prevention (erp), which is a very specific type of behavior therapy, has been shown to reduce obsessions and compulsions in individuals with ocd. Some people are able to do this without medication, but most people with moderate to severe OCD benefit from the combination of medication and erp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Expert Diagnosis: Obsessions = unwanted ; sometimes disturbing thoughts or images that pop into mind ;don't easily go away. They tend 2cause a lot of anxiety ; distress, ; can interfere w/ daily living. 2 make sure u get right treatment, it's impt 2have an expert psychological or psychiatric evaluation. What u r calling "obsession" may b something else ; might signify a number of different mental health conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer