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How effective are natural anti-depressants in curing depression?

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How effective are natural anti-depressants in curing depression?

Can be similar: Depends on which remedy. St. John's wort has the most data available and appears similar to other antidepressants in quite a few studies (http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2005/1201/p2249.Html). 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-htp) and tryptophan also have been studied and appear to work for depression. ...Read more

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Antipsychotics (Definition)

These are medications used among other things to treat psychosis. There are two poorly named classes: the typicals, because they used to be typically used, and the atypicals, which are now typically used. They differ in that the so called atypicals are non-neuroleptics and interact with both serotonin and Dopamine receptos, while the typicals ...Read more


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Safe natural remedies for depression?

Safe natural remedies for depression?

Depression: One treatment that may or may not involve medication is cognitive behavioural therapy. Some herbal remedies have in the past been suggested but don't pan out. Talk to your pcp and try to get a referral for cbt. ...Read more

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What are some natural anxiety meds or natural treatments?

What are some natural anxiety meds or natural treatments?

Passion Flower,: Valerian ; chamomile are herbals that may help.Here are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Schizophrenia without antipsychotics. Alternative approach to psychosis? Gaba? B3? 5htp? Omega3? Dosage?

Schizophrenia without antipsychotics. Alternative approach to psychosis? Gaba? B3? 5htp? Omega3? Dosage?

Alternatives: No responsible physician can make recommendations like you're requesting on the internet, without seeing you and evaluating your situation. Schizophrenia is a serious illness, and you deserve effective treatment with a good doctor. There are psychiatrists who know about nutrition, and who integrate different types of treatment. See http://www.Inimh.Org/ and http://www.Holisticboard.Org/. ...Read more

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What some natural aphrodisiacs?

What some natural aphrodisiacs?

Despite...: ...their popular portrayal, foods such as chocolate, oysters, & yams do not have measurable effect on people's sex drives, according to new findings published in the journal "Sexual Medicine Reviews." See my following answer for natural substances that however show promise. ...Read more

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Does stopping anti-psychotic medications reverse antipsychotic-induced diabetes?

Does stopping anti-psychotic medications reverse antipsychotic-induced diabetes?

Not necessarily: There is not a lot known. It may reverse if you lose weight and follow a healthy diet. However, it may be permanent. It is a good idea to have your blood sugar monitored while on an antipsychotic so that any changes can be addressed quickly. ...Read more

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Which antidepressants, antianxiety, antipsychotics are the most effective and safest?

Which antidepressants, antianxiety, antipsychotics are the most effective and safest?

Depends: This is a complicated question that your own psychiatrist (who knows you and your situation) is best able to answer. All these medicines have fairly predictable effects, but different people have different needs & tolerances -- which in turn affect selection of the most helpful medicines for a given person. Safety also depends on other medicines taken, and other existing clinical conditions. ...Read more

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What foods are natural GABA alternatives?

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What foods are natural GABA alternatives?

Food with GABA: Some are almonds, bananas, beef liver, broccoli, brown rice, halibut, lentils, whole grain oats, citrus fruits, rice bran, spinach, walnuts, whole wheat, whole grain. ...Read more

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What is the best natural anti anxiety medication?

No one: Unfortunately, there is no universal cure. Different things work for different people - st. John's wort, valerian root are the two most common. 5-htp is another one but takes a while to work. ...Read more

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Any non-drug, natural ways to control impulsivity?

Any non-drug, natural ways to control impulsivity?

Difficult problem: Since impulsivity often involves acting before thinking, using cognitive (thinking) skills can be difficult. Some possibilities are lowering stress level, removing caffeine from your diet, getting adequate sleep, meditation. Other things i've seen help my patients include slowly counting to ten before responding and waiting to talk it through with a trusted person before responding, reacting, etc. ...Read more

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Is the natural medication for hypothyroidism (armour) a maoi?

Is the natural medication for hypothyroidism (armour) a maoi?

No: Maoi = mono-amine oxidase inhibitor. This class of medication is intended to treat depression. Due to their many and severe interactions with other meds and food, they are rarely used any more. They are unrelated to thyroid hormone, either so-called "natural" armour, or synthetic levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Any natural approaches to menopause?

Yes: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes: http://www.Cascadewomenshealth.Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.Pdf. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for agitated depression?

Are there any natural remedies for agitated depression?

Yes: Talk to your doctor to see if the following is appropriate or enough for your particular situation to help fight agitation and depression: 1) daily exercise 2) omega-3 fatty acids 3) vitamin replacement therapy (if you blood levels are low) 4) various supplements, such as sam-e and inositol (but there might be interactions) 5) bright light therapy 6) mindfulness meditation 7) psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What are natural antispasmodics?

What are natural antispasmodics?

Let's not confuse...: "natural" and "safe." belladonna has been used for its antispasmodic effects for thousands of years, but it is more dangerous and has more severe side effects than pharmaceutical agents in use today. ...Read more

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Which anti psychotic drug is most effective for schizophrenia: clozapine or aripiprazole?

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Which anti psychotic drug is most effective for schizophrenia: clozapine or aripiprazole?

Antipsychotics: Both are effective. The difference is the tolerability & side-effect profiles. ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of cogentin (benztropine)?

What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of cogentin (benztropine)?

I know of none: It may be that you are actually having side-effects to another medication you are taking, such as the one(s) in which Cogentin (benztropine) is prescribed to prevent side-effects. Antipsychotic medications are notorious for causing sexual side-effects. Cogentin (benztropine) is prescribed to prevent other side-effects from the antipsychotics, such as stiffness, tremors and restlessness. ...Read more

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What natural ADHD suppplements are the best?

What natural ADHD suppplements are the best?

Results will vary: Essential fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6) found in fish oils are generally recommended. A multivitamin is generally recommended. Results on these supplements will vary. More commonly effective are recommendations for eliminating sugars, sugar-substitutes, sodas of all kind, food colorings and dyes. ...Read more

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Side effects of senna "natural" treatment?

Side effects of senna "natural" treatment?

Adiction: And 'lazy bowel" as well as causing melanosis coli or black pigmentation of the colon lining, making colonoscopy near impossible if not difficult and potential for missing lesions of the colon when doing a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat postical psychosis without having to take anti-epileptic & anti-psychotic medicines?

Is there a natural way to treat postical psychosis without having to take anti-epileptic & anti-psychotic medicines?

Probably not: Untreated, ongoing seizure disorder can be damaging to your brain. Psychosis from whatever cause can be damaging to your life and well-being. Please allow treatment of these conditions. A neurologist and psychiatrist working together may be a good team for you. ...Read more