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Yes, treatment helps: Yes, there are effective treatments for psychotic depression. For the most effective help, work with a psychiatrist who can fully evaluate all your symptoms and prescribe the best medications. Also psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment for depression as well. ...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
I've depression + manic episodes postnatal depression generalised anxiety which meds best fluoxetine quetipine olanzapine or mirtazapine?
PostNatal Depression: Because patients' responses to these drugs, singly or in combination, are varied and dependent on each patient's specific condition, it is best to defer to your managing physician who will monitor your condition and response to treatment closely and titrate the doses of these drugs accordingly for optimum effect. Good luck! ...Read more
Severe depression: Loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed; sad mood most days; changes in appetite (either less or more); changes in energy (lethargic and flat, or anxious/agitated); changes in sleep (either too much, or disturbed -- especially with early morning awakening). Extremely negative thoughts about self & others; intense guilt; suicidal thoughts, etc. Psychiatrists & psychologists can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yup & Yup: Auricular acupuncture is beneficial for depression (but i would use it as an adjunct to other approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy or possibly psychotropic medications). Both chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture can be very helpful for insomnia. Should be used with excellent sleep hygiene and possibly medications. Take care. ...Read more
Evaluate for ptsd: These symptoms deserve a workup for cause. This would help diagnose correctly, and this is important treating correctly. They make me wornder about post-traumatic stress disorder [ptsd]. Ptsd is a strong anxiety disorder whch develops for some people after experiencing signiicant trauma. The symptoms can be treate as a whole (maybe starting w ssri) and individually, like Clonidine for nightmare. ...Read more
Physical symptoms of chronic anxiety please. Not acute but chronic anxiety/worry- chronic as in ...Extreme anxiety for past 5 months?
CBT: Dear kangroo. Strongly encourage you to consider cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) with a good pyschologist. Psychotropic medications are sometimes indicated. Other excellent adjuncts include yoga, acupuncture, increased exercise, decreased caffiene intake & decreased or no alcohol intake. Get help now - anxiety is a treatable condition. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar: Not taking meds regularly, drinking, drug abuse, excess caffeine, poor sleep hygiene, poor diet and lack of exercise. Sometimes antidepressant meds make bipolar worse. Usual treatment is with mood stabilizers. Antidepressants may be tried in addition is used sparingly and temporarily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: Apathy can be one of a group of,symptoms which point to,depression. This would involve losing interest in things that you used to care about, not finding excitement in activities or,people, indifferent,toward your work, etc. Talk with a counselor to,figure out why this,is happening and whether it is part of a depression which can be treated. ...Read more
Could 1 missed dose of manic depression/bipolar medication cause uncontrolled anger and suicidal thoughts?
Not usually: Although, it is of course good not to miss any doses. If you were my patient and felt suicidal, i would want you to call me in my office right away. If you are truly feeling suicidal, you should seek immediate treatment at the nearest emergency department. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its possible to have anxiety disorder without depression or depression without anxiety disorder can depression treatment help anxiety disorder ?
Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?
See below...: All the symptoms u describe are not uncommon with depressive disorders...Although more details are needed, to know for sure... I hope u are in psychotherapy working on the underlying emotional issues. I have seen many a client have their physical symptoms disappear as their depression lifted... Of course, a general physical work up with ur md is a good idea as well... Wishing you well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Repeated Episodes: Recurrent depression is a term used to describe depression that occurs in repeated episoes, with improved or relatively normal functioning in-between episodes. These episodes need to last for at least 2 weeks to be consider a major depressive episode. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: This is a brand new medicine on the market for relapsing-remitting ms, and has yet to be widely employed. So far, main issues involve flushing, nausea, diarrhea, stomach upset, and low lymphocyte count. 4 cases of pml are described in fumaderm which has half the dose of dimethyl fumarate, but not clear if tecfidera might cause pml also. But depression not a side effect. ...Read more
Maybe: Most depression remains unipolar, does not become bipolar, if not treated. Bipolar disorder commonly has, as a first episode, a depression. If untreated, it can continue as depression, or resolve, or, less commonly, switch to a manic or hypomanic or mixed state. It can be very difficult to distinguish whether a first episode of depression is unipolar or bipolar. Best to consult a psychiatrist. ...Read more
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