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Acupuncture for mdd and severe insomnia. Thoughts?

Acupuncture for mdd and severe insomnia. Thoughts?

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

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Is acupuncture effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome?

Is acupuncture effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome?

Possibly: There are a few studies that show acupuncture is slightly better than placebo few some symptoms of pms, however the evidence is not overwhelming. ...Read more

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Chronic insomnia treatments?

Chronic insomnia treatments?

Aromatherapy: I agree with dr. Ali. I am adding aromatherapy tips to his sleep hygiene info. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a. ...Read more

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Could insomnia treat depression?

Could insomnia treat depression?

Not exactly: Insomnia doesn't exactly "treat" depression, but some studies have found that sleep deprivation may temporarily help depression. It returns as soon as sleep pattern normalizes though. http://tinyurl.com/plqvok9 more often, sleep disturbance actually makes depression worse, and resolving this makes relief of depression more likely. http://tinyurl.com/m59y5n3. ...Read more

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Possible chronic fatigue syndrome and noticeable REM rebound on sleep apnea treatment. Will taking antidepressants aggravate symptoms of both?

Possible chronic fatigue syndrome and noticeable REM rebound on sleep apnea treatment. Will taking antidepressants aggravate symptoms of both?

REM Rebound: Rem rebound is common when treatment for sleep apnea is started. Antidepressants will sometimes decrease rem sleep. They will not worsen rem rebound. They may indeed be helpful in chronic fatigue. It is also possible that your chronic fatigue may improve with sleep apnea treatment. A lot depends upon whether your fatigue is physical tiredness or sleepiness. Best wishes to you and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Treatment for sleeplessness?

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Treatment for sleeplessness?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep only when sleepy. If you can’t fall asleep, get up and do something boring until you feel sleepy. Sit quietly in the dark, listen to relaxing music, read something soothing, or have a cup of caffeine free tea. Get up and go to bed the same time every day. Don’t exercise close to bedtime. Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol before bed. Have a light snack with some carb or dairy products. ...Read more

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What disease could best describe symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and daytime sleepiness?

What disease could best describe symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and daytime sleepiness?

Anxiety : This may be explained with having an anxiety disorder. If one is worried and anxious, one may have problems falling asleep. Thus, one may be tired during the day from receiving a poor nights sleep last night. There could be other conditions as well. I would consider making an appointment with a good doctor to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety and pms?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety and pms?

No: Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be helpful for major depression, particularly melancholic, down in the dumps depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is stimulating, and at best doesn't affect anxiety, but can exacerbate anxiety. For premenstrual dysporic disorder (pdd), ssris, like zoloft, celexa, and Prozac that work through serotonin can alleviate symptoms, but wellbutrin (bupropion) and works through Dopamine and doesn't help with pdd. ...Read more

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Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

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 more

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Can contraceptive pill help in treatment of postnatal depression and premenstrual syndrome?

Can contraceptive pill help in treatment of postnatal depression and premenstrual syndrome?

Postpartum: Post partum depression is a complex, common and serious condition. The mainstays of its treatment are 1) properly selected antidepressants 2) peer support. Anyone suffering from it should ask her OB for referral to an experienced psychiatrist --as well as for referral to a local support group. The psychiatrist may suggest psychotherapy as well, which may need only be brief. ...Read more

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What herbs help treat premenstrual syndrome (pms)?

What herbs help treat premenstrual syndrome (pms)?

Evening primrose: Evening primrose has been shown to improve pms symptoms. It's available in oil form and also supplements. Many of my patients use a product called primrose plus made by nutrilite. ...Read more

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Is Imipramine with Buspirone a good option to treat social anxiety & depression if sertraline,duloxetine, venlaflaxine,amitriptyline haven't helped ?

Is Imipramine with Buspirone a good option to treat social anxiety & depression if sertraline,duloxetine, venlaflaxine,amitriptyline haven't helped ?

Caution: Imipramine + buspirone may interact to increase risk for serotonin syndrome. Be sure you are closely supervised by prescribing doctor while taking these meds. Imipramine alone is effective for both depression and anxiety. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028946 I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are common treatments for anxiety, depression and psychosis?

What are common treatments for anxiety, depression and psychosis?

Depression with: Psychosis is treated with antidepressants for long term recovery and with antipsychotics for short term symptom control. ...Read more

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How effective is anger management for treating Asperger syndrome?

How effective is anger management for treating Asperger syndrome?

Possibly: Anger management combined with social pragmatics training may be helpful. If you add attending a social pragmatics group, it allows for putting into practice what is taught in anger management and social individual pragmatics training. ...Read more

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Is prazosin and effective treatment for anxiety?

Is prazosin and effective treatment for anxiety?

Depends: Prazosin is a blood pressure medicine but has been shown in some treatment trials to improve nightmares associated w/ ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder). It's still being studied, but is worth a try if someone has recurrent nightmares. It's not usually used for anxiety alone. ...Read more

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I've depression + manic episodes postnatal depression generalised anxiety which meds best fluoxetine quetipine olanzapine or mirtazapine?

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

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What are some medications for PMS (menstrual symptoms)?

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PMS: Some are Antidepressants such as Sarafem, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin, Diuretics, & hormones. Consult your PCP or Ob/Gyn. doctors. ...Read more

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Psychiatrist prescribed me clobazam and cipralex for 4 days for mild depression, are 4 days enough for the treatement? Any withdrawal symptoms?

Psychiatrist prescribed me clobazam and cipralex for 4 days for mild depression, are 4 days enough for the treatement? Any withdrawal symptoms?

I don't think so.: i believe the clobazam would work quickly while the lexapro (escitalopram) (cipralex) takes longer. Lexapro (escitalopram) is usually a long term treatment. your doctor has a plan so its important that you both discuss it. ...Read more

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Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more