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Which ssri/ anxiety/depression med lowers libido?

Which ssri/ anxiety/depression med lowers libido?

All: Most all antidepressants can affect a person's normal sexual functioning at various different levels and in different ways. The antidepressants which affect serotonin can cause problems with the ability to have an orgasm. The one antidepressant which has the lowest risk for sexual side-effects is called buproprion or wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help anxiety?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help anxiety?

In addition to or: as an alternative, consider practicing the Relaxation Response,from a book by Herbert Benson. See this website http://www.relaxationresponse.org/ Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) help social anxiety and ocd?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) help social anxiety and ocd?

No, not so much: Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not have much in the way of anti-anxiety or anti obsessional effects. Other medications, often ssri antidepressants work much better for this. Psychiatrists can help you find a helpful one -- evaluation first, though! ...Read more

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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Yes and also therapy: Yes this can help in the short run but some counseling around anxiety management would be best for long term treatment ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) and lithium improve anxiety, depression, and overal mood?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) and lithium improve anxiety, depression, and overal mood?

Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is often helped by lithium, which is a mood-stabilizing medication. Sometimes depression is severe enough despite this that an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) is added -- but not without the mood stabilizer. If prescribed by your psychiatrist and you are followed regularly, the combination may help your mood, wellbutrin (bupropion) is not an anti-anxiety medication, though. ...Read more

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Propranolol (inderal) useful for performance anxiety?

Propranolol (inderal) useful for performance anxiety?

I don't do this.: Some drs use propanolol (inderal). I do not. This med is cognitively suppressive-esp if used episodically-so it can backfire. My experience is that there are better meds& methods. Also, I do not treat the anxiety only during testing or performing. Whatever meds are used should be used routinely; otherwise, it is less effective. Plus, the patient needs to be acclimated well in advance. ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) & klonopin make depression / anxiety worse?

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) & klonopin make depression / anxiety worse?

Lexapro/Klonopin: This combination can safely be used initially to combat anxiety in depression, as Klonopin is used for short period of time to calm anxiety until Lexapro (escitalopram) kicks in & starts working for depression & anxiety within 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Does atarax (hydroxyzine) really help anxiety and panic attacks?

Does atarax (hydroxyzine) really help anxiety and panic attacks?

For some: The drowsiness that is associated with Hydroxyzine can make you feel like you are slowing down, which some people find effective for anxiety or tension. ...Read more

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Can vitamin supplements reduce anxiety and depression?

Can vitamin supplements reduce anxiety and depression?

For the most part -: Vitamins ; supplements don't have a major impact on anxiety. Omega 3 fatty acids can help brain health. Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help anxiety. Depression may improve with sam-e ; 5- htp. If there are specific deficencies then folic acid, vitamin b6 ;magnesium supplementation may help. ...Read more

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Can atarax (hydroxyzine) really help anxiety and panic attacks?

Can atarax (hydroxyzine) really help anxiety and panic attacks?

Anx yes, panic no: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine, and like others in this category, has a calming and sedating effect, usually mild in the usual doses given. Thus, it is a safe and non-addictive option to treat anxiety. Panic attacks are a different thing: sudden, intense, often not triggered by anything obvious. Atarax probably won't help with panic. ...Read more

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Can psychological stress increase cortisol levels?

Can psychological stress increase cortisol levels?

Yes......: The short answer is yes. The longer and still very inadequate answer is yes, but the effect can vary based on the type of stress, the chronicity of the stress, the age, gender, genetics and emotion traits of the individual being stressed and so on. Current theory would hold that the origin of many of the inflammatory conditions we face, including depression, can be found in question you ask! ...Read more

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Can lowering Lexapro (escitalopram) dose cause anxiety?

Possibly: Lexapro (escitalopram) affects serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that modulates mood as well as anxiety. Lowering the dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) could increase anxiety, especially if it was done too quickly. Please discuss this with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Best med for anxiety - stress -- panic attacks?

Best med for anxiety - stress -- panic attacks?

Apart from Meds...: Suggest finding clinical psychologist who is anxiety specialist - someone who (a) uses behavioral & cognitive-behavioral techniques, esp. To help u build skills to gain control of anxiety/panic; (b) uses experiential & mindfulness techniques to help u identify & experience ur emotions as u're feeling them; & (c) uses techniques that trace roots of ur feelings & explore patterns in ur relationships. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) boost libido in man?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) boost libido in man?

Probably not: Abilify (aripiprazole) has the rare side effect of impotence in clinical trials. There is no evidence based medicine to confirm boosting libido. ...Read more

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Can bioidentical hormones help with social anxiety?

Can bioidentical hormones help with social anxiety?

Not enough evidence: Hormone therapies for behavioral and mental health conditions are not studied well enough to try. Stick to more tested treatments like CBT or antianxiety medication. ...Read more

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What's pregnenolone augmentation?

What's pregnenolone augmentation?

Pregnenolone: Pregnenolone (preg) is a neurosteroid, which displays multiple effects on the central nervous system, and may be beneficial in the treatment of cognitive and negative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, as well as cognitive symptoms in mood disorders as well as ptsd. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Pregnenolone (Definition)

Is a steroid hormone made in the body from cholesterol: its is a direct precursor hormone for Progesterone and 17oh-p, and so is a building block for all androgens and estrogens. Mineralocorticoid hormones are ...Read more