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How effective is electroconvulsive shock therapy for bipolar and psychotic disorder?

How effective is electroconvulsive shock therapy for bipolar and psychotic disorder?

ECT: ECT is typically used for cases of severe depression, and not bipolar/psychotic disorders. ECT was once used much more widely than it is now. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (which carries oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and ...Read more


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Does ect (electroconvulsive therapy aka shock treatment) work for major depressive disorder?

Does ect (electroconvulsive therapy aka shock treatment) work for major depressive disorder?

Yes: Ect has been used for many year to treat severe depression. Fortunately, there are now many medication options to treat major depression, however, sometimes the medications do not work or have significant side effects. It is at those times, that doctors recommend ect. Ect also has side effects, but it can be very effective and importantly take effect more quickly than medications. ...Read more

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Is shock therapy an option for medication and cgt resistant delusions?

Is shock therapy an option for medication and cgt resistant delusions?

ECT -electroconvulsi: ve therapy is a treatment option used for resistant depression, mania and psychosis. It is safe and fast to produce effects in severely ill patients, and side effects are limited to some memory loss. ...Read more

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Is electroconvulsive therapy an effective treatment for dysthymic disorder?

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Is electroconvulsive therapy an effective treatment for dysthymic disorder?

ECT: It can be used for clinical depression unresponsive to medications or other treatments or if cannot tolerate medications. ...Read more

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Is electroconvulsive therapy a practical treatment for depression?

Is electroconvulsive therapy a practical treatment for depression?

Yes, in some cases: According to mental health america, today, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is administered to about 100, 000 people a year. It has been shown in many (but not all) studies to be an effective treatment for severe depression, acute mania, and some schizophrenic symptoms. It is also used with some suicidal patients who would like a quicker effect than is possible with some medications. ...Read more

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How successful is tms therapy for someone with physical anxiety symptoms?

How successful is tms therapy for someone with physical anxiety symptoms?

Fair to good: i have seen some studies showing benefit from tms therapy for many forms of anxiety. in my practice, ssri therapy is far better and insurances rarely cover tms therapy which present another obstacle. ...Read more

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How is music therapy in bipolar disorder?

How is music therapy in bipolar disorder?

It can be a useful: Adjunct but would not be the primary or sole treatment. ...Read more

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What medication is used to treat mdd, gad, and paranoid schizophrenia in a psychiatric hospital?

What medication is used to treat mdd, gad, and paranoid schizophrenia in a psychiatric hospital?

It Depends: There are possibly 100 different medications, maybe more used to treat various symptoms for the conditions you mentioned in your question. Generally, psychosis is treated with antipsychotics; mood problems are treated with mood stabilizers or antidepressant; and anxiety is treated with anxiolytics. I don't think it helpful to start listing the names a medications. One should ask the psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What is the  therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Medications: Schizoaffective disorder can be hard to treat. Typically, antipsychotic medicatoins are needed to help with the psychosis, and then antidepressants or mood stabilizers or both may be needed to help with the disturbance in mood. Over time, the specific symptoms may change, and sometimes one class of drugs makes other symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Is electrode shock therapy effective for bi-polar 1 disorder?

Is electrode shock therapy effective for bi-polar 1 disorder?

ECT: Course of ECT effective when all other approaches failed or medications contraindicated and severity warrants it. ...Read more

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How is the success of Lithium Therapy in Atypical depression?suffering from unipolar treatment resistant depression.

How is the success of Lithium Therapy in Atypical depression?suffering from unipolar treatment resistant depression.

Treatment : Research suggests that lithium is effective 50% of the time when added to antidepressant medication to augment response in the treatment of depression. ...Read more

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How is the success of Lithium Therapy in unipolar treatment resistant depression?

How is the success of Lithium Therapy in unipolar treatment resistant depression?

It may help...: Lithium has a fair amount of research behind it--it is a known strategy to augment antidepressant treatment and to help prevent recurrence. Patients seem to be afraid of Lithium; but for many people it can be a life-saver. ...Read more

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Best therapy for someone that has narcissistic personality disorder?

Best therapy for someone that has narcissistic personality disorder?

Insight oriented: Probably some kind of psychodynamic / psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Narcissistic personality disorders are usually pretty "embedded" and the features that such persons manifest are usually "ego-syntonic, " which means that they do not recognize their "issues" (although others will!). Narcissists need to get to a place of recognizing how self-defeating their narcissism is. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy really used to treat autism or behavior disorders?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy really used to treat autism or behavior disorders?

Yes but Wrong: Altho in use in different places, as often the case with these things , there is no evidence of any effectiveness of this therapy. And the dangers....Beware. ...Read more

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What meds are used conjunction with anger management therapy. Patient is not schizophrenic, psychotic, bipolar, etc?

What meds are used conjunction with anger management therapy.  Patient is not schizophrenic, psychotic, bipolar, etc?

Confirm with MD: One medication often used for this problem is xyprexa. Let your psychiatrist assess you and help with the medication choice. Clonidine or a benzodiazipine may also be a choice. Your vital signs may dictate the choice of the drug. ...Read more

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Is a hospital psych ward an appropriate place for postpartum psychosis treatment? I'm particularly concerned with use of anti-psychotic drugs!

At times, yes: Postpartum psychosis is an extremely serious illness. Women with postpartum psychosis may hallucinate and be delusional. Without treatment, may act on delusions. When ill, some have thought their babies were demonically possessed and needed to be killed. Temporary inpatient treatment can stabilize the mom, and protect both her & her infant. Antipsychotic medications may be life-saving. ...Read more

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Can occupational therapy or talk therapy help a person with Alzheimer/Schizophrenia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Pacemaker and Hypertension simultaneous.

Can occupational therapy or talk therapy help a person with Alzheimer/Schizophrenia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Pacemaker and Hypertension  simultaneous.

Therapy help: Depending on the circumstances, both of the types of therapy you suggested could be helpful to a person with any or all of these conditions. In particular, there may home safety or skill adaptation concerns that can be addressed.. ...Read more

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Is it possible for schizophrenia to be cured by therapy alone? Or is medication always necessary?

Is it possible for schizophrenia to be cured by therapy alone? Or is medication always necessary?

Schizophrenia is a : Chronic illness like high blood pressure and diabetes. We cannot cure these illnesses yet, but they can be controlled. And yes, medications are an essential part of controlling schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Schizophrenia (Definition)

A chronic mental disorder characterized by loss of touch with reality (psychosis), often with paranoia, delusions, and auditory hallucinations, ...Read more