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What are the best medications for dissocative disorders?

 What are the best medications for dissocative disorders?

Dissociation: There are no great drugs for treatment of dissociation. Prazosin has been found to help with PTSD nightmares and overall sxs in veterans and has the most data to support. Drugs for specific symptoms, like insomnia or depression or anxiety, may be helpful. The real treatment is psychotherapy, like DBT with experiential therapies like psychodrama or creative art therapies. It is treatable! ...Read more

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What medications treat Crohn's disease?

What medications treat Crohn's disease?

Immunosuppressives: Big word but the goal of therapy in crohn's disease is to decrease the inflammation in the lining of the bowel. The two familes of medications used are anti-inflammatory medications - thick Motrin for the gut and immunosuppressive medications. Asa compounds such as pentasa, (mesalamine) steroids and medications such as 6-mercaptopurine and remicaide are all used based on how severe your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Which Crohn's disease medication is best?

Which Crohn's disease medication is best?

What works for you!: There are many medications for crohn's disease because none of them work for everyone and they all have side effects. Each patient is matched with the medication most likely to work with the least side effects. Medications often need to be changed. Steroids are often used to gain initial control but then removed when longer acting drugs with fewer side effects can take over. ...Read more

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What medications treat dupuytren's disease?

What medications treat dupuytren's disease?

Only one: Dupuytren's contracture is a genetically mediated fibroproliferative disorder, which causes contractures of the fingers. The only fda approved medical treatment for dupuytren's contracture with a palpable cord is xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) is a collagenase, which is an enzyme that breaks down collagen. Collagen build-up leads to contracture. Once dissolved, the finger can be straightened in the office. ...Read more

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What medication for schizoaffective disorder?

What medication for schizoaffective disorder?

Individual: Everyone is different and there are many different medications. Consultation with the psychiatrist is important! ...Read more

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What medication works best for behcet's disease?

What medication works best for behcet's disease?

Behcet's medications: By stopping your immune system from attacking normal, healthy tissues in your body, immunosuppressive drugs reduce the inflammation that your immune system causes. Immunosuppressive drugs that may play a role in controlling behcet's disease include azathioprine (imuran, azasan), Cyclosporine (sandimmune) and Cyclophosphamide (cytoxan). ...Read more

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What are medications for Parkinson's disease?

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What are medications for Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is what our neurologists use. Consult your pcp for other options. ...Read more

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What is pcos? And what medications help for this disorder?

What is pcos? And what medications help for this disorder?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance in sex hormones. People with pcos often have high androgen (male hormone), irregular or missed periods or cysts in the ovaries. Genetic plays a role in this disorder although the exact cause is unknown. Treatment options are weight loss, birth control pills, metformin (diabetes pill), fertility meds, antiandrogen pills. ...Read more

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For the disease Cogans Syndrome what medication would you suggest?

For the disease  Cogans Syndrome  what medication would you suggest?

Difficult question: As Cogans Syndrome is so difficult to diagnose and you have to have both eye and inner ear symptoms and have a long list of other problems ruled out . There is no cure and treatment is aimed at controlling the eye symptoms and usually involve topical antiinflmatory drugs or steroids or if really bad oral steroids and or doxy cycline antibiotics ...Read more

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What medication do you take for chrons disease?

What medication do you take for chrons disease?

Stop smoking: No medication will be as useful as stopping smoking. There are many anti-inflammatory meds available and these can be adjusted for you by a good gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Do any Crohn's disease medications get your baby sick?

Do any Crohn's disease medications get your baby sick?

Possibly: I assume that you are pregnant to ask this question. All medicines have "side effects" that might affect the baby in the womb. You should check ths out with the doctor who is prescribing the medication. ...Read more

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Why must I try different medications for mood disorders?

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Why must I try different medications for mood disorders?

Mood: Medications are switched if incomplete, inadequate response at maximum therapeutic dose, or if u cannot tolerate the medication due to side effects, or rarely, if medication is pulled off the market due to reported toxic effect. ...Read more

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What medications do you take for schizoaffective disorder?

What medications do you take for schizoaffective disorder?

Several: Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental illness where both psychosis (breaks from reality, delusions, hallucinations) and mood symptoms are prominent. Treatment is antipsychotic medications for psychotic symptoms and mood stabilizers or antidepressants for mood symptoms. Sometimes only one agent is needed. The choice of one agent over another is based on which symptoms are more prominent. ...Read more

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Why medications can be given for schizoaffective disorder?

Why  medications can be given for schizoaffective disorder?

Because they help: Schizoaffective disorder has prominent mood problems as well as psychosis, so several types of medications may be needed--antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. They can markedly reduce overall symptoms and improve quality of life when they work but also can produce side effects that can make patients reluctant to stay on the medications. ...Read more

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What would people resist taking mental disorder medication?

What would people resist taking mental disorder medication?

Variety of reasons: There are a lot of different reasons. Some are literally paranoid and would not take any tablets or pills thinking that ultimately they will poison them. There are some that are implementing cultural beliefs and honoring the worldviews of their relatives. Then there are some that have such high anxiety and deem it risky that are not paranoid. And some have a healthy desire to give therapy a chance. ...Read more

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What kind of medication do people take for dissociative disorders?

What kind of medication do people take for dissociative disorders?

Not medication: Medication is not the primary treatment for dissociative disorders -- various kinds of talk therapy (including cognitive therapy) are. Also, expressive art therapies can increase self-awareness, cope with symptoms and traumatic experiences, and promote positive integration. Sometimes hypnosis can be helpful. Medications might be used for accompanying symptoms like anxiety & depression, though. ...Read more

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How long would medication have to be used for someone who has mood disorder?

How long would medication have to be used for someone who has mood disorder?

Depend: It is depend on which ones because some have longer half life than others.Typically, it may take about 4 weeks or so, but some may respond in 2weeks some may take 6 weeks or so. ...Read more

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How long can medication have to be for someone who has schizoaffective disorder?

How long can medication have to be for someone who has schizoaffective disorder?

Indefinite: Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic condition, with remissions and relapses. The person can have episodes of depression and mania/hypomania; also psychotic symptoms even when not in a mood episode. They will most likely need medications indefinitely, both to cover ongoing psychotic symptoms and to protect from mood disruption. It is not a "few months & you're done" situation. ...Read more