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Are there different types of antidepressants for particular types of depression?

Are there different types of antidepressants for particular types of depression?

Yes: Melancholic depression responds best to tricyclic antidepressants (ads). Atypical depression responds best to monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Bipolar depression responds best to various combinations of atypical antipsychotics +/- ads. Winter depression responds best to light treatment. Psychotic depression requires an antipsychotic + ads. Psychotherapy is best for mild to moderate depressions. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What number of different types of aids medication brands are availalble in total?

What number of different types of aids medication brands are availalble in total?

Aids meds: Go to drugs.com and you will find answer. There are many and many combos. Changes every day so cannot give you correct humber today. ...Read more

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What types are on the list of impulse-control disorders?

What types are on the list of impulse-control disorders?

The list, and more: 1. Intermittent explosive disorder; 2. Kleptomania; 3. Pyromania; 4. Pathological gambling; 5. Trichotillomania; 6. Impulse-control disorder not otherwise specified. But, in addition to these formal diagnoses, impulsive behavior can be a part of a number of additional mental disorders. ...Read more

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What are the main psychological effects of alcoholism?

What are the main psychological effects of alcoholism?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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List of symptoms of and effects from seizures, please?

List of symptoms of and effects from seizures, please?

Ask your doctor: Episodic events of the brain can be in any of many forms. They can be motor - generalized and localized, sensory - tingling or numbness or auditory or visual illusions, gastric - episodic nausea or vomiting or rising sensation, emotional - fear, laughter, excitement. If you experience these often you must discuss with your doctor and consider neurology consultation. ...Read more

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What are the physical effects of drug addiction?

What are the physical effects of drug addiction?

Depends on the drug: Alcohol tends to affect every organ system. Narcotics tend to affect the brain (pain pathways) more. Stimulants such as Cocaine and amphetamines can affect the heart, brain, and circulation. ...Read more

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What types of treatments are available for oxycontin addiction?

What types of treatments are available for oxycontin addiction?

Addictionologist: You should seek out an addictionologist to help you with this problem. You may benefit from inpatient or outpatient detoxification and counseling. ...Read more

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What are some of the physical and social dangers of illicit (illegal) drug use?

What are some of the physical and social dangers of illicit (illegal) drug use?

Physical and social: From a physical aspect you could die. From a social aspect you could go to prison you are doing something illegal. Remember it does not mater what state law is - federal law is stricter. ...Read more

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What are the social consequences of drug addiction?

Many: Loss of individual productivity, disruptions of the family unit causing society to support the family, behavioral consequences to the addicts family , criminal consequences, the least of which are thefts, murders, etc. Most serious is the loss of life from unintended overdoses with multiple other consequences. ...Read more

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What are the different types of medication for bipolar disorder?

What are the different types of medication for bipolar disorder?

Mood stabilizer: Most common are lithium, depakote, or lamictal. Seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) are also used. Many other options if side effects or inadequate response to any of these. Antidepressants may cause mania if given alone without mood stabilizer, but are often given along with a mood stabilizer. Unfortunately all medications have potential side effects and is always risk vs benefit. Compliance is crucial. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are there different types of ADHD medicine?

I'm wondering why are there different types of ADHD medicine?

For ADHD use stimula: The chemistry of ADHD is well known as is the chemistry of methylphenidate and amphetamines. Therefore if these medications are not effective, then what is treated is not ADHD. Other medications are treating symptoms of conditions that mimic the symptoms of ADHD, but are not ADHD. ...Read more

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Are there different types of hypertension medication?

Are there different types of hypertension medication?

BP meds: lots of types/families: diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and several other families... ...Read more

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What are some of the health effects of amphetamine abuse?

What are some of the health effects of amphetamine abuse?

Amphetamine abuse: Health risks of amphetamine abuse include hypertension, tachycardia, heart disease, increased risk of stroke from intracerebral bleed, and death. If you just look at the mental health realm: psychosis, paranoia, depression, suicidal behavior, violence, delusions, hallucinations. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of therapy for mental health?

What are the different kinds of therapy for mental health?

Many: Psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, gestalt, and medication management, just to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the different types of hypertension medication?

What are the different types of hypertension medication?

Medication: There are many different types of hypertensive medications. Ace inhibitors, angiotension receptor blockers, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, Alpha blockers are the major ones. Each has a different effect and works better for different people. Most people require 2 or more medications to control high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How are alcoholism and drug addiction different?

How are alcoholism and drug addiction different?

They are not: The main difference is that alcohol is legal and easier to get. Because it is legal and socially tolerated, alcohol can be abused longer before accumulating the consequences associated with addiction to illegal drugs. There appears to be a link between alcoholism and opioid addiction; one of the drugs used to reduce alcohol cravings blocks opioid receptors. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of heroin addiction?

What are the major symptoms of heroin addiction?

Step One of NA: We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable. For more information, you might consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or visit their web site at na.Org. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist diagnoses and treats different types of porphyria?

What kind of specialist diagnoses and treats different types of porphyria?

Porphyria: See a neurologist or a dermatologist at a university teaching hospital. ...Read more