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Schizophrenia without antipsychotics. Alternative approach to psychosis? Gaba? B3? 5htp? Omega3? Dosage?
Alternatives: No responsible physician can make recommendations like you're requesting on the internet, without seeing you and evaluating your situation. Schizophrenia is a serious illness, and you deserve effective treatment with a good doctor. There are psychiatrists who know about nutrition, and who integrate different types of treatment. See http://www.Inimh.Org/ and http://www.Holisticboard.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How successful is Abilify (aripiprazole) in managing schizophrenia / schizoaffective disorder with jealousy type delusions?
Yes, treatment helps: Yes, there are effective treatments for psychotic depression. For the most effective help, work with a psychiatrist who can fully evaluate all your symptoms and prescribe the best medications. Also psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment for depression as well. ...Read more
No: By definition, there is a difference. Schizophrenia is characterized by psychosis which is when a person experiences hallucinations and/or delusions. A mood component is not part of such a clinical picture. Schizoaffective d/o is when a person has a major mood disorder and has also had periods of psychosis during times when they had no disturbance of their mood. There's bipolar & depressed types. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Latuda (lurasidone): It is a very effective antipsychotic mood stabilizer which may reduce the risk of diabetes in persons with mental disorders. Many persons gain weight with those type of compounds, increasing the risk of developing obesity and high blood sugar. Latuda (lurasidone) is one medication with lower potential to produce metabolic syndrome (obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia) ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Schizophrenia &: Bipolar disorder are completely different disorders. Bipolar is a mood disorder with periods of depression & mania (excessive exuberance & unproductive energy). Schizophrenia is a thought disorder primarily including hallucinations, delusions & disorganized thinking & speech. Schizophrenia can include flat emotions, inability to experience pleasure & lack of motivation similar to depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interaction between Aripiprazole(@low dose) with Methylphenidate(antipsychotic &stimulant) in Treatment-resistant atypical depression?
Talk to your doctor.: If both of these medications are being prescribed for you, you should speak to the doctor who is prescribing them. Although there is no documented adverse interaction between these two medications, every patient can react differently to medications. Of course you should only take these medications if they are being prescribed for you; don't try someone else's medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Stelazine is a first generation antipsychotic medication. It is effective in controlling the psychosis as seen in schizophrenia. As you indicated, trifluoperazine is the generic name for stelazine. The first generation antipsychotic medications tend to have more side-effects then the second generation antipsychotics. This may especially apply to the side-effect called tardive dyskinesia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Which is essential for bipolar depression to not mope ill
1-Haloperidol Carbamazepine Lamotrigine Biperiden Methocarbamol
Terminology: There are a number of conditions that fall under the spectrum of bipolar disorder. Essentially, bipolar disorder encompasses periods of low energy, low mood and other impairments (depression) as well as periods of high energy & increased mood (mania or hypomania). The term bipolar depression is referring to only the depressive cycle that is part of a bipolar disorder. ...Read more
BPD = general term: There are several kinds of bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression is the depressed phase of the two extreme poles. All people have moods, however, normally the variation is not extreme. To be labelled bipolar, a person needs to have had at least one past manic episode.A website, www.Bipolar.Com is a good reference for more specific distinctions between the different variations of bpd. ...Read more
17yrgrdaughter HS bipolar, add, premenstrual dysphoric disorder.On vivanse 60mg, straterra 60mg.Risperdal2.5.She is unhappy/goes off.Wht meds cd work.Sad?
Patients on: Stimulants generally need Depakote to help prevent vyvanse from effecting the mood. Risperdal is cheap, but not approved for bipolar depression. A trial on Latuda (lurasidone) with Depakote would be warranted in my opinion. Vyvanse may need to be raised and i wonder if strattera is really needed. Pms may be managed by Prozac only when symptoms are present, or through the month unless racing thoughts set in. ...Read more
Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the cure for social anxiety/avoidant personality disorder?
No, not, nein, : Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a treatment for add/adhd. Social anxiety/ avoidant personality disorder would be best addressed through psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be effective. If medication were to be considered for anxiety, it would more likely be a ssri - not adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more
Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.
See below: You're always at risk for re-occurrence of symptoms. If managed well with medication and psychotherapy, you definitely might return to a previous level of functioning. Stay medication compliant; while in remission, you should work on sx awareness and crisis management as well as figuring out what precipitated your sx in a first place. Good luck! ...Read more
Which is better for borderline personality disorder n mood swings?Prozac, topamax, paxil, effexor, (venlafaxine) lexaproor wellbutrin?
Latuda (lurasidone) : Blocks dopamine receptors. Bipolar is a chemical imbalance of too much dopamine in the central nervous system/brain. So Latuda (lurasidone) is like an umbrella that makes a downpour bearable to a sprinkle. In general this is true of all second generation antipsychotics eg Abilify, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Geodon, and others. Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology- best at this w/ illustrations!(In Amazon) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthomolecular Psy.: It claims that the causes of psychotic disorders are food allergies, low sugar , low thyroid, heavy metal toxicity, pyroluria (improper hemoglobin synthesis), histadelia (high histamine & basophils in blood), & histapenia (high copper with low histamine). So far, use of megavitamins & nutrients to correct such claimed deficits have not proven successful in treating schizophrenia. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers