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Under What Conditions Would You Prescribe An Maoi For Depression
MAOIs: In most cases maois are used when other antidepressants are ineffective. They are likely under utilized due to concerns over drug drug interactions and dietary restrictions leading most younger psychiatrists to lack expertise. One maoi, Emsam is available in a patch, which avoids oral absorption and can be a nice alternative for those that have undergone some forms of gastric bypass surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Is deprenyl any safer than other maois for depression? If i take it and accidentally eat a small amount of tyramine containing food, will i die?
Doubtful: There is a great deal of concern about maoi's such as deprenyl/selegiline. The concern is that ingesting foods such as smoked meats, aged hard cheeses, and fava beans can lead to a hypertensive crisis. However, ingesting relatively small amounts is unlikely to cause a problem, especially if you are on a small dose or the selegiline patch. Nonetheless, it's a good idea to be careful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are MAOIs really more effective than other classes for treating atypical depression or clinical trials that show that are biased?
Does MAOIs are first line drugs in Atypical depression combined with GAD and avoidant personality disorder? Are they faster acting or more efficient ?
Depression/GAD/PD: Sounds like you have a complex set of symptoms that really warrant seeing a Psychologist expert in assessment of mood disorder. Medications can be very helpful, although SSRIs are more commonly prescribed. But keep a log of how you feel with any medication, the dose, and are your symptoms actually resolving. And therapy may sound scary, but here on HealthTap could be a great start! ...Read more
Is there a leukotriene other than singulair that will not interact badly with maoi (parnate)? I need leukotriene for my asthma. I take maoi (parnate) for chronic depression. Recently became unemployed - no more health insurance. Ca no longer afford singul
Assistance program: There is another leukotriene pathway medication called zileuton cr, but it is brand-name only and requires monitoring liver function periodically. However, you should ask your doctor about the patient assistance programs through the drug manufacturers that make singulair (montelukast) and/or zileuton. They may help pay for part or all of the cost of the medication depending on your level of need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major depressive disorder: exhausted ssris, currently on maoi. 35 sessions ect not helpful. Nothing helps me get out of bed. Withdrawn. Been 3 years.
Many options.: There are many medications that are effective for anxiety and depression. Some are very good at treating both conditions. A psychiatrist will be able to clarify the underlying issues and make a decision on which medication would be the best option. Sometimes talk therapy such as cognitive therapy can address anxiety and depression issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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