Doctor insights on:
What Are The Other Ways To Treat Depression Without Relying On Medication
There r many: Read the noonday demon by solomon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 depression highly treatable? Be honest, what's the genuine likelihood of feeling like myself again
Honestly, yes!: There are varieties of depression and it's possible to suffer more than one at a time. Some probably do need medication - many just need you to trust a caring expert CBT or talk therapist and put in the effort, patience and courage. It is the ingredient that works most even w/ meds. Aim to feel strong and accepting rather than some early 'you'. Afterall, that 'you' ran into difficulties. Yes! 'tis ...Read more
All of them if: Treated early.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sometimes: There is a small percentage of people who have "refractory depression", meaning that they do not respond to treatment. This is becoming less likely due to the variety of treatments now available. If you are someone you know has struggled with long term depression that has not responded to treatment, try not to give up. Continue to see help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe Depression: I commend you for your desire to overcome severe depression. • Believe in Wonder of Life Force within yourself. • Reflect on achievements of total life; and feel satisfaction. • Depression is treatable with good improvement in functioning. See Psychiatrist for complete Medical and Psychiatric evaluation for Diagnosis. Then discuss: • Hospital Treatment/Intensive Outpatient Therapy • Medication ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely!: Both of these can certainly be managed, if not "cured" but it takes work on your part. It can be difficult to get started b/c both problems cause one to avoid reaching out to others. But, you must. Start w/ ur pcp, a therapist or clergy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective w/ both depression ; anxiety. The sooner u start the better! u can even start today w/some exercise ; vitamin d3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My SPECT results showed, (severe) depression, (severe) anxiety & frontal-lobe syndrome?
What is, frontal lobe syndrome & is it treatable? Thank-you!
Yes: Depression can be treated without medication, but some people need it to complement lifestyle changes. Like someone with a heart condition needs their meds, people with depression do too. Exercise, therapy, laughter, good company and positive thinking can all help someone who is depressed yet medicines can facilitate a better outcome over the long term. (thanks to j. Batt.). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Bipolar D/O tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. Refractory cases- Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy. ...Read more
Bipolar disorder Tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. Refractory cases- Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy. ...Read more
I don't want to be reliant on medication for my happiness what else can you recommend to help with my depression?
Varies: Medical depressive disorder is a neurobiochemical disorder affecting certain chemical connections and parts of brain. Antidepressants (ad) correct these defects in many patients. The long term psychological consequences are therefore good ones (as shown in many research studies). Adverse effects do occur with ad's but are mostly reversible. In bipolar patients ad's can trigger mania. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly several: No physical side effects. No withdrawal/discontinuation symptoms. No interactions with other meds. Therapy offers tools to tackle depression if it returns while medication only works while you take it. On the other hand, meds may relieve symptoms faster ; less expensively. No need to choose though: therapy ; meds together often work best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Bipolar disorder requires mood stabilizing medications such as lithium, depakote, tegretol, lamictal, etc. Sometimes antipsychotics like seroquel, risperdal, and zyprexa are used also, especially when the person is paranoid, delusional, or hallucinating. Latuda (lurasidone) also has an fda indication on its own for bipolar depression. Psychiatrists try to stay away from antidepressants in such cases. ...Read more
See a therapist: Psychotherapy can be very helpful with depression, and the results can be more long-lasting than medication. Also you can make sure you're getting enough rest, exercise, and healthy diet -- staying away from alcohol and other mood and sleep-disruptive substances. Your family doctor can check for general health conditions too. Get yourself a good psychologist and work with him or her. Be well. ...Read more
Depression treatment: Therapy is a valid treatment for depression. Psychiatrists are trained in psychotherapy as well as medication. Many psychiatrists do less therapy because there is such a need for medication treatment, and insurance makes it harder for them to get reimbursement for therapy versus medication treatment. You are very close to musc which has a great psychiatry department. Contact them! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor online
- What are other ways to treat hpylore?
- How do i treat major depression without medications?
- What other medications are there to treat anxiety disorders except xanax?
- What other medications are there to treat anxiety disorders besides ssris?
- Medication other than valium for depression
- Treating pain without medication
- How to relieve depression without medication?
- How to fix depression without medication?
- Are there any known ways to treat an acute gout attack without medication?