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What is considered treatment resistant depression?

What is considered treatment resistant depression?

Failure of one med: Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) typically refers to inadequate response to at least one antidepressant trial of adequate doses and duration. TRD is a relatively common occurrence in clinical practice, with up to 50% to 60% of the patients not achieving adequate response following antidepressant treatment. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

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


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What is inpatient treatment for depression like?

What is inpatient treatment for depression like?

Possibilities: You will have your medications clarified and adjusted. You will also learn some coping skills for dealing with suicidal thoughts and talk with others. I wish you well. ...Read more

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What is most effective treatment for dysthymia?

What is most effective treatment for dysthymia?

Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy to explore and resolve related issues, and strengthen coping skills. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for unipolar depression?

What is the treatment for unipolar depression?

SSRI: I always try to start with meds that have very well known effectiveness , low side effects, low cost, no habituation risk and once a day dosing.These include : prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, lexapro, and many others.Please discuss with your dr what might be best for you. ...Read more

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Is there treatment-resistant depression?

Is there treatment-resistant depression?

Yes: But the definition is usually failure of 2-3 different treatments. Treatment-resistant doesn't mean incurable. Very often people have gotten multiple antidepressant trials without much benefit, but they were all similar medications or too short trials. There are many strategies and combinations as well as ECT that often work when others fail. See my book, psychiatry in techno colors. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for manic-depressive disorder?

What is the treatment for manic-depressive disorder?

Medications plus: Bipolar disorder almost always requires treatment with so-called mood stabilizers, of which there are several classes--lithium anticonvulsants, and antipsychotics. Other types of support also may be valuable using individual or group therapy. ...Read more

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What is the therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What is the  therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Medications: Schizoaffective disorder can be hard to treat. Typically, antipsychotic medicatoins are needed to help with the psychosis, and then antidepressants or mood stabilizers or both may be needed to help with the disturbance in mood. Over time, the specific symptoms may change, and sometimes one class of drugs makes other symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Depression, is there an effective treatment?

Depression, is there an effective treatment?

Cognitive-behavioral: Therapy is the most effective treatment available for depression. It may sometimes need to be supplemented with medication for best results. It's also helpful to exercise, engage is social interaction & engrossing activities, practice gratitude, do kind things for others, develop & commit to meaningful goals, practice stress management, and talk to trusted, empathic people. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective acne treatment out there that is suited for me?

What is considered the most effective acne treatment out there that is suited for me?

Best acne treatment: There is no best acne treatment that suits everyone. The type of acne, the age of the patient, pregnancy plans, hormonal status, diet and a number of other factors have to be considered. Is acne scarring? Is there a possibility of a yeast folliculitis or rosacea? All of these factors have to be accounted for. Please see a dermatologist for treatment that is suited to your particular situation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dysthymic disorder?

What is the treatment for dysthymic disorder?

Talk or meds: Dd is increasingly recognized as a disorder with considerable potential to impair function. Various forms of talk therapies and antidepressant medications both may be useful, but it can be hard to treat because it tends to be chronic. It also puts people at increased risk for major depression--so called double depression. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for situational depression?

Treatment options: Talking with a therapist or psychologist may be helpful to assist you in identifying the issues that are precipitating the depression and helping you to find better more effective ways of coping with the depression. Change your situation if you can, rather than just looking for symptom relief. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bipolar disorder?

What is the treatment for bipolar disorder?

Meds plus therapy: In my practice, i generally treat my bipolar patients with a combination of an antipsychotic medication plus a mood stabilizer. Both my experience and the clinical research indicates that in general, that combination of medications give the patient the best chance of sustainable stability and remission. Sometimes other medications help, such as sleep medicines or antidepressants. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Medications: Schizoaffective disorder can be hard to treat. Typically, antipsychotic medicatoins are needed to help with the psychosis, and then antidepressants or mood stabilizers or both may be needed to help with the disturbance in mood. Over time, the specific symptoms may change, and sometimes one class of drugs makes other symptoms worse. ...Read more

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What is the most effective medication for clinical depression?

What is the most effective medication for clinical depression?

Depression: Different antidepressants work differently for different people. Choice depends on tolerability, side-effects, and history of prior favorable response in patients & family to certain antidepressants. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for drug induced hypo mania?

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What is a treatment for drug induced hypo mania?

Hypomania: First step is stopping the offending agent, informing your prescribing doc. Ofcourse, then work with your doc. On tx for the mood changes if such persist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for personality disorder?

What is the treatment for personality disorder?

Big question.: Depends on which personality disorder (pd), what treatment has been attempted, patient characteristics, etc. A therapist would be helpful if you have specific questions. ...Read more

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What is common medication for depression?

What is common medication for depression?

SSRI: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants.These include zoloft, prozac, celexa, lexapro, paxil. Many other classes are available. These include dual action meds, such as effexor, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, cymbalta, remeron. Tricyclics such as Imipramine or anafranil. Mao inhibitors(parnate, nardil) are old but effective ad's although tricky to use. ...Read more

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What type of medication is good for treating borderline personality disorder?

What type of medication is good for treating borderline personality disorder?

The best treatment: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has the strongest track record in BPD and probably gets closest to helping with core symptoms of emotional over-reactivity. Antidepressants are often used. They are not infrequently associated with adverse reactions, however. Anticonvulsants. omega-3 fatty acids and atypical antipsychotics may help, as described here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24174895 ...Read more