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What is the best medication for bipolar and schizoprhrenia?

What is the best medication for bipolar and schizoprhrenia?

See your doctor: There is no one right answer for everyone. Work with your provider to find what's right for you. There are many medication choices so it may take time to find the right medications (or combinations of meds) for an individual. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, combined with meds, has also been shown to be helpful with both disorders. Be patient with yourself and the process. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for an extreme depressive state?

What is the best treatment for an extreme depressive state?

Start with your MD: To rule out medical causes. If none are found, find a mental health professional who treats depression. The most effective treatment is cognitive-behavioral therapy, sometimes supplemented with medication. Also helpful are exercise, social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing stress management, committing to meaningful goals, practicing gratitude, & doing kind things for others. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe depression?

What is the best treatment for severe depression?

No one best tx.: Your Dr can assess for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try> ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for postpartum depression?

What is the best treatment for postpartum depression?

Antidepressants: If it's true post-partum depression, and you are having difficultly functioning and bonding with the baby, antidepressants work well. If in addition to depression, you are having obsessional thoughts about hurting the baby, you should see a mental health professional immediately. If it is baby blues-which start soon after birth and last days, will improve on it's own. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin for a mood swing?

What is the best vitamin for a  mood swing?

Come on: There is no relationship. Another case of shysterism? ...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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What is the best medication or best treatment we can get for bipolar affective disorder?

What is the best medication or best treatment we can get for bipolar affective disorder?

Everyone is unique: Mood stabilizers (lithium, tegretol, depakote, lamictal) are used primarily--antipsychotics are frequent adjunctive medicines as are antidepressants & minor tranquilizers--most bipolar pts require a combination of drugs to stabilize their mood swings. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for schizophrenia?

What is the best treatment for schizophrenia?

It depends: Antipsychotic medications are a common and effective treatment for schizophrenia. Supportive therapies that aim to improve social functioning and promote autonomy are also an important component of treatment. The best treatment largely depends on individual differences such as the severity of the illness and the subtype of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What is the best meds for bipolar?

Mood stbilizers: Mood stabilizers & antipsychotics most bipolar pts are on more than one medication. ...Read more

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What is the safest treatment for elderly anxiety and depression?

What is the safest treatment for elderly anxiety and depression?

Love ; presence: Honestly, authentic love is probably the safest treatment for elderly anxiety and depression. Love with compassion, willingness to be present for daily tasks of living, and to hear stories that are on the person's mind. Sometimes professional treatment may also be needed in the form of lower doses of antidepressants, plus supportive psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for bipolar affective disorder?

What is the best natural treatment for bipolar affective disorder?

Meds: Bipolar disorder is a complex disease best managed with a close relationship with a dr. Comfortable with treating this illness.I do not know of any "natural" treatments that are effective in the treatment of this disorder.That said, how about treatment with a natural substance like a"salt", like lithium, which I use most often in treating bipolar disorder, along with other meds? ...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 mania?

What is the treatment for mania?

Meds, PsychT: Mood stabilizers to help with mood and energy. Also, keeping the schedule and sleep patterns are important. Find psychiatrist to help you manage mood sx with medication and psychologist to help you work on sx awareness, routine, sleep hygiene and precipitants of the manic episodes and mood swings. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

OCD Treatments: There are two therapeutic approaches to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. A specific form of cognitive behavioral therapy, where one confronts their anxieties, can provide up to 100% symptom relief. Ocd also responds well to treatment with ssri antidepressants. Fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline and paroxetine are effective. Combining both treatment options offers best prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for depression?

What is the best cure for depression?

See below: Agree with my colleagues. There's no 'best cure", it's very person specific. Some things you can do building up awareness of your sx. Creating a "crisis card" for people to contact and things to do when your symptoms become overwhelming. Working on finding out triggers, self-care routine, sleep hygiene. Qualified mental health professional will help guiding you through the process. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for the depression in someone with bipolar affective disorder?

What is the best treatment for the depression in someone with bipolar affective disorder?

Mood stabilizer: Most mood stabilizers used in the treatment of bipolar disorder treat both the depression and mania. An adjustment in the dose of the medication and some psychosocial intervention may be all that is needed during a depressive phase. Anti depressants alone are not recommended. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms continue or worsen. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for adjustment disorder?

What is the best treatment for adjustment disorder?

Adjustment disorder: That depends upon the primary ways it manifests, but time is sometimes the best treatment. Essentially, this disorder means something "rocked" your world, and you have not had time to cope or adjust to it. Medications may be helpful to negotiate the process, and therapy is certainly helpful, but many of my patients with this just need me to support them and keep my hands of the prescription pad. ...Read more

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What is the best anti-depressant for anxiety and OCD and what is the best dosage?

What is the best anti-depressant for anxiety and OCD and what is the best dosage?

All SSRIs : All ssris are known to treat anxiety and ocd. Dosage needed for ocd is higher than needed for anxiety alone. Eg; zoloft, prozac, Lexapro (escitalopram) etc. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for anxiety and depession?

What is the best medicine for anxiety and depession?

1 that works for you: "best medicine" for anxiety and depression varies with the individual. There are many possible medications, each with different attributes. Psychiatrists try to tailor treatments to the person, including psychotherapeutic options in conjunction w/meds. For the best recommendations tailored to you, have a thorough eval with a psychiatrist along with general health eval with your pcp. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for anger management?

What is the best medication for anger management?

CBT: Cogntiive and behavioral therapy is much more effective than any medication for anger mgmt. It is more work than taking a pill, but there really is no "anti-anger" pill. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Emotional Instability (Definition)

Emotional instability is a clinical finding in which a person's mood either varies significantly over time between various emotions or a person frequently experiences a strong emotion like ...Read more


Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Mood Changes (Definition)

Perhaps you are asking about severe and sudden changes in mood that do not correspond to the current situation? If so, this might indicate a ...Read more