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My son is 5 yrs. Old has been diagnosed w adhd, ptsd, anxiety disorder, depression, sensory process disorder has trouble w daily functions of life what do?

Please consolidate. Please consider - who is giving so many diagnoses and has he been seen by an expert in both child psychiatry and neurology? This sounds as if he has not been thoroughly diagnosed in a way that will lead to a comprehensive treatment plan. Read more...
Who&How diagnosed. These are a lot of diagnoses for a 5 year old.Possible but need more history from parents & other family& collateral sources. Are symptoms consistent across all environments? What makes symptoms worse/better? How does he sleep.Were their prenatal issues, e.g. Maternal medications/d&a/illnesses/abuse? Any birth issues, developmental ? Should see child psychiatrist, maybe neurologist to r/o seizures. Read more...
Keep on parenting! Please consult with a child psychiatrist for an evaluation of your son and review treatment options as there are many services available. Life is hectic but being a consistent, loving and nurturing parent is important. Seek out support from others dealing with these issues as they are out there and may have ideas as well. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, manic depression, & ptsd. Should l be very alarmed or afraid because my mood changes really quickly?

Well, all 3 of these. Disorders can impact your mood. See that you are on only atnidepressant medications. While these antidepressants are likely to help with anxiety/ ptsd- they may cause problems with your bipolar disorder. When faced with this situation, i usually try to have the person stabilized on either mood stabilizers or atypical antipsychotic medications before adding in an antidepressant. Are you being. Read more...

I need to switch medications I was recently diagnosed with major depressive, severe anxiety and PTSD early this year in January. My symptom to be just as bad, I take a handful of medications 3-4 times a day, I need a more effective alternative (s).

Suggest. you ask your Primary Care Physician fora referral to a PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGIST (Long term meaning a Psychiatrist with a specialty in the use of Medications for various complex Psychiatric disorders! Hope this helps Dr Z. Read more...
I am not sure what. your question is regarding. Are you looking for different medications (we don't know what you are on right now). Are you interested in non-pharmacotherapy options? Please clarify so we can be of help. Read more...

Can I just tell my pcp what I would like to try for my ptsd, severe anxiety, major depressive disorder.. I think Zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin may work.

Tell them. It is certainly a reasonable combination. Your PCP should be able to listen to your concerns and suggestions. Read more...
You can ask... but it is never a good idea to be your own doctor. I will usually let my personal physician make decisions for my health, even though I have a degree in medicine! If you have tried zoloft (sertraline) in the past and it worked well, then by all means let your MD know, or if a family member was successfully treated with it. Klonopin can be addicting, so some MDs may be hesitant to prescribe that. Read more...
Need specialist. Your situation is complicated with 3 psychiatric diagnoses you may be carrying from prior treatment. You'd do well with an experienced psychiatrist for an evaluation and treatment. Tell your psych hx to your pcp and ask for a referral. Keep your pcp in the loop. Psych treatment is more than writing a prescription. It's a complex series of decisions that requires years of specialty training. Read more...

Where do I find a service animal. I have PTSD combat related, also anxiety and depression disorder.

Service animal. for vets. Thank you for your service. Contact your local VA and ask. They may be able to direct you to the proper organization. If your local VA isn't helpful find another one that may be. Great idea! Peace and good health. Read more...

What is the difference between depression and anxiety and ptsd?

Mood vs trauma. Depression and anxiety are both mood disorders. PTSD is a disorder that occurs after severe life-threatening trauma. Anxiety and depression can and most of the time are part of PTSD. Depression and anxiety, on the other hand, do not at all have to be related to life threatening trauma. Read more...

I have ptsd, anxiety and depression. What are the best meds to take?

PTSD, anx & depress. Medication MAY play a role in helping you w/your symptoms but you raise the probability of getting better a great deal if you get some individual therapy such as from a clinical psychologist. PTSD responds well to clinical hypnosis. See www.asch.net for licensed referrals. Peace and good health. Read more...

I have ptsd an depression an anxiety how do I handle all three without medications.

If your symptoms are. severe - at least consider being seen for psychotropic medications. I will start w a deep breathing exercise that you can do if you are becoming anxious or irritable. Breath in deeply & slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for a 5 count before slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat until you are calmer. Focus on your breathing not what is making you upset. Getting physical through. Read more...