Clinical depression symptoms treatment

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Avatar m tn I need support and validation on the symptoms I suffer through because of my depression. I stay in my home day on end isolated from my family and my friends. I even strugle tremendously with taking a shower and brushing my teeth. Somedays I don't even eant to get up and tkae my medications. I sincerely thank anyone who takes some time to re-ply to me message!! Sincerely and God Bless all of you with this struggle.
5864500 tn?1380893197 There are different kinds of depression, but I think what you're talking about is clinical or chronic depression. Unfortunately. most people diagnosed with clinical depression are kind of stuck with it. That doesn't mean it cannot be managed and treated however. Like you said, it's kind of like diabetes or hypertension...it's something you'll always have, but it can be controlled, and there will be periods where it's a non-issue and other times when it's a big issue.
1032715 tn?1315987834 Hi Narla, A lot in your post to think about. First thing I should say to you is that the term "clinical depression" simply means a case of depression being treated by a clinician, a doctor. OK. So it's depression, nothing different about it except you are seeing a doc whereas many do not and thuis the term clinical does not apply to them. You follow? The biggest thing that jumps out is nearly 15 years on meds and 14.5 on one med, Zoloft.
Avatar m tn To the poster, for treating clinical depression, it is widely known that the best course of treatment involves a combination approach of medication and talk therapy. You sound to have a very complex medical history though. ADHD, mood disorders and depression requires a good psychiatrist to manage. Good communication with your doctor is essential as you try different medications to improve the situation. Add each one slowly monitoring if you improve in any way.
Avatar n tn Speaking from experience, besides AD's anyone suffering from clinical depression should seek counciling. It made all the difference in the world for me. We like to think we have "control" in our way of thinking. Sometimes that "control" can be very counter-productive to our overall well being.
Avatar f tn Have you received any treatment for your current symptoms? It is possible to treat them while you figure out the diagnosis. During my last relapse I could barely keep my eyes open and more than once tripped over my feet because I couldn't lift them properly when walking. I got a 5 day course of IVSM, high dose intravenous steroids. That reduced the inflammation and my symptoms went away, including the tiredness.
789911 tn?1368640383 Quite frankly Im more afraid of the treatment than the disease right now since I dont have many symptoms. But, I know what I have to do. I heard in a webcast by Dr. Douglas Dietrich that treatment without interferon would probably not be any earlier than 2015 probably longer time away than that. I think its the interferon i am most afraid of. I just want to go in and no looking back, Have you done the Boceprevir cocktail?
Avatar f tn You are having classic symptoms of both depression and anxiety disorders. You are not unique as myself and others here can definitely relate to the stress, hopelessness, pain and frustration. You mentioned that you were seeking counseling. Is this with a psych specialist? Have you been given a formal diagnosis? There is help available through therapy and/or medication. You don't have to, nor were you meant to live this way.
Avatar n tn About ten years ago I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder/clinical depression/intermittent explosive disorder. With nine years of therapy and medication, I find that I no longer need treatment. however, I find that sometimes the old feelings recur. . .my therapist told me that I would probably always have the problem, much like any chronic disease, but that it is being controlled. What is your opinion on this?
2011699 tn?1328936953 I am sure if you are not already on antidepressants, a good psychiatrist will get you started on them a few weeks before you start Hep C treatment. It is doable with the right care and treatment. I also have a history of clinical depression and have been on ADs twice. I am currently on Hep C treatment with triple med treatment and I am currently taking an AD. I have had no problem with depression, mood swings, anxiety, anything mental/emotional, since starting triple med treatment in Sept.
Avatar f tn You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So a history of clinical depression is no longer a contraindication to getting treatment for hepatitis C. There are many very good doctors (hepatologists and gastroenterologists) in the Dallas area who are educated and experienced in the latest interferon free treatments.
Avatar f tn Many of us here have had the same geno type as you and beat it. The tx carries a multitude of symptoms. I believe I had them all. Depression is also one of the symptoms. Also, I see you have a little one - 4 months? The depression may be more severe since recently having a baby. Unless I missed it I didn't see that you are on anything for depression. Please see your doctor about this.
948882 tn?1270557407 Asian patients and patients with the precore mutant virus tend to not have a clinical response to IFN-a treatment. Special attention must be given to patients with HBV-decompensated cirrhosis (eg, ascites, encephalopathy) who are taking IFN-a because of the fact that, although they occasionally may have a treatment response, they can also deteriorate further. The adverse effects of IFN-a treatment can sometimes be severe, even devastating. Some patients cannot complete treatment.
Avatar n tn Hello all, I start treatment in 2 weeks. (hvc) I was wanting to know what to expect. I got lucky, stage 1 no cirrosis, slight scarring is what the Dr. told me. My virus load is only 44,000 IU/ML. It is kind of frightening I have read so many stories on the internet about the treatment.
Avatar f tn Sorry if this is a bit of a rant but a couple weeks ago I put all the pieces together and I strongly feel that I am hypo. I went to a Dr who has good word of mouth reccomendations. He did do a good job of asking me questions but at the end of this he said he would test me for TSH and low iron. If those come back "normal" he said that I have clinical depression! I know what clinical depression is as I went thru a bout of it about 10 years ago!
Avatar n tn I never heard of this new inteferon, good info. I don't know anyone who is on this trial and the information says that they're barely on phase I trials and still recruiting in the US. They have had other trials in India or SouthEast Asia with promising results. Top link is about the lambda inteferon and the other two are just information. good find http://www.natap.org/2009/HCV/011309_01.htm http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00565539 http://www.lambda-cro.
Avatar n tn , who told me that i could have liver problems with no symptoms, but that because i have major depression,there is no treatment available so he won't bother with a liver biopsy. i wonder if this is common, i would kind of like to know if i have cirrosis but he said there is no treatment, so why bother with the biopsy, and to come back in a couple of years, maybe there will be. i feel like a time bomb now!
Avatar m tn absolutely no energy, poor appetite, and too exhausted to cook pale stools depression/anxiety about treatment of Inter-FEron regiments....DR. says if I can hold on there are drugs coming thru for FDA approval, with high success rate, unlike inter-feron .....Problem is I can not work, dont qualify for disability because I am a IN home Support /Care Giver for my wife , who just had liver transx..16 mos ago.... If i start treatment of IFRON, Dr. says I will feel 100% worse..
Avatar f tn Hi, I talked to the Nurse in charge of the clinical trial and she said I would have to go all the way over to San Francisco every week for a year. That is way too much. She said the first week I would have to go over twice. I would have to take that day off every week. I can't commit to something that long. And give up my herbs too? She said I could take my 2 herbs to help me sleep and my melatonin but that's all. Spend all my vacation on the road or train? I don't think so.
Avatar n tn oh, and normal for one guy can be low or high for the next, the set value standard is stone age medicine, diagnosis should be subjective to the patients symptoms, per AACE Medical Guidelines for Clinical Practice for Evaluation and Treatment of Hypogonadism, 2004 update. Personally i cant function at levels below the upper 2/3s of the "normal" range.
Avatar f tn I don't know about you but I definately have depression like symptoms but when they put me on antidepressents it made me hyper so when I told the psychologist that she said I'm not depressed. I'm now on antidepressent for a gi problem, and it didn't change my mood so far. It didn't help my gi problems either. I'd suggest ask for a specialist in chiari one ns and see what they have to say.
Avatar f tn When I was depressed I did not want to socialise or see too many people, but just wanted to be on my own. I had little energy for normal day tasks and I was exhausted all the time. Clinical depression often needs treating with anti-depressants...but and I give a big BUT here I would not advocate them before trying talking to someone, preferably a counsellor. There is a fine difference between feeling low and having bad days, to being depressed and your doctor is the one to help diagnose this.
Avatar m tn and this eventually led to my mental illness anxiety, clinical major psychotic depression, and OCD for 5 years now. My crash down is better than before but I have not recovered from mental illness. First time I was treated with during Winter 2007 tripletail, seroquol, effexor for 9 months. I came off medication and I felt so drained that I could not do anything over Summer of 2008.
572651 tn?1531002957 Because they make our mind more malleable - and help counter the toxic effects of stress - the drugs have potential implications far beyond the treatment of depression.” So maybe we should all be on Prozac to up our neuroplasticity? Newsweek also has a nice chart showing some types of conditions that are responsive to placebos and some that are not: http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/thehumancondition/archive/2010/02/01/the-limited-power-of-placebo.
Avatar n tn I can't really tell the difference between before treatment - (always tired and moody) and now during treatment (always tired and moody). It all sucks but atleast I feel progressive fighting back. I had originally tried to enter a clinical trial with NIH but was rejected because I didn't have enough liver damage. I am greatful to be part of the Human Genome Sciences study with shots every two weeks - what a deal.
Avatar m tn Some patients experienced neurological side effects such as dizziness, or memory impairment. Other common symptoms when receiving treatment are psychiatric reactions (depression, insomnia, irritability, or anxiety). These can be serious and you should contact your doctor if you experience these side effects or if they become worse.
279234 tn?1363108849 It seems to me that doctors rely more on test result, rather than the BIG clinical picture. I grew up around the medical field (my mother is an RN) and I understand that test result are important but what I don't understand, is when you are dealing with a disease that has no specific test (MS), that doctors seem to misuse the McDonald Criteria and say you don't have the disease when test results come up negative. For example...I had a negative LP.
1760175 tn?1313017893 A clinical study has shown that patients who received acupuncture treatments experienced significant reduction in depression symptoms. After treatment, more than half no longer met the criteria for clinical depression. Statistically, that makes acupuncture just as effective as antidepressants. Studies also show that acupuncture can change the levels of many neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, that profoundly affect mental states.
1323278 tn?1298126088 than the interferons they use for MS, I had terrible side effects; flu-like symptoms, insomnia, depression. I barely made it through the full treatment of four months. I believe that the choice of disease modifying drug is dependent on the sub-type of MS you are dx'd with.
Avatar n tn While those are a few of the many symptoms of Depression, It may not actually be a clinical depression. Sometimes Depression can be hard to define. There are many different types and levels of depression. Some people with mild to moderate depression can actually get by without medication, while others have a form that is very severe and actually renders them completly non-functional. In which case Medication is a big help. There is Unipolar and Bipolar depression.