Clinical depression test medications

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789911 tn?1368640383 They took several vials of blood and are going to do a fibrosure test and a hepa score test among some other tests. I am looking into doing a clinical trial with a 3rd drug added to the standard treatment called mk7009 by merck. They also gave me 3 others to consider such as R05024048 by pharmaset roche (sp) and bms790052 from bristol myers squibb. Also something called Filibuvier as third additives to look into. .
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 f tn Along that, it's maybe not as important how severe a deression is, if you can just find the correct way to cope with it, but it is helpful to your doctor to know if it is a clinical depression or a little less severe depression - as in how to determine medications or not.
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 I figure I would restart this one here where everyone would see it - L I just read an article on why clinical trials in cancer drug studies fail to move forward - I wonder how much of the reluctance to participate by cancer patients is mirrored in MS or other life-altering diseases? The whole article can be read online at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/health/research/03trials.html?pagewanted=1 I would be curious to hear what you think...........
1168110 tn?1272685917 I seen my cardiologist yesterday and now he's sending me for a nuclear heart stress test, a MIBI Stress/Rest Scan.... hmmm another test. I also see a 3rd ENT tomorrow morning. I just hope and pray that he actually examines me, and gives me some answers of what is going on in the thoat/neck region. The 1st ENT closed my file on me, because of the heart problem, and also he does the sinus surgery while the patient is awake!!! Only uses local anaesthesia, somehow freezing the area only????
Avatar f tn I have an appt. this tues. 6/23, to see if I can get into a clinical trial for treatment. The doctor that I talked to at this particular research site said that they were starting 5 new studies this summer for treatment naive patients. I don't know which trials these are yet, but I am really hoping to get into a study that uses one of the protease inhibitors, since I heard that they have had a lot of success with them. Does anyone have any advise for me going into this?
Avatar f tn But a Vancouver company called HeartLink Canada says a simple, Australian-designed test can confirm doctors' clinical impressions and monitor the effectiveness of drugs used to treat such mental disorders. The test involves monitoring over a 24-hour period the heart rates of patients who wear unobtrusive, business-card sized monitors linked to a graph-generating database. An Australian psychiatrist, Dr.
Avatar f tn Is there different medications for depression and anxiety? And will there also be psychotherapy involved. I really don't want my daughter depending on drugs, but I think it may be the only way to help her. How long does treatment usually take? Again, I don't think she is severely depressed or anxious, but every single day, she has head pressure, dizziness and sometimes nausea.
Avatar n tn Natural serotonin supplements are likely to be the most effective means to raise serotonin levels in the brain while being safe and without the side effects of anti depression medications. Derived from seeds of Griffonia simpicifolia, a native African plant, 5-HTP, or 5-hydroxy tryptophan, is a safe dietary supplement that introduces higher levels of tryptophan into the blood stream which then enter the central nervous system and facilitate the needed synthesis of serotonin.
Avatar f tn I am currently taking Wellbutrin (now for about 3 months)...it is not relieving my depression symptoms in the least. Talked to my doctor (psychiatrist) this afternoon and explained the situation to him. My symptoms read from the pages of a textbook....feeling depressed, feeling restless, difficulty concentrating, crying jags, unfounded feelings of worthlessness, feelings of sadness, loss of interest in normal daily things and things I used to enjoy, forgetfullness, easy mood changes etc.
Avatar m tn No I don't think so. Most of us with severe depression and anxiety that take medications can often get remissive for many months and even years with the right treatment, but cured? I honestly don't think so for most of us. I must mention that this also depends a lot of the level and severity of the actual depression and axiety. I do believe situational mild to moderate depression to be cureable, but not the type of biological depression that many of us suffer from.
Avatar f tn I knew I had read that depression was a symptom, and that stress could agrivate it, but looks like anxiety (Dawn) is also a symptom! ************************************************************************************************** [Because Chiari is accompanied by clinical depression almost 50% of the time and anxiety disorder 30% of the time, it is unknown to what extent the depression and anxiety could be causing physical symptoms. .
1386425 tn?1280122758 After not smoking for 6mos, I've felt the need to test myself twice in the last few weeks and the depression it brings on is horrendous! "I dont understand wat makes someone get addicted to anything tho....its mind boggling..." People get addicted to substances because they feel so awful either emotionally or physically or both and they will do anything to feel better. No one *means* to get addicted.
Avatar n tn There is no scientific reason for anyone diagnosed with depression to be given psychiatric drugs for it as there is no proven link between depression and brain chemistry to date.
Avatar f tn In the past when all treatments used interferon someone having a history of clinical depression was commonly put on antidepressants before starting treatment to avoid treatment induced depression. Fortunately there are now interferon-free treatments for all common genotypes so people don't have to deal with the many possible side effects caused by the use of interferon to treat hepatitis C.
667078 tn?1316004535 It is easy to slip into medical depression and not realize it. Some of the depression related to MS is situational. Having an illness which causes so many medical problems. Financial strain. Relationship issues with changing rolls with family and at work. Our career defining who we are and the loss or changes in careers.Then there is as Shakespeae said "the Strains and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune and the thousand Natural shocks that Flesh is err to.
Avatar f tn I started in an open-label clinical to measure the long-term effectiveness of this treatment 9-days ago. It's a wonderful opportunity for me as there is no prescription medication insurance where I live. Harvoni is not even approved here yet, and even if it was, it's the most expensive in a suite of treatments that are already completely unaffordable. Our government run Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is unlikely to list it any of the treatments soon.
Avatar m tn He didn't know anything about depression. He didn't understand meds. What did it prove? Its real. Its a clinical example of depression and what it can do. Its so important to keep doing what your supposed to do even though it doesn't feel like its working. I know its a long post. Sorry, since I don't know you. I believe in God and you don't want to hear all the the fluffy stuff. I will say it like it is God doesn't give up on you, even when your frustrated with him. His love is unconditional.
443006 tn?1229205442 For me there is no real depression, but some anxiety on the results of my up coming pcr test. Will I fail...or pass ? For me, till I get labeled SVR or... relapser, life wont be back to 'normal'. This directly affects my motivation level. And I am sure the pcr results will directly affect my mental health. Feel like I am kind of in a post TX holding pattern till then.
Avatar n tn More information is required to definitively evaluate an ST depression from an EKG. From my stress test 3 years ago, the report states, "patient had a 1 mm ST segment depression"...and my test was stopped after 4 minutes 20 seconds at 7.2 METs. It was/is known I have occluded coronary vessels and the depressed ST segment is the result of deprived oxygen-rich blood to a portion of the heart.
Avatar n tn Would this indicate his manic side did exist prior to the clinical depression? He was always very moody, could be up one minute and down the next. Regarding the fear of Alzheimer's, is mania ever a symptom of Alzheimer's? He did take that standard little test at a neurologist's office where the doctor asked him a lot of questions he had to answer, made him draw something, etc. and he passed that fairly well. He also had a CT scan that was normal (he can't have an MRI due to a pacemaker).
Avatar m tn hormone cortisol, as well as improve responses in a test associated with anxiety and depression. A small clinical study in people already taking prescription medication for major depression found daily supplementation with curcumin significantly reduced depressive symptoms after four weeks and the effect was greater in those with atypical depression. The study found that anxiety was also reduced in those taking curcumin, although this reduction did not reach statistical significance.
Avatar m tn I have suffered depression my entire life. I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, and inferior, and living a half life, if that. Everyone says, see a professional. Ok fine. How does one care for oneself if one has no money? I am scraping by, barely able to eat. If I can't afford to eat, how am I going to afford mental health therapy or medications? I will not qualify for any state help, I make too much money, and have insurance.
Avatar m tn The AST blood test indicates that the liver has been recently injured. The GGT blood test is often used to screen for chronic alcohol abuse and to monitor for alcohol use and/or abuse in people who are receiving treatment for alcoholism or alcoholic hepatitis. So it would be expected that these levels would be elevated after excessive drinking. Malnutrition is common with alcoholic liver disease.
Avatar m tn I feel like these medications are not working and am considering seeing another doctor. I've started drinking alcohol to combat these symptoms, and it is helping more than anything else, but is causing serious bowl discomfort, and I of course recognize this is not a viable path to take.
Avatar f tn Porter, RN A publication of the Hepatitis C Support Project Permission to reprint this document is granted and encouraged with credit to the Hepatitis C Support Project CLINICAL TRIALS Understanding Clinical Trials Definition and General Description of Clinical Trials A clinical trial is a study designed to answer specific questions about a potential new therapy or new uses of an established therapy. The specific questions most often examined are about safety, i.e.