Depression medication for men

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Avatar f tn i mean im a medical student i studied a psychiatric course and what i read from many lectures about depression is it says one of the etiology is genetic! so do i have higher risk for depression than someone whose mother is not depressed?
Avatar f tn How did other first time mom's cope with depression during pregnancy..... I'm 20 weeks 2 days and I've honestly been excited very little amount of times throughout my entire pregnancy..... i wasn't happy when i found out and it's rare when i do get excited about everything much less smile about everything. ....... i was never supposed to be able to have children. So it was a great suprise for my significant other and i when a test came back positive.......
Avatar f tn I've not had depression but I know with anxiety medication and counselling has helped. Have you tried either?
Avatar f tn With me I think depression is pretty tied to my hormonal balance, and it makes sense, in that women supposedly suffer depression issues at twice the rate as men...or something like that I've read...I remember first being horribly depressed when I was 12, at the start of menses...then, horrible episodes right around my hysterectomy, and since then..Look at all the women who suffer post-partum....
647391 tn?1275020233 I elected to not listen and I suffered with depression for about a decade and a half longer than I needed too.
233622 tn?1279338505 this emotional stuff is hard for all of us to deal with and we all deal in different ways but I hope you find which way works for you soon. I just think that a good cry for all of us is a healthy way to express our feelings. I think that with all of the deaths in our circle and trying to get ready to go was the straw that broke the camels back. I do wonder however, what would the poor comedian on that show think?
1442059 tn?1340244552 I have 2 much on my plate boyfriend very abusive i cant take it anymore seeing phyc on mon for my depression meds for treatment he was supposed to drive me now he says he wont i live out of town now what?
457745 tn?1212929110 Anxiety and depression can go hand in hand. They certainly did for me. My doc told me that antidepressant medication works to cure anxiety too, but there is never any guarantee for a particular individual that a med will do the job. You are wise to seek help immediately. You may be in depression, or heading for one, or just need help pulling through this tough time.
Avatar f tn Psychologist (talk out problems) they help you connect your behaviors to things that have happened in your life and help you face them, deal with them and move forward in a healthy way. Psychiatrist (prescribe medication for depression, anxiety,...etc) they help you medically when just talking isn't helping. Sometimes, medication works differently for some people than it does for others. This means that some medications work for you and some don't.
Avatar n tn woman of my age that they don't recognize them He's my hero! He also said that were it not for my self medication which by the way also includes Benedryl for sleep - I just might be dead - not by my own hand because my "character was too strong" but because of the adverse effects of the medications on my brain. By the way, they also put me on Zyprexa and Depacote for my "bi-polar disorder" and rx'd Aleve on top of Aspirin and Motrin.
Avatar n tn SOME men cry as part of the disease, perhaps as a means to lessen anxiety. Don't be apologetic! That just prolongs the stigma people put on men with legitimate depression. Depression hurts, but keep your pride! PR, M.D.
Avatar n tn Add me to the total column for men. Been hypo t and on T4 meds. for over 30 years. Learned a lot from this forum including the need to check free T3, to assure the body is converting T4 adequately ( which mine was not). Seems like I have read somewhere that over 20 % of the population has thyroid problems, with women being substantially higher, especially over the age of 35. It was interesting that when the range for TSH was revised downward from .5-5.0 to .3-3.
38309 tn?1270893703 Then will need more medication for the problem. They are very addictive and i found myself addicted after about 6 months of daily usage. Then thats when the disaster happens...please be cautious.
Avatar f tn Hi all, I have not been diagnosed as yet with MS, my gp is adament this is what I have and has decided to put me on Baclofen 3 times a day, 5ml per tablet, Rather than wait for a neurologist who will listen to everything and not label me as having "mental issues". The first few weeks I was asleep pretty much all day but am starting to get used to them now.
2010625 tn?1329375656 A recent example is the recommendation for the standard Ambien dosage to now be 5 mg for women and 10 mg for men (when it used to be 10 mg for everyone). If you're particularly thin, this could also play a role in what the appropriate dose is for you. A mg/kg approach, the way they determine medications in pediatric patients, might help if this is the case. Or you could have inefficient enzymes. Maybe you should get your liver checked?
Avatar n tn At this moment I just the know what to really do. So do you think I should go get prescribed for some depression medication or do I have bigger problems.
Avatar m tn Excuse me for not being clear about the situation. (I'm very confused all the time and having difficulty expressing myself). I am female. I've felt depressed for about 10 years. At 10 years of age I knew I wasn't content but was not aware of what I was feeling myself or never felt it was ok to show anyone that I wasn't happy. I was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and was put on anti-depressants age 13. From 13-20, I've been on a 'cocktail' of medications.
Avatar f tn I tested my blood got mri sinuses full work up and all is fine ... how do i kn ow if im depressed and should get medication. are these symtoms of depression? I need help please. what do to get back to normal.
Avatar f tn More a life long project but you have to start sometime don't you as pills are not the answer in the end. For most. They are for me for one reason. I let it control me and fester for nearly 40 years before I got serious about dealing with it. I'm OK mostly but pills will be my main diet for life now. Look forward, and indeed start planning for, the time you will have to yourself when both are at school and more as they grow.
Avatar n tn If you type that into a search engine it should come up. Again my PC Dr. treated me for depression and anxiety from the "git go". I'm taking shot #23 of 24 this week and to tell you the truth I'm sick and tired of the tx, sx and the drugs for everything else! But this is what it took to save my life and I am eternally grateful. There is a finality to this one way or the other and personally I will be thrilled when it is over. Undie dance, here I come!!!!!
Avatar m tn My dear husband has this problem. He's had bad depression for many years and we've been married for most of them. Hope it wasn't me! I have it too of course. When we were somewhat younger it was far more important for us to have sexual contact so we did what we thought was needed to achieve that. These days when I mention it he looks at me and says something like "I can stop the drugs and soon we could have sex.
Avatar n tn So I have had pretty serious anxiety and depression issues for as long as I can remember. I am 22 years old, and I have spent everyday of those 22 years obsessing over things that are completely out of my control. I have been diagnosed/misdiagnosed as having multiple disorders; GAD, agoraphobia, borderline personality disorder, and finally as manic depressive, which I think is the most accurate.
Avatar f tn I also suffer from depression and I am also on medication. Men are very stubborn and I think they dont go for treatment is to them it may be a sign of weakness. If it's been over a year and your husband thinks it needs more time to ride thru this its going to keep getting worse. I might suggest you call his family dr the next time he is scheduled to go and call a day before and have the nurse tell his dr what has been going on.
Avatar n tn anxiety (panic attacks, social anxiety), depression, and insomnia. I took both zoloft and xanax for a while about 10 years ago, from what i can recall, they helped some, but not amazingly so, and also made me feel somewhat 'zombie-like' and low energy. So, i ended up going off them. I'm currently in psychotherapy, but at this point my symptoms are interferring with my treatment. I have an appointment with my doctor and am trying to educate myself beforehand.
Avatar f tn You may need to speak with the Patient Advocate to get results, but they will help him. They have a lot of men who are dealing with depression, post traumatic syndrome, etc, and have put forth a big effort to help these men. My husband goes to the VA, and they have treated him extremely well. If the VA gave him medication, maybe he was supposed to return? I'm sure they would monitor him while on this, and get him therapy.
Avatar n tn you have to realise you did nothing wrong. men can be very good at hiding their feelings. he could have had depression for a long time. it sounds like you need to get counseling to deal with this. there may be grief support meetings in your area also. take care.
Avatar n tn It usually is from the meds. I have been on depression meds for 11 years or so. Almost all of them, except my current one, serzone, have caused a sexual side effect in one way or another. Usually for men, it causes erectile and ejaculatory problems, as far as women, not too sure, but I bet it affects women too. Try another medication, sometimes it takes a little time to find the right one, it took me about 8 or 9 meds to find one that was good for me.
Avatar m tn Our society does a terrible disservice to men by raising them to think that their penis has to be 10 inches long, hard as a rock and last all night. It’s no wonder that many men feel insecure about their sexuality. Great sex involves your whole body; in fact, having great, mutually satisfying sex is usually quite the opposite of what you see in those performance-oriented sex videos. The more you think of sex as being about performance, the more worries you'll have.
Avatar m tn If he has decided this on his own it is likely he has missed quite a few things that would allow a professional to give and accurate diagnosis. A lot of men are afraid to admit they have depression simply because society puts that pressure on us, unfairly. I say if you have it scream and run to the doctor. Else you are punishing yourself and your family for no good reason. I hid it for a quarter of a century so I'm no role model.