Depression medication for young adults

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Avatar f tn Potential for abuse — Stimulant abuse is a growing problem, particularly among teens and young adults. College students take them for a boost when cramming for exams or pulling all-nighters. Others abuse stimulant meds for their weight-loss properties. If your child is taking stimulants, make sure he or she isn’t sharing the pills or selling them. 1. Adderall 2. Concerta 3. Ritalin 4. Vyvanse 5. Strattera (do not use this, there is a warning on the label for suicidal thoughts) 6.
Avatar m tn can i add 10mg paxil two the 40mg and the 200 trazadone ive been on medication for about 5 weeks with little or no affect i was on medication before and it really worked well
Avatar f tn s syndrome he is a bit to young to take anything yet but, I work in a care home with adults who have disabilities,three residents we have do not take medication for their behaviour. Two have vitamin supplements and one of the two has water tablets for water retention in the legs. One is fifty and never taken any medication apart from vitamins and the odd paracetamol. And resident two has water tablets and vitamins. Resident three won't take any. Hope you find this helpful.
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 n tn CALL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. You are young and these medications are to be highly monitored for your age group. This could be a side effect of your medication. It has been proven in studies that young adults/children should not take these meds as they sometimes have the reverse effect. Please tell your parents and call your doctor immediatley. I'm on this exact medication and I know for a fact that this particular medication is capable of having this effect on young adults.
Avatar n tn My father had intractable depression for years and most medications did not help him. He found ECT did work for him but the effects do wear off and ECT has to be repeated when that happens. At your young age it would be preferrable to find a medication or combination of medications that worked since I do feel the ECT left my father with some memory gaps, not enough to keep him from functioning well in society but nevertheless there are things he just does not recall.
Avatar f tn Talk to your doc, he/she may have some suggestions for you, like maybe even adding on a supplemental medication at a low dose to see if that helps at all. Is the Zoloft still effective for you?
Avatar n tn I am considering asking my doctor about discontinuing medication for depression completely to see how I can handle things with counseling, but am concerned since I have been on various medications for depression for such a length of time - probably 10 years. I'm not sure what to do, and when I consulted with my psychiatrist, who has been simply a medication manager, he said, I don't have any answers for you, come back in a month.
Avatar f tn I agree with Maddie.....medications can affect people differently, and one of the possible effects of these kinds of medications can be anger, irritability, mood swings. The fact that you're 16 makes those things more likely. Often times, these medications have kind of an opposite effect on younger adults and teens than they do on adults, which is why there must be caution when putting a young person on an antidepressant. I have to say that I'd urge you to find a new doctor.
Avatar n tn One of the common side effects of antidepressants, more common in young people but also in adults, are violent and suicidal thoughts. Sometimes a particular antidepressant can be very stimulating as well for some people, and Prozac is one known for that. That can increase your anxiety rather than help tamp it down. Much of this typically happens during the early phase of taking the drug and can stop over time, but it can also just be that this is not the proper medication for you.
Avatar m tn Presently, for the treatment of depression and other mental disorders, some of these disorders are questionable regarding thier existence, the preferred choice of medicinal treatment are a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, referred to as SSRIs, as they are the drugs of choice by most prescribers. Such meds, meds that affect the mind, are called psychotropic medications.
Avatar f tn Is there a medicine that is bettter for young adults than the other meds. She is continuing with therapy also.
460830 tn?1347219306 Singulair could cause depression & suicide for some people that used it.
Avatar n tn He has tried Ritalin and Paxil. His Dr. does not like to use Cylert. The Ritalin created negative mood swings and depression. The Paxil did not seem to have any effect. Exercise seems to be the one thing that makes a positive difference in the typical ADD behaviors. Is there a medication that assists in the production of the chemicals present in the body during exercise or one that you might recommend trying next?
Avatar n tn I have a very sever depression that has last for more than 20 years and it has made me to be not able to function inany sosioal and job related activities. i ahve tried anti-depressant but they do not help at all. what else can i do to come out out of this horroble illness? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/294211'>drop in IQ scores with depression</a>.
896355 tn?1254259067 t go looking for it but a post caught my eye. There are a lot of young adults out there hurting, what have we done to society for all these kids to be in such pain? I can see why the pills and alcohol become so inviting, masking the hurt. Just for taod, we should take a look at someone else and give then a smile and a warm wish! Enjoy your day!
Avatar n tn Do you have any suggestions how I could help her deal with depression without the medication and is Zoloft very dangerous to start with?
1112208 tn?1258544842 what combination of medication does anyone find most effective especially concernig the anti-psychotic are you affected by some form of symptoms almost all the time with limited time spans of being almost symptom free?
Avatar f tn All of which ive suffered from bad anxiety and depression, without ANY medication. My doc signed me OFF work perm. After that, i never left the house without my partner. But, from the beginning we werent sexualy active with each other. And from there on a year wld pass and we'd maybe only of had sex once,but with more frequent foreplay, i'd b happy with a few mins thn i'd push him away, and wldnt talk to him after that.
Avatar n tn You could print out information from the net to show her, too, but I have seen this sort of thing from young adults and they do need to find out for themselves the consequences. Good luck.
375004 tn?1219241167 The memories that flooded, that my sisters and I have suppressed for years, came back with a vengeance when my Aunt Martha died recently. It was totally unexpected and she was young. I'm so worried for my cousins, but most of all, my uncle. I'm scared Uncle Louis won't be okay. Worst still, I'm afraid I have done nothing ever to make his life more bearable.