Depression symptoms elderly women

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Avatar n tn 5-5.0. I also understand that thyroid conditions are often missed in elderly women and should be considered when there are issues like memory loss, depression, and fatigue. My mother is having these problems and her TSH level has ranged from right above 3 to 4.5 over the past six months. I am told by family doctors that these values are within normal range and the thyroid is not an isssue. Is there a new standard for treatment of thyroid?
Avatar f tn If an elderly person is on SSRI for depression and it isn't helping and she is becoming more angry, agitated, since the med.
3250415 tn?1347310615 loss of interest in normal activities, reduced sex drive, insomnia or excessive sleeping, changes in appetite, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness and thoughts of suicide. Men and women experience many of the same symptoms of depression, but the way women cope with the symptoms and the causes behind the disease vary. While depression affects all ages, it’s most common in women between the ages of 40 and 59. Hormone changes, life events and biological differences can all contribute to depression.
Avatar n tn IF and Elderly person has depression and stress does it mimic dementia? IF an EEG is normal would that rule out Dementia? How about a spect scan?
Avatar f tn Can they treat elderly patients solely with Arimidex without surgery? What are the protocol treatments for elderly women? The stereotactic biopsy will be performed on Friday but I want to be informed beforehand.
Avatar n tn hi ther,,the hype and studies about hrt were not good scientific studies,,they used women all elderly and all post menopausl and post hysterectomy it was not a good cross section of women...my gyn explained this to me....bioidentical is thought to have little to no effect on breast cancer..it lowers it according to my obgyn..your risk of stroke is les than 5% increase..there are many good side effects..
172023 tn?1334672284 I can't keep up with the elderly women in my water aerobics class. They are a bunch of tough cookies.
Avatar n tn Can chronic prescribed use of lithium carbonate in an 85 year old elderly patient being treated for bi-polar disorder/depression for past five years coupled with recent prescription of coumadin (within the past 2 months) cause lithium toxicity manifested by delirium symptoms in the elderly patient, as well as very low heart rate?
Avatar n tn That is not a rare disease. Insomnia and day time sleeping are very common in the elderly. Also, you need to define what "problems's sleeping" means. Do you mean sleeps too much, sleeps to little, snores, awakes, stops breathing, etc.
Avatar f tn i just turned 56 in April. In my journal August. 12, 2013, I recorded wgt. 247.5 lb, BP 157/101, severe depression & anxiety with heaart palpitations and mid-nightime panic attacks. Also using CPAP setting of 14cm for severe sleep apnea, and suffered almost daily migraines. Plus my triglicerides were, as my dr put it, "through the roof!" I could not some days it was all I could do to get out of bed, let alone actually exercise.
Avatar f tn It's important to realize that the use of anti-inflammatory agents to treat Alzheimer's disease is based entirely in the theory that the disease is the consequence of an inflammatory process. While some studies claim to indicate success with slowing the onset of the disease, you must realize that the disease is quite variable among patients so comparisons between patients are somewhat subjective.
Avatar n tn does anyone know where to find a simple list of all anemias?
Avatar n tn Hello, I was just wondering if you could tell me why men recieve more aggressive treatment,when comes to heart disease, Then women do c/o of the same symptoms. When alot of articles out there say women are more likly to die from a heart attack then men. If this is the case, should'nt the same aggressive measures be taken for women. Also,could you please tell me what variant angina pectoris is,and what can be done about it.
Avatar f tn i have a question about a med. Its lexapro. i was wondering if u can get pregnant while u are on it. if so what do i have to do.
Avatar f tn Here the person acts out the dreams. If your symptoms still persist, I would advise you to discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician who may then refer you to a sleep specialist for further evaluation. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn At the top of the forum index page there are two buttons - Warning signs of Depression and Symptoms of depression. The symptoms page follows the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) which is what pdocs used to diagnose mental illness. The other one, warning signs, covers DSM symptoms and a few more related signs which may or may not be present, like anxiety, irritability and alcohol use.
Avatar f tn I have a long history of depression, but over the last couple of years, since the above symptoms appeared, the depression has mostly disappeared. When I was younger I was prescribed birth control pills to decrease incidence of ovarian cysts, this treatment caused severe depression, to the extent of suicidal behavior. After getting my test results back with the low thyroid and testosterone levels my healthcare provider prescribed synthroid and a compounded testosterone cream.
Avatar m tn I have a borderline 30 high CO2 level but have been having other weird symptoms. Could these be related? Depression, anxiety, bad foot cramps, pain like symptoms on top of foot (burning feeling), dry skin and hair (I have had all these symptoms for over a year. I am now having quite a few headaches and some weight gain and forgetfulness and fatigue..I do exercise and am a healthy body weight so why the higher CO2 level? The other blood metabolic and lipid profiles are good.
Avatar n tn Other anti depressants such as Zoloft, Remeron and Paxil seem to be effective in elderly patients with depression. Remeron seems to be the most commonly used drug in elderly patients with depression and weight loss. I would recommend that she talk to her doctor about other available options. Sincerely HFHS-M.D.
1153011 tn?1262115915 Have thought about suicide so many times today. Feel so depressed. Can't be bothered to do anything... it took every ounce of strehgth I had just to get up and go for a shower. Still feel disgusting and repulsive. Even if I did reach my weight loss goal I'd still never be beautiful or amazing. I'd still just be pathetic.
Avatar n tn He may not even be suffering from Depression. In most cases (not all) if a person is suffering from Severe Depression, then the symptoms are so God awful horrifing and uncomfortable that they will do almost anything to make it stop. This includes going to see a doctor. In some cases Depression sufferers will suffer in silence and resist treatment. This is usually out of shame about admitting that they have a Mental Illness.
139792 tn?1498585650 Researchers Identify Secrets to Happiness, Depression Among Oldest of Old ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2010) — Researchers from Iowa State University's gerontology program have helped identify what predicts happiness and long life in centenarians, as well as what causes depression in 80-somethings and above.
897400 tn?1303329148 Tianeptine appears to be as effective as fluoxetine, sertraline, amitriptyline, clomipramine and mianserin and more effective than maprotiline in improving associated anxiety in patients with depressive disorders. Depression and anxiety symptoms in alcohol dependant patients also respond well to tianeptine. The adverse effects associated with tianeptine are similar in many respects to those of the SSRIs and minimal in comparison with the tricyclic antidepressants.
Avatar n tn Re: Acute Depression and ECT HFHS.