Depression treatment nhs

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1228164 tn?1267423226 I'm on something called income support (benefit) which entitles me to free treatment on the NHS so I suppose there's no excuse really, apart from lack of motivation to even help myself. Just out of curiosity what is a 'p-doc'?
Avatar f tn Hi there; I also suffer with anxiety and depression, so i can totally understand how you feel. I was not prescribed Prozac, I am on Cipramil, but it takes 2 weeks according to my doctor for the drug to start working and can make anxiety temporarily increase when you first start taking it. Try not to think about if it is working or not because that will also increase your anxiety as well.
Avatar f tn What is the best treatment for vaginal Eczema. I have this for years now, it comes and goes. I use Calendula gel when I have symptoms, it seems to help but not completely. Is there something that I can use that is more effective. It is very uncomfortable. Burning sensation, etc. I had a biopsy done a few years ago and results came back (SPONGIOTIC DERMATITIS) which I been told is like ECZEMA. Can you please help or have any comments regarding this condition.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar m tn You may, not making a diagnosis, but you may have something further going on then simple depression, there are about 8 different types of depression, as well as mood disorders which have depression as a symptom. It's nothing you have done, nor should you blame yourself in any way (I wish I could give you a hug) it's your brain. The brain is such a complex organ, far more complex then even the biggest computer out there, and science has only tapped the surface.
Avatar m tn Doctors there are under the dictates of the NHS which basically depends on only TSH for diagnosis and even treatment. That does not work, of course, for many people. One of our UK members some time ago told us that the only way she was finally successful in getting treatment was to do enough reading to be able to tell the doctor what you know and what your symptoms are and what you need in the way of treatment. She said if you do that and push hard enough that you can finally succeed.
Avatar f tn There are no natural remedies proven safe and effective yet so its best not to chance it. And they are all an unknown quantity. As for medications that are approved and available though there are many options. We have some good websites linked up such as "Depression Central". There are some aspects of physical recovery you are working as well but that question would more be for your doctor. One thing I can say is I am not sure why you had to wait 9 years for cognitive therapy.
Avatar m tn Would I be able to get an emergency appointment on the NHS for anxiety and depression? Any advise is appreciated. Thanks, Conor.
Avatar f tn I am starting on week three of treatment and finding the side effects very hard to tolerate especially the depression. I am fighting this alone with no support so it is difficult. I acquired hep c five years ago thru no fault of my own. My husband of 23 years sees hep c as a dirty disease and got where he would not even come near me. Our marriage ended this year due to the hep c.
2217782 tn?1394367572 Around August of last year I was put on 10mg of citalopram by my doctor to deal with my depression. Going to the doctors was very stressful for me as I am the sort of person who normally clams up about these sorts of things. Now I fear because of this I didnt get everything across to my doctor properly. By October I took myself off the ADs as I felt they were no longer working and my mother didnt want me asking for a bigger dosage.
Avatar m tn I believe Xolair is FDA approved as an injectible treatment for asthma. Clinical trials for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria are happening in a few medical centres in the United States and Europe. I am surprised that your allergist would not be able to provide you with information on its availability and FDA status.
Avatar m tn So got diagnosed about a month ago with Bpd, that is after being diagnosed with depression, ed and substance abuse... Me vs the nhs!! Finnaly got the label I felt I could relate to! But really is there ever an end. Any progress made is destroyed by an episode ! It's hard to carry on when there's nothing right now to carry on for I'm lucky I an strong enough to hope for something to come. What even is my question.. What is life? What is the point?
950760 tn?1316701251 I have been diagnosed with depression and have been advised by my GP that the time is now right for me to look at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT] as a way forward with my treatment. The NHS waiting lists in the UK are very long in respect of this treatment, and I have a possibility of having combined EMDR and CBT treatments being provided by my employer. Can anyone tell me if it works?????
Avatar m tn The best evidence for omega-3's has been in cases of major and moderate depression, but not mild depression, and one group of researchers has concluded that the antidepressant benefit is strongly dependent upon the EPA content of the supplement. After pooling and reviewing studies using a total of 1,000 mg to 6,000 mg of EPA and DHA, those in which EPA was 60% or more of the total showed a highly significant improvement, whereas those that were less than 60% EPA did not.
Avatar n tn I went through all of high school with very bad acne, mainly because my family couldn't afford a treatment of roaccutane. (No NHS in South Africa!). When I eventually managed to get the treatment it was great. I got all the usual side-effects...dry skin, skin sensitivity, etc. Its not pleasant, but it really isn't that bad. I never had the slightest hint of depression or anything of the sort. On the contrary, I couldn't have been happier to finally be on the treatment.
799621 tn?1237583685 My mum is going through alot too - I dont want to put this on her aswell. She's undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. I assumed everything in the UK was an NHS matter, i certainly dont have the means to pay for any kind of help. How do I approach this kind of thing with a teacher? Self diagnosed "depression" is no rare thing in high school - not labelling every claim as attention seeking but I know it's thrown about much more than it really needs to be.
Avatar m tn Taking a supplement with EPA and DHA A study of depressed older women in a nursing home setting showed that after taking high-dose omega-3 fatty acids for eight weeks (2,500 mg once daily consisting of 1,670 mg EPA and 830 mg DHA), 40.9% had a remission of depression compared to 16.7% of those taking placebo. This study also found a statistically significant improvement in the self-assessed quality of life and that the fish oil treatment was well tolerated.
Avatar f tn At the age of 19, I had a bout of depression and was given and short course of tablets. When asking about counselling for the OCD, anxiety and depression, I was told, "sorry we don't provide it". 18 months later I feel overloaded with rituals and anxiety. I lie in bed for as long as I can until I have no option but to get up and start the exhausting day all over again. I didn't even shower for a full week or brush my hair; I've stopped caring for my appearance, I'm too overwhelmed.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with depression at around age 16. I've had severe bouts of depression over the years and tried several anti-depression medications. I also remember being in family therapy as a young child. I stumbled across a list of symptoms of BPD a couple days ago and subsequently Googled till my eyes crossed and I could agree with almost every statement. I felt fairly strongly that this is what my problem is.
901222 tn?1399146474 I am 3 years post surgery and have found in my research the very strong correlations between pain and depression and depression and pain. The pain causes depression and untreated depression can cause the pain to just skyrocket through the roof. And it is an unending cycle. From what I read, the pain will carve a path through a brain almost like a runway for airplanes. It is easier to become and stay depressed with pain, and harder to shut down the neural path.
Avatar f tn We do understand that in UK, doctors are closely bound by the guidelines of NHS, which centers around TSH, so members are less likely to get adequate treatment. It's important to note that fibromyalgia is a set of unexplained symptoms that often go away with thyroid hormone treatment. You've seen this yourself, with your symptoms getting better, so you may actually need an increase in medication, not a decrease, in order to alleviate the rest of your symptoms.
Avatar f tn The serum levels of serotonin are done for reasons other than diagnosing Depression. Depression is a clinical disorder that has many origins as stated above, but it can also be an imbalance of the neurotransmitters in the brain + a pre-disposition, often passed down genetically (as in Bi-polar Depression). Serotonin is very important in the body - outside the brain, and they're discovering more and more about it all the time.
Avatar m tn •you choose not to have trauma-focused psychological treatment •psychological treatment would not be effective because there is an ongoing threat of further trauma (such as domestic violence) •you have gained little or no benefit from a course of trauma-focused psychological treatment •you have an underlying medical condition, such as severe depression, that significantly affects your ability to benefit from psychological treatment Amitriptyline or phenelzine will only be used under th
Avatar m tn Does anyone know why I am still feeling bad withdrawals and how much longer they will last? My drug treatment centre said they should have finished after 5 weeks and it doesn't matter that I was on them for such a long time, i must have sometime else wrong with me or its all in my head. They also said that now I have stopped opiates I can't go in and see a doctor unless I want to go back on a subscription, which I don't.
Avatar f tn often have a very difficult time getting adequate treatment for thyroid conditions, due to NHS guidelines and often end up having to pay privately to get the treatment they need. The other thread can be accessed via the following link: http://www.medhelp.
634733 tn?1316629592 I think I will keep educating myself and find out about this cost sharing scheme, but I think it might also be woirth me finding a sympathetic MS neuro (this one wasn't) and just paying for one consultation since they then often put you on their NHS treatment list. Thanks so much for your support I will keep you informed of what happens. Love to all Pat PS I still have the question though as anyone tried Citalopram apparently it's an SSRI?
Avatar n tn and his headache lasts all day but usually subsides towards early evening. This is the same pattern of headache every week for last 12 years. We have been through all NHS avenues, he has had ct scan and we have tried alternative therapies and all diet related things over the years. He has tried lots of medication and nothing made any difference so now he is on no medication whatsoever.He has a good job but his sickness levels are now becoming a problem and we need to find a solution to this.
468452 tn?1225968488 If your doctor suggests antidepressant medication, don't be afraid of it. Treatment for postnatal depression has come a long way from the days of heavy tranquilisers. A course of antidepressants may be what you need to take the edge off your symptoms and give you back the energy you need to take control of your life again. More information about antidepressant medication 4. Tell your family and close friends Everyone needs to lean on the people close to them at some time in their lives...
Avatar f tn i believe i may have sustained brain damage following treatment. after 10 years i can assume this is permanent although i have mild CFS my concern is with memory deterioration, headaches, mental fatigue, dizziness and a mild tremor in my jaw. Although i have found information on neurotoxicity during treatment i have not been able to find out whether my condition is stable or if i should expect further deterioration of my cognitive abilities, i am beginning to think the later.
Avatar f tn Hi, I've had severe depression for about 8months now and have been on medication and counselling etc, and i thought things were getting better as i seemed to get these happy episodes, but now theyve become severe episodes where i feel such overwhelming excitment and happiness.... all i want to do is jump up and down and scream and sing and talk to anyone who is there, and if no one is there i will talk to myself.