Types of drugs used to treat depression

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Avatar n tn I have a question. Are drugs in the benzo family ever used to treat seizures? As in Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ativan, Restoril, etc? I have simple partial seizures and was on xanax on an "as needed" basis to control some nervousness about going back to college. I was on it for about 2 months. I started realizing I got less of my sensory and motor seizures which have always been uncontrollable since I started getting them back in 2000.
Avatar m tn I still have a lot of years left in me...I think...I want to make the most of them and live lift to the fullest. I also have GT 1b but stage 1. Dr told me that I can wait but I didn't want to.
Avatar f tn But the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM) says risperidone should no longer be used to treat elderly people with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia because the drug increases their risk of having a stroke.1 (The CSM is an independent group of experts which advises the British government on drug safety.) " I found this by doing a google search using dementia and resperidal as key words... Good luck in your research...
Avatar n tn Getting enough sleep is the number one help in keeping her tics to a minimum. It sounds like your son is on the max of drugs that is possible at this point in time. If you can find an alternative school system for him (some days homeschool, others at school), then it may may help him be able to have less tics. This is what worked for my daughter! Best of luck to you!
Avatar m tn If all brain related causes (transient ischemic attack, disorders of hypothalamus, dementia and multiple sclerosis, head injury etc) are ruled out then Vit B12 deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders (by sleep studies), depression, use of certain drugs, and certain types of seizures (where memory loss is the predominant symptom) should be investigated for as the cause of memory loss.
Avatar m tn They preferred letting them get to 8 and then transfusing. For that reason, I took my daughter to the mayo intending to treat there--thinking quality of life during tx vs the slight risk of adverse events from the procrit. Now I gotta rethink. Thanks all.
1023657 tn?1251844941 Hi, How are you? I am sorry to know that you are suffering from Fibromyalgia for 15 yrs. It is sad but true that the origins and causes of Fibromyalgia Syndrome are unknown. There have been many suggestions regarding the cause but a definite cause is still not known. Some studies show that reduced blood circulation into the muscle cells causes damage to the energy producing mechanism, which causes the deficiency of energy in muscle tissue.
202665 tn?1248806733 What you basically need to know most importantly are what are the remaining symptoms that need to be worked on, what is there to treat them, what are the good effects of these medications are, the side effects and how you can know when they aren't working and what to look for. I think that site should give you some more information and then you could discuss the specifics of what's going on with you with your psychiatrist.
Avatar n tn I believe that is what it is over a year ago I used to get really bad panic and anxiety attack’s and used to think I had a brain tumour back then but I know it’s all in my head I hate it alot of the time I’m always anxious
962875 tn?1314210036 Research presented at the 2010 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium indicated that adding duloxetine (Cymbalata), a drug used to treat anxiety and depression, to their medication regimen resulted in the women's pain scores decreasing an average of 61% after 8 weeks of treatment with duloxetine. The drug is believed to relieve pain due to the effects it has on the central nervous system.
Avatar f tn It also stated that the FDA called for stronger warning labels for stimulant drugs used to treat common types of Attention Deficit DisordersADD, The biggest change was to amphetamine-containing drugs for ADHD, Adderall and Dexedrine and Methylphenidates such as Concerta and Ritalin.
Avatar m tn What we do know is the long-term use of these types of drugs can affect our brain long term. We know they have peculiar side effects on certain individuals. We know that for some they are a life saver. It's such an individual thing that you do your cost/benefit analysis, make a choice, and hope for the best.
1773104 tn?1314155711 We all react differently to these types of medications, and what one experiences may not be another's. I've been on Zoloft and now a generic for Celexa with great results. There is about a 2 week period in the beginning where things seem to get worse instead of better, then we start to improve gradually with seeing the best results within 4-6 weeks. Work closely with your doctor with your medication and never hesitate to call if you feel the side effects are becoming too much for you.
2064754 tn?1333375663 While these are only two types, there are also multiple other classes of medications that are used in the treatment of both. Whether or not to use medication is definitely a personal choice and not everyone chooses to do so. In my opinion, one must weigh the benefits vs. the risks of choosing to take them. I chose to be prescribed medication and for me, it was the correct decision in my opinion. Combined with counseling, it helped me to confront and deal with my anxiety and depression.
Avatar m tn Rate control medication to control the heart rate Rhythm control medication, sometimes called drug cardioversion, to put the heart back into normal sinus rhythm Your doctor will decide which rhythm control drug is best for you based on the type of atrial fibrillation you have and your medical history, including the presence or absence of other existing heart disease.
Avatar f tn I came across some info about buspar being used to treat ADHD. I would like to know if this is a medication that I should try or what should I try at this point?
454316 tn?1206879897 yes I did take treatment for HCV. Many doctors do not want to treat because of the side effects of the different types of drugs required for both an autoimmune disease & HCV. Mind did, I have won out thus far as far as the HCV goes, still good on that after being off treatment for a year & half & all is going well for me. I cannot say though about your drugs for bi-polar although throughout my treatment for HCV I had to be placed on heavy doses of depression medication.
Avatar f tn first let me ask what is your diagnois? i am taking 2 types of meds for adhd and depression (these are needed) but i am trying to find an alternative meds (homepathic root)or something more natural. not easy to do. but 8 kinds wow!! always be aware and research your meds before the dr puts you on something. drs are happy go lucky with meds when all you can do is either take them or research them.
Avatar m tn is saint john's wort safe to use to treat depression while taking pegintron and ribavirin?
Avatar n tn There are different types and levels of severity regarding Major depression. Sometimes for people with mild types of depression, they do not do well on medication.
603543 tn?1255294450 There are a multitude of meds out there, hundreds - I have refractory(hard to treat) depression and I've moved over to a different category of drugs called Mood stabilizers, I'm on two and they are very effective. There is always hope - you prdoc may be able to add a drug. I'm not sure why you can't get off the drug you are on now? i've never heard of someone being unable to do so.