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Does He Have Schizoaffective Disorder & What Is the Right Medication?

My son came home from Colorado and has been drinking and smoking pot for about a year. When he came home he was a little paranoid but ok. He went to see some friends and partied for 3 days, he said he only drank. When he came home he was hearing voices and uncontrollable we took him to a hosp. and they admitted him and gave him some medication. He went into outpatient therapy,...
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Can Lamictal (lamotrigine) Cause Tics?

I’ve been prescribed Lamictal a little over a month ago after a seizure I had. It was the second one in my 18 years of life, but my doctor still felt more comfortable giving the prescription to me. My MRI and EEG game back fine too. But so far things have gone fine. I started at 25mg twice a day and have slowly increased to 50mg in the morning and 100mg at night. I...
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I Changed Who I Was as a Person to Eliminate Depression and This Led to Unexpected Changes in My Life

The problem with this recent change in personal identity is that I now have a hard time focusing on and completing my school work both in class and outside of class. When I try to meditate and focus on breathing deep from my stomach, as the college counselor I’ve seen a few times suggested, I feel like crying. In the art class I’m taking (I’m a Technical Communication Major by the way), our teacher...
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I’m 24 and My Husband Isn’t Interested in Sex

We’ve been together 7 years married 6. My husband is 31. I am 24. We separated almost a year due to untreated mental issues and infidelity. He was diagnosed bipolar and medicated now. Finally living together again I was excited to spice things up as that was his excuse for cheating. Now he claims his meds and our kids distract him from wanting sex. We’ve had sex maybe 8 times in 3 months and...
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I’m Freaking Out

From the : I’ve been diagnosed with OCD since summer of 2013 after I had 3 weeks of horrible intrusive thoughts, causing me to cry constantly. I started at 50mg of Zoloft, though soon I had to up it to 75mg then 100mg. I’ve been doing okay with the 100mg, though sometimes I forget to take it. The reason it all started (What I believe…) is after seeing the movie “The #8221; It messed...
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Insomnia and Major Depression

I have suffered from insomnia and depression for a few years and my Doctors and I have finally found the right combination of meds to help me sleep thru the night. A side effect from the meds or sleeping soundly for 6-8 hrs straight is that I wet the bed once or twice a week. I haven’t talked to my Dr’s about it because for one, I’m embarrassed and two, I don’t want to...
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Depression, Anxiety and Fear of Dementia Due to Stress

I am 80 years old, trying to finish preparing to move to Florida, generally good health (take blood pressure and small dosage cholesterol and follow diabetic diet but blood sugar under control without meds). The challenge of sorting, gathering, packing, constant decisions of moving 900 miles to new residence (a positive, welcome move, but the move itself is awful) apparently made my bp go up drastically about 10 days ago. Received a second bp...
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CBT Not Helping with Major Depressive Disorder

From Canada: I’m 19 and was formally diagnosed with a major depressive disorder when I was 17, but I’ve been depressed as far back as I can remember. For the past 2 years I have flipped between medications, which I stopped taking last year due to no changes, and being treated with CBT. I’m trying to be open minded, but after going to counseling every week for two years with no changes, I’m out...
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Teen Depression

From the : My daughter is 18 and has been battling depression and anxiety for 4 years. The first meds worked but made her gain a great deal of weight. The second helps but she says she is unhappy all the time. She has always been awkward and had a hard time making friends. She started college in the fall with hopes of new friends and a new environment. At first there were a...
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Might Be Bipolar

My doctors are having a hard time determining if I am Bi-polar. I go through weeks of depression to the point of considering suicide than come out of it. I have panic attack where I get very nervous and angry but I am not sure if that counts as a manic episode. I will start breathing very quickly till the point of not taking in any oxygen, driving dangerously down the roads, cutting myself,...
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Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?

I have really bad crazy dreams. Usually about death and graveyards. I dreamed once I was with a group digging up graves because we had to preserve them better and put them back. My papaw’s grave is always in these dreams. Why am I having them and what do they mean? … I have had major trauma and I suffer from depression, anxiety and OCD. I was just diagnosed with paranoid delusions. Thanks. A....
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Why Hasn’t My Diagnosis Changed?

I was diagnosed with major depression with psychotic features about 5 years ago. I was originally under the care of an early intervention team but eventually needed to be hospitalized for about 3 months. After 3 years with this team things started to improve for me and I was passed to a more general team but I have never particularly got on well with them and I never get to see the same doctor...
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