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I have a ADHD and bipolar 19 year old that is a musician and

I have a ADHD and bipolar 19 year old that is a musician and living at home. Her mood is all over the place. She is rude, disrespectful and can't close doors, cabinets or lights off, clean up after herself or lock the house when she leaves. She wants to do the very few chores we ask her to do with a "I will, later" they don't get done until day 3 after several times attempting to work with her. She parties and is making careless choices sexually. My husband and I are so done with her behavior which has gotten better than when she was 13 but she is so hard to live with. Help!!JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: yes, for years. she was on ADHD drugs and then had her brain scan by Dr. Amen because dr. concerned about combining the adhd drugs and not covering her with mood stabilizer since I had a schizophic brother. She has been on vyvance and Lamtical for several years. She has gotten much better than when she was 13 but she is so hard to live with and everyone in our home feels that way and their are 5 of us. We have tried just about every thing. She parties and is making unsafe choices in her sexual choices.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?Customer: I have also dealt with a long term serious disease since she was I years old.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Psychologist about your situation and then connect you two.

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I'm asking about my 86-year old mother. She has been very

Hello. This is Sharon and I'm asking about my 86-year old mother. She has been very active and very mobile until about a year ago. She took couple of falls, breaking her wrist, hitting her head, and breaking an ankle. As a result she began to become inactive.Now, she can barely walk, even with a walker. She's having much difficulty dressing herself and problems with movement in general. She is having a problem with incontinence. It takes a very long time to get from point A to point B and sometimes she literally can't get her feet to face forward and propel herself.I believe she is very, very depressed ... even though she doesn't cry, she feels defeated.... and believes she can't be helped. She takes a low dose of Zoloft and Gabapentin at bedtime.My questions are:1) Could she be so clinically depressed that she can't walk, roll over in bed, move with acceptable speed with any motor task? If so, what can be done?2) Also, a few years ago, she had a couple of TIA's and a blood clot in her leg. She began taking the blood thinner that must be monitored monthly. Could she be having additional TIA's that would cause any of this?3) I don't want her physical problems to be the main focus if she could be suffering with extreme depression issues.Thank you for your input.

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Do you have an opionin to the TMS treatments used by the Mayo

Do you have an opionin to the TMS treatments used by the Mayo clinic for severedepression>?

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What causes the brain to ring & sting also my ears ring

Hi? What causes the brain to ring & sting also my ears ring and I get real paranoid, my eyes get wiry looking and my whole body hums I can hardly get out of bed I feel like I am dying its too much to bare, I haven't had a real bath in 2 weeks to the day. Please Help where to start somewhere its my brain.

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Dr. Phil, MD

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I am receiving ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) at this time

I am receiving ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) at this time to treat my depression. I am unable to take any of the antidepressant medications because my body cannot tolerate the side effects of these medicines. Unfortunately, now I seem to be having a reaction after my ECT treatments. I am experiencing i.e., itching, skin feeling tight, feeling like my tongue and lips are swollen and flashing of my entire body both internally and externally that can last for hours or days. At first I believed it was from the anesthesia but the anesthesiologist says, “that if it was the anesthetic it would have happen right away because it only has a half-life of 8 minutes.” The side effects usually don't start until late the night of the treatment or early the next morning. I was given a prescription for Vistaril 25mg 3 X a day. It did not help. The psychiatrist I was seeing gave me a prescription for Vistaril for 50mg (for other reasons) with instructions to take two at night before bedtime which I did last night 4-7-15 and was able to sleep the night through. My last ECT treatment was Monday 4-5-15 and I woke up Tuesday mornings experiencing the same side effects. I woke up today Wednesday morning experiencing the itching only in feeling my tongue was swollen. I'm also taking some Benadryl when it really gets bad. None of this has helped.Each time I get a treatment the symptoms or reactions get worse. I am worried about what might happen next. I was wondering if the reactions could be triggered by the treatment itself. I have had 7 treatments so far and they estimate 12 treatments will be needed. ETC staff cannot be reached. Do you have any ideas that might help?I have experienced hives before but nothing like this.

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hi im a 38 yr old male who used meth for OKMH627211

hi im a 38 yr old male who used meth for 18 yrs but have been clean since may 22 2011,anyways since then I have been diagnosed with bi-polar with mania and severe anxiety so they put me on Zoloft 100 mg and Depakote 1500 mg but the Zoloft made me worse and the Depakote has no effect.so I started growing certain strains of marijuana,because its the only thing that seems to calm me down without making me feel sick.then I got caught and charged with cultivation of 1 eight day old seedling and now im on no meds and feel real shaky and confused with fits of anger.my ? is when is the next vote for medical marijuana in Oklahoma and would I be a prime canadate for a med card.i am 1/4 Cherokee indian so I have indian insurance but they just found out the meds have the opposite effect on me (like must meds do)and ive been on them for 1 1/2 yrs so I don't really trust them.any info would be much appreciated.

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Ive suffered years of OCD which seems to prevent me from doing

I've suffered years of OCD which seems to prevent me from doing so much, had failed therapy sessions, failed meds plus depression.I also have Anorexia which although I do have control of the thoughts in my head are constant. I feel like I'm in hell & dont see much to look forward to. Last year I took an OD but although I know that wasnt the right way to go about it I just hate living like this and desperate to get out of this mess.My reason for messaging is I've been looking into Deep Brain Stimulatiom, is this a last hope? Does it work? Is it availble on nhs?

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I have been diagnosed with depression going back 10 years.

I have been diagnosed with depression going back 10 years. I have tried every kind of medication available for depression - the latest being effexor 75mg along with seroquel (don't remember the dosage). I took all medications prescribed for at least 6 months, some of them for a year. The only result was a total lack of emotion and interest in anything, watching TV, reading a book, listening to music, gardening. I was like a zombie, staring at the wall. I quit taking all anti-depressants in April.I have also been diagnosed with agoraphobia with severe anxiety since 2007. I take Klonipin, 5mg twice a day. It only helps if I don't go outside. I still get severe anxiety attacks when I make an attempt or plan an outing to my yard or mailbox or grocery store. I have a visiting physician monthly and a psych nurse weekly.Except for controlled high blood pressure I am physically healthy.In the past month I have had frequent spells of spontaneous crying. It can start over nothing or something as simple as seeing a kitten or puppy on the internet, the pledge of allegiance or President Obama making a speech. I don't feel I can go on much longer like this. I have talked to many doctors, psychiatrists, talk therapists (twice weekly for 9 months - no help).I will not live my life like a zombie. There has to be something that can be done.

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FYI I contracted this pneumonia from an ECT procedure- electroconvulsive

FYI I contracted this pneumonia from an ECT procedure- electroconvulsive therapy - and apparently had fluids in the stomach that I aspirated...the chest xrays were done Saturday and they did some blood work.

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