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    Exercise: The Value of Exercise in Treating Depression Anxiety and depression are the two leading types of reported mental health illness in the United States. They are two sides of the same insidious coin, and affect around 40 million people each year, or 18% of the population. (ADAA) The advent of anti-depressant drugs has created a multi-billion dollar industry that argues medication is the most effective treatment for patients. And while antidepressants are an important option to have available, they should not be considered the best or most effective solution in treating all cases of mild to moderate depression while there are other equally effective alternatives available. Physical activity and exercise can provide a more complete and long-lasting solution for battling these depressive disorders without the dependency and side effects that come with anti-depressant drugs. The rise of depression, and growing dependency on anti-depressive drugs, should be addressed with more concern in the United States. Unfortunately the effects of anti-depressant overuse are not treated as a serious issues, even with the staggering statistics that grow each year. For example, since 1988 the prescribing of anti-depressants has increased by 400% according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 1). One in five Americans over the age of 12 takes and psychotropic drug, and one-in-eight take an anti-depressant. (APA 1) Many patients in the U.S. are able to get…

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    St John’s Wort is a herb and its flowers and leaves are used to make medicine. It is most commonly used to treat mild to moderate depression and other symptoms that can sometimes go along with it, such as anxiety, tiredness, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping. Other conditions that St. John’s Wort has been used for are heart palpitations, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and seasonal affective…

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    Although some people might not agree with taking antidepressants, it is an effective way to stop whatever type of depression one may have from getting worse than what it already is. There are various types of antidepressants when trying to deal with depression. If one wants to start taking an antidepressant they should consult a doctor and make a choice together for whatever works best for the patient. It is important to view certain pros and cons of antidepressants before jumping to…

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    Exactly what is the purpose of an Anti-Depressant or a Depression medication? Well most certainly it is to make one feel better so they will have some sort of energy to get help. Well some medications either work or they don’t, they either make you feel like you will get better or they make you feel worse. Most defiantly you don’t want to depend on them either because then you grow an immunity to them and sooner or later you will be taking more and more in order to get your buzz off of them. But…

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    grabbed her by the right hand and twisted. She said he has never been physical in the past. He is currently out of town and she is home alone with her daughter at this point, so she feels safe. She said that exacerbated the pain and now she says it is "unbearable". She is wondering whether I am willing to help her with her pain medicine. She said the swelling still seems to be better, though it is still quite painful. There is no numbness or tingling in the wrist. The pain is all in the…

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    client begins to feel improvement. Before the client takes any medication, the client must be informed of the process and side effects that the medications may have. Some side effects include lack of hunger, weight gain or sexual dysfunction. A few examples of medication for depression are antidepressants such as Cymbalta oral, Lexapro oral, Effexor XR oral or Celexa oral. Cymbalta oral with the generic name of Duloxetine is used to treat depression and anxiety, it improves mood, sleep, appetite…

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    St John's Wort Benefits

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    St. John’s wort benefitsDziurawiec_olimpijski_Hypericum_olympicum_02 St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) has been valued for its medicinal attributes for more than 2000 years in Europe and Asia. Traditionally, many civilizations used St. John’s wort to assist wound healing, treat insomnia, depression and anxiety, reduce muscle pain and headache, and relieve upset stomach. Currently, St. John’s wort remains a popular herbal remedy for mild to moderate depression, menopausal symptoms, skin…

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    Bupropion: A Case Study

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    Unlike bupropion, fluoxetine works only as a serotonin inhibitor. The medication works to increase the amount of serotonin. Fluoxetine has been used to treat smoking cessation, but is not as successful as bupropion is. SSRIs, including fluoxetine, have known sexual dysfunction effects. Bupropion does not have such a strong effect on sexual function. While both medications treat depression, Barbara was on an SSRI initially and did not see adequate results. This puts bupropion as a better choice…

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    1-(2-amino-1-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethyl)cyclohexanol (VF-II). Further, venlafaxine derivative of the amino acid -carboxamide (VFCA-I toVII ) synthesized through coupling of N-Phthaloyl amino acid chloride derivative (2a-2g- synthesis reported in chapter-1) with 1-(2-amino-1-(4-methoxyphenyl) ethyl)cyclohexanol (VF-II). All the chemicals used are of laboratory grade and purchased from local commercial suppliers and used without further purification. Melting points determined…

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    Let's take a closer look at each family of anti-depressants, starting with the one most people have heard about. SSRIs: SSRI stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. These medications work by preventing the neurotransmitter serotonin from being reabsorbed by the nerve cell that released it, thereby forcing the serotonin to keep actively working. SSRI's include: Fluoxetine. Sertraline - this is what I take to manage my depression. SNRIs and SSNRIs: These two terms are…

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