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Valium (Diazepam) Overview, Uses, and Side-Effects

What Are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs that help people who may be suffering from disorders or ailments, such as anxiety disorder. Diazepam is one such type of “benzo” which many across the country and world take for treatment. Drugs such as diazepam, widely known by its brand name Valium, can be very helpful for so many, but only under the supervision of a licensed doctor.

Mango Clinic Miami is dedicated to helping patients who are both local and from all over the country. We want to make sure everyone has access to life-changing medicine that can improve the well being of everyone who takes them. Our professional staff of licensed physicians can help you with a wide variety of health services, including prescription medication.

There are strong similarities between the various benzodiazepines that exist. Benzos are usually taken by those who suffer from severe anxiety, which allows them to stay more relaxed. While not a permanent solution, benzos are still recommended by many for taking care of one’s ailment or disorder, which can affect anyone of any age.

What Is Valium (Diazepam)?

Diazepam is a popular type of benzo that is more famously known under the brand name of Valium. This specific brand was created in the late 1950s; it was among the top-selling prescription drugs in the latter half of the 20th century. While still popular, it has long since been available in generic form, allowing for more companies to produce the drug and more patients to be prescribed.

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Valium (diazepam) description and uses

Drugs like diazepam work much in the same way as other benzodiazepines. There is a neurotransmitter in the body known as GABA, along with the A receptors, which form the GABA ionotropic receptor. The benzo attaches to one side of where GABA is, which allows for the neurotransmitter to take on a different effect by way of affected receptors. This results in patients feeling the effects that reduce anxiety and produce calm.

Who Is Valium For?

On the surface, diazepam is for people who suffer from anxiety disorders, but it is also used for people who have insomnia, panic disorders, and alcohol withdrawal. In truth, there are a variety of reasons one might want to take diazepam, as a variety of symptoms can be treated with it. Some of these other symptoms that can be treated with diazepam include muscle spasms, restless leg syndrome, treatment from hallucinogens, and even withdrawal from other benzos.

Seizures and related conditions, in particular, can be treated by diazepam in different forms. While the drug is not intended for long time use, it has still been found to be useful for those who have epilepsy. Long term use can result in the body becoming immune to the drug, and this can be highly problematic with regards to patients suffering from seizures.

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As for how intense or severe your symptoms should be, this is not something you should worry too much about. You do not have to be under an extreme situation to be prescribed any type of benzodiazepine. Meet with your local physician and explain to them why you are interested in diazepam, and they will perform an evaluation. If your doctor believes that your symptoms can be treated with Valium, then you will be given a prescription.

This also expands who is allowed to take diazepam, as some may think you have to have some type of disorder. The ease at which benzos can be acquired makes it easy for many who need the medicine to have it. People with severe conditions, as well as others with less severe ailments, are able to easily get a prescription that can change their lives for the better. The drug’s existence in generic form also allows for more people to get their hands on it without restricting it to those who can afford the higher costs of brand names.

It should also be known what sort of person should not be taking diazepam. Certain conditions prevent potential patients from being able to take the drug, and they can vary in severity. People who suffer from glaucoma, hepatitis, sleep apnea, drug or alcohol dependence, or depression are advised from taking diazepam. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should also not begin taking benzodiazepines, due to the way the medicine can transfer into the womb.

Diazepam Side-Effects

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Like with many other types of benzodiazepines, diazepam is a drug that comes with severe risks and side-effects. While feeling sluggish and exhausted are among the most common of these effects, there are others which can be more problematic. An increase in depression is one, as is amnesia, which can cause patients to forget things while they’re taking diazepam. This means things that happen during treatment can be forgotten, though things learned before are retained.

One of the biggest dangers involved with benzos is dependence and tolerance, two things that are often intertwined with one another. If you take diazepam for too long, your body can become tolerant; this can lead to a patient wanting a higher dose or not realizing how much they’re taking.

The issue of dependence causes patients to continue wanting more of the drug, which can then lead to overdosing. Getting an overdose from a benzodiazepine is among the most severe and acknowledged risks associated with the drug. A shockingly high number of users of these drugs end up becoming dependent and having an overdose; as many as one-third of all users are at risk.

Since diazepam is not to be taken for an extended period, it is recommended, when it’s time to get off the drug, to start slow. It can be easy for some to become dependent, and a slow start is what helps patients get off the medication safely and securely. You lower the prescription after a few weeks and keep going lower until the patient can safely stop taking the drug.

If feel Valium or any other type of benzodiazepine may be right for you, get in touch with Mango Clinic. Our staff of medical professionals is here to help you understand how these drugs work, risks involved, and which one can work best for you. You can make your appointment by calling 786-391-0269 or visiting our website’s appointment page.


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Emotional Support Animals

Approximately 40 million Americans have mental health disorders. For most, these disorders are mild and treated with therapy and other coping mechanisms. For others, the issues are more complex and require medications. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, anti-social behavior, and many other illnesses afflict people of all walks of life, gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic level. In short, mental health disorders can impact anyone and many of us are in need of emotional support in some shape or form. 

Many years ago, individuals who suffered from these disorders were often institutionalized, and treatments could range from nothing to the inhumane. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of mental health pioneers in the early 1900s, those who could not advocate for themselves found themselves thrust to the forefront of a burgeoning field of study, psychiatry. Since that time, many new and revolutionary treatments have emerged. Advancements in medication and therapy have helped move individuals who would have once been removed from society to being able to live and work on their own, often with little to no assistance. 

Though mental health and the many disorders that can impact a person’s behavior was once thought of as a punishment for some hidden sin, we now know that is not the case. Many things can affect a person’s mental function such as heredity, chemical imbalances, environmental issues, stress, and terrifying incidents. With the focus now on helping individuals instead of blaming them, the negative connotation that once hindered individuals from talking about their conditions has slowly changed. Additionally, we also now know that not all disorders require strong medications. Some patients have been significantly helped with alternative therapies such as companionship. 

Using their understanding of service animals and how they’ve helped patients with physical disabilities, Mental Health Practitioners created a new treatment method for patients who were suffering from depression; therapy dogs. These dogs have been successfully used in schools, nursing homes and hospitals for many years. While it was common practice for mental health providers to suggest their patients, who had emotional issues get a pet, there was no defined medical category or even basic protections for their inclusion in a patient’s life. After many years of witnessing the positive effects of these animals, practitioners lobbied for the addition of animals who were not pets but a new mode of treatment in our laws. These Emotional Support Animals (ESAs), as they were called, finally became recognized by American Laws. 

Although these animals do not have the same protections as that of service or psychiatric dogs, laws were enacted to help ensure patients who had emotional disorders would have access during times that could be the most stressful; work, housing, and travel.

 

What animals qualify as ESAs?

Unlike service animals, emotional support animals are not limited to dogs. They can be any commonly domesticated animal including ESA cats, birds, and Guinea pigs. Exotic or wild animals are prohibited due to endangering others and damage to property.

 

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The Air Carrier Access Act (ACA) established a set of rules to allow emotional support animals to be transported in the cabin with their disabled owners. To qualify, patients must supply the appropriate documentation, and the animal must not pose a danger to others or interfere with other passengers or personnel. Although emotional support animals can be any domesticated animals, airlines have the right to refuse in-cabin transportation to any “unusual” animal including snakes, and other reptiles. Unfortunately, due to recent reports of abuse, additional requirements may have been implemented by individual carriers including the use of kennels. Before traveling, passengers should contact their specific airline in advance to ensure all needs are met.

Unfortunately, at this time traveling with an emotional support animal outside of America is not easy. Each country has its own set of guidelines and may not accept ESAs as anything more than a pet. Before traveling abroad, patients should do their homework and contact the foreign airline as well as the State Department and Embassy in the host country. 

 

Required documentation to travel with your pet

All US-based airlines require a letter to prove an individual’s need for an emotional support animal. This ESA letter must be dated within the year and be from a licensed mental health professional. Attestation to the patient’s mental health-related disability (though it isn’t required to disclose the exact diagnosis) and statements that the animal’s presence is necessary to the passenger’s mental health or to assist the passenger are necessary. It should also include the provider’s type of professional license, and date of issue from the state or jurisdiction they practice. 

How to obtain an ESA letter for travel

Generally, individuals who wish to get an emotional support letter for travel have already been diagnosed with a disorder such as depression or PTSD. During a visit to your provider, the patient will need to discuss this need with the provider. Because ESA travel letters require specific information, it is helpful if your doctor is not only supportive but understands this process. Several websites are available that can help ensure your provider. However, despite advertisements, no website that advertises ESA letters without providing medical care can issue a valid certification. 

What to do once you have your ESA letter?

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Patients who benefit from emotional support animals must be sure their animals can behave responsibly during any trip and especially while on the airplane. Take the time to familiarize your companion with traveling and being around many people. They must be trained to not react aggressively towards other passengers or airline personnel. Growling, biting, and scratching other people is prohibited. At any time during your trip, if your animal misbehaves, the airlines can revoke ESA rights and change the status of the animal to that of a pet resulting in fines or pet transportation costs.

Once you have planned your trip, be sure to contact the airline you are traveling with. Each airline can have additional requirements that must be completed as well as approving your documentation. Once everything is complete, contact should again be made at least 48 hours in advance of travel to ensure that there are no additional items needed. 

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Emotional support animals are an essential part of care for some individuals who have been diagnosed with emotional disorders. While these animals have not been included in the ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) like service dogs, they are just as crucial to the patients they help. Making sure that any travel is conducted respectfully will help ensure that ESAs are welcomed by the airlines for years to come.  

If you would like to apply for an ESA letter contact our providers at Mango Clinic. Call us at (786) 422-9327, email us, or schedule your appointment online.

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What Are Benzodiazepines?

Among the many benzodiazepines on the market, clonazepam also is commonly known as Klonopin is among the most popular ones in the United States. This drug is mainly used for those who suffer from seizures and panic attacks, anxiety as well as akathisia, a disorder that produces uneasy body movements. It is an essential drug for these patients and can be a significant form of treatment for those suffering from these various disorders. It is widely used for anxiety treatment.

Mango Clinic Miami can help patients locally and remotely who are looking for health assistance. From evaluations for prescription anxiety drugs to emotional support animal letters, our professional staff is able to make sure you get the treatment best for you. We will help you understand how prescription drugs work, what to look out for, and how they can benefit you, as well as brands and dosage variants.

Benzodiazepines are a type of medication that is often associated with treating symptoms of anxiety. All kinds of people with all sorts of ailments can take “benzos” if they show the related symptoms. All you need to do is visit your local licensed doctor, speak with them about your situation, and get prescribed. This process is also what makes benzodiazepines among the most prescribed form of medicine in the country.

What Is Clonazepam?

Clonazepam works very much the same way other benzodiazepines work, which involves interaction with the body’s GABAA receptors. When ingested, clonazepam binds to receptors alongside GABAA. The drug then changes the flow of the neurons to the brain and all across the body, helping the user relax and stay calm.

Clonazepam requires one dose that takes a few hours to start working; from here, the effects can last between six and twelve hours. Dosage can vary, and you are able to get it in generic or brand form, with Klonopin being the most well-known brand. This drug, like other benzodiazepines, comes in a pill that is ingested orally. The level of dosage and strength of the drug determines how long it can take for your body to start feeling its effects.

Those who suffer from seizures and severe anxiety can find the use of clonazepam to be extremely helpful to their recovery. Along with other forms of treatment (such as therapy), a patient can find true relief with the additional help of these prescription drugs.

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Who Can Use Clonazepam?

Not everyone who takes clonazepam, or any other form of benzodiazepine, has a severe disorder. If that were the case, the use of “benzos” would not be as widespread as it currently is. Many adults who find themselves suffering from overwhelming stress are drawn to these drugs to make them feel better. Even without a disorder, these adults can find themselves unable to properly perform their daily duties without some kind of medication.

Due to how easy it can be to get a prescription, you will see many people who regularly take benzodiazepines for one reason or another. College students are a subset of adults who take these drugs for the sake of staying alert and focused on their studies. It can be a stressful time for students, as well as faculty, which can result in people in these circles taking these prescription drugs to function better.

These drugs have proven themselves as highly capable and helpful for many who take them. Without these drugs, many who suffer from various disorders or ailments would not be able to go about their lives as well as they now do. When used regularly and responsibly, a person who takes clonazepam can live a healthier life.

Side-Effects of Clonazepam

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The benefits behind taking clonazepam are why it is vital to understand the side-effects and problems that can also come with it. Like so many other benzodiazepines, users of clonazepam can face side-effects of varying degrees. Sedation, or feeling very tired, to the point of not wanting to move, is one of the more common effects. In fact, due to how long clonazepam can last in the body (up to half a day), it can make you feel drowsy and tired. If you take it before going to sleep and wake up before it has worn off, you might feel extremely sluggish. That said, it is best to take clonazepam if you plan not to do much immediately after.

There are more significant dangers associated with clonazepam, most of them having to do with issues of dependence. Like similar drugs of its type, clonazepam is known for causing addiction in some users, and can also have serious withdrawal issues. It is not a drug you should be used for too long, and cases have noted that people become dependent after a few weeks. While this does not happen to every user, it happens to enough people with enough consistency. A patient can certainly take it for longer than a month and reduce their dosage over time, but that chance of dependency is still there.

Related to dependency and addiction is overdosing, which is disturbingly common among some users of benzodiazepines. Clonazepam is no exception, and those who take it can suffer an overdose if they take too much. Like any pharmaceutical drug, clonazepam and all other types of benzodiazepines must be taken with caution and under the dosage supervision of your physician.

If you believe Klonopin or any other type of benzodiazepine may help you, contact us at Mango Clinic. Our professional medical staff will provide you with the information you need for making the right decisions for prescription medication. You will be evaluated and discuss your situation with a licensed doctor, who will then make a recommendation as to the best form of medicine for you. Once a medication is decided upon, the dosage will be set that you can take to your local pharmacy. You can make your appointment with Mango Clinic by calling us or visiting our website’s appointment page.

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What Are Benzodiazepines?

One of the most popular drugs for anxiety and stress is alprazolam, better known as Xanax. This is a drug that is used for those who have some type of anxiety or panic disorder, including generalized anxiety disorder. Along with a variety of other treatments, those with an anxiety disorder are able to find their symptoms taken care of with the help of this medication.

Mango Clinic Miami is here to help patients who are looking for new forms of relief. Our professional staff can provide you with the information you need to make sure you are getting the help you need. Through proper evaluations, we can determine together what medicine is best for you, dosage amounts, and what to look out for.

Many people prescribe to these types of medication for a variety of reasons, often having to do with stress and anxiety. Disorders also have much to do with it, as various ailments can be treated with all sorts of medication. A popular type of anxiety drugs is benzodiazepine; popular pharmaceutical medications taken by many are of the so-called “benzo” family.

What Is Alprazolam (Xanax)?

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Benzodiazepines work by binding to receptors in your body that help with treating your disorder. In the case of alprazolam, it binds with GABA receptors, which, when stimulated, provide a relaxing sensation. Alprazolam is then able to produce calming effects courtesy of the stimulated receptors. This is because alprazolam does not merely interact with the transmitters but binds with them, creating effects that last for brief amounts of time.

As it is taken orally, alprazolam is metabolized via enzymes that allow it to work for a few hours before losing its effect. Like nearly any other drug of its type, patients can choose between branded versions of the drug or generic. It is one of the most prescribed drugs in the country, mostly for those who experience varying types of anxiety. The dosage varies and will depend on the person; the dosage can also be changed if needed.

What Does Alprazolam Do?

Patients who have taken alprazolam report feeling much better than they would without it. When taken in regular intervals, alprazolam can be supremely beneficial for all sorts of people. Those with anxiety disorders will find themselves feeling much better. Along with regular therapy, a prescription for alprazolam can help someone with an anxiety disorder live a healthier life.

Naturally, medications like Xanax can also help people who have high levels of stress that do not necessarily have a disorder. Some people who study in college are fond of taking Xanax so that they can stay focused. With symptoms that are sometimes similar to ADHD, alprazolam can be a major help for those having a hard time concentrating. The results are a more alert mind that is less prone to distraction via the stimulation from the benzodiazepine.

Alprazolam Risks

For all the good prescription drugs can do, there are still things to look out for if you are interested. Alprazolam aims to make users feel better and find the relief they need to recover from their disorder. This means many users find the effects of these drugs to be very comforting, and sometimes even euphoric. Since it’s legal, it is easy to see alprazolam as something that’s okay to take regularly, and maybe even abuse on occasion. It’s also not that difficult to call up your doctor and ask that your prescription be increased.

However, these are the sorts of situations that can occur and lead to more severe cases of abuse. Like many other types of benzodiazepines, alprazolam is easy to abuse due to the way it makes users feel. This results in a pattern of dependence, which can lead to serious addiction problems for the user. Due to its legal status and ease of acquisition, drugs like alprazolam have found themselves to be popular and easily taken advantage of in adult circles. It’s also likely that those with less need for alprazolam are the ones overusing.

Benzodiazepines are already easy to abuse and have been a problem in the United States for some time. Alprazolam specifically has proven itself to be among the most abused prescription drugs, one which has lead to many being sent to the hospital. What it comes down to is that many people who do not need alprazolam, or any type of benzodiazepine, are abusing the drugs and finding themselves in medical emergencies. While it does not happen to everyone, it is a risk that must be understood for anyone wanting to get a prescription for alprazolam.

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Why Mango Clinic?

If you are interested in learning more about anxiety treatment as well as Xanax and other benzodiazepines, you can get in touch with Mango Clinic. We have a staff of professional doctors who will be able to fully explain to you the benefits and risks provided by benzodiazepines. After a careful evaluation, our licensed doctors will tell you about the different options available to you. You and the doctor will decide as to which drug is best for you and the amount of dosage preferred.

You can set up your appointment with a licensed MD from Mango Clinic by calling us or visiting our appointment webpage. Treatment for all disorders should be easy to acquire and easy to understand by all. Set-up your appointment today and start feeling real relief.

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What is the best anxiety treatment in Miami?

Mango Clinic Miami knows how anxiety can get to people, and how it can be a lifelong problem for some. Anxiety can affect one’s daily life in a way not everyone may understand or know how to handle. It can be overwhelming for a person, and they may not be able to do things they want to. At times, it prevents them from seeking the help they need, which may cause substantial deterioration of their condition; anxiety treatment is always easier and more effective at earlier stages. Unfortunately,  anxiety affects a large percentage of the population, and many do not actively seek treatment. 

Thankfully, no one has to go through it alone, as generalized anxiety disorder treatment involves a wide variety of treatment options. Everyone goes through it differently, so what might work for some may not work as well for others, but it can be combated and taken care of with the help of friends and family.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Treatment

One of the most well-known forms of treatment for anxiety disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) involves a few sessions with a therapist, with a focus on identifying solutions to one’s anxiety. How this works is that the therapist will help you figure out the possible causes of your disorder, and from here you will both work out the best ways to combat those causes. The idea behind this is to take control of what is causing your anxiety, not just by facing it, but by finding solutions to your problems. With a combination of planning, reviewing, and dedication to resolution, CBT has proven to be both a popular and effective form of combating anxiety.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is one of the best-known forms of CBT, as it narrows its focus of looking into a patient’s interpersonal issues and identifying what causes them. This therapy form works to find those problems that plague a patient’s personal life, and then find solutions to them that are both healthy and beneficial. This, in turn, can also lead to the patient developing social skills that will benefit them after the initial therapy has concluded.

 

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety

 

Hypnotherapy for AnxietyIt may not be the most obvious choice, but hypnotherapy (aka hypnosis) has proven to be an effective anxiety treatment. It comes from the understanding that anxiety is an unconscious habit formed over the years; just one past incident can cause a person to suffer from anxiety. A common fear is public speaking, and a bad experience with this could cause anxiety for years. Every subsequent time you need to speak publicly, your body is likely to react like it did the first time, and you will not want to go through with it. These are reactions you have without realizing it, and they can give you anxiety (or add to it) without you having noticed.

Hypnotherapy for anxiety involves being hypnotized until you reach a trance, at which point your focus will be as narrow as can be. From here, the hypnotist might ask you personal questions that will allow you to get at the root of your anxiety. This can include reliving an old memory, identifying how something makes you feel, and finding a way to eliminate those feelings that trigger your anxiety. In this way, hypnosis can have you face your anxiety head-on by looking into its causes and coming to terms with your anxiety by looking deep within yourself to find solutions.

It’s important to remember that hypnosis is not about controlling one’s mind or actions, but instead reaching a certain headspace. More than anything, it’s a very meditative experience that has you looking inward, while also practicing techniques that will calm and relax you. The idea is to reach a state of peace that will allow you to really focus on yourself, your anxiety, and what is causing it, allowing you to tackle your problems in a healthy and productive way.

 

Natural Remedies for Anxiety

The natural remedies for anxiety vary, as some are more involved than others. For example, exercise is recommended for those who may suffer from anxiety, as it provides a release and focus via the energy that comes with it. As exercise has been generally well-known for being good for one’s mental and physical health, it can also considerably supplement your anxiety treatment.

Meditation is another physically involved treatment that is popular for helping reduce stress. Yoga is especially well regarded, as it’s often known for relaxing the individual and being a good form of exercise that’s less strenuous than others. In a similar vein, making sure you’re relaxed on a regular basis can be achieved by doing relaxation exercises. Many of these can be done laying or sitting down; you can combine physical activities (such as relaxing your muscles) with breathing exercising (such as taking deep breaths).

Herbal teas are also a popular remedy for anxiety, as they are well liked for the calming relief it can provide the drinker. Similar to how coffee can energize a person, tea can calm a person and bring them to a state of peace. This makes tea a good choice for those looking for something that is both healthy and soothing.

 

Anxiety Medications in Miami

Anxiety treatment medications can be beneficial, but there do exist different types, so it’s always important to consult with your doctor. Based on a conversation with a doctor anti-anxiety medication can be prescribed.

 

What drugs are prescribed for anxiety?

There are two main types of anxiety medication:

  • Antidepressants
  • Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are a combination of benzene and diazepine; it affects neurotransmitters in the brain and relaxes the body and mind. Some of the most well-known types of benzodiazepines include:

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  • Valium (diazepam)
  • Tranxene (clorazepate)
  • Serax (oxazepam)
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)
  • Xanax (alprazolam)
  • Tranxene (clorazepate)
  • Halcion (triazolam)
  • Dalmane (flurazepam)
  • Librium (chlordiazepoxide)

Each of these drugs has different chemical makeups, and the effects can vary, which is why you need to consult with your doctor as to which one is best for you. The amount of time it takes for each type to affect you, and how long those effects last, also varies from drug to drug. Some (like Halcion) only last for a few hours, while others (like Valium) can last for a day or two.

Antidepressants are a popular form of medication, of which exist a wide variety. Like benzodiazepines, antidepressants rework your neurotransmitters to affect your brain and body. Some of the most well-known antidepressants include:

  • SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
  • TCA (tricyclic antidepressants)
  • MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitors)

SSRIs raise your serotonin levels, which can affect your mood, sleep, and appetite; TCAs work similarly to SSRIs. MAOIs increase the level of neurotransmitters that affect one’s mood, and they limit the sorts of foods you can eat and other medications you can take at the same time.

Antidepressant Medications

The medications that fall under SSRI, TCA, and MAOI include:

  • Celexa (citalopram)
  • Lexapro (escitalopram)
  • Prozac (fluoxetine)
  • Zoloft (sertraline)
  • Paxil (paroxetine)
  • Viibryd (vilazodone)
  • Anafranil (clomipramine)
  • Tofranil (imipramine)
  • Marplan (isocarboxazid)
  • Nardil (phenelzine)
  • Emsam (selegiline)
  • Parnate (tranylcypromine)

 

How to Get Anxiety Medication in Miami

If you think you could benefit from medication for anxiety, schedule an appointment for Mango Clinic. Located in Miami near downtown, we have DEA-licensed physicians who are certified to prescribe you medication for anxiety. A doctor cannot prescribe you unless they are DEA licensed, so make sure you always see the right physicians for prescriptions.

After an initial evaluation, our certified doctor will be able to approve you with a prescription for medication. We make sure each patient’s individual needs and circumstances are understood, so the type of medication you receive will depend on which one works best for you. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us at (786) 391-0269 or visit our webpage to schedule an appointment today.

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Anxiety affects many people all across the world, but some of them probably don’t even notice. It’s possible whatever symptoms they might have they consider just to be a normal part of their behavior. Or maybe they are aware of some signs but have become used to them. But one can become healthier and better when they know if they have symptoms of anxiety. Mango Clinic Miami can help you find recovery options for your anxiety, as well as help you understand what may be the cause. There are ways to get better, and it starts with understanding the signs and types of anxiety that exist.

What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

The signs and symptoms of anxiety vary, though most of them are closely connected in some ways. It’s possible that you could be suffering from more than one of these symptoms at a time.

Restlessness

If you find yourself unable to stand still, it’s possible you suffer from restlessness. This means you have a strange need to be always moving, even when it means being in place. While this symptom is quite common in children and teens who have anxiety, adults can have it, too. It’s one of the more notable signs of anxiety, though just because you’re restless does not mean you have anxiety.

Irrational Fear

Phobias constitute a significant part of anxiety, as it involves having an intense fear of things that, most commonly, does not cause such fear in others. This can include the fear of being late for something, getting hurt, or running into something that will frighten you. While phobias towards animals and insects are common forms, there is also fear of anything involving public or social events or places.

Fatigue/Tiredness

While being chronically tired is not in itself a sign that you have anxiety, it can still count as a symptom. It may not seems as obvious as some other symptoms, but it has been seen in some who do have anxiety. It can occur regularly and be the result of other symptoms, such as excessive stress or panic attacks.

Insomnia

Waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get to sleep is not so uncommon among those with anxiety. Insomnia and trouble with sleep are then heavily associated with the disorder and can be a severe cause for disruption in one’s daily life. If you have had insomnia in the past (such as in childhood), your risk of anxiety can be higher.

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Worry

Everyone worries about something, but having anxiety means worrying about every little thing. In this specific case, it means worrying so much that it interferes with your daily life and having a high number of triggers for becoming worried. It’s a significant symptom of anxiety, so if you find yourself worrying excessively about everything, you should consult with a medical professional.

Lack of Concentration

Due to how anxiety can make the mind race, it should come as no surprise that concentrating is something some will have trouble with. When combined with the other possible symptoms, difficulty concentrating becomes something that happens as a result. If you are agitated, paranoid, and can’t stand still, you are more likely to be distracted and unfocused.

Panic Attacks

A panic attack (also known as an anxiety attack) happens when you start to sweat, your heart races, and you get into a fight-or-flight state of mind. These attacks are usually out of irrational fear that is all in your head, though they can result in real physical reactions. How long they last varies, but it can be several minutes.

Agitation

Since anxiety causes your body to act as if something is horribly wrong, you might find yourself constantly feeling overwhelmingly frustrated. Agitation is a common sign of anxiety since you will feel extremely uneasy whenever you start getting anxious.

Paranoia

If you’re feeling uneasy and uncomfortable all of the time, it’s likely that you’re feeling a bit paranoid. With anxiety, you may start to worry about your next panic attack, whether something will happen to you, or maybe that someone is conspiring against you. All of this adds to a person’s paranoia as a result of their other anxiety symptoms.

Sickness

While anxiety can lead to your mind thinking about things that cause you to stress, it can do the same to your body. If you’re suffering from acute anxiety, you are just as likely to feel physically unwell in some capacity, whether it’s headaches or stomach sickness.

If you or someone you know experience any of these symptoms, we will be happy to help you find appropriate anxiety treatment at Mango Clinic Miami.

What Are the Different Types of Anxiety?

While a variety of signs and symptoms of anxiety exist, there are also different types of anxiety disorders. Some of these disorders are more common than others, and some others are more specific in what causes them.

Different types of anxiety affect people in a different way

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

As the name says, this is a generalized disorder and one of the most common types; it can be a major disruption to your daily life activities. It involves many of the common symptoms associated with anxiety, such as excessive worry, frustration, agitation, and paranoia.

Panic Disorder

This is when the leading cause of anxiety is primarily tied with panic attacks. This involves having the attack, being in fear of the next attack, and avoiding people and places in an attempt to prevent another attack. It mainly comes down to fear, which brings about panic and can cause the individual not to want to engage with anyone or anything. Anxiety attack symptoms can include increased heart rate, trembling, shortness of breath, and sweating.

Agoraphobia

Also known as social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia is essentially a fear of public spaces, transportation, and events. Anywhere there are people and crowds, someone with agoraphobia is likely to avoid or be in fear of. The fear of embarrassment (being judged by others), feeling trapped (no exits), and being helpless contribute to one having agoraphobia.

Separation Anxiety Disorder

While it is often associated with children, it can affect anyone of any age. The feelings associated with separation anxiety are similar among all age groups, as they involve fear of not being with someone, what might happen to them if they are separated, and that the person they are attached to comes to some harm.

Phobia Specific

Some people’s anxiety comes from a very specific thing, and this often comes in the form of phobias. While agoraphobia has been covered, that’s a bit more general than, say, a fear of flying or a fear of snakes. Anxiety attacks and fear can result if exposed to the things they have a phobia for; avoiding these same things is also common.

Regardless of which types of anxiety apply to you, expert doctors at Mango Clinic Miami will be able to find a way to treat your anxiety, with or without anxiety medications.

Where Can I Get Evaluated for Anxiety?

If you find yourself suffering from any of the described anxiety symptoms for longer than six months, you should seek professional help. Even those who, for a shorter period, find their emotions interfere with their day-to-day lives, should consult with a doctor. Licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists are best suited for treating someone with anxiety, and they can do so with different treatment forms, from cognitive therapy to prescribed medication.

Mango Clinic Miami can help you find the best treatment options for your anxiety disorder. With the help of our licensed physicians, we can assist you with your individual needs and make sure you get the very best support. You can call us or visit our webpage to schedule an appointment. Don’t let anxiety dominate your life. Schedule your appointment today! Learn more about Mango Clinic on our official web page.

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Mango Clinic Miami knows how important your health is, which is why we’re able to help you find the right treatment options for men’s health. It’s not always known what you need, but our certified doctors can help you understand the best solutions to benefit you. When it comes to men’s health, testosterone levels can have a variety of effects on the male body. While plenty of these effects are normal, some might be a sign of something more; male hypogonadism is one of such conditions. It’s not always easy to understand, and that’s why acute symptoms and signs are vital.

What is Male Hypogonadism?

A regular, healthy man is known to have a good balance of testosterone in their body. It’s a male hormone that, some might say, easily classifies that which makes men what they are. Other than helping the male body with the development of testicles, prostate, and sperm, there are more noticeable things like body hair. Testosterone affects how a male body develops on the whole; the early stages of the human body feature a low count, but its peak is within the 20s range. When an adult male becomes older (usually around the age of 40), their testosterone levels begin dropping ever so slightly. It happens over the rest of their lives and how it affects them can vary.

If it feels as though your testosterone levels have decreased for one reason for another, it’s possible you have hypogonadism. Hypogonadism in males is when the body is not producing the proper amount of testosterone. The reasons for why this might be are numerous, but we’ll start by saying that there exist two main forms: primary and secondary.

Primary Hypogonadism and Secondary Hypogonadism

Hypogonadism Causes

Primary hypogonadism is when there exists a problem within your testicles which is preventing you from releasing testosterone. There are a few ways one can be struck with primary hypogonadism:

  • Direct injury to the testes is one of the more straightforward ways to get primary. Damage to only one testicle usually doesn’t cause complete hypogonadism.
  • The testicles not dropping is something that can occur during childhood development. If this does happen, it can lead to the testicles not functioning properly, resulting in testosterone problems.
  • Klinefelter syndrome boils down to having one too many extra X chromosomes. While males have X and Y each, an additional X or two can cause problems with the development of the testicles, which can lead to an issue in the production of testosterone.
  • Cancer treatment can cause men to have lower testosterone, and in turn, a lower sperm count. Many of those who have come out of treatment have been fine, but there are cases of permanent infertility.

Secondary hypogonadism involves the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, which are both located in the human brain. This is a condition where the hypothalamus or pituitary gland is not sending the signals to the testicles, thus preventing the release of testosterone, as well as a lack of sperm. How one acquires secondary includes:

  • Aging, which makes it a possible and semi-normal thing for those who are older and have had their testosterone levels drop over time.
  • Taking certain medication can result in getting secondary.
  • Any serious illness or extreme stress can lead to the body not functioning as usual, which can mean not having parts of the brain work to release testosterone.
  • Kallmann syndrome and pituitary disorders. Kallmann syndrome is related to abnormalities with the hypothalamus; pituitary disorders involve abnormalities with the pituitary gland which can prevent testosterone release.

Male Hypogonadism Symptoms

Symptoms associated with male hypogonadism of both types depend on the stage of development of the male. As early as pre-development, an incoming male child can display potential symptoms due to not receiving enough testosterone during this time. The effects can include underdeveloped male genitals, female genitals, or ambiguous genitals.

Males who are still growing in their early years can experience symptoms of hypogonadism that vary from minor to extreme. These symptoms are often tied to puberty, as this is when it may be revealed that a child has hypogonadism. For example, their voice may not have deepened, or their body hair isn’t growing like it ought to. They may also not develop as much muscle mass, or their breast tissue may grow. One of the more extreme symptoms is if their arms and legs grow at a rate that is disproportionate with the trunk of their body.

Adult males can suffer from similar symptoms to those found in teenage males, such as lack of facial hair and a decrease in muscle mass. However, different symptoms for adults include erectile dysfunction and infertility, as well as emotional changes like lack of concentration and a decreased sex drive.

Male Hypogonadism Treatment in Miami

Male Hypogonadism Treatment

Before declaring that you have hypogonadism due to a potential symptom or two, you need to check in with your doctor and get a blood test. Your doctor will look you up and down to see if any of your symptoms make sense with regards to your age, height, weight, etc. As for the blood test, it’s usually taken before 10: 00 AM (on your own time); it’s is what your doctor requires in order to make an actual diagnosis as to what you have.

As is expected, combating this disease can be different for younger and older men. A variety of hormones can be injected into boys which stimulate puberty to help in the development of their bodies. Adult men can also be injected with hormones, as well as receive assisted reproductive technology (in case they’re infertile). For each, the type of hormones injected depends on whether the situation is primary or secondary.

The treatment options that exist for hypogonadism also vary, and the already mentioned injection is a well-known option, although needles are not for everyone. Patches that are applied to different parts of the body each time are an option, as are absorbable gels which are also applied to various body parts. There also exists treatment which involves putting a substance between your gums and teeth, as well as a gel that is ingested through the nasal cavity. Each of these options gives the patient a variety of ways to take their medicine, as some options work better for people than others, either due to side-effects or pricing.

If you think you might need a check-up for low testosterone, come to Mango Clinic Miami, where our certified doctors will be able to help and assist you and provide treatment options best suited to your specific needs. Do not let male hypogonadism affect your life, call us or visit our webpage to schedule an appointment today.

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In this installment, we will revisit our series of critical reviews on various online ESA services. This article focuses on why you shouldn’t get your Emotional Support Animal Letter from RegisterServiceDogs.com.

What is an Emotional Support Animal?

People who own pets know how valuable they can be to a single person or a whole family. We care for them, spend all our time with them, and eventually, they become much more to us than mere pets. This is also why so many people with close connections with their pets are more likely to see them as family members or best friends. And for some people, their beloved companions become emotional support animals who can help them get through the day in a way other forms of therapy cannot. For these reasons and more are why many consider their pets emotional support animals for mental disorders like anxiety and depression.

Emotional Support Animal

We at Mango Clinic Miami know that if you have a health or mental disorder, and you think you need another form of therapy, ESAs are an excellent option. Pets have already proven to be a well-loved source of joy for so many people, but some people have also found their companions to be of value to their mental health. Getting an ESA letter allows you to have your pet in residences that may otherwise not allow pets or would charge you an additional price for them. This letter also lets you take your pet with you on an airplane, instead of putting them in cargo or paying an extra fee. Without a legitimate ESA letter, you could get into unfortunate situations that can involve you not being able to take your pet with you on a trip.

Unfortunately, there are too many fraudulent websites out there that take advantage of people and their lack of understanding regarding ESA letters. These sites are designed to scam you out of your money, and we want to make sure you don’t fall for them by knowing some tell-tale signs.

Is RegisterServiceDogs.com Legit?

Let’s go over the process of getting an Emotional Support Animal Letter from RegisterServiceDogs.com. RegisterServiceDogs.com, also known under the new name USDogRegistry.org, is an example of one of these types of sites. The easiest way to know they’re a scam is in the name; the domains use the word “register” and “registry” respectively. You cannot register an emotional support animal, and thus, there exists no registry for them. You the owner are the one who needs to get a letter for yourself and include whichever pets you want to add as ESAs.

While the repeated use of the word “register” (and its variations) already proves its illegitimacy, there are other things on their site that support this. For one, they don’t provide ESA letters. What they do seem to provide are “kits” that contain a variety of useless things you don’t need, such as a dog tag, an ID card, and vest. As for what passes for a letter, these kits include “certificates of registration,” which are not at all valid and would not help you if you need to provide a letter to an airline or landlord. When you get an ESA letter, all you need is the letter and that’s it; anything additional is completely unnecessary. Any business that claims it can give you an ESA letter does not need to be giving you a complete kit featuring too many things, along with a false certificate.

Something else that is problematic is the website’s lack of a physical address and phone number. Any legitimate business, regardless of their service, should have a physical address and a good way to contact them. RegisterServiceDogs.com/USDogRegistry.org only features an email and a contact form, and these alone are not enough to make them a genuine service for getting an ESA letter. The lack of a physical location also makes them illegitimate because any place that can provide you with an ESA letter must have a facility where licensed physicians and staff are employed.

One more thing that you may not know about is how long these letters are usually valid. A real ESA letter needs to be renewed yearly, but according to USDogRegistry.org, your ESA “will be registered with the US Animal Registry” for as long as the ESA is alive. Just so you know: the US Animal Registry is not real. 

How Does RegisterServiceDogs.com Compare to Mango Clinic?

Qualifying Patients

As you apply for an ESA Letter from RegisterServiceDogs.com/USDogRegistry.org, they do not require you to fill out any kind of questionnaire for yourself. You have to fill out information pertaining to your pet, as well as anything you may want to add to your kit. This further proves that they don’t sell you a letter but a product that happens to contain a “certificate.” However, their FAQ does mention that, for ESAs, you need a doctor’s note. At the same time, they say you do not have to submit that note to them to get a kit.

At Mango Clinic, we make sure you speak with one of our qualified doctors, as this is the only way to get a real ESA letter. The doctor must evaluate you and determine whether your medical condition can approve you to have an ESA letter. Best of all, the regulations allow you to speak with a doctor via Telehealth communication, which means you can speak with them over the phone to assess your eligibility.

Cost of an Emotional Support Animal Letter from RegisterServiceDogs.com

Once again, if you want to obtain an actual ESA letter from RegisterServiceDogs.com/USDogRegistry.org, remember, it does not offer you one. Their kits start around $79 and can go up to $199; the only thing in the kits that can count as a “letter” is their “certificates.”

Mango Clinic has prices that range from $129 (housing), $149 (travel), and $189 (both). It may seem like a lot of money for just a letter (as opposed to a whole kit), but that’s because these are the real deal. These letters are legal and approved by certified medical professionals.

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These so-called ESA websites will often offer you costly unnecessary accessories

Getting an Emotional Support Animal Letter from RegisterServiceDogs.com

Like many other sites, RegisterServiceDogs.com/USDogRegistry.org asks that you fill out some quick information, pay, and then you’ll receive your kit. You don’t even have to talk with anyone; it’s as easy as adding a product into your shopping cart.

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Getting a valid ESA letter is never as easy as getting an ESA letter from RegisterServiceDogs.com; there’s a reason for that. Mango Clinic cares that you get the help you need, so we make sure we do everything the right way. You speak with one of our doctors, and after they approve you, you’ll be able to receive your official ESA letter, either physically, as a PDF, or both. You can even speak them via Telehealth since Florida allows you to speak with a doctor through video chat or a phone call.

What are the Guarantees?

As you continue through steps to acquire your Emotional Support Animal Letter from RegisterServiceDogs.com/USDogRegistry.org, you will find on their FAQ that there are “no refunds on the certificate and identification cards,” and absolutely no mention of a money-back guarantee. They do, however, have a return policy for its vests, in which they claim they will exchange it once if you contact them within 15 days of when your order was placed.

At Mango Clinic, we provide you with a 100% money-back guarantee, ensuring that if your letter is not accepted, you will be refunded. You can also always call us if you have any questions.

Mango Clinic cares about the valuable relationship that exists between you and your animal, which is why we do things the right way. Visit our appointment page or call us (786) 391-0269 to schedule an appointment today. You may also contact us by filling out this simple ESA Online Form.

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Emotional Support Animal Letter from ExpressPetCertify.com – Review

For some people, it can be hard to get through the day without the support of their favorite animal companion. For many, their pet becomes far more than a mere companion; it becomes what’s known as an Emotional Support Animal.  Where would we be if we didn’t have our cat waiting for us at home? What would we do if we couldn’t go to the park and enjoy the outdoors with our dog? How would we spend our time if not by being entertained by our snake? Who would we be able to share our love for if we didn’t have an adorable rabbit to have and hold?

So, what is an Emotional Support Animal? Depending on if you have a medical or mental health condition, you might find it almost impossible to be apart from your pet. It may even be the case that your doctor or therapist recommends you get an animal as part of your treatment. It may seem strange at first, but many have proven that having an emotional support animal is substantially beneficial. Also known as therapy pets, an emotional support animal can be just what you need for staying calm and comfortable. Where other forms of therapy have let you down or aren’t sufficient on their own, an ESA can improve your mental health and be an absolute life changer.

At Mango Clinic Miami, we understand why having an ESA letter is so important. This documentation will allow you to bring your ESA with you to more places than you would otherwise be allowed. If you’re living in an apartment complex that doesn’t generally allow pets, this letter would not only let you keep them, but you wouldn’t have to pay an extra fee. This letter also works for when you travel, since entities like airlines are known for denying passengers on flights and/or charging extra for pets. An ESA letter would allow you to travel with confidence, knowing that you won’t be denied a trip if you have the proper documentation.

Is ExpressPetCertify.com Legit?

When getting an ESA letter, you must always make sure you get it properly through the correct channels, so that it’s genuine. Otherwise, you won’t be able to fly with your pet or keep them with you at a residential complex.

However, sites like ExpressPetCertify.com attempt to trick people into throwing away their money for a false letter that won’t hold up as legit. This is why we have written this review explaining why you should stay away from them and what to look out for.

ExpressPetCertify.com may look nice and cute at first; it even has a cute dog on the links that take you around the site. The use of illustrations – as opposed to stock images – might make you think they’re the real deal. They even have an address, phone number, and email listed on their page, things that other scam sites don’t always have. However, as it turns out, this address cannot be verified. In addition to that, if you look up the address or phone number, you can find the site’s Better Business Bureau page, which has them at an “F” and with six complaints.

How Does ExpressPetCertify.com Compare to Mango Clinic?

Qualifying Patients

In order to qualify on ExpressPetCertify.com, you only have to fill out a questionnaire, after which you wait to get approved by a “licensed health professional.” On the main page outlining the process, there’s no mention of speaking with a doctor to properly qualify you, only that they may “follow up.” However, the FAQ page does say that you can set up an appointment to speak “with a licensed therapist,” which contrasts with the other info provided elsewhere on the site.

Mango Clinic will have you speak with a doctor via telehealth communication, who will assess your situation to see if you can be approved for an emotional support animal letter. Getting official approval from a licensed doctor is the only way to acquire a legal and valid letter.

Cost of an Emotional Support Animal Letter

ExpressPetCertify.com appears to have three packages for sale, with two of them being actual documentation. One of the packages is just “ESA Gear,” and for $79 it includes an “ESA ID card, vest and collar,” none of which you would ever need. This package also comes with a copy of your ESA letter, which would still need to be ordered separately. Then there’s the “2 in 1 Housing & Travel Letter” for $99; it says it will be accepted by several named airlines, as well as rental properties. It also says it will be signed by a “doctor, psychologist or therapist,” and that you get free same day delivery. Finally, there are the “3 ESA letters for the price of 1,” which doesn’t make sense if one letter on this site already costs $99. Other than including some of the same things as just getting one letter, this 3-in-1 is said to cover three pets and three “Family and friends,” as well as “Over 300 therapists at your service.”

Let’s start with the prices. A real ESA letter will never cost you $99; that’s too low and proves how little the company actually cares about providing you with valid documentation. Our letters range from $129 for housing, $149 for travel, and $189 for both. The higher price point is because we do everything correctly, the way it’s supposed to be done so that your letter is completely genuine. It should also be noted that you don’t need multiple letters if you have multiple animals, as one will cover however many you want to claim. They also don’t mention anything about renewals, which is essential because ESA letters do expire.

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Getting an Emotional Support Animal Letter

Among the links available to view is one detailing how you would go about getting an ESA letter on their site. This might be the most obvious red flag. Many other sites do the same thing: you fill out a questionnaire, choose which plan you want, then wait for a “licensed health professional” to review it so they can approve you. After this, they say you’ll receive your ESA letter “TODAY,” a strange claim since most of these sites say it would take a few days.

Getting a valid ESA letter is not this easy. Mango Clinic can provide you with a genuine certification, as we go about the process the correct way. You’ll speak with an actual certified doctor or therapist, either in-person or via telehealth, and from here you can be approved to get the proper ESA documentation.

What are the Guarantees?

ExpressPetCertify.com does not seem to present any guarantees that would make you feel confident about doing business with them. However, the individual product pages for the “ESA Letter” and the 3-in-1 respectively state “You will not be charged unless approved” and “Money back guarantee.” The latter on the 3-in-1 product page is the only time money back guarantee is brought up.

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At Mango Clinic, we provide you with a 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied and if your letter is not accepted for any reason. We can also be contacted if you have any questions.

While their website might look good on the surface, ExpressPetCertify.com is only interested in scamming you out of both your money and a true ESA letter. Instead, contact Mango Clinic Miami, who can provide you with a real letter that you can use, whether it’s for apartments, an upcoming flight, or both. Call us at (786) 391-0269 or visit our webpage to schedule an appointment today. To speed up the process, you may also complete this simple ESA Online form before you come in or call. 

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Depression Treatment in Miami

Identifying your depression is the first step to treating it. Finding a solution for treating depression isn’t always easy, as many different ways exist. Not only that, but some people may be more resistant to some forms of treatment, or for whatever reason don’t feel they should seek treatment. Mango Clinic Miami knows you shouldn’t go it alone, and we know there’s a treatment for everyone.

Therapy for Depression

Therapy is likely the option that comes to mind first for treating any level of depression. However, it’s also not a simple case of consulting with a professional, as there exist different therapeutic methods.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one that focuses on providing solutions to your problems as a way of combating your depression. This contrasts with other forms of psychoanalysis (such as psychodynamic therapy), which try to look at a patient’s past experiences to possibly identify the reason they’re depressed. CBT instead works to solve the problem directly, allowing patients to understand their illness in its entirety, and finding solutions together with their therapist. Ultimately, the goal of CBT is for the patient to treat the negative energies they have head-on by recognizing and combating them.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is another form that has the patient looking at their relationships with others, as well as life events, and finding ways to improve them. These relationships and activities are analyzed to see how they may be contributing to a patient’s depression, which then lets them tackle and resolve any possible issues.

Medication for Depression

Medication for treating depression is another common and helpful option that often helps many people. However, as is to be expected, there are different types with different results, so if you do receive medication, it will be prescribed as being best suited for your needs.

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  • Prozac
  • Zoloft
  • Paxil
  • Celexa
  • Lexapro
  • Viibryd
  • Effexor
  • Cymbalta

Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and Viibryd are the brand names for the most common antidepressants used in depression treatment; they are also known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs increase serotonin levels in the brain by blocking the reabsorption to the brain, letting more serotonin be available. Their selectivity in affecting just serotonin is what gives them their name.

Effexor, Cymbalta, and Pristiq are known as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). SNRIs work similarly to SSRIs; they impact neurotransmitters by blocking reabsorption both serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain.

Each antidepressant can provide similar relief, but their chemical makeup will be different. While one type might provide unfortunate side-effects, another might work as intended. For these reasons, you will want to consult with your doctor on which antidepressant would work best for you. You’ll also want to keep consulting with them after, in case problems arise. Common side effects associated with antidepressants include headaches, nausea, dry mouth, insomnia, dizziness, and even sexual problems.

There also exist some safety issues that can be very important to keep in mind. You want to tell your doctor if you’re taking any other medication before being prescribed antidepressants, as the combination can be hazardous. If you’re pregnant or plan on being pregnant, you should ask your doctor of any possible risks that may occur if you take antidepressants. If you happen to get pregnant during your time with antidepressants, do not stop taking your medication. Instead, contact your doctor first, as stopping dosage (pregnant or not) can be very dangerous.

A rarer but still real effect that antidepressants can cause is serotonin syndrome. This is when your body starts accumulating too much serotonin, which can be the result of combining antidepressants with each other or another form of medication. Symptoms can include anxiety, sweating, restlessness, agitation, and confusion.

If you would like more information on which treatment options are best for you, come to Mango Clinic Miami. Our professional and caring staff will be able to evaluate your needs and help you decide how to treat your depression. Call us or visit our web page today to schedule an appointment.


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