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11 hours in the Dementia Community - 1
There is ongoing research to see if there is a potential connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's but it hasn't been confirmed yet. It would depend on the cause of the dementia as to whether its a condition that can be inherited or not.
11 hours in the Depression Community - 2
What type of symptoms are you experiencing? Have you been treated for depression before? There should be options as regards insurance if you need help. Some mental health clinics have sliding scale fees. Some people might be eligible for Medicaid or if working and it is in their state the Medicaid Buy in program for working people with disabilitie...
Apr 03, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 1
Anxiety disorder can cause mental changes but some of what you are describing does sound like psychosis although only a psychiatrist could provide a conclusive diagnosis. It would be worth seeing a psychiatrist and explain to them what is happening so they could diagnose and treat these concerns within their clinical discretion.
Apr 03, 2014 in the Health Care Reform Community - 1
Medicaid generally is supposed to respond on the time frame it says on the form. However sometimes they can lose track of the information so its important to call the office that is processing it from time to time. Also keep a record of any paperwork that is part of the process. As well any information you send them should be sent certified mail retur...
Apr 01, 2014 in the General Health Community - 3
It would be very unsafe due to physical withdrawal symptoms to stop the medications at once. There should be a way you can obtain coverage for the medications. For example there is the Patient Assistance Program where the companies that produce the medications can if a person is eligible and falls between the gaps with insurance coverage provide them ...
Apr 01, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 2
Sometimes it can be helpful to write down any specific concerns you have had to remember to tell your psychiatrist. I do that when I need to. If these concerns occur at intervals and stabilize for a while I tell them about this as well. That way they can better to know how to adjust things to have the episodes under control and also keep track of them...
Mar 30, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 1
NAMI friends and family support groups can be helpful as regards exchanging ideas as regards coping skills. Withdrawing from people and having difficulty taking care of personal concerns can be part of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia which often impact on a person's functioning. Medication should be able to treat this. However, antipsychotics ...
Mar 29, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 2
The antipsychotics from Abilify onwards are in a slightly class of antipsychotic and are less likely to cause these side effects although they still can occur. As the other post noted each person responds differently to each medication and it can take time to find one that a person can both tolerate and respond to well. The medication I am taking h...
Mar 29, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 1
The two medications do have a potential to interact. It would be worthwhile to ask your psychiatrist if this is a potential interaction and if so is it anything of concern or not. Also if there are other causes what might be occurring. Then they can make a determination within their professional discretion as to the appropriate follow up. Also keep...
Mar 25, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 2
This can be very common with withdrawal symptoms when medications are discontinued abruptly and it can be unsafe. Perhaps you could go to a walk in clinic to be able to be able to have the medication so that the withdrawal symptoms don't become worse. Also it would be worthwhile to speak to your pharmacist and also if needed have your psychiatri...