Agitated Depression

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ABUC424
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/10/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone ever been diagnosed with 'agitated depression?'

My symptoms are daily anxiety, constantly on edge. I was given Zoloft and Ativan....but i am not completely confident in this combination.

Has anyone ever been diagnosed with this, and what medications worked for you?

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 6/11/2009 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
i abuc424. welcome to the hw forum.
 
mainly agitated mania. many meds out there. your doc will assist you. i suggest jotting it all down, as this will help the doc make a better informed treatment decision. i wish you well. take care of you, thx 4 your post, jamie
 
dx mdd, severe borderline personality disorder.

stkitt
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   Posted 6/11/2009 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning ABUC and welcome to HealingWell,

Agitated depression is a form of clinical depression and generally shows the symptoms of irritability and restlessness. Hypo manic behaviors cause depressive episodes in this form of depression. Agitation is always there in all types of depression but this type is particularly more severe and agitated that is why it is known as agitated depression. Just like other types of depression, agitated depression also has many symptoms. The number or occurrence of symptoms depends upon the patient.

The symptoms of agitated depression are:

Tearing of cloths

Motor agitation

Intense inner tension

Racing thoughts

Never ending baseless thoughts

Continuous talking

Verbal outburst

Hand wringing

People suffering from agitated depression tend to have emotional outbursts. Agitated depression is a form of clinical depression and generally shows the symptoms of irritability and restlessness. Hypo manic behaviors cause depressive episodes in this form of depression.

Agitated depression can be difficult to treat because the behavior patterns associated with this form of depression lend to the inability to consistently take medication. It is important to get properly diagnosed by a mental health care professional who can supervise your treatment closely. Psychotherapy is also useful in treating agitated depression. It is usually necessary to have long term treatment as a combination drug and psychotherapy. The drug therapy has to be fine tuned to your specific needs.

Using a peer support group like this one is a good way to be able to get your feelings out and find the caring and support of people who know where your coming from and what your going through.

Again a warm welcome,

Kitt


 

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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 6/11/2009 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
excellent info, kitt. and right on the mark. jamie
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