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Work At Home Opportunities, Wyerth:"Lately you just haven't been feeling like yourself. You're not experiencing a sense of joy, even when life is good. You want to feel like you're living again, not just coping. EFFEXOR® XR is proven to help more people achieve remission—a virtual elimination of symptoms. So if you want to be able to take pleasure in life again, ask your doctor if EFFEXOR® XR may be right for you."


Effexor,"EFFEXOR® XR (venlafaxine HCI) adds the convenience of once-daily dosing to the well-established antidepressant efficacy of immediate-release EFFEXOR® XR (venlafaxine HCI.1 Once-daily dosing may make EFFEXOR XR more acceptable to many patients who might benefit from it, including those with associated symptoms of anxiety, and those taking multiple medications who might be at risk of drug interactions."


Venlafaxine: Contraindications, Internet Mental Health:"Patients with known hypersensitivity to venlafaxine or to any of the components of the formulation. MAO Inhibitors: There have been reports of serious, sometimes fatal reactions in patients receiving antidepressants with pharmacological properties similar to those of venlafaxine in combination with a MAO inhibitor. Therefore, venlafaxine should not be used in combination with MAO inhibitors or within two weeks of terminating treatment with MAO inhibitor's. Treatment with MAO inhibitors should not be started until two weeks after discontinuation of venlafaxine therapy."


How is Effexor different from other antidepressants? Antidepressant, National Alliance For The Mentally Ill (NAMI):"Effexor is a chemically unique antidepressant medication. Like the newer class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as fluoxetine (Prozac) and setraline (Zoloft), it affects the absorption of serotonin. In addition, Effexor acts on the norepinephrine system. No other available medication affects both neurotransmitters without causing the side effects of the older tricyclic antidepressants."


Venlafaxine ( Effexor ),"Venlafaxine ( Effexor ) a bicyclic antidepressant that inhibits the reuptake of serotonin, norepinphrine, and dopamine. This drug is used in the treatment of depression but is also used to treat OCD ( obsessive-compulsive disorder ) or Fibromyalgia ( FMS. ) CLASS: Phenethylamine Monoamine Reuptake Inhibitor. Generic name: Venlafaxine Hydrochloride. Type: Antidepressant."


New Formula Offers Treatment For People Who Suffer From Depression,"Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories has received marketing clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration for Effexor(R) XR (venlafaxine HCl) Extended-Release Capsules, a new formulation of Effexor (venlafaxine HCl) tablets that can be taken once a day to relieve symptoms of depression. The once-a-day dosing of Effexor XR makes it more convenient for depressed patients to take this medication. Clinical trial results also showed patients receiving Effexor XR for the treatment of depression experienced a reduction in anxiety symptoms."


Frequently Asked Questions about Venlafaxine (Effexor), The Virtual En-psych-lopedia by Dr. Bob:"What kinds of depression can be treated with venlafaxine? While the pre-marketing studies were restricted to patients with a DSM-III-R diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (with or without melancholia), it is to be expected that venlafaxine will be prescribed for patients with Major Depression, Dysthymia, and Bipolar Disorder. While venlafaxine was only studied for periods up to 6 weeks, it is to expected that patients with long-standing depressions will take the drug for longer periods of time."


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Psychiatric Nurse, Sued By Hospital After Developing Relationship With Client?
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See Also:

American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods & Madness

Beyond Prozac

Bipolar Child

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients & Families

Bipolar Disorders: A Guide for Helping Children & Adolescents

Breaking the Chain

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

Dealing with Depression Naturally:"I am 42 years old and most of my life I have had to deal with depression and most of all anxiety attacks with panic. So if there are any of you out there who goes through this I know exactly how you feel. Depression is dealt with differently by each individual, but no matter how you deal with it, it is still depression."

Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression & Manic Depression

Depression:Avoiding & Overcoming: I Love Me

His Bright Light

Living Somewhere Between Estrogen & Death:"Please don't read this book where silence is required because you will find yourself laughing out loud. You will be laughing at the witty and..."

Living Without Depression & Manic Depression

Mood Genes : Hunting for Origins of Mania and Depression (Oxford Paperbacks)

Natural Prozac: Leaning to Release Your Body's Own Anti-Depressants

Running to the Mountains

Searching for God on the Internet

St. John's-Wort

Stop Depression Now

Surviving the Crisis of Depression & Bipolar (Manic-Depression) Illness


This Isn't What I Expected

: Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness & the Artistic Temperament

Why Do I Feel This Way?

You Can Feel Good Again

Zen Path Through Depression:"Since depression sometimes responds well to drugs, it's natural to think that, without medicinal intervention, we're helpless in the face of it. Like John Tarrant's groundbreaking Light Inside the Dark, Philip Martin's The Zen Path Through Depression offers a powerful alternative. A psychiatric social worker having recovered from depression himself, Martin is a sympathetic voice, urging the reader not to escape from depression or fight against it but to face it and work through it. He says that the mindfulness exercises appended to each short section of his book are optional, but they seem essential. It's true that the book could stand alone with its one- and two-page sections devoted to trenchant explorations of fear, death, sufficiency, choice. But the exercises bring you through the quagmire of depression and back into life. They are true experiences that untie knots impervious to thought alone. Instead of thinking your thoughts, you watch them, and where they can take you finally is back into joyful living."




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