Depression medication resistant

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Avatar f tn Has anyone been prescribed antipsychotic depot injections for recurrent endogenous treatment resistant depression?
Avatar m tn Xanweaner has made some very good suggestions. I am also medication resistant. About 10 to 15 percent of individuals with Severe Depression are what's refered to as "Medication resistant." From the sound of it you may also be med resistant too.
Avatar f tn I have had treatment resistant depression for years and last June was implanted with the Vagal Nerve Stimulator Device, which is used to treat depression, since FDA approval approx 2 years ago. It had been used to treat Epilepsy for years. Until recently, Medicare covered the cost of the procedure (approx $35,000). It has now been denied, but some insurance companies do cover it. I am being treated by a Psychiatrist, who has over 40 patients with this device.
Avatar n tn The other problem is that medication alone is not sufficient. It has been well proven that the best approach is medication and counseling (psychotherapy). It works amazingly well. Thats what you should be getting. That's what you, or whoever is helping you, should push for. Don't give up now. Get the right treatment, and you will be okay. If suicidal thoughts are this intense, you should get help immediately and tell them it is an emergency.
Avatar n tn Has anyone got any proof of the efficacy of ritalin for the treatment of treatment resistant depression? I am currently on 40mg of Celexa. I have been taking it for 7 mths with no improvement of my condition. I am hoping that the addition of ritalin may provide relief to this chronic depression.Any input would be greatly received.
Avatar n tn There are some studies that suggest that TMS may be useful as an alternative to ECT in treating severe or medication-resistant major depression. However, at the present time, there are no established guidelines for the use of TMS outside research settings. I am not sure if you are under the care of a psychiatrist. If you are not, I urge you to request for referral to one, as well as for interpersonal or cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Avatar m tn I know plenty about Zoloft, but I have never heard of the other two meds you mentioned. What I do know is that in some people (myself included) when the persons depression is of a severe level that it can be hard to find meds that work. I couldn't even list all the dozens of different meds I have been on in the past 18 years. More than I care to count. It is very seldom now that my Psychiatrist and I even find a combination of meds that even works.
Avatar m tn I have drug resistant depression, well Bipolar. I have been treated for 30 years. I also have other illnesses with constant pain such as MS. I found a good Psychiatrist who tries different things. I also have a therapist who I talk to and teaches me self hypnosis. My Doctors are looking at ECT. I am not sure how I feel about it yet. I may not be able to have it anyway because of my headaches. I personally am trying to do the best I can.
Avatar f tn I'm bipolar II, ultradian and medication-resistant. After 20 years on psychiatric medications - I took cymbalta for 12 years - I have the beginning of primary hyperparathyroidism. I also have hashimoto's and hypothyroidism. Last month, after hypercalcemia and severe depression in spite of 120 mgs of cymbalta, I tapered down my psychiatric medications. Now I'm SEVERELY depressed. Not suicidal. I think I should start an antidepressant, again.
286686 tn?1416012340 I was curious to know if anyone here is resistant to medication for OCD. He is on 300mg of Anafranil since December and started Luvox at the end of December and doctor has been increasing the luvox, so he is now on 300mg of luvox as of two days ago. This is the strange part.....
Avatar n tn I know exactly how you feel. I've been struggling with drug resistant depression for thirteen years. I've been to more doctors and been on more anti-depressants than I can count and nothing has helped. I was ready to end it last month when I was convinced to try one more doctor. I went to this doctor and after fifteen minutes of medical background conversation, she gave me the answer I've been waiting for.
Avatar n tn Taking Adderall with Zoloft may increase the amount of Zoloft in your system and could lead to serotonin syndrome - characterized by agitation, restlessness, aggressive behavior, insomnia, poor concentration, headache, paresthesia, incoordination, worsening of obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, palpitations, or chills Though not approved for use in depression, Synthroid has been prescribed to treat depression when a person is resistant to other anti
Avatar n tn My husband is 64 years old and he has a depression for a long time like 11 years, and it started due to serious tensions. Now his mother also happened to have depressive as well as excited moods. My husband however managed without any medications for about 2 years and was taking only Larpose 2mg for sleep during the last 2 years.
314833 tn?1263259499 Sometimes meds don't work out for people with depression and it's treatment resistant and they have to turn to ECT as a last resort. My uncle had to have it done I think he said 20 times when he really lost it when my dad died but he has schizoaffective disorder.
Avatar n tn I've suffered depression most of my life and wanted to talk to someone else who has tried all meds including prozac, paxil, effexor, lexapro, zoloft, wellbutrin, ambilify, topomax, cymbalta, serazone, lithium without much help. I can't be the only treatment resistant person. Oh, and I've had ECT 12 times. Am I alone in my non-resistance?
Avatar n tn I am a 47 yo female with drug resistant major depression. I have written before and I thank you for your reply to my question. My psychiatrist had decided to prescribe an MAO inhibitor until he went to a psychiatric conference of some kind and heard from a neuropsychiatrist that he had seen amazing results is resistant patients with the use of Lamictal. My psychiatrist admits that he doesn't know much about this drug and he has mentioned a possible rash that can be serious.
794366 tn?1418009395 Hi, I am 45 and have also suffered from long-term severe depression which seems to be resistant to medication, it helps a bit but not as much as I would like. As yourself I have much to be gratefull for in life and live a very peacefull life, but the depression just debilitates me often. I read somewhere about some kind of electrical brain stimulus, very low-dose, that was effective with nonresponsive depression.
Avatar f tn I have been dealing with depression most of my life. I've been on numerous anti-depressents and they don't work. Finally I was prescribed Prozac, it worked for a while, but pooped out. My psychiatrist recommended ECT. Has anyone had that done? Did it work? Was it worth it? The thought of it kind of scares me, but at times I am so sick of being depressed and feel like I am willing to try anything.
Avatar n tn I think this may be simply because you were on the same medication so such a long time that you brain and body has just become so used to it being there. Maybe this is your brains reaction to being without the drug. The good news is that since Zoloft was effective for you over a very long 12 years, then you know for sure that your not medication resistant. Trust me you don't want to be medication resistant. I am and it *****.