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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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.
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 n tn i have learned that both parents and 3 of 4 siblings have had major depression. can you give me some advice to help until the meds kick in? what are the chances that medication will not be effective? sorry for so many questions but things are very black right now and i need something to hold onto.....
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 *****.
407790 tn?1397761026 My doctor just put me on Abilify, which I'm not very happy about considering the side effects. However, I have treatment-resistant depression so I'm running out of options. I will be taking a very low dose, though: 2.5 mg. Does anyone know if you're less likely to get side effects if you're on a low dose? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
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Avatar f tn PB1, PB2, medicine resistant depression, severe anxiety, severe depression, mood swing disorder, "in the bipolar spectrum." At this point I could care less what they want to label my problems as. What I do care about however, is finding a medication that will help with my depression. None of the usual antidepressants have worked- Prozac, Zoloft, and so on.
Avatar m tn There are many theories out about depression and especially resistant depression. I read a book, and I am just winging it here right now as I am not near my library, but the book says that all depression is resistant because of the emotional pain that we need to go through to come out on the other side of the depression.
644988 tn?1236364548 was researching this myself a number of weeks back as there appears to be a good evidence base for lithium for treating people either severely depressed, previously treatment resistant or having exhausted numerous medication options or as an additional augmenting strategy. There's alot that does go with it owing to how it can impact upon your kidneys but i was seriously considered it.
Avatar m tn For 95% of people the effective range for Zoloft is between 50 to 250Mgs a day depending on the severity of the depression and how medication resistant you are.