New depression treatment medication

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5864500 tn?1380893197 If you have truly tried a lot of different meds and therapy and just haven't seen any improvement, you may have a tougher case of depression (called treatment resistant depression). Your doc could shed light on that for you, if he/she feels that may be the problem. If that is the case, and you're doing as much as you can to address it, trying different meds and working hard yourself, then it may be time to discuss treatment options like ECT or electroconvulsive therapy.
Avatar f tn We try to find away to not let the depression get to us. If we do it will just make things a lot worse. Topamax is the first step of treatment. I used it for two months it didn't help none. Best of luck and listen to your body when it is telling you something.
Avatar m tn Again, for this type of mental health situation, talk therapy PLUS medication has the best results in terms of treatment. But, medication is really an essential piece. You find these days that many psychiatrists provide medication guidance for patients but do less and less of talk therapy. They manage meds rather than this traditional role of psychotherapy they once provided. They then rely on psychotherapists/psychologists to provide this.
1075007 tn?1255649651 Everytime I go see my doctor (General Practicioner) he has me feel out a mood disorder questionaire and my answers determine my medication. What do you recommend I do to get off of these? I just got laid off my job so I do not have health insurance to see someone else. I still have refills so I pay cash for these.
Avatar n tn After all, the body/mind connection works both ways. TG this second round of treatment is opening a whole new chapter for you. But it certainly requires guts to take it on again, which you apparently have in spades. ( & this makes gardening reference number what?
Avatar f tn I went to a Muscul/Skeletal center, there I was diagnosed with reheumatoid arthritis, He also did other test and said I tested positive for Lupus , but because of the lack of other systems he didn't think I had that , also mild back flow of left heart valve. Treatment was a shot of cortisone in each hip and priscribed Meloxicam 1 day for 6 weeks this all helped a great deal.
Avatar f tn Our child has been taking a SSRI for about six years (she is now 12 years old) and we hope she will be able to function without her medication very soon. By the way, SSRI's are not habit-forming and if the medication does not work, then wean your son from it following the doctor's instructions. For us, her medication has been a life-saver. The best advice that I can give you is when you do start medications, go low and go slow.
Avatar f tn Depression is a common side effect of interferon. Yes, it will go away after treatment is over. You can go on ADs or you can constantly remind yourself that it's just the meds. I don't take ADs but I do break down now and then. ( avoid the news) My best solution is watching comedies.
1442059 tn?1340244552 I have 2 much on my plate boyfriend very abusive i cant take it anymore seeing phyc on mon for my depression meds for treatment he was supposed to drive me now he says he wont i live out of town now what?
1564367 tn?1296001270 And realizing as of lately I have Autism - Asperger's Syndrome. Is there a treatment for this disorder? I take Prozac for the depression.
Avatar f tn The very first recommendation I have for you is to get a second opinion, preferrably from a psychiatrist who has experience dealing with treatment-resistant depression. It's always helpful to get a new, fresh outlook. You don't say too much about therapy. Have you tried any kind of psychotherapy? CBT? In the very least, I think therapy would help you sort through your losses.
Avatar m tn We don't usually make good decisions while in the midst of depression. Look at getting treatment as a stepping stone to taking back control of your life. It's a first step, and naturally it's the most difficult one. After that it's only going to get better.
Avatar f tn Ever since I was diagnosed with Bipolar I, I have struggled with depression. Mine almost always stays in the depressive cycle. I haven't had mania in awhile, but the depression just lingers on and on. I currently take Lamictal 400 mg, Risperdal 1 mg, daily. He tried me on Abilify and that was a nightmare - made me feel "crazy". Also have tried Geodon - not good on that one either. I miss being happy - even if it was induced by mania.
Avatar f tn I have a family history of bipolar disorder - and I've never known it to become 'full depression', and regardless of any hyper/down cycles in my past, I think this can be pretty much ruled out.
314833 tn?1263263099 Most don't know that this is still being offered as a treatment for depression. I think most think of the movie one who flew over the cuckcoo's nest. It's not like that anymore...you are put to sleep for maybe 10 minutes while they shock the brain. Has anyone tried ECT? I know this helped me...I did the treatment for 3 weeks everyday and then did every other friday for a month. Only side affects were headaches, memory loss. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask...
Avatar n tn i have been in treatment for several years for severe depression. i think i have tried almost every drug and combination. i can get some shortterm releif but nothing works for very long. i am currently taking parnate, lithobid, cytomel,amitriiptylene, clozaril. the clozaril was added recently. when i began hurting myself. i have also had ect therapy. my question is, why after so long would i begin to hurt myself. i should add that i have thoughts of suicide.
Avatar f tn Hi, its me again sorry to bother everyone, but, I have been very very depressed over the past few months, as you all know I have the missed heart beats and so on, I have been seeing a pshychiatrist for the depression, doc has just changed my medication from Avanza to 'Cymbalta' has anyone heard of this drug, he said it would be very safe, but I dont know how it will effect my ever ectopic heart.
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 f tn I went on treatment for 7 months, and during it I experienced depression and severe anxiety and panic problems. Prior to treatment I had never had these problems. I am 20 years old and got Hep C from a blood transfusion when I was born. I stopped treatment in Jan 08. After a few months I felt normal, like I did before treatment, but lately I have been having similar problems with depression, not as severe but still there and interfering with my life. Is this left over from treatment?
Avatar f tn I am researching safe depression medication to take when I go on the treatment for hepatitis C. I am on Wellbutrin now and I am finding myself crying now and I have not even started treatment because I already suffer from depression but not badly (normally). Life will change now as I do not know how I will respond to the effects. I would love some input on what effects others are having with the treatment and I am really happy to have found this site to have people to talk to.
Avatar f tn I haven't visited this forum in quite sometime. I am 9 months Post Treatment and am battling Depression & Severe Mood Swings - I feel like I'm going CRAZY!!! Directly after treatment I was so happy that it was finally over, I did all kinds of things that I never would do throughout the summer, just enjoying life to the fullest. Now I'm angry or crying all the time, I've tried diet, exercise, anything to shake myself out of it, but nothing seems to help.
901137 tn?1267629789 I have treatment resistant moderate depression. (My doctor characterizes it as "moderate" as I am able to function on a daily basis. While saying this he acknowledges that it doesn't feel moderate to me) I tend to keep the hurt to myself. I was wondering if there are others who are experiencing the same situation.
Avatar f tn The point is that I am sure if you go to one of the medical centers in Texas they will give you treatment with the new more friendly drugs that do not normally cause depression or make it worse. Actually, my depression has helped me to not have to take Interferon. Good luck and take care.