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all the depression meds i take do not work, any ideas?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Non-pharmacological: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy can help. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep/night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns.
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Depression Treatment: I understand your frustration. Let the Wise person in you ask: •Severity of depression •Stressors in life causing depression •Unresolved emotional conflicts in your life at this time; and of thepast •Use of Alcohol and Drugs •Severity of Anxiety Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression or both •Severity of symptoms now needing medication •Therapy •Breathing;Music Relaxation
Answered on Dec 19, 2019
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
If medications aren't successful in treating symptoms, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been shown to be useful in refractory cases of depression. Talk to your psychiatrist if this is a possible option for you.
Aug 3, 2017
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Depression: In addition to the previous support you have received, consider other ways to treat depression. Cognitive therapy is one. See a clinical psychologist who uses that modality. Also, reflect on your diet, junk food, sugar, etc. How is your lifestyle? Get enough sleep? Social support? Please think holistically. Peace and good health.
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Amen. (:
May 28, 2017

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