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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have been depressed for about 7 years(also have ocd) and i have started treatment for 2 years and used many antidepressants but i'm not treated yet. i also have terrible problem with my memory and mental abilities, what should i do?

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Dr. Mark Flynn
21 years experience
The best recommendations include a combination of medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, self-help, and healthy lifestyle choices. SSRI's are commonly prescribed for Depression and OCD. It is certainly possible that the obsessive nature of your thinking interferes with concentration and memory. Hypersomnia or insomnia also make anxiety, depression, and executive functioning worse.
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