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A 22-year-old male asked:

Suggest me a medicine for depression. i m feeling ver sad and helpless. my body also shakes when i m very sad. i don't want to see psychatrist.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See psychiatrist: Your depression will not improve with medicine alone - that is a fact. You must have therapy. Furthermore, the medicines must be dosed according to symptoms and side effects and health maintenance must be involved. Therefore, you must follow up with a primary care physician or psychiatrist for the medicine and therapy for the actual resolution of the depression.
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Depression: Most depressions can be treated without medication if it is not in a major category. Please consider seeing a clinical psychologist and then you could have help understanding what is affecting you and how to cope differently so that your mood is not affected. You would also receive advice as to whether or not you need anti-depressant. Omega3's may help as well as good nutrition and daily exercise.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Untreated depression: Untreated depression can get much worse, and it sounds like you're reaching the "hopeless" end of the spectrum here. Why don't you want to see a psychiatrist? We mean well. You can of course start working with a psychologist -- therapy is essential anyway. Your primary care physician can prescribe an antidepressant. But if your symptoms worsen, specialty (psychiatrist) care may still be needed.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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