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Anxiety under control with effexor (venlafaxine). Depression is not better. Any add on medications to help with depression? Very tired all the time.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes, possibly

You may want to check your vitamin d level -- if less than 50, it can predispose to depression.
Also l-methylfolate helps many people increase responsiveness to antidepressants. Third, fish oil at least 2-3 grams/day [1-2 grams epa, 500-900 mg dha/day]. Psychotherapy is an essential part of treating depression and anxiety. Ask your psychiatrist for referral if s/he does not provide this.

In brief: Yes, possibly

You may want to check your vitamin d level -- if less than 50, it can predispose to depression.
Also l-methylfolate helps many people increase responsiveness to antidepressants. Third, fish oil at least 2-3 grams/day [1-2 grams epa, 500-900 mg dha/day]. Psychotherapy is an essential part of treating depression and anxiety. Ask your psychiatrist for referral if s/he does not provide this.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Nicole Machinski
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Try therapy

Have you tried therapy? Psychotherapy focused on understanding the causes of your depression and helping you to devise strategies to reduce symptoms of depression may be more helpful than medication for you.

In brief: Try therapy

Have you tried therapy? Psychotherapy focused on understanding the causes of your depression and helping you to devise strategies to reduce symptoms of depression may be more helpful than medication for you.
Dr. Nicole Machinski
Dr. Nicole Machinski
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