8 doctors weighed in:

I am having serious depression problems after a year free of them. My drug regimen has been adjusted during that period, but now, bleh. Ideas?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depression

It is not unusual to have recurrence of depression, like in your case.
You need to see your psychiatrist and be treated again with meds and therapy.

In brief: Depression

It is not unusual to have recurrence of depression, like in your case.
You need to see your psychiatrist and be treated again with meds and therapy.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Donald Haupt
Also, sometimes an antidepressant will stop working. Sometimes the fix for that is to lower the dose for a short period, then resume. But you need to have your doctor supervise that process
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, let's consider

First, we docs were quite taken aback to discover Prozac poop out; in some (years, now) more was just as ineffective as less in some.
Do consider the use of 2 meds., MAO inhibitor, adding helpers such as lithium(cheap) small amount of novel anti-psychotic (moderate$), Abilify (aripiprazole) (exp.). A high % of people with your profile have truly been heaped by magnetic stim. 2nd opine. & a wee shock tx.

In brief: Yes, let's consider

First, we docs were quite taken aback to discover Prozac poop out; in some (years, now) more was just as ineffective as less in some.
Do consider the use of 2 meds., MAO inhibitor, adding helpers such as lithium(cheap) small amount of novel anti-psychotic (moderate$), Abilify (aripiprazole) (exp.). A high % of people with your profile have truly been heaped by magnetic stim. 2nd opine. & a wee shock tx.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Donald Haupt
And for SSRI "poop out" (the medical term is 'tachyphylaxis' and it occurs with many medications), often the fix is to LOWER the dose for a couple of weeks, then resume (under the supervision of a doctor, of course
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
27 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors