How can major depression affect my work?

See Below. Difficulty concentrating, keeping focus, low or lack of motivation, irritability, depending on severity, some people might start skipping showers, or taking care of their basic needs, which inadvertently will affect your work and out-of work relationships. Some people get more angry, having "shorter fuse". If you feel you're being affected, get evaluated and start treatment (meds and psychth).

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Could st john's wort work for major depression and anxiety?

Supplements like. St John's Wort do not undergo rigorous laboratory testing, like psychiatric medications. Therefore, no one can tell you if it will work for major depression & anxiety. You are safer to consider meeting with a psychiatrist & being followed to be sure you are on the right medication & that is is working. Don't risk using something that has not been tested. Read more...

What kinds of drugs are used to treat major depression and how do they work?

Depression. Oldest group is tricyclic ad such as elavil. Another group are ssris such as prozac. Another are snris such as cymbalta (duloxetine). Another are Dopamine agents such as wellbutrin. Rest are one not belonging to above such as trazodone, symbiax, remeron. Effects are summerized as stabilization of adrenergic/dopaminergic/serotonergic/cholinergic. Neurotransmission in brain which result in stabilizing mood. Read more...

Help please! What drugs are used to treat major depression and how do they work?

Different types. There are different categories of antidepressants based on the chemicals they affect in the brain. Ssri's work on serotonin - zoloft, prozac, paxil, lexapro, celexa. Snri's like effexor, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Cymbalta work on both serotonin and norepinephrine. Wellbutrin works on Dopamine levels. See this link for a complete list http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/antidepressants/hq01069. Read more...
Most common. There are many antidepressants. SSRI's are the most common and they allow the brain to absorb more serotonin to help with depressive symptoms. Read more...

If you're suffering from major depression, would amphetamines work. If not, what would it do instead of working?

Not by themselves. Ritalin (methylphenidate) has sometimes been given to augment antidepressants in treatment-resistant depression, but amphetamines do not reliably treat depression by themselves. Used alone, any lightening of mood would have a daily wear-off effect. Also there could be increased tension, irritability, and jitteriness -- not pleasant for someone who already has an agitated-type depression. Read more...

9 antidepressants didn't work, still suffer from major depression, what are other treatment options for the depression?

Misdignosed. Well.....There is a good chance you have a different diagnosis than major depression. You may have features of it, but the real one is different. Also, when you say they didn't work, what do you mean? Did you try them long enough? Did any of them work initially but quit working later? Are there any unresolved life issues that you are trying to mitigate by taking antidepressants? Let us know! Read more...
Re-eval. When this kind of things happens then we need to start thinking about a misdiagnosis. You should get re-evaluated to clarify your diagnosis of depression. If this is indeed mdd then there are diferent options to deal with treatment resistant depression like adjunctive therapy with a antidepressant with a mood stabilizer, combination of antidepressant or electro convulsive therapy. Read more...
Still have options. Assuming you've taken antidepressants in all classes (ssris: e.g. Prozac, zoloft; snris: cymbalta, (duloxetine) effexor; ne/da reuptake inhibitor wellbutrin; mixed action: remeron; tca's: e.g. Imipramine, desipramine), then either you should try an maoi (parnate or nardil), which work well for treatment refractory depression, or you may have bipolar depression, which requires different types of medications. Read more...
Other meds. Other classes of meds may work. Diagnosis needs to be reconfirmed. May benefit from electroconvulsive therapy as last resort. Ect is done under a short general anesthetic. Your psychiatrist will advise. Read more...
Treatment Resistant. Treatment-resistant depression is treated with other psychotropic medications such as lithium, Abilify (aripiprazole) or seroquel. Consult your md for such. Read more...
Try psychotherapy. It used to be psychotherapy first, then, if still not better, antidepressants or ECT are used. Now that drugs are more economical than psychotherapy, it is typical to start with drugs. Failing so many drugs makes me think psychotherpy may be necessary, or there is something else going on. For example, alcohol and drug abuse will cause symptoms that look exactly like depression. Read more...
Find the cause. Causes include food allergies, nutrient, fatty acid, Amino Acid deficiencies and dehydration. Find the cause, find the cure. Read more...