13 doctors weighed in:
Are there medications to counter lost hope, despair?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
10 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but ...
Start with a psychiatric evaluation.
The use of medication and excellent psychotherapy can really give many a second chance. I have been a gratified practitioner for several decades; I am impressed what is possible now, including the consideration of the ''physical''. Do you not deserve excellent care?

In brief: Yes, but ...
Start with a psychiatric evaluation.
The use of medication and excellent psychotherapy can really give many a second chance. I have been a gratified practitioner for several decades; I am impressed what is possible now, including the consideration of the ''physical''. Do you not deserve excellent care?
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
I like Dr. Hoffman's answer even better than my own! We are both believers in the benefits of good psychotherapy, and I'm grateful to have a comrade in this. :-)
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Talk to your doctor
While there are no medications specifically for “lost hope” or “despair”, antidepressants are very effective in addressing these symptoms.
Psychotherapy is also very effective. Please talk to your doctor about these feelings. He/she can assess and discuss options for treatment and referrals as needed.

In brief: Talk to your doctor
While there are no medications specifically for “lost hope” or “despair”, antidepressants are very effective in addressing these symptoms.
Psychotherapy is also very effective. Please talk to your doctor about these feelings. He/she can assess and discuss options for treatment and referrals as needed.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, there is help
Yes, there are antidepressant medications that can help.
Consult with a psychiatrist about this. Also, people often need talk therapy in conjunction with medications, because medicines only manage symptoms. One needs to understand the person experiencing the lost hope and despair, to see what is needed or possibly missing in his/her life. Relief and healing are possible.

In brief: Yes, there is help
Yes, there are antidepressant medications that can help.
Consult with a psychiatrist about this. Also, people often need talk therapy in conjunction with medications, because medicines only manage symptoms. One needs to understand the person experiencing the lost hope and despair, to see what is needed or possibly missing in his/her life. Relief and healing are possible.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Antidepressants?
Sounds like youre describing a depressive experience.
Antidepressants can be very helpful, especially in combination with psychotherapy. Exploring and resolving underlying issues is key! wishing you well...

In brief: Antidepressants?
Sounds like youre describing a depressive experience.
Antidepressants can be very helpful, especially in combination with psychotherapy. Exploring and resolving underlying issues is key! wishing you well...
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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