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All the depression meds I take do not work, any ideas?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Depression Treatment

I understand your frustration.
Let the Wise person in you ask: •Severity of depression •Stressors in life causing depression •Unresolved emotional conflicts in your life at this time; and of thepast •Use of Alcohol and Drugs •Severity of Anxiety Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression or both •Severity of symptoms now needing medication •Therapy •Breathing;Music Relaxation

In brief: Depression Treatment

I understand your frustration.
Let the Wise person in you ask: •Severity of depression •Stressors in life causing depression •Unresolved emotional conflicts in your life at this time; and of thepast •Use of Alcohol and Drugs •Severity of Anxiety Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression or both •Severity of symptoms now needing medication •Therapy •Breathing;Music Relaxation
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
If medications aren't successful in treating symptoms, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been shown to be useful in refractory cases of depression. Talk to your psychiatrist if this is a possible option for you.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depression

In addition to the previous support you have received, consider other ways to treat depression.
Cognitive therapy is one. See a clinical psychologist who uses that modality. Also, reflect on your diet, junk food, sugar, etc. How is your lifestyle? Get enough sleep? Social support? Please think holistically. Peace and good health.

In brief: Depression

In addition to the previous support you have received, consider other ways to treat depression.
Cognitive therapy is one. See a clinical psychologist who uses that modality. Also, reflect on your diet, junk food, sugar, etc. How is your lifestyle? Get enough sleep? Social support? Please think holistically. Peace and good health.
Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Amen. (:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Non-pharmacological

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy can help.
Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep/night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns.

In brief: Non-pharmacological

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy can help.
Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep/night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book" by Dr. David Burns.
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