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08 Jul 2005

depressed and medication not helping!!!
My name is yolande and I have been on antidepressants for almost two years and it has not helped. I am on effexor at the moment and it is doing nothing at all for me. could you please tell me where i can get something that will help me and the name of it. My familly is going nuts with me cause they cant even look at me then i become emotional and angry. thank you
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Dear yolande,
Sorry to hear of your plight. Antidepressants can be very helpful in some situations, but not in all ; and some antidepressants (ADs) suit one person and not another. Nobody ought to be left on any drug that is not working, for years or even weeks. And ADs are only useful when someone has a true depression, rather than being unhappy for good reasons, where the reasons are what need to be changed.
The best way to be sure of what to do, is to arrange, with the help of your family, to see a good local Pyschiatrist, a specialist perhaps recommended by your GP, for a full assessment, and then a discussion of what trreatment options would be best for you. There are many different ADs, some of which may suit you better than Effexor ( if indeed you need and AD at all ), and some specific forms of counselling, like CBT, can help a great deal.
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