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How do people manage recurrent and severe treatment resistant depression? It takes most of my year from me and I am feeling completely hopeless. I can’t support myself.

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    • Ellarose

      833d

      It’s really hard. I highly suggest daily affirmations. It sounds stupid but it really helps me.

    • Ellarose

      833d

      It’s really hard. I highly suggest daily affirmations. It sounds stupid but it really helps me.

    • knivesoverspoons

      833d

      Hey friend, I wish a had a good answer for you. I'm clawing my way out of a bad depressive episode as we speak. I've been dealing with it for more than a decade. What's been really helpful for me: a good therapist, a good psychiatrist, switching to Wellbutrin, support from friends, eating meals regularly, making time for meditation and introspection. It's definitely not easy but it gets easier the more support you can build into your routine

    • teelay

      833d

      i'd start an SSRI, and when it had no effects, my psychiatrist would raise the dosage. it would never work, so then he would raise the dosage again, and it wouldn't work again, so i'd start a new one... it was horrible honestly, the only thing they were good for was the side effects. i don't know how i ended up settling on two antidepressants for long term

    • Nea75

      833d

      I am starting a new treatment that’s for people that are resistant to antidepressants it’s a nasal spray that has ketamine in it at a low dose you might want to check and see if you psy dr offers it I start at the end of this month it has to be done in the office twice a week for 8 weeks

    • kittylove182

      834d

      Yes my depression had been resistant to most medications. It makes life very difficult and frustrating

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