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been on 6 diffrent anti-depressants!

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After a crisis in february 2010, I've been on 6 diffrent anti-depressants.I've been off pristiq for about 2 weeks now.I see a phychologist once a month who made a referral to see a phsychiatrist. Anti-depressants don't seem to work well for me. I sleep on average 14 to 16 hours a day. This has been going on for three weeks now. I have no interest in participating in life hence I sleep it away. I have neither the motivation nor energy to do more than walk(exercise is what my phsychologist recomended). I`m so tiered of eaverything at this point.I`m wondering if anything can be suggested.

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replied July 2nd, 2011
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Welcome to ehealthforum. From the description of your symptoms, it seems likely that you’re suffering from severe depression. For the same, I’ll suggest you to consult a psychiatrist & maybe a clinical psychologist also as you may require rounds of psychological counseling and drugs to overcome the depressive illness you seem to be going through.

A consultation with a neurologist should also help as you might need further tests like an MRI of the brain to rule out any residual injury to the brain. Meanwhile, I’ll also suggest reading some inspirational books as I have seen a lot of my patients benefiting from them. Apart from that, try doing regular physical exercise by joining a gym. Exercise is of paramount importance because it releases endorphins from the body. Do not indulge in any drinking or substance abuse. Also you should start reading good books, employing relaxation techniques like meditation, spending time in your favorite activities and interacting with people.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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