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I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and panic attack disorder. It has been going on for around 10 years. I have suffered many head traumas over the course of my life. Could my mental health issues be related traumatic brain injuries, or even possibly hormones? I ask because I have been on every type of antidepressant, and none have helped at all.

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replied July 7th, 2014
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thank you for asking
if the traumas are self self induced then i am sure they are related with depression. if they are accidents then i am sure they are not correlated.
now depression not getting controlled by medicines is because medicines are never enough alone to combat such depression. it needs cognitive and behavioural therapies and a lot of psychotherapies to help out with a diverse modification in diet and lifestyle.

discuss the following management options with your psychiatrist for further guidance.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
Atypical antidepressants
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)


Types of psychotherapy that have been used for the treatment of major depressive disorder, especially in the pediatric population, include the following:

Behavior therapy
Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Family therapy
Group psychotherapy
Interpersonal psychotherapy
Interpersonal therapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Supportive psychotherapy

In mild cases, psychosocial interventions are often recommended as first-line treatments. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) guideline supports this approach but notes that combining psychotherapy with antidepressant medication may be more appropriate for patients with moderate to severe major depressive disorder.[4]

Electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective treatment for depression. The indications for ECT include the following:

Need for a rapid antidepressant response
Failure of drug therapies
History of good response to ECT
Patient preference
High risk of suicide
High risk of medical morbidity and mortality

Stimulation techniques

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is approved by the FDA for treatment-resistant major depression.

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has been approved by the FDA for use in adult patients who have failed to respond to at least 4 adequate medication and/or ECT treatment regimens. The stimulation device requires surgical implantation.

take care and visit our depression health center meanwhile for further guidance.

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