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What Do I Do If My Depression Medication Doesn’t Work
It can seem cruel when you're doing everything right - seeing a doctor and taking the prescribed medication - when your depression simply does not improve. It can feel like you’re totally alone and you’re never going to get well again, but you shouldn’t give up hope because you are not alone.
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How Depression Affects The Body: Physical Symptoms
The body can be impacted by negative & positive catalysts. When considering the ramifications of a mental health condition such as depression, you may assume it only disrupts the functions of the mind. However, people who suffer from clinical depression also experience the physical effects.
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ECT or TMS for Treating Depression

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ECT or TMS for Treating Depression
Depression is an expensive illness, both in medical costs and lack of productivity. The first line of treatment usually begins with the use of antidepressants called SSRIs. When the SSRIs no longer become effective, patients are switched to other kinds of antidepressants and then to other kinds of medication.
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What to Do When Traditional Therapy Is Not Working
Therapy is one of the best ways to deal with stress and depression, but it may not work all the time. Nevertheless, the fact that therapy may not work in some cases does not mean that you are beyond redemption. There are several alternatives to therapy that may help you deal with psychological problems.
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I came across this article from The Atlantic, printed last year. The title is For Depression, Prescribing Exercise before Medication, and talks about the research about exercise as a way to lift depression, before medication.  One point the article makes is that as a society, we are told, and perhaps believe, the 'cure' for depression is a pill. One psychiatrist in the article wryly stated, "There are no televised pharmaceutical ads for running." Perhaps if ...
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Need Help Paying for Medication?

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Medication is typically a vital part of treating depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizoaffective disorders, and more recently, treating chemical dependency. Even with private health insurance, medications for these conditions can be expensive. At the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance's website, they have a page which lists many pharmaceutical companies' websites for patient financial assistance. If you have insurance you may not be eligible for the programs; however, depending on...
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