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Forum Name: Psychiatric Topics

Question: RECURRING DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY


 Roland - Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:54 am

Hi

I am being treated for depression and use 150 mg of bupropion daily along with 300 mg Seroquel nightly. After a year I finally overcame my depression after trying various anti-depressants (which worsened the condition). However, my depression is coming back and my anxiety is returning as I'm starting a new year at university. I have extreme difficulty with sleeping and cannot use benzodiazepines due to former tollerance and addiction - 150 mg of amitriptyline did not work as well. My psychiatrist does not recommend an increased dosage of bupropion as I have a tendency to develop hypomania. I undergo psychotherapy and have been hospitalized in the past. I really don't have the energy to fight this losing battle anymore - but I want to live as I recovered so well from depression and know I can be happy. Please - What can I do ?
 Tim W Latsko - Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:59 pm

Roland;
First you are not fighting a loosing a battle....
Let me recommend that you discuss your medication concerns with you pyschiatrist and if an agreeable treatment approach is not reached regarding your medication; request that he refer you another Psychiatrist.

As for your therapist find a therapist whose approach is rogerian in nature; I think you may find that appriach helpful......tegards tim

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