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i am on seroxat 5 months, the last few days i have become depressed,

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i am on seroxat 5 months, the last few days i have become depressed, why is this? noel
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. K replied 5 years ago.

There are several possibilities. Often medicines don't help even if the seroxat has been helpful until now, maybe you will still experience some increased depression every now & then. Definitely think back to make sure there have been no other changes lately that could explain this (change in health, change in medicines, season changes, stressors, etc).


It's also possible that you may need a slightly higher dose. Although some people can do well for years on a particular dose of antidepressant, others get tolerant over time...and some even need to switch meds at some point.


I have also seen a lot of patients who start to feel better with medication but then ignore other important things to stay healthy (exercise, nutrition, psychotherapy, stress management, self-help books, etc).


Unless the depression you are experiencing is severe (in which case contact your doctor right away or get to local ER), just keep track over the next several days....if it goes away on its own, it may not be a big deal. I hope this helps. Take care.

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