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Thankyou for reading this. I have problems with depression

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hello. thankyou for reading this. I have problems with depression and have tried many medications for it. I also have arthritis, scoliosis, and other problems that I take prescription pain meds for. I have found that taking ANY antidepressants, mood stabilizers, or antiphycotics, stops the pain meds from working. what else is out there that might help me with depression that is in another category of medications?? thank you!
JA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?
Customer: Ive been dealing with this problem for over ayear
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

The drugs for depression are SSRIs, MAOIs and others which block the various neurotransmitters. Thus all these drugs may have similar side effects.

Following herbs can be tried for depression;

1) Ginkgo
2) St. John's wort

There are other therapies which can be tried as following;

1) Psychotherapy;
a) Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
b) Interpersonal therapy
c) Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBC
d) Psychodynamic psychotherapy

2) Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

3) Physical activity and exercise contribute to recovery from major depressive disorder.

4) Stress reduction techniques.

5) Massage and physical therapy

6) Acupuncture.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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