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I was diagnosed with treatment resistant "double depression"

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I was diagnosed with treatment resistant "double depression" around 15 and went through about 12 antidepressants, antipsychotics, etc. I also was diagnosed with GAD and severe anxiety (genetics and then environmental events triggered it). After struggling for years, I finally found a therapist and a psychiatrist that I absolutely love. My question is this: Wellbutrin SR, 200 mg has been the only thing that has worked for my depression. After a month, my depression is 75% better. The anxiety has gotten out of hand - we tried Ativan, didn't work, so now I'm on 15mg of Buspar 2-3 times a day and up to 2mg of Xanax twice a day. I feel like a new person, not "altered" just normal. My question is how long can I stay on these meds and are they too much?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

I had an abusive childhood, struggled with anorexia in college and then my mother died of cancer two years ago after a long fight. Then my fiancé and I broke up because I found out he was hiding a long term pill addiction.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?

I have celiac's disease which affects my mood and immune system so sometimes that adds to depression. Also, they want to test me for adult ADHD.

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