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Forums / Treatments, health professionals and therapies / Treatment resistant depresson

Topic: Treatment resistant depresson

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  1. cherrub55
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    7 July 2018

    After so many different medications, therapies, I was diagnosed with T.R.D. over 25 YEARS later!. (I suffer PTSD, SURVIVOR GUILT, ANXIETY,)

    I DID ALL I COULD MYSELF AS WELL AS THEARPY, I SAUGHT HELP IN MY 30'S, NOW 59 & DECLYNING MENTALLY, ONTOP OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS!

    "IV NOTICED NOT A LOT HAS BEEN ADDRESSED RE: TRD.

    I'D LIKE TO TRY & FIND OTHERS WHO SUFFER THIS & THEIR THOUGHTS? SO SO MANY YEARS WASTED, IV LOST FAMILY & FRIENDS, & NOW? SUFFER ALONE. AFTER SO LONG, WHY HAVENT PROFFESSONALS ACKNOWLEDGED THIS,OR HELP ME "LIVED WITH IT"?

  2. geoff
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    7 July 2018 in reply to cherrub55

    Hello Cherrub55, and a warm welcome to you.

    I understand that ' treatment-resistant depression' must be very difficult or you, just before I go on there was a thread 'Long term treatment resistant depression & Anxiety- what next? ' by radarsan on 23 August 2016 and 9 replies were made and one by Dr. Kim who used to be our medical advisor but has apparently moved on now.

    This is where you are treated for depression but your symptoms haven't improved and normal treatments aren't enough so perhaps consulting a psychiatrist who deal with mental health conditions, I'm sorry if this has already happened.

    There are other ways of tackling this and these are what you can consider with your doctor, ECT, Transcranial magnetic stimulation.

    With antidepressants it took quite awhile to find the right AD, my doctor kept prescribing one after the other until finally the one I'm now taking actually works and been on it for so long I can't remember.

    The dose had to be changed where I now take the max dosage, so if for some reason it's not working as it was before, then I'll have to start a new AD.

    I don't like changing medication, but you can get to that previous thread by typing it in the search bar above.

    Geoff.

  3. Lee lee 73
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    7 August 2018 in reply to cherrub55

    Hi Cherrub55,

    So sorry to hear about what you're going through.

    I can so relate. I've had chronic depression for 10yrs now. I'm at breaking point with meds - nothing seems to work and even with my psychologist , I'm done with talking in circles. I haven't been diagnosed with resistant depression but sure feels like it. Anyways I wanted to share this with you - I looked into /researched clinical trials for depression in hospitals and institutions etc. There seems to be safe and well managed trial treatments that include non medication. As of next week I begin a trial treatment. Am looking forward to being part of assisting research and if it helps me it's a bonus.

    Hang in there Cherrub55. Xx

  4. geoff
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    7 August 2018 in reply to Lee lee 73

    Hello Lee lee, I'm sorry for how you are feeling, but would be very interested in this trial you are about to take on.

    Geoff.

  5. Lee lee 73
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    7 August 2018 in reply to geoff

    Hi Geoff,

    Thank you for your kind words.

    I'm not exactly sure what I'm allowed/not allowed to mention but its a trial on new medication that doesn't target /stimulate the brain cells. It's aim is to provide a more instant affect. I live on the sunshine coast and it is being trialled at the mind and Neuroscience institute.

    Lee

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