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Re: Atypical Depression and Effexor

Posted by Theresa Rae on January 17, 2003, at 12:12:34

In reply to Atypical Depression and Effexor, posted by River1924 on January 16, 2003, at 18:15:31

Thanks for the two above replies. My husband seems to be pretty consistent all year (I don't notice that his depression is connected to the seasons at all). And I worry about his self-medicating...lots of coffee, lots of soda, and when he drinks, it's way too much (he has some compulsive behaviors, like hanging on to EVERY little receipt, scrap of paper, movie stub, etc., and has piles all over the house of his things.)

He is definitely doing a little better than previously (he's taking out the garbage, now, and initiates some other chores himself, like reading to our kids, starting dinner, or shoveling...I definitely did not help his situation by doing everything the past dozen years...(all the bill paying, laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning, child care, etc.) But now that he shows a little improvement, I just want him to get better faster; the more he does, the more hope I feel.

Can anyone give advice to me on how to accomplish a med check for him -- do I talk directly to his doctor, do I schedule an appointment and go with him, or what?




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