Posted by alexandra_k on November 13, 2004, at 3:30:47
In reply to anhedonia, posted by anxiety_free on November 13, 2004, at 2:32:35
Hi there. I have dysthymia (chronic low grade depression) and I am on Effexor (for anxiety / depression) and Olanzapine (for sleep and anxiety). What I have found to be most helpful for that, however (in combination with meds) is psychotherapy, and (much as I hate to admit it) things such as activity scheduling (Ugh).
I worry about meds as they can become a 'quick fix' and thus ultimately addicitve 'solution'. I have found that the meds that work well work too well, and the last thing I need is a new addiction.
I hope you feel better soon... :-)