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Re: Do antidepressants work ?

Posted by jenny80 on May 3, 2007, at 16:34:28

In reply to Re: Do antidepressants work ?, posted by linkadge on May 3, 2007, at 16:15:46

Thanks for you posts.
I have suffered from dysthymia with episodes of major depression that last weeks to months at a time. When i am dysthymic i manage to function, go to work occasionally watch a film at the cinema or go for a meal. I always tend to feel that I'm not really enjoying myself. I always feel tired and tend to want to sleep a lot.
At the moment i guess i'm in a major depressive eipsode. Here i feel hopeless, cry a lot, don't have much of an appetite. I also feel i can't actually speak to any of my family. Its as if i don't have the energy to open my mouth. I feel emotionally numb. Sleep has always tended to be normal to oversleeping. I have never really had insomnia. I can't concentrate either and just want to lie in bed. I don't even have the energy to feed my self. My sister helps by making me an evening meal otherwise i would lie in bed.
I went through a few years where i was suffering from body dysmorphic disorder too.
The anorexia and bulimia are completely over too. They were a for of the body dysmorphic problem.
I just don't think the SSRIs do anything for me. The venlafaxine did nothing. I took it while i was having CBT at university. I still stayed in most of the time, did not have friends and at times became suicidal again. I tool the dose of 150 mg once a day which i believe only exerts serotinergic effect at this dose. Its difficult to say if venlafaxine did anything. I certainly remember crying most days and lying in bed while taking it.
what do you think about moclobemde or a more noradrenergic type ?




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