Posted by bleauberry on July 1, 2012, at 17:55:47
In reply to Depression that worsens with age?, posted by Bryn B on July 1, 2012, at 10:21:32
I think depression does get worse with age. Scanning hundreds of articles on pubmed over the years, the general trend looks to me the older the age the better response to norepinephrine/dopamine strategies rather than ssri strategies.
Some people get a full effect but a lot of us get only the band aid effect at best. Imo the best way to improve that is to help the body in all ways possible, and taking herbs that counter some of the common causes of symptoms. If a med switch is needed, then try to see if there are any clues or common denominators with other med trials you did, maybe try a different category of ADs.