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My mother is suffering from Chronic depression Our doctor has been trying different drugs in last 12 months but there is no relief We now fear that due to this trial her body may lose the ability to react to any drug Kindly suggest what can be done Should we consult another expert
Asked On : Tue, 29 Mar 2011
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Your mother may be suffering from what we call 'treatment resistant depression'. So, she may be resistant to usual anti-depressants and that's probably why the doctor's trials are not working. In such cases, there are some other modes of treatment that might help. Some of them are psychotherapy, thyroid hormones supplementation, mood stabilizer drugs, etc. You can discuss these options with the doctor. Consulting another expert might not be necessary.

Hope this helps.

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD
Answered: Wed, 6 Apr 2011
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