Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
I can understand that your must be going through a difficult time with your persistent depressive symptoms. 175mg of Zoloft
) is quite a significant dose of the medication. Now, Now, though a majority of people respond well to anti-depressant medication, there will be a proportion of people who respond only partially or have a poor response to treatment.
In such cases, further treatment options include trying different class or combination of anti-depressants, augmenting the antidepressant with other psychiatric medication like an anti-psychotic or a mood-stabilizer, thyroxine
supplementation, etc. In your case, for these negative and suicidal thoughts, psychological therapies (such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT) often give good results. Sometimes, if medication and psychotherapy
fail, Electro-convulsive Therapy (ECT) can also be used as an option.
So, don't get dejected or give up hope at all. There are many options available to tackle her 'resistant' depression
. Just manage to stay afloat till your doctor is able to find her a suitable form of treatment that gives positive results.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar