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Suggest remedies for major depressive disorder

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder. I have tried several ssri's and snri. I just never have any energy. The medication helps with anxiety and depression but I don't have and energy. What should I ask my doctor to add to my Pristiq or what should I consider next?
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Modafinil can help in such symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM for your health related doubts.

I can understand your concern. It is common in depressive patients to show reduced concentration, poor energy, fatiguability in addition to conventional symptoms. Most of the antidepressants results in no significant improvement.

Drugs like Modafinil or Armodafinil can be used in your case. Either of theses rugs results in improvement of activity levels and supplements the actions of patients of depression. These helps to improve the focus and concentration also. You cant think of these drugs, please discuss with your doctor for the drugs I have mentioned.

Thanks, Hope this helps you. Please don't hesitate to ask again for more doubts.
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Brief Answer: Modafinil can help in such symptoms. Detailed Answer: Hello thanks for asking from HCM for your health related doubts. I can understand your concern. It is common in depressive patients to show reduced concentration, poor energy, fatiguability in addition to conventional symptoms. Most of the antidepressants results in no significant improvement. Drugs like Modafinil or Armodafinil can be used in your case. Either of theses rugs results in improvement of activity levels and supplements the actions of patients of depression. These helps to improve the focus and concentration also. You cant think of these drugs, please discuss with your doctor for the drugs I have mentioned. Thanks, Hope this helps you. Please don't hesitate to ask again for more doubts.