Suggest treatment for depression
I had started the same medicine stalopam 10mg as prescribed at PGI XXXXXXX
What should I do. What are the side effect of stalopam? Any other medicine is required or continue the same. what counseling she require. Is there any alternate to medicine for this type of problem
As the place is very new to me also hence do not know anybody here.
Yes its the right medicine
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Depression can have a relapse and the same has occured. If she has responded to stalopam earlier she will respond to it again as well. If required the dose may even be increased upto 20mg. It is a safe drug and doesnt have major side effect or contraindications. It may cause some nausea or vomiting and also watch for any bleeding. It happens very rarely.
In addition to medicines she can consider taking up cognitive behavioural therapy - a type of conselling session. That will also help her. If she doesnt respond in 4 weeks the you will have to meet your psychiatrist and further add some more medications.
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if she respond and get ok after taking this medicine. for how much time this medicine should be continue. is this required for whole life or can be discontinue. what is procedure for discontinue.
The treatment of the second episode may be continued for atleast 2-3 years. Ones the treatment is done with the medicine may be gradually reduced over 2 months before discontinuing it.
Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD
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