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Suggest treatment for depression

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Posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
you can try lithium, and for sleep seroquel

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing to us. I read your history thoroughly. You have passed through a very difficult phase of life and you are really a survivor cum fighter. The way you narrated your problem suggests that your cognition is still good.

Lithium is a good option for depression if you are not able to take SSRI or SNRI. It is rather used in bipolar depression also.

For sleep you can try belsomra if you can tolerate.

Also go for sleep hygiene measures.You can find the same in below link.

sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene

However considering your overall history I recommend seroquel. Even seroquel is used in bipolar depression also. It may even help up to the extent that you need not to take lithum. Discuss with your psychiatrist and go ahead.

Hope I have answered your query, I will be happy to help further.
Regards,
Dr.Chintan Solanki.

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Brief Answer: you can try lithium, and for sleep seroquel Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thanks for writing to us. I read your history thoroughly. You have passed through a very difficult phase of life and you are really a survivor cum fighter. The way you narrated your problem suggests that your cognition is still good. Lithium is a good option for depression if you are not able to take SSRI or SNRI. It is rather used in bipolar depression also. For sleep you can try belsomra if you can tolerate. Also go for sleep hygiene measures.You can find the same in below link. sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene However considering your overall history I recommend seroquel. Even seroquel is used in bipolar depression also. It may even help up to the extent that you need not to take lithum. Discuss with your psychiatrist and go ahead. Hope I have answered your query, I will be happy to help further. Regards, Dr.Chintan Solanki.