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Is there a treatment for depression and stress that doesn't require to take daily medicines ?

Hello After a relationship break up i was diagnosed with chronic depression . I have been on and off Escitalopram from 10mg to 30 mg currently i am on 20mg. The reason i keep swapping is because i become stressed tired and forgetful and fail to take my medication. Last time i stopped for 7 days and only realised when i started crying over an issue at work I was then told that i had been on a slide for about 4 days from my co-workers. As I am back on them though just on 10mg for another week before going back to 20mg and still feeling not back to normal is this a permanent set back as i really am feeling extremly depressed approximatly 10 times worse than before i started taking them. I am seeing a physciatrist (second visit tonight) though talking dosnt seem to be working as i am now in a very negative mood. and at times can tell i am unresponsive though i can not help it.. I think of suicide alot but am unable to do something like that due to my 2 daughters thankfully Is there a medication for deprssion that does not require to be taken daily or am i gonna be like this for the rest of my life with ups and downs when ever i forget to take my medication?
Asked On : Tue, 29 Mar 2011
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Irregularity in taking medicines seems to be the reason of such relapse. You switch on to 30 mg Ecitilopram in night with 0.5 mg of Clonazepam. It will take 14 days more to come out of your problem. When you become clinically improved we will chalk out the future plan of your medication. Remain under advise of your treating Psychiatrist. Presently no Psychotherapy will work till you get relief but do not live alone, try to interact with your friends regarding your problems..
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