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Loss of concentration, memory loss, cannot sleep. Do not want anti depressant

Hi yes in the last 3 years its got worse i have loss of concentration, memory loss , don t care, can t be bothered and my personallity has gone, and i cant sleep i am only 43, i have tried councilling and trying herbel medication at the moment but don t want anti depressent but i cannot go on feeling like this as i am still only young but i don t want to feel like this for the rest of my life and i am getting more concerned everyday but i do enjoy life
Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Hello...you believe or not you are having depression...and it is causing you so many problem....you have tried various modality but it has not helped you..no you have to try on antidepressants ...what make you dislike them is important....if you are worried about addiction, than let it be clear to your psychiatrist and they will make it possible for you to have benefit with out dependence on it....but these drugs takes time to act and need to be taken for long period to have a persistent effect...secondly if you are worried about some side effects than you should be aware that there are wide variety of medicine and you can be prescribed according to your preference...
See there are only few ways of treatment...therapy by psychologist, Herbal medicine, antidepressants and ECT , rTMS.....a type of brain stimulation procedure....
Out of these first two have not shown effect
If you are not ready for anti depressants than you most probably will not be comfortable with ECT
So you are left with very less choices
Final call is your
Take care
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Loss of concentration, memory loss, cannot sleep. Do not want anti depressant

Hello...you believe or not you are having depression...and it is causing you so many problem....you have tried various modality but it has not helped you..no you have to try on antidepressants ...what make you dislike them is important....if you are worried about addiction, than let it be clear to your psychiatrist and they will make it possible for you to have benefit with out dependence on it....but these drugs takes time to act and need to be taken for long period to have a persistent effect...secondly if you are worried about some side effects than you should be aware that there are wide variety of medicine and you can be prescribed according to your preference... See there are only few ways of treatment...therapy by psychologist, Herbal medicine, antidepressants and ECT , rTMS.....a type of brain stimulation procedure.... Out of these first two have not shown effect If you are not ready for anti depressants than you most probably will not be comfortable with ECT So you are left with very less choices Final call is your Take care