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Depression board


hello, this is the first time i have posted on the depression board-- i have had depression since i was fairly young. my question is accually related to another problem (ADD) and medication...Adderal, so has anyone else on ADD meds. notice it made them feel more depressed? like especially when the meds are wearing off, for me its fairly significant "come down" lately i have alot of stress, i am on zoloft for deporession, but it seems like maybe i should be taking more, some days i don't even want to get out of bed/leave the house. it is becoming a problem, my grades are slipping in school for missing, and at home i am getting nothing done. i have spoken to my fam. doc., my therapyst, AND am seeing the psychologist in a few weeks, wish i could get in sooner as i am hoping he can do something for me, but its hard to get apiontments, and i have to wait long time, any suggestions to keep me going in the meantime? thanks a bunch :) Liz
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i am on zoloft for deporession, but it seems like maybe i should be taking more, some days i don't even want to get out of bed/leave the house. it is becoming a problem, my grades are slipping in school for missing, and at home i am getting nothing done. i have spoken to my fam. doc., my therapyst, AND am seeing the psychologist in a few weeks



Hello,

I am not a doctor, so I don't know if you need to be taking more Zoloft, but you definitely need some sort of change. Your symptoms seem to be serious, and they seem to be worsening.

You say that you are seeing a psychologist soon? Do you mean a psychiatrist? If not, have you considered it? Depression is a serious illness, and psychiatrists are experts in the field. Most family docs just do not have the knowledge/ability to properly manage this (nor should they), you need a specialist to get the best care. Who is managing your other medications?

Good luck.