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Other than SSRIs, has anything else worked for depression?

  • 04-11-2022 4:30am
    Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭

    I have been depressed for a long time. I have tried almost all the SSRIs.

    More recently, I have been prescribed an SSNRI by a psychiatrist. This has not worked and I am due to go back to her soon.

    The only thing which has given me any relief is an atypical antidepressant called valdoxan/agomelatine.

    Are there any other atypical antidepressants etc anyone could recommend for me to suggest to my psychiatrist as I am at my absolute wits end of treatments?

    I have heard of Mirtazapine and am going to write this down to bring to her but are there any others as she seems open to following my lead?

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,175 Mod ✭✭✭✭HildaOgdenx

    Mod Note - OP I have moved your thread to the Health forum as it is probably more suitable to it.

    Local charter now applies.

    All the best.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7

    Post deleted as previous post deleted for violating charter

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,513 ✭✭✭Naked Lepper

    Mirtazapine is working well for me. Side effects include being quite sleepy and hungry. Much better response than SSRI and started working quickly.

    GP gave a choice between mirt and amitriptyline, both meant to be good alts to ssri. I havent tried amitriptyline as it is not needed since mirt is effective.