2/18/08 #7 - Depression made worse by antidepressants?

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    I suffer from Hemiplegic Migraines and Status Migrainous. When taking anti-depressants, I become depressed. I know this sounds crazy, but is there any evidence that people become more depressed while on anti-depressants? Thanks, Robyn.

     

     

    Answer:

     

    Dear Robyn;

     

    I believe that when people become more depressed while they are on antidepressants that that usually means that the clinical depression has gotten worse and that is has not been caused by the antidepressant medication. People love to blame medications for their problems but clinical situations, like depression, will fluctuate markedly from time to time. Seek out a depression expert and have them work with your headache expert.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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Published On: February 15, 2008