Our expert says:
I wonder what diagnosis your psych made - its always important to ask that, and for an explanation of how the recommended treatment will help that identified condition. Cipralex is popular with some doctors in treating depression, but its a bit odd to also start seroquel if this is the first episode of depression, as it'd make more sense in a depression no responding after more orthodox treatments, or with a firm diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
As I don't know why your shrink prescribed seroquel in the first place, I can't really recommend an increase - but of course you may choose to follow his absentee advice in this regard.
Remember, drugs can be really useful in correcting chemical problems, but they don't help in the way a therapy like CBT does, to enable you to learn to avoid stress and to handle it better when its unavoidable.
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