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Posted by: mary | 2012-03-05

depression

what over the counter antidepressants are there?

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None whatsoever. Like almost all serious medications, they need a prescription for your safety - this means you need to see a doctor for a proper assessment and diagnosis, and then you can discuss treatment options. Otherwise it'd be too easy for you to gdiagnose yourself ( but you could get it dangerously wrong ) take the wrong medicine, get no better and maybe harm yourself.
NOTHING sold over the counter is an effective antidepressant.
If you're short on cash, go to a state / provincial hospital or clinic, to see a doctor and get a prescription which will be priced at their pharmacy according to your income.

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Posted by: Liza | 2012-03-05

None that are proven to work. You could take St John''s Wort - but there''s no real proof that it works better than a placebo. If you''re truly suffering from depression, it''s best to see a specialist psychiatrist for diagnosis and medication. If you can''t afford private, you can go to your nearest government clinic and get a referral to see a state psychiatrist. The clinics provide various anti-depressants free of charge. The public hospitals usually provide a greater range of anti-depressants, but it''s usually not free like the clinics - you pay according to your income.

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Liza

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2012-03-05

None whatsoever. Like almost all serious medications, they need a prescription for your safety - this means you need to see a doctor for a proper assessment and diagnosis, and then you can discuss treatment options. Otherwise it'd be too easy for you to gdiagnose yourself ( but you could get it dangerously wrong ) take the wrong medicine, get no better and maybe harm yourself.
NOTHING sold over the counter is an effective antidepressant.
If you're short on cash, go to a state / provincial hospital or clinic, to see a doctor and get a prescription which will be priced at their pharmacy according to your income.

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