Our expert says:
There is a form of depression spread out thinly, not so severe but long-lasting, but now you are describing a more severe and major depression. If you are seeing a clinical psychol;ogist, then IF they are using CBT, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or a version of it, the only method with loads of evidence that it is effective in treating depression, that's excellent.
I hope, by the way, that you are discussing these queries and concerns with your own psychiatrist and psychologist, who know your problems in detail.
Frankly, I am puzzled by your medication. If this is a first episode of major depression, I don't understand why you are on 3 different antidepressants at the same time. ANy one of them is likely to help you, and I see no advantage to taking three of them at low doses, rather than one at normal doses. All of them CAN produce weight gain, or loss of libido, in SOME of the people who take them. Combining them, these side-effects would be more likely, but increased benefits not likely. Lexamil ( escitalopram ) and Cilift ( Citalopram ) are very closely related chemically, and I have never heard of them being combined. And I have never come across anyone combining either of them with Lantonon.
I would suggest you perhaps think of seeing a different psychiatrist for a second opinion if you are at all concerned about taking all 3 of these drugs.
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