Our expert says:
I think you deserve a second opinion, and should see a good local psychiatrist ( specialist ) for a full re-assessment and a discussion of all treatment options. Counselling of the Cognitive-Behaviour therapy ( CBT ) form helps greatly with Depression. I wonder to what extent a significant part of the problem may be Grief ( which does not respond to antidepressants ) rather than Depression. The shrink would need to clarify the cause of your sleep problems, and find a better solution than adcodol. With chronic use it has numerous significant risks, including dependency, both on the sedative component, and the codeine ( which can also cause constipation, and is related to morphine ).
GP's try their best to help, but if things are not working out well, see the appropriate specialist ( the psychiatrist ) for a full re-assessment and a new treatment plan, including a way for deal with the sleeping problems and to gradually come off the Adcodol
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