The List


The following is a listing of antidepressants, homeopathic supplements, and alternative treatments that have failed to put a dent in this thing called depression.

1970s
Tricyclics (don't recall the names)

1980s
No prescription meds

1990s
Prozac
Zoloft (12 years)
Wellbutrin
Paxil

2005-present
Effexor
Lithium
Lamictal
Cymbalta
Trileptal
Risperdal
Ambien
Xanax
Seroquel
Klonopin
Deplin
Abilify
Lexapro
Emsam
Ritalin
Remeron
Cytomel (T3-thyroid hormone)
Aplenzin
Nuvigil
Viibryd
Pristique
Saphris
Ketamine
Brintillix
Fetzima
Trazadone

Homeopathic supplements
St. John's Wort
SAMe
5-HTP
DHEA
Melatonin
Valerian root
Amoryn
Fish oils (omega 3, 6, 9)
Magnesium
Selenium
L-tyrosine
Kava
Flaxseed
Chinese herbs
Vitamin B
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
GABA Complex

"Alternative" treatments
Acupuncture
Meditation
Self help books
Magnetic therapy
Alpha-Stim
Exercise
Prayer
Neurofeedback (aka Biofeedback)
Hypnosis
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)
TNS (Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation)
Massage

Therapy
One on one counseling
Group therapy
Cognitive therapy
Psychologists
Psychiatrists
A Marriage Counselor
Two Rabbis
A Pastor

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