Depression after psychosis

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Hi, have had depression after going through psychosis and am thinking of changing my antidepressant. At present am on citralopram 40mg, aripiprazole 15mg and lithium 1000mg. Any ideas what antidepressant and has anyone else been through this?

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Louise

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    Hi

    Ive been thro psychosis - it lasted about 9 days -terrifying experience - was on efexor at the time and had been for 15 years. I was taken off efexor and recovered from psychosis after a few days being off it and was just given zopiclone to sleep. I then went high - and was given 600mg quetiapine, a month later i hit the pit of the worst ever depression. Back on efexor plus the quetiapine plus diazepam, then changed to lithium plus efexor, and mirtazapine was added. Still nowhere near right and this has been going on 16 months now.

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    Hi I have Amisulpride for schizophrenia, Pregabalin for anxiety and mirtazapine for depression. I'm on the top does of Mirtazapine and it's the only dose that's worked for me. I've tried 4 different meds for depression over the years and this is the best one for me.

    That said.. It does however make me extremely drowsy but I think my zopiclone sleeping tablet adds to this. I'm so drowsy I can't work while taking the Mirtazapine, so I only use it during an a cute phase. I hate the drug for this.. But it really helps me during a crisis

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    I would suggest escitalopram. Although it is more commonly prescribed for people with anxiety. It has been working well for depression. Doctors are prescribing it more for that now.
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    I am from the USA so I'm not sure if you have this med.  When I was psychotic I was put on Latuda (generic-lurasidine I think).  It did wonders for me.  I've been on it now for three years and have had no returning psychosis.  You do have to take it at night though, it is very sedating
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