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An_202972 posted:
I HAVE A VERY CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER WITH SEVERE DEPRESSION, HER MEDICINE IS NOT REALLY HELPING, I KNOW IN ADDITION TO MEDICATION DIET AND EXCERCISE HELP WITH DEPRESSION BUT SHES ALREADY LOST SO MUCH WEIGHT I DONT THINK LOSING ANY MORE WOULD BE HEALTHY AND SHE HARDLY HAS AN APPETITE AS IT IS...ANY TIPS??
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Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
Is she seeing a doctor? She needs to get in touch with her doc and share her symptoms and concerns and perhaps get her meds changed.
See if you can talk to her and get her to get the help she deserves.
Let us know how she is doing, I'm glad she has you!
Chrissy~ WebMD Community Staff
 
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daynas1234 responded:
i'm no expert or doctor, but have been on all kind of meds for years and some meds make you lose or gain weight and may increase or in your family members case decrease appetite. Call her doctor as soon as possible and see if there are any medications she can switch to then can increase appetite or make her gain some weight. Hope that was a help. Best wishes to you and your family and i hope everything works out.


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