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I am severely allergic to SSRI's.  I don't want to take an MAO Inhibitor because of the dietary restrictions.  Is there any medicine I can take for depression other than SSRI's or MAO Inhibitors?
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My apologies, I tried to post a response two days ago but it looks as though it never made it.

Anyway, there are lots of options - ranging from a number of medications that have been well studied such as nefazodone, mirtazapine, and the tricyclic antidepressants, to supplements that seem to be effective (although probably somewhat less so) such as hypericum and s-adenosyl methionine. Finally there are a number of medications that are not routinely prescribed for depression that might be of use, and that list is a bit long to put here.

In any event, the answer is yes.

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Thank you so much for the help.  I also got a few suggestions from other subscribers to this website.  You have all given me a place to start.  I will talk to my doctor about all the ideas.  Most of all, I now know there are possibilities, whereas before, I thought I had run out of options.  That glimmer of hope is important.  Thanks again.
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