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My friend suffers from manic depression and has tried commiting suicide. I never know what to say. What is the best anti depressant drug he can take for his Dysthymia? Anything to make calm his mood. I'm desperate.
 
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Welcome to the forum.

I'm sorry but we can't give advice on medications as we are not trained professionals. I would advise your friend to go and see a doctor.
 
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Your friend is very lucky to have someone concerned about him. Manic depression (bipolar) is quite complex as there is more than one type, and he really needs to see a psychiatrist to find the correct treatment, which will depend on the type of symptoms he usually has. There are different types of drugs used for this disorder, and an antidepressant may or may not be suitable.
 
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My friend suffers from manic depression and has tried commiting suicide. I never know what to say. What is the best anti depressant drug he can take for his Dysthymia? Anything to make calm his mood. I'm desperate.
I am not sure if this would work for his condition, but please click on the link below. It might help, although I am not experienced in this field.


http://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/thread105095-3.html
 
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My friends also helped me during my depression. They found a very good pdoc and took me to him. This was the best thing they did because there I diagnosed with bipolar and started treatment. I still continue to see my pdoc and take the drugs. I'm very well now.
 
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