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I Want to Die, Is There Any Hope for Me

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** I Want to Die, Is There Any Hope for Me? **

By Nancy Schimelpfening, About.com Guide

Updated October 17, 2012

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*Question: *I Want to Die, Is There Any Hope for Me?
I have been depressed for a very long time and I just want to die and get
it over with. Is there any hope for me to ever recover from my depression
and live a normal life?
*Answer: *

Like many depressed people I have spoken with over the years, you feel as
if you want to die because you see no other way to end your suffering. But,
you would prefer to live if only you could find a way to feel happy.
Although it may be hard to see it when you are feeling deeply depressed,
there is hope for you. Depression is a treatable illness and there are many
options that may help you. Even if one treatment does not help, this does
not mean that another treatment won't.

The first-line treatments for depression, which will help the majority of
people, include:

· *Medications*
Medications called antidepressants are generally the first treatment that
your doctor will try. If you have already tried an antidepressant without
success, this does not necessarily mean that you should give up. Sometimes
it's a matter of trying a different antidepressant or finding the right
combination of antidepressants.

In the STAR*D study, which sought to determine the best treatment strategy
when an initial antidepressant fails


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