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Other Effexor Alternatives

When medication, therapy, and the combination of these treatments proves ineffective, or work too slowly to relieve severe symptoms, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be considered.
 
Some people may also consider complementary or alternative treatments for depression. Complementary or alternative treatments may include:
 

 

(Click Natural Remedies for Depression or Acupuncture and Depression for more information on what research has shown regarding these alternative treatments.)
 

Effexor Alternatives: A Summary

There are several Effexor alternatives, including other medications and therapy. Talk with your healthcare provider if Effexor is not working for you or your child or if you are experiencing bothersome Effexor side effects. You may need to try one of the other depression treatments.
 
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