>diagnosed with psychotic depression
>get on risperidone and zoloft
>gain 15 pounds in 3 weeks and still not cured
fellow psychotically depressed "cyborg" here. Have to say that the combo of Zoloft & Risperidone works to nullify all of the symptoms that arise with that diagnosis. Currently though my insurance was canceleed right when I was going to receive some meds after being off of them for like 4 months; just focus on taking them regularly and maybe start working out. That is the best advice I can give you.
>expects to cure depression
>with fucking SSRIs
there are no known cures
the closest thing we have are NMDA antagonists that can increase neuroplasticity and potentially stimulate growth in the hippocampus, they have something like 80% efficacy, but only in the short term, and chronic use of these drugs is associated with brain damage.
depression isn't fully understood, and different things can manifest depression like symptoms because the criteria is so loose
the answer definitely isn't too rapid reuptake of serotonin or norepinephrine, that much is clear