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Major Depression - take Antidepressant for life

By Gary . Created on 22 Oct., 2021
If you’ve been diagnosed with Depression or Major Depression there is a diversity of treatment. Medication, therapy, exercise and perhaps even using techniques of mindfulness. Depression can be episodic or a lifetime experience. So, in the latter case is antidepressant medication for life the best option?
Lifestyle 190 votes | 26 Comments
Yes Antidepressants for life

Yes Antidepressants for life

No alternative treatments

No alternative treatments

Whatever works for you

Whatever works for you

on Oct. 25, 2021
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Whatever works for you
Tracey said 4 weeks ago
My son has been on a variety of antidepressant and other medications over the past 6 years. No one treatment has been effective and he was diagnosed as having treatment resistant major depressive illness. He continues on medication plus also sees his psychiatrist regularly and a psychologist. Compared to where he was at the beginning he has come a long way but it is a constant struggle.
Whatever works for you
Indi said 4 weeks ago
Me, personally I turn to keeping busy which is also therapeutic for me and that’s my hobby as a DIY resin projects. However, it is only a temporary fix but it gets me past the hardest days.
Whatever works for you
Joanne said on Nov. 2, 2021
I have a family member on antidepressants. I do not think she is ready for any alternative methods yet, but once she has stabilized and the doctor recommends a smaller dosage, she can look into treatments that will eventually wean her off them.
Whatever works for you
Gailhenson said on Nov. 2, 2021
Everyone is different
Whatever works for you
Mellisa stewart said on Oct. 29, 2021
I believe trying all venues are great till you find what works for you in the end it's your happiness and if it works whatever it is then that's what counts
Whatever works for you
paults said on Oct. 29, 2021
Agreed. work out what works for your situation
Whatever works for you
Dutchie said on Oct. 26, 2021
I think I know what is best for me
Whatever works for you
Rachelle said on Oct. 26, 2021
I believe people know their bodies best and have the right to choose whatever helps their own health
Whatever works for you
LisaB said on Oct. 26, 2021
I've been on anti depressants on and off for years. I don't like to be on them all the time. I also utilise alternative therapies such as acupuncture when I can afford it, coaching and counselling, meditation etc