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Q: Started taking anti-depressants but dont want to, they make me feel good but can I still feel this without em?

I have been going to a therapist for a month, they suggested to see my doctor since they cant pre-scribe anything.   My doctor put my on one anti-depressant 2 weeks ago and then assigned me a phyciatrist.  I went to the phyciatrist yesterday and he and I came to a conclusion that the one kind I have been taking has…

A: Best answer: (by Tweetybird, a.k.a. Laurel Harper) Whether you remain on antidepressant therapy for life greatly depends on the cause of your depression.   If it’s situational, you may resolve it with a combination of short-term anti-depressant use and psychological therapy. If it’s due to a medical condition, managing and controlling, if not resolvong, the condition may resolve the depression.   If the cause is a chronic. incurable condition or due to an abnormality in brain chemistry, life-long antidepressant therapy is the most effective way along with counselling to develop coping strategies.In any event, when you feel ready you may request that antidepressant tapering begin at any time.   In some cases, self-revelation and acquired coping skills can take the place of medication.  But bear in mind that it’s not shameful or a sign of weakness to rely on antidepressants for the rest of your life.  It can be a wise decision.I’m a nurse.