At some point, isn't the person supposed to overcome depression and live medicine free?
Hello Alaska1234. It varies from one individual to another. Depression, be it atypical, major, reactive, endogenous etc can be or might be treated for most of a persons life time given the severity of the diagnosis. Anti depressants are not necessarily a cure or cure all. They are a tool to help the individual function, and cope in her/his daily routine. Regards pledge
The tool that helps most is the antidepressant while receiving therapy. Therapy does diminish depression. That has been proven in the literature. I have been on and off since my twenties. Sometimes I make enough serotonin and sometimes I do not. Big events trigger it. Life gets better, I learn better coping skills and go for years before I am deficient again. Others simply need the med for the balance in the brain and the skills to deal with the stress and anxiety. If you are willing to work on it, you can change your life. Pills only do part... Karen
I think someone who starts taking the drug it will be lifetime. With the drugs effect causing the person to just not care about the things events that caused the depression in the first place. The person no longer cares and never address the problems issues that gave cause to be depressed. Without addressing the issues that caused the depression how can you not be depressed? You should be depressed, that's the normal to be depressed after bad events.
Masking the depression is just that a life time lobotomy of real human feelings. I would try and find away to directly look at the issues causing depression if you can. Some chains we carry will not go away but must be accepted and lived with. Maybe depressed for life but at least you know with what has happened to you those feelings are just, if your not depressed your not normal.
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