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Re: treatment length Jay2112

Posted by linkadge on October 21, 2022, at 18:01:45

In reply to Re: treatment length gman22, posted by Jay2112 on October 2, 2022, at 18:46:42

I would respectfully disagree with Jay. If you feel that your depression improves to the point that you can get off meds, then there may be benefits to doing so. Psych meds are not harmless and we are learning more about some long term effects. As much as I hate to admit, there is an increased risk of some forms of dementia and heart conditions, for example, with long term psych med use. Although it is not fully clarified, it does appear to be above and beyond the risk posed by depression itself.

So, if you go into remission and can get off meds, then go for it. As far as the duration of treatment, traditional guidelines suggested 6-12 months after remission (I believe).

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