How Long Do You Have To Take Celexa? Is It Forever Or Do You Ever Get Over Depression?

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Asked by C Redfeather

How Long Do You Have To Take Celexa? Is It Forever Or Do You Ever Get Over Depression?

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I can understand your concern about taking a medication - especially if it might be "forever." No one can say with certainty how long your depression would last, but many people do recover. A number of those keep taking medication indefinitely as part of their regimen for staying healthy. Others use medication until they feel well enough to work on their recovery in different ways - perhaps psychotherapy, meditation, exercise, nutrition - or all of these and others. It sounds like depression might be a new problem for you. If so, it's important to treat it early - that's your best chance of recovering without relapses. If it isn't treated, each recurrence makes it more and more likely it will stay with you for a long, long time.

We can be more helpful if you offer more information about what you're going through. I hope you'll feel free to write here again.

John

Answered by John Folk-Williams