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Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 month ago

do you really have to take antidepressants if you've been depressed in the past?

I've been depressed, now I'm not the happiest person in the world, I just get by,...

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  • 1 month ago

    Please ask your doctor thanks and try free

    Cognitive behaviour therapy see

    Moodgym ANU

    Thanks

    Very best wishes

    Mars

    Source:) Study and Ethics

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  • 1 month ago

    You can discuss with your doctor about weaning off the anti-depressants. Your doctor will probably be open to the idea, but will do it very slowly because if you stop too quickly it can cause a lot of difficulties.

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  • 1 month ago

    There's a variety of things that are good for preventing cases of depression that people who are prone to depression should know about. It's not known for sure what the best one is, but it's safe to say that healthy lifestyle is something we all need, and it can help prevent depressions. Study of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy suggest that this can be helpful as a preventative measure. The Mindfulness Center of Oxford University, where MBCT was developed, recommends Mindfulness, a book by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. The book lets the reader access audio for guided exercises online.

    One reason why it's important to know about non-drug treatments is that an antidepressant can work very well for a long time and suddenly stop working.

    More information in this answer, under DEPRESSION TREATMENTS, including a book by the therapist/researcher who headed a university lifestyle depression project -

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20150... 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No,you do not need to take it.

    If you feel depression coming on,take it again.

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  • Jesere
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    1 month ago

    Is your depression from a situation or a chemical imbalance?

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Of course you don't HAVE to.  You don't HAVE to use any medicine, but for instance, it is rare for someone who KNOWS he has very high blood pressure not to take medication.

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