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Re: Study--Is the illness cured? JaneB

Posted by JahL on March 31, 2001, at 18:10:50

In reply to Re: Study--Is the illness cured?, posted by JaneB on March 31, 2001, at 16:40:20

> > >"Effexor XR has the proven ability to work long-term to achieve and sustain remission in GAD and in depression, helping patients not only get relief from their symptoms, but also helping them to maintain a complete recovery from their disease."

> Is this "complete recovery from their disease" a recovery while using the medication or recovery to the extent that antidepressants are no longer necessary--is the illness cured???

There is no cure as such 4 depression-the best you can hope for is complete control of symptoms.

I think the 'complete recovery' refers to remission whilst *on* Effexor itself.

After a suitable period of time, some (lucky!) individuals can wean off ADs w/o reoccurrence of their depression. However you need only ask Scott to appreciate the potential pitfalls of discontinuing a med that works...

J.


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