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Re: James' Ideas - A Question

Posted by stjames on December 29, 2001, at 14:36:31

In reply to Re: James' Ideas - A Question, posted by dove on December 28, 2001, at 11:49:15

> > If someone has been on ADs for a relatively short period & then tapers off them after their depression is judged clinically better, or "cured", the relapses seem to be much less than those who are on ADs for a couple of years or more.

To be honest, I have never found the above to be true.

> I just read an article or abstract within the last two months that stated quite a different opinion on this subject. It stated that extending the length of time on the AD treatment proved to lessen the number of relapses significantly in those who had either suffered from a relapse in the past; or, were at risk (in their opinion) for a relapse in the future due to circumstance, genetics, and/or any co-morbid diseases, even if they had been clinically dxed as "better".

And the above to be very true.

Treating for 6 months to a year gives a better outcome that just a few months. Treating for just a few months makes it more likely to relapse.





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