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Re: Dr Kramer - I have the same question

Posted by Dr. Kramer on April 4, 2002, at 13:18:59

In reply to Dr Kramer - I have the same question, posted by mair on April 3, 2002, at 8:21:03

> I can't say that I've ever reached quite as enduring a stage of remission as Allison, but my profile is not dissimilar and I might be where she has been if I made the major kind of lifestyle change that she did.
> I too know and accept that I'm on the ADs for life plan, but what I don't really understand is what chronic, somewhat treatment resistant depression means in terms of an anticipated quality of life. Is a lasting remission possible, or is it more likely that people such as us will always face intermittent bouts of major depression, perhaps in spite of positive lifestyle changes we might make?
> Thanks
> Mair

To add to what I said to Allison:

To a certain extent all depression is chronic and recurrent. You may only get one or two episiodes in a life, or many more, but it's not like an infection for which you can kill all the bacteria and be done with it. You always have the vulnerablity to it. On the other hand, there so many good treatments that that I believe the quality of life for sufferers will continue to improve.




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