Depression and anxiety are two very common problems in the present. Many people have difficulty with treatment regimens and aversion to drugs in particular. Depression is a real illness caused by many different things.
Trauma such as abuse, traumatic events such as losing a loved one or pet, divorce and job loss can all lead to 'attack' of depression. Do not be afraid of depression anxiety treatments. The treatment is not as horrible or scary as it seems.
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If you are new to take anti-depressants know that it takes time for the medicine to give full effect relief. Many people give up before the drug reaches the full level in the body to be effective. If after a few weeks they do not seem to be doing what they are supposed to contact a doctor or psychiatrist for advice.
Sometimes it takes trial of several different drugs before is right for you is found. Anti-depressants are not the only way to treat depression and even may not be the most effective yet. When people start to feel better they tend to slack off or stop taking the drug and can easily recur.
Do not stop the drug without a doctor's approval. Continue taking the medication until the doctor says it is okay to stop. Some people who suffer from chronic or long-term depression may require ongoing regimen of medication depression / anxiety.