Our expert says:
Its hard to predicty how long it should take for particular treatments to work. generally, antidepressants need some t2o to three weeks to show whether they are going to be helpful. Remember that only 60-70 % of us respond well the thr first AD tried, so any competent shrink continues to monitor and assess the response to medication, and should be ready to recognize when a drug is not proving useful, and to substirute another.
Psychological counselling can be very helpful indeed in depression or anxiety disorder, but the best evidence is only in favour of CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) and closely related methods, and not the old-fashioned wishy-washy analytic methods. Sometimes your spopuse or pother close family members may notice improvements in you before you do.
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