Our expert says:
I actually consider that these episodes when one feels so understandably and naturally upset by real-life situations, are best dealt with by counselling or CBT, rather than by mere chemicals.
And if started on such a drug, one should come off it only when the shrink has re-assessed the situation and recommended this, and on the timetable he suggests. Withdrawal symptoms can occur, but are more commonly anxiety-like rather than resembling depression, and apply where there has been a genuine chemical depression rather than natural upset
And half a tablet is indeed an option.
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