Our expert says:
Cipralex seems awfully fashionable among GPs at present, and I don't understand why. IF you have a properly diagnosed significant Major Depressive Disorder, then any of a number of good modern antidepressants could indeed help you. None of them, including Cipralex, help deal with basic problems of sad events one has to tackle --- for that, it would be much more useful to see a good therapist providing CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) which helps you improve your skills at thinking constructively and solving problems rather than being overwhelmned by them. With some of the ADs, Some people experience some symptoms if they stop them suddenly, but you don't become addicted to them However, again, this is not a problem with CBT. See a counsellor, and you'll get through this perhaps better than you expect.
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