Our expert says:
Either an antidepressant is helping sinificantly ( after a 2-3 week period of getting used to them ) or it is not. If it is helping, there's no point in cutting DOWN the dose once an effective dose ahas been reached --- too low a dose is likely to have no benefits at all and to be wasted. If you are "getting very depressed" I don't understand why you would be cutting down and stopping the meds ?
Ask about the availability of some CBT counselling which is also highly effective for depression, panic and stress-related problems, including phobias, and has lasting benefits in enabling you to learn how to handle such stresses and episodes in the future.
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