Our expert says:
The risk of a depression recurring is high if one stops the medication too early, and without the good advice of a shrink --- generally, even if one is feeling well, one needs to remain on the meds for at least around 9 months. Links between depression, its treatment, and heart disease are highly complex. But it won't GIVE you a heart disease if you don't already have one. See a GP at least or cardioloigst to have your heart checked up and I doubt they'll find something wrong --- and see a proper shrink for re-assessment and advice on treatment of that Depression. CBT counselling, if available is a highly effective treatment for depression, without side-effects
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.