Our expert says:
Yes, a Mafor Depressive Disorder CAN last that long. In many of us, the disorder may be lifelong in the sense that we retain the possibility of further episodes, and may need chronic treatment - but fortunately not in the sense of being several depressed in the long-term. CBT is important, and of course treatment supervised by a good psychiatrist and not only a GP.
It is unfortunate that this particular episode seems to be unduly lengthy and stubborn, but it will lift.
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