Our expert says:
Its not so much that one needs permission, but expert advice from the shrink, as to whether the depression has lifted sufficiently for it to be wise to come off the meds without an undue risk of it returning. I don't know what sort of "incident" you experienced, but this is why I always recommend psychological counselling / therapy ( such as CBT ) as well as meds, in properly managing depression. From what you say, it would be wise to see the psychiatrist again for a re-assessment and a discussion of your treatment options.
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