Our expert says:
This is one of the reasons I like to see people always receive CBT-style counselling / therapy as well as antidepressants, because though the drugs can be very useful, they're often not enough to get someone out of their habits of negative thinking and back into active life again. To suddenly stop ADs after being on them for some time is unwise, and can cause symptoms which fade in time, but are usually avoidable by stopping the meds more gradually. SO now he is back on the meds, work hard to get him to work with a Cognitive-Behaviour Thwerapist ( the Anxiety-Depression Support group lists some ). That would serve to change his miserable habits of thought and actions, for the better
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