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Anti Depr. ??
My wife is currently seeing a Psychiatrist and she suggested an Anti-Depressant to help with my wife’s depression. She was on Anti-Depressants at University and it had a bad effect on her. She went trough a period where she didn’t care about anyone or herself. Is it a good idea to try them again and how long must she take the medicine?
Is it just a period after which she’ll be ok or is it something she’ll have to take for the rest of her life? What will the effect be on our marriage?
Thanks for the help.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

HUsb,
here are many different types of antidepressant, so an unfavourable result on one of them doesn't mean that another won't prove to be very helpful indeed. So if she has seen a psychiatrist who has examined her in detail and feels that oen could help her, it's surely a good idea to try them. How long she'd need to take them only that psychiatrist could tell her, based on the assessment made. generally, with a first Depression, on should take them for around 9 months until the depression is fully passed. If the depression is chronic, and if this is her third attack of it, or more, than longer-term use of such a drug can be helpful.
The drug ought to help to lift her depression which should be really ood for your marriage. The only sag I can think of is that SOME people taking SOME antidepressants find that it reduces their libido ( the extent of their interest in and enjoyment of sex) --- but in that case, switching to a different antidepressant usually takes care of the problem.
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