I just bade farewell to my medicines 3 months back because of marked improvement following an extensive 1 year treatment. Now since 3 weeks I am experiencing a severe depressive episode and I am just unable to snap myself out. Is this normal? Will it always be a dream to sustain a normal life without medication at all?
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Relapse of depressive episodes are not uncommon. It is unfortunate that within 3 months of withdrawal of pharmacotherapy, you had a relapse. However effective medication and psychotherapy can protect against further relapse. Talk to your psychiatrist about addition of psychotherapy to your medication regime..
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