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A 32-year-old member asked:

lack of pleasure and enjoyment in life, and antidepressants are keeping me stable, what shall i do?

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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Stay the course: The goal in treating depression is to return to normal. You don't want to just be better, you want to be well. Antidepressants should be continued for at least 9 months after all symptoms have resolved. The decision to continue or not continue antidepressants should then be discussed with your doctor.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Lack of pleasure and enjoyment in life, and antidepressants are keeping me stable/need for life?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Talk to your doc!: Antidepressants are supposed to help improve your (depressed) mood. However, some may also blunt your ability to enjoy life, although this might also be construed as inadequately treated depression. Regardless, the key is to talk to your doc, the one who made the diagnosis & wrote your prescription. Tell him/her what's going on so that s/he can decide to either incr your dose or switch your med.

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