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I was put on Prozac (fluoxetine) for severe depression, how many years is the recovery usually?
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Weeks, not years
You may feel better in a matter of weeks, not years! if this is your first serious depression and treatment goes well, you may be able to stop Prozac (fluoxetine) after 6-12 months.
If you've had more than one episode, your doctor will want you to take medicine longer as a precaution. It's possible for depression to last years, but usually not, especially not if treated. Good luck.

In brief: Weeks, not years
You may feel better in a matter of weeks, not years! if this is your first serious depression and treatment goes well, you may be able to stop Prozac (fluoxetine) after 6-12 months.
If you've had more than one episode, your doctor will want you to take medicine longer as a precaution. It's possible for depression to last years, but usually not, especially not if treated. Good luck.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
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In brief: Usually wks or mons
Typically a person starts feeling better in a few weeks-- there are treatment resistant depressions that are tougher to control--have your psychiatrist re-evaluate your treatment.

In brief: Usually wks or mons
Typically a person starts feeling better in a few weeks-- there are treatment resistant depressions that are tougher to control--have your psychiatrist re-evaluate your treatment.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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