What can I expect for recovery from depression?

It depends. The answer depends on you, your diet, your lifestyle, your family history, the depth of your depression, and what you are doing to help yourself with this. For instance, most antidepressants take at least 3-4 weeks to show an effect. Psychotherapy with an experienced therapist is also important, so that you address issues contributing to your depression. Medications alone will not do this.