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How often on average can one person get episodes of depression how long does it last?

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Dr. Barbara Srur
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Each episode of depression, especially if not treated to remission, increases the chance of getting another. Through therapy, one can get coping skills that can diminish the chances of getting another episode by being better able to deal with stress.
Genetics plays a role as well as life circumstances. After 3 episodes, the apa recommends maintenance treatment.

In brief: No simple answer

Each episode of depression, especially if not treated to remission, increases the chance of getting another. Through therapy, one can get coping skills that can diminish the chances of getting another episode by being better able to deal with stress.
Genetics plays a role as well as life circumstances. After 3 episodes, the apa recommends maintenance treatment.
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