When Will My Depression End?
by Kevin Caruso
So how long will it take to end your depression?
Depression is not an easy thing to endure, and it would be nice if it could stop immediately.
Unfortunately, there really is no way to know. Each person is different, and thus no single treatment will work for everyone.
Many people with depression respond very well to drug therapy. In a matter of weeks they are feeling significantly better. Yet others may need a longer period of time, or may need to increase their dosage, or may need to try another drug or a combination of drugs before they feel better.
And some people do not feel better at all with drug therapy.
Some people find that supplements help control their depression, and after taking supplements they feel better in days or weeks. Yet others may feel only a slight improvement or no improvement at all with supplements.
But the vast majority of people do get better. It may take some time, and may require many different treatments, but almost everyone who sticks with it will get better.
I know it can be frustrating, but as you go through the process of trying to find what will work for you, always remember that the statistics are strongly in your favor, that depression is highly treatable, that there are many, many treatments available, and that almost everyone recovers from his or her depression.
Never give up.
Let all of the wonderful people who have beaten depression motivate you.
You are a great person, and you will beat your depression too.
Stay in therapy. Read as much as you can about depression. And know that you will get better.
If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.
I love you.