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Persistent symptoms

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Are all of your symptoms resolved?

Treatments for depression should aim to help you feel, think, and do better in your daily life and at work. Your mood might improve relatively quickly after starting treatment for depression, but improvements in your ability to think, concentrate, remember and process information can take more time and symptoms can continue even after you have completed treatment.1–3

Persistent symptoms of depression don’t just continue to impact your daily life and work, they can also cause the emotional symptoms of depression to return.2–6

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If you are still experiencing any symptoms of depression, whether during treatment or even after completing treatment, talk to your doctor. Dealing with persistent symptoms of depression now may prevent them from returning in the future.

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References
  1. Conradi HJ et al. Psychol Med 2011; 41: 1165–1174.

  2. Hammar A, Ardal G. Front Hum Neurosci 2009; 3: 26.

  3. McClintock SM et al. J Clin Psychopharmacol 2011; 31(2): 180–186.

  4. Papakostas GI. J Clin Psychiatry 2010; 71 (Suppl E1): e03.

  5. Greer Tl et al. CNS Drugs 2010; 24(4): 267–284.

  6. Judd LL et al. J Affect Disord 1998; 50(2–3): 97–108.

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