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Will I need to take an antidepressant for the rest of my life?

About half of depression patients who are successfully treated with an antidepressant can go off it under a doctor's care. Some patients may need to take them for the long term, Tarique Perera, MD, a psychiatrist with Contemporary Care of Connectcut.

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