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    Please don't lie to me because I need an honest answer. Is it possible to recover from chronic depression and if so what's the likelihood? I know people recover from normal depression but what about when it goes on for years on end? I've had severe depression for 5 years now and I honestly doubt it'll ever get better.
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    honestly? well, put succinctly:
    i did.
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    i am in the process of. it takes time. and pills. lots and lots of pills. and counselling too, to get to the roots of your problems.
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    (Original post by sssjay)
    i am in the process of. it takes time. and pills. lots and lots of pills. and counselling too, to get to the roots of your problems.
    op, this isn't always the case.
    a lot of the time it isn't.
    it wasn't for me or anyone else on my programme.
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    I'm on anti-depressants, have had counselling for years, been in a psychiatric unit but nothing seems to help. I'm going to start CBT in January and I really hope it does work but it seems so unlikely at the moment.
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    I don't know if it gets better forever, but it definitely gets better. There are times when I'm alright for weeks on end, then maybe have a bad week. But even then, the bad weeks are nothing compared to when I used to be really depressed. I have a long history of depression and if I look back I can see that there've been lots of times where I've been fine.
    Don't give up hope. It might seem like you're never going to be ok, but its not true.
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    Have you tried losing weight? And if you're male just get big muscles and become very fit and life will change.
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    Yes, it will get better, but it is likely to come back again in the future. The good thing about CBT is that it helps you deal with a possible re-occurrence of your depression, so that it minimises the harmful effects on your life.
 
 
 
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