Depression is a highly recurrent illness. Current thinking holds that the most important factor influencing recurrence is failure to completely resolve symptoms during treatment. Many experts insist that drugs are not used long enough or agressively enough. Even so, other factors play a role. Never-married people are more likely to relapse than married folk. And women More so than men, because their depression Tends to be accompanied by other disorders, such as anxiety.
in months, average duration of an antidepressant prescription.