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  • Monitor your mood.
  • Strengthen your social support.
  • Stick with the prescribed treatment.
  • See a depression expert.
  • Don't ignore side effects.
  • Never stop taking your depression medicine without your doctor's permission.
  • Don't assume that you can stop taking your depression medicine when you feel better.
  • Avoid alcohol or illicit substances.
  • Learn how to manage stress.
  • Maintain regular sleep habits.