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    How can I get the most from depression treatment?

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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.