Avoid drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs or medicines that
have not been prescribed to you. Having a
substance abuse problem makes treating depression
Both problems need to be treated.
Prevent depression from coming back. Take your medicine as your
doctor advises. Depression often returns if you stop taking your medicine or
don't take it as your doctor advises.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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