Mental health

Duration of antidepressant treatment



In adult individuals with depressive episode/disorders who have benefited from initial antidepressant treatment, the antidepressant treatment should not be stopped before 9 -12 months after recovery. Treatment should be regularly monitored, with special attention to treatment adherence. Frequency of contact should be determined by the adherence, severity and by local feasibility issues.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE