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Although I feel that I suffered for a long time, I was finally diagnosed with moderate depression in 2017. I've since been on Lexapro 10mg, only once weaning off for pregnancy and restarting after giving birth. I know it's such a low dose, but there are medical opinions out there that say SSRI's should only be taken for a limited amount of time (3-6months). Obviously, I have bypassed that ... because they help. So much. It's a whole new world on them! I have been in talk therapy since 2012 and with these two working together, it's been so beneficial.

After going on them, I discovered my dad is on SSRI's and so is my aunt. I believe my mom needs a diagnosis, but would never.

All that to say, do you hold opinions on SSRI duration?