There is such a thing as “antidepressant withdrawals” and if you are intending to stop taking your medication, you should read the book “The Antidepressant Solution” by Joseph Glenmullen, M.D. Then you should have your doctor read it as well. People inadvertently can cause withdrawal systems when they fail to take their medication or the simply stop taking it. The withdrawal symptoms appear to be a re-occurance of the medical condition that you are taking the medicine for but are in fact withdrawal symptoms of the drugs.
If your doctor is recommending that you take an antidepressant, you should read this book and get a second opinion. The FDA is warning the public that taking antidepressant drugs can cause suicidal tendencies and there is a rising number of teenagers on antidepressants who are committing suicide.
There are natural ways of handling depression and you should seek out a competent physician who is up on the latest nutritional steps you can take to avoid depression. Depression is not a disease or syndrome, it could simply be a physical condition that responds to normal everyday remedies.