17 Ways to Avoid Depression Relapse


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by Kristin Koch

Recovering from depression is a long and difficult journey.

Unfortunately, 50% of people who have one major episode of depression will relapse, and the likelihood goes up if you’ve had more than one episode, says Eve A. Wood, MD, medical director of the Eating Disorder Center of Denver and author of 10 Steps to Take Charge of Your Emotional Life.

Your relapse risk can vary, depending on the severity of your symptoms and family history.

The good news is that there are some steps that may help you avoid depression relapse.

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