Re: celexa...still depressed how long
It is meant to start working in 2-4 weeks. However, in my case, it was a very gradual progress that took months but proved to be extremely effective. I felt the effect was only slight initially and after a month in consultation with my psychiatrist, I gradually increased the dose from 20 to 40mg's and eventually to the maximimum of 60mg's.. As a result after the third month I felt the depression lift and life return. The improvements continued for a year. After a year I year I gradually reduced the dose to 40mg's, which I have been on ever since. I have been depression free on this dose for 9 years.
For me it was worth sticking with a medication that I was tolerating well, even though the impovements didn't come quickly. I listened to my psychiatrists advice and increased the dose and was patient. I am so glad I didn't reject this med.
Really hope this med works for you too.