Researchers in Canada concluded that getting help for depression at the beginning will triple your chances of recovery years down the road. A study of 486 depressed individuals were followed for eight years, and 29 percent of the participants had taken antidepressant medication. It was learned that an earlier start to treatment, not prolonged treatment, was what most likely determined later mental health. Another component to improved health was not quitting treatment until all depression symptoms were finally resolved. This treatment could include medication, talk therapy, or a combination of the two. Putting an end to the treatment of depression too early makes a relapse of symptoms more likely to happen.