Given I have been on The Zoloft for 7 weeks how much longer should I expect both medications to take effect (lift the depression). I have had the OCD for 20 years and 2 episodes of depression during this time. The OCD gets worse with the depression and gradually is more manageable as the depression lifts. I have sufferred in silence with the OCD over this time and only been diagnosed with it as it involves intrusive thoughts without compulsions (harming myself/others).
My Psychiatrist is suggesting to leave it for another 4 weeks before considering moving me to clomipramine. Given I have not improved much I am seeing if this sounds like the best course of action at present.