Table 2

Themes and sub-themes

Beliefs about the causes of depressionNeurochemical disruption
Learning a psychological model
Integrating models
Personal agencyControl over depression
AcceptanceResolving shame
Perspectives on relapse
Quality of lifeExperiencing emotions more fully
From coping to enjoying life
ADM tapering/discontinuationPace of reduction
Managing withdrawal effects
Interactions with GPPresence and support
Following advice
  • ADM, antidepressant medication; GP, general practitioners.