SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I disagree that SSRIs should be intended to be maintenance meds in most patients. Why not prescribe CBT instead? The therapy is briefer, more cost effective, and has lower relapse. Here is one metaanalysis that suggests that SSRIs should not be used for mild depression. The article is public access so you can just google the title. Kirsch I. Deacon BJ. Huedo-Medina TB. Scoboria A. Moore TJ. Johnson BT. (2008). Initial severity and antidepressant benefits: A meta-analysis of data submitted to the Food and Drug Administration. PLoS Medicine / Public Library of Science. 5(2):e45.