Yes definitely you are entitled to your opinion and definitely you can differ with me.
What all I was trying to do is to give another perspective of the care to the problem/question posed.
Yes, 30-40% of patients are not benifitted as in addition to medicine not working, there are many factors like the psychosocial problems continuing to be present, additional risk factors preventing the functioning of medicines like drug and alcohol use etc etc
With regards to the duration of taking antidepressants,
if it is a first episode of depression
without any past or family history, 6 months after becoming well is the recommended, evidence base guidelines.
If it is a recurrent or severe episode or first episode with strong family history, it is for 2 years from when the mood becomes stable.
If it the 3rd or 4th time, if in the past the symptoms have not all gone away, then long term medication is required.
I also mentioned that CBT, IPT & FT help because they address the basic issues which are causing the depression. And these ARE THE TALKING THERAPIES WHICH HAVE BEEN SHOWN IN RESEARCH TO HELP, supporting what you were saying about talking.
Anyway, I hope this extra clarification helps the person who we both are tryinG to help.