Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
It is unlikely that medication is the cause for your depression
. Depression can be caused due to a combination of factors such as neurochemical imbalances in the brain, stress
is an SSRI
antidepressant and is an effective medication for depression. However, it may take 2 - 3 weeks for you to start seeing the beneficial effects of the medication, and a trial of at least 4-6 weeks is required befor concluding that the medication is not effective. There are also various psychological therapies like CBT which can be effective in treating depression. So, please discuss these options with your doctor.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar