Hi..paroxetine is good for depression, but better if anxiety is associated..but you have other options..if it does not work like it worked so far, you can switch to another drug..you may also augment paroxetine with some other agents like folate or lithium..so visit your psychiatrist
for your recent status..also mood stabilizer
may be required if you have recurrent depression as such a prolonged depressive episode is unlikely..also you can go for psychotherapy
to a clinical psychologist
if needed..so don't lose hope..have a good health..