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How long is the average recovery time?

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 1:32pm
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Top Rated Answers
April 30th, 2015 2:03pm
Honestly each person is different in when the time is that they are able to recover, you can try different things to help with that including journaling, or talking with someone that you trust.
December 8th, 2015 4:46pm
There is no "normal" anything when it comes to human experiences and there are few things more diverse than recovery. Embrace where you are today, and keep your eyes on the goal!
April 10th, 2018 3:04pm
Everyone is different, the important thing is to give your self the the amount of time needed for you.
May 1st, 2015 9:19pm
The average recovery time depends of the person and the willing to recover. I recovered fast, but I know people who took more time. It really depends.
September 28th, 2015 10:32am
it depends on you . how badly you want to change . from my personal experience , i take about 2 months . its up to you .
Anonymous - Expert in Depression
November 17th, 2015 4:03am
There is no average - depression is not exactly like a physical illness that one can monitor, it's an illness in the mind and that makes recovery very difficult. Some people are quick to recover, others take years. It's all about how you handle depression, how quickly you find a solution and how persistent you are in your fight to recover
July 26th, 2016 3:16am
The average recovery time is the duration of the traumatic event. However, this varies person to prson.
May 29th, 2015 4:58am
There is no such thing likfe average recovery time. A person who got hurt emotionally can take some days or forever to recover. It's just who is stronger get healed faster. Since it's your own emotional wound, it's up to you to decide when you are healed.
June 4th, 2015 12:02pm
It depends on the problems of one's facing. If it's related to mental issues, then it could take a long time. Trauma's doesn't disappear quite easily, but if it's a physical related, then the recovery could be less than a month.
January 5th, 2016 3:28pm
2-3 days are needed by a person to understand the issue for recovery time.
February 15th, 2016 5:04pm
recovery time depends on the person. everyone has something different they're going through and there's no way to tell how long it will take. however I'd have to guess over a year.
April 11th, 2016 6:42pm
There is no set time for recovery, no matter the issue. For some people it takes years to even establish the source of the issue/problem itself in the first place, and for others it may not take as long but would require even more effort. It depends on the resources available and how willin and/or motivated you are to recover.
June 28th, 2016 7:52pm
There is no average recovery time because we are all different and have different situations so it takes different people different amounts of time. There is no fixed average time.
October 10th, 2016 5:57pm
Recovery takes as long as you feel it needs to. A week, a month, or a year. Sometimes it can be a whole life long roller coaster. What is important is not the time of recovery, but how you will keep on improving your wellbeing and put what you have learnt into action too.
October 24th, 2016 8:20pm
It depends from person to person. The mental illness is different for everyone. For some people, it only takes some months to recover, for others years.
April 4th, 2017 11:26pm
There is honestly no average recovery time. Everyone is different. The length of suffering, past trauma, support systems, access to proper treatment etc can all be factors that contribute to recovery time.
December 5th, 2017 3:37am
it is different for everybody and it depends on the level of your mental problem too so there is no generalisation for that one, sorry.
January 16th, 2018 1:12pm
It differs from person to person and to the extent the type of issue you are recovering from. I would assume you are talking about the heart? I understand that its not easy to recover from them but time is an important factor where we can reflect on what went wrong and how to avoid it next time. I would like to encourage you to regularly talk to people you are close with because it is always good to have a listening ear beside you.
May 28th, 2018 5:30am
The average recovery time is based on the person and how much they have gone through with their experience.
August 6th, 2019 1:32pm
In truth, there is no average recovery time because we differ so greatly as individuals. Those with depression and those with anxiety, while the two problems can be paired, cannot have their recovery time compaired because they are not the same disorder. Even within the group of those suffering from anxiety, some recover faster and some recover at a far slower pace. But, that does not mean that the person who recovers faster is superior; everyone needs a different amount of time to recover, and achieving recovery is all that truly matters in the long run. Focus on what you yourself need, and all will be well.