Hello.. Just barely made an account and thought I'd post a question with a concern I've had for a while.
I've had depression for a long time, it only started getting severe about my second year of middle school. And now it's gotten worse.
So, I know for a fact that since it's so bad and it's been hanging around for so long, seeing a doctor I feel will put me on a medication. Since I tried therapy and anxiety got me out of it.
I've suggested seeing a doctor to my mother, but I don't think we have the spare money for it, and we just never got around to doing anything about it. But tonight's one of those night's so..
Of course if worse comes to worse I will scrounge up my money and pay for it myself or something.. Because it's gotten bad.. And I want the pain to stop.
So here's my concern, a lot of what I have heard about depression medications is that you can get addicted and feel like it's the only thing making you happy, or you won't be able to get off of them.. Just a lot of things that I don't know if I want to handle, not to mention once you start it becomes a thing that follows you, you have to start writing you're on a medication and stuff and I just don't know. I guess I'd just like some advice on this topic or some reliable information. Thanks