Today I met with my psychiatrist and feel like for the first time since starting therapy she care to the party. She was attentive, remembered things we talked about and even brought some things up. Today was the first time we talked about possibly prescribing medicine. She wants me to have as much information as possible, we went over some things in our session and she gave me homework to do some research of my own.
Here is my problem, since starting therapy and being diagnosed so many people keep telling me to not take medicine, all these people however are people who are not diagnosed with some sort of mental illness. Everyone who has ended up taking medicine has said they wish they’d taken it sooner and that it really does make a difference.
I know it won’t work right away and that it’s not a cure or whatever. I’ll still continue to do therapy and everything. My only question is why do people keep talking about addiction to antidepressants? Have many of you have experienced that and basically what’s your take and advice from people who have been in my position.
I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and as of today major depression or whatever.
Would love any sort of “two cents”. Thanks