I suffer from clinical depression and anxiety. My doctor had prescribed me with zoloft but I am absolutely sure that I do not want to take medicines. I was to find a natural way of curing my depression (in combination with therapy). How do I tell my doctor? I'm scared that he'll judge me, think of me as a bad patient, get fed up and irritated by me and then stop helping me.
How do I tell my doctor that I don't ... - Mental Health Sup...
Just tell him. And yes, it's not impossible you will be viewed as a difficult patient; of course it's also quite possible your doctor will understand your decision.
As for finding a "natural" treatment... there may be things like diet, food supplements, exercise, that can make a difference for some people. But pharmaceuticals aren't automatically bad. They aren't something you *have* to avoid. They can have serious side effects to be sure, but they can also be useful.