February 29, 2012 8:24 AM Subscribe
I have major depression. My therapist is pushing for meds like crazy and I am kind of scared. Several general questions about antidepressants inside.
posted by Tarumba to health & fitness (46 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I had my intake session with my first therapist last week, and she diagnosed me with major depression, which apparently has been going on for most of my life. She inmediately said I should continue doing therapy and supplement with meds, and I have a few questions.
- how did she decide I need antidepressants so quickly? shouldn't we try just therapy first?
- I know nothing about antidepressants: Are they going to make me a drone? Am I going to gain weight? Will I be addicted? Will I have to take them for the rest of my life? What if I lose my insurance, will I go crazy without them? do you have any specific recommendations?
I'm very nervous. My second appointment is tomorrow and she was singing the glories of meds last week, so I know she will go on tomorrow, and I wouldlike your stories, reassurance, warnings, etc.
:) Thank you.