You should consider seeing a therapist. Medication has been shown to have about the same efficacy as therapy (and actually therapy can cause the same sort of brain chemistry changes that medication does), it is only in very severe cases that it is actually necessary (usually at that point, the person is simply so out of it that they need the medication to get them to a point where the therapy can begin to work). I'm not too fond of medication myself. Most of the pills I have tried were activating and lead to increased self harm and sui.cidal thoughts, not very fun. But I actually found a psychiatrist who seemed to know what he was doing, and gave me pills that actually seemed to work (not that I was on them for long, I just have an aversion to medication). Here's the bottom line. In some cases, depression seems to resolve itself. In some cases it doesnt. When it doesnt resolve itself, you really want to go get help. Because it could get worse. If it is really interfering with your life, you want to go get help. If you are in any way sui.cidal, you want to go get help. Start out by getting therapy. No one is going to force you to do anything. Keep your mind open about the medications. Work with your therapist and see what you think. Maybe the therapy will be enough. Maybe you'll both come to agree that medication might help. The thing is, it just varies between person to person. So there's no clear cut answer. But I do know this, therapy as a first step is never a bad idea.
Sometimes getting out how you feel can help. This means talking to a counsellor about what's upsetting you, in addition to other methods of self expression (writing blogs, poems, stories, etc) for when you can't talk.
Depression is an extremely hard thing to deal with, in my opinion, so you should not give up on seeing a professional and working with them. Having help for it is the best thing to do, regardless of how tough it can be or how much you *don't* want to do it.
If you'd rather not take medications, talk to whoever it was that prescribed you them and see what they think would be the best course of action. If they think you should keep trying it, keep trying. Depression medication can take some time to work and sometimes it takes effort to feel better, but feeling better is the important thing to keep in mind through this. You can do it. Don't give up.
You have to understand how depression works and what it is. I suggest seeing a psyciatrist if you haven't already been on it. People who are depressed need to take their medication in the same way that diabetics need to take their medication. If the pills you have are making you fussy or leave you feeling strange, then maybe it is time to switch medication. Most people don't find a pill that agrees with them the first time.
Then I suggest counseling, it works. I have a brother who is struggling with bi-polar agression and if he skips going for counseling for a while he really gets bad and struggles to control his depression.
You certainly should see a mental health professional if you aren't already. If you have been prescribed medication you should take it and if it isn't working or if you are troubled by side effects you should discuss this with your doctor.
While talk therapy can help at best this can take a lot of time, sessions, and money before your symptoms improve. Medications can have a much more immediate effect.
You should be open minded about all of your treatment options including medications.
So I was feeling depressed and down all my life? Iv had this problem for years I don't think I was just feeling down. One day I had enough. It was effecting my sleep patterns my dreams my life it was like hell and I don't even know to this day what I was depressed about. So I did this. I thought every day and every night how lucky I was to have a loving family and a loving God and thought of all my blessings and after about a year of doing this I felt better
It depends on how severe your depression is and what is causing it. A therapist or counselor needs to be seen so they can tell you the best course of action. Some types of depression are caused by chemical imbalances and medication is needed, while some is caused by stress, trauma, or experiences and can be treated with counseling.
find someone to talk to but it really depends on how severe your depression is. There is so many different kinds of depression keep a journal and see what triggers it or if it is on going. I have dealt with depression for over 15 years. My prayers are with youmand anybody who deals with depression
Actually depression is an ILNESS like diabetes. The pills help those people function. They aren't addictive and they cannot make the depression worse. And how is thinking positive going to cure an ilness? Please go and read about depression and what it is before you give advice on the topic.
Sad isn't the same as depression. Depression means that your brain does not produce enough of the chemicals that make you function and happy. And if you know what it is why are you advising someone not to take medication if they have the illness? Do you do the same for diabetics?
Yes I know all of that, thank you. Because I just don't like the idea of taking pills and she doesn't either. And I have dealt with depression as weird as that may sound for a 14 yr old, but that's how I dealt with it.
That's what I do when I'm sad. She didn't want pills. Therapists sometimes just annoy you. I know what deppression is I did report on it. And I know all that I just find that thinking positivly helps me
There is a risk with taking pills. Sometimes they make u more depressed so if your depression ever gets severe I would advise against taking the pills if u change ur mind.
Think to urself "atleast I have a home and somewhere to sleep" there are thousands of ppl out there suffering. I'm sure they all wish they were us. Thats what I did.
If you can deal with it that way then you don't have depression the ilness, you were just feeling depressed and down.