My therapist wants me to take medication for my depression & anxiety, what should I do?

2016-01-17 05:40
 
she thinks I should see a Psychologist to get medication. what will happen if I see one. I cut and no one knows. would they check me for cuts or ask if I cut or if I have thoughts of suicide
1#
2016-01-17
You need the help, it will improve or even save your life. Tell them about the problems, it will be kept confidential.
2#
2016-01-17
Follow the instructions.
3#
2016-01-17
Medication gets you worse is not healthy at all
4#
2016-01-17
I think you should do as your therapist recommends, because it is for your own good. I would also recommend seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist for further assistance. Realize that cutting is a very serious problem that could-and does- get out of control to devastating effects.
5#
2016-01-17
I suffer from depression that is chemical, which means my brain doesn't produce enough serotonin and there's nothing I can do about that. I had 8 years of therapy and it helped me some, but did not cure me. I take medication and I will continue to do so for the rest of my life. I highly recommend you see a psychologist and ask them to confer with your doc to get you some medication for support. The medication doesn't heal me, but it keeps the symptoms on the down low so I can work on what I need to work on. If you get a reputable psy and have a reputable doc, you won't need to worry about being over-prescribed or misdiagnosed just so docs can receive kickbacks. You don't have to do this alone. And, yes, they might ask you about cutting or thoughts of suicide, but it is their job to help you get better and that's what they'll do. They won't be judging you. People who judge others because they have depression, don't become therapists or psychologists. Don't be afraid to get help. And if you don't like the first one, try another one. I tried 4 before I found the right psychologist for me. Go for it!
6#
2016-01-17
A psychologist cannot prescribe medicine. A psychiatrist can. I would recommend talking with a psychologist. Those meds can really mess you up. Talking with someone may help you get to the root of the problem. TALKING is a lot better than medication. If the psychologist thinks you NEED the medicine.... They can get it prescribed for you. A psychiatrist usually just wants to medicate first. Its easier. Besides.... With new drugs coming out all the time now, the psychiatrist might prescribe to get the kickbacks from the pharmaceutical companies. WAY too much of that going on these days and that is NEVER good. Where I live, everyone is being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder is actually quite rare. They get extra money from the pharmaceutical companies to get it out there though. Be wary. Be very wary.
7#
2016-01-17
Two people have mentioned seratonin deficiency... I would assume this would be diagnosed by a medical doctor...? I think you should be tested for this first, before agreeing to start taking any meds. Do the research on whatever they want to prescribe before you take it and make sure you are comfortable with the doctors themselves.
8#
2016-01-17
Sweetie, depression is a lot like, say, diabetes. What do I mean? Well, diabetes is caused by a deficiency in insulin. My sister who has diabetes, must take insulin. Depression is caused by a deficiency in serotonin. I have depression, so I take an anti-depressant medication which helps my brain to keep enough serotonin. And now, instead of feeling lower than whale excrement on the bottom of the ocean, instead of wanting to hurt myself or even kill myself, I can live a normal, happy life. So can you. The meds don't turn you into a robot, they allow you to function normally. I know this must be scary, but you CAN feel better. The psychiatrist you see will ask you questions, yes, but what you say is confidential. They become therapists to help people, like me and like you. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
9#
2016-01-17
Do you want to lose your grasp on life and become dependent on something that blackens your soul? Go ahead.

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