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I understand that it's best to consult a physician for these issues, and I am going to in a few days. But he has a history of recommending my loved ones a prescription of Mirtazapine as a "cure all" for anxiety and depression symptoms, so I'd just like to hear any alternatives people can recommend based off experience.
For the past 8 months, I have been suffering from depression and anxiety symptoms. This includes a feeling of detachment and numbness to life and emotions, mood/energy slumps and a rather pessimistic outlook on life. My anxiety affects my life in terms of being anxious in social interactions, or simply being out in public. I also feel a constant compulsion to be "productive." This means pressuring myself to feel that I need to do everything around the house and that I can't relax and must always be studying or working. If I don't study or work, I feel rather anxious and depressed that I'm not doing the right thing. This leads me to believe that, coupled with the depression and anxiety, I may be experiencing obsessive compulsive symptoms.
I've worked hard with a therapist AND cognitive behaviour therapy to resolve these issues for 8 months but to no avail. As a result, I've decided it's time to try antidepressants.
Based off the symptoms I've described, can anyone recommend an antidepressant that may be worth looking into?
Look forward to hearing your responses!
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