Depressed and seeking help

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hi I'm 23 and have suffered from depression since I was 15. I have only recently sought medical help and am currently on CBT. However sometimes it doesn't help, I don't have many friends and if I don't have any social interaction my brain defaults to thinking they don't care. It also makes maintaining any sort of romantic relationship possible, and if any end I have real difficulty moving on and display clingy behaviour that makes staying friends impossible. I'm thinking of asking for medication but the side effects are scaring me off.

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    Hi opening first of all go to your doctor about medication hes the best person to advise you on what medication would best you ! Dont always read into things about certain meds being bad for you meds affect us all in different  ways so side effects  are not always the same ! I really hope you go back to your doctor and get the help you may need good luvk (david)
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    Opening,

    Good evening to you.  As one that has almost had depression for my entire life (I'm now almost 68), I hear loudly where you are coming from.  Depression is an illness that will absolutely desimate your life.  Been there, done that for a very long time.

    Taken medications for a long time, but slowly got all of the over 30 I was taking at one time, to now but two different types daily.

    Medications, especially psychotrophic medications, can very well be scary.  And, there is a very good reason for that!  They not only change and impede your true self, but can also change you, the person, you the personality as well.

    Since I have stopped taking so many medications, I feel better physically, and can think with a straight, clear head.  Not so when I am dopped up on antidepressants and anxiety medicines.  I have seen first hand what the type of medication do to people.

    People make your own decissions, but be warned.  Handle life with a straight clear head, not one that is so dopped up they don't even realize what they are doing for most of the time.

    The side effects should scare you and every person out in la la land too!

    When you are in a depressed way, the last thing you need is someone to become romantic.  Give your life the space you need, and seek socialization in a more friendlier zone.

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    all anti psychotic medicine will have some form of side effect but the modern ones are better than they were 40 years ago.  See someone and try to work out where to go from here.

    Richard

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    ive been prescribed mirtazapine has anyone had experience with this?

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    your brain is lying to you that is what the cbt is trying to help with.  I would wait out the romantic side until you are thinking in a better way. keep going and things will gradually change.

    Richard

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