Is medication always the answer

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I have been on lots of different types of medication for depression and bipolar disorder. Some medication helped for a short time. Most of the medication I was on made me feel worse. So is there something that I am needing?

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    Getting out of your head, starting to live, starting to walk or run, hike, and move move and move. Force your self to think positively, even if you are faking it. Fake it until you make it. You are not your disorder, you are you and your disorder will fall in line once you understand that your life is in your control
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    I have been on lots of different types of medication (lithium, tegretol,depakote,fluoxetine.)These are a few of the medication I have been on. Some of them worked for a short time. Others I was allergic to.
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    For some people medication is effective, some also find it useful to bridge the gap between counselling sessions until headway is made. My personal experience having tried everything apart from electro convulsion therapy is that doctors and psychiatrists find it very easy to prescribe powerful medication such as anti anxiety, anti depressants and anti psychotics. My suggestion would be to also explore psychoanalytic therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy. They may not work for you but equally they could, and as such spare you the trouble of trying meds and suffering their side affects and any ineffectiveness. One thing I will say is this takes time, there is no miracle pill which will immediately fix the way your feeling but perseverance and positive thinking will help. Best of luck to you and hope you find the light soon.
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