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I went to the doctor today about my depression which has probably been going on mildly for 4 years now, likely due to being quite ill with anaemia!
She has suggested anti-depressants which I am defintiely considering as a first basis for feeling better quicker. However I don't want to just rely on that as I worry if I go on them and do nothing else I won't be able to come off them again. I don't want to be dependent on them.
The therapy paths she suggested are the normal talking therapy which I like the idea of this because it looks into finding the cause not just dealing with the symptoms or CBT/mindfulness - I am unsure on which one I like the sound of most, I think they both sound really good at dealing with the symptoms but they don't deal with the cause so I worry that I will become dependent on them the same way I would with pills.
I wonder if pills and talking therapy might work well together as a two pronged attack.
I know treatment is different for everyone but hearing any suggestions or experiences would be really really appreciated!
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