"There are times when our reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind." Patrick Rothfuss
Even though you are feeling the sadness, it does sound like you are functioning, attending school, dance class, hanging out with friends. All good things.
Whatever you decide, I am sure it will be the right decision for you.
Separated transitioning to D
Antidepressants have saved a lot of lives. They tend to work best in people with moderate to severe depressions that go beyond the 'situational' depressions we all tend to have here. They also work better if the person is undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy at the same time.
I'd be leery of any therapist who proclaims that they don't 'like' antidepressants. I'd also be leery of anyone who offers them up like breath mints.
And yes, I have credentials as a health professional.
[This message edited by Neithan at 7:36 PM, April 3rd (Wednesday)]
I even remember saying to a friend, that I wasnt sure if it was the ADs talking or me, but I felt like I was happy and didn't need them anymore....she said, that is the ADs talking, lol.
I knew going in, it was just a transitional thing, and at six months I started slowly weaning myself off of them, and I am good now.
Your call, but keep in mind, you don't have to commit to them the rest of your life, they could just help you through this really rough time.
Status - Divorcing
My IC is a cognitive specialist. She specializes in REBT therapy and she thinks AD's are for extreme cases. When the psychiatrist wanted to give me them I had just gotten past suicidal thought patterns and was diagnosed with moderate to severe depression and anxiety. I am functioning and maybe this is a dip in the roller coaster but I feel a little sadder every day and its hard to function sometimes. Sleep is a refuge some nights, other times the nightmares return and I barely get a couple hours. Thanks for all the advice.