Posted by linkadge on September 24, 2005, at 10:01:57
In reply to linkadge what would you suggest for depression? » linkadge, posted by crazy teresa on September 23, 2005, at 21:13:29
I don't know what I'd recommend.
Therapy, vaccation, exercise, religion, stress management techniques, nutritional approaches, major lifestyle changes, smoking ...
I know that many have tried all of the above without sucess. But even if one can lessen the symptoms and wait it out, I think the course of illness would be much better.
I know that some people do get better on pills (or so I've been told) but know dozens of people on meds, and I know that once they start the picture just gets more and more complex.
I found out my older brother had some depressive episodes (suicidal), but he refused to medicate for them, and instead got counselling through the church. It lasted a typical 6 months. It may have been harder for him to go through, but we both know that the toll the depression took was not as bad as the toll the meds took on me.