Our expert says:
I don't know what sort of doctor you saw. before anyone is placed on medication there needs to be a proper assessment and examination, and a soundly based diagnosis, not a wild guess based on one question. I wish GPs wouldn't rush to prescribe Cipralex which is far too fashionable, for reasons that puzzle and trouble me. Best to see a properly trained psychiatrist or at least a better Gp for a skilled assessment, and discussion of treatment options. If you are indeed Depressed, it might be best for you to stay on the med ; if not, then you can discuss the smoothest way to come off it, and what else, if anything, might be helpful
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