Our expert says:
Like all antidepressants, ZOloft may not work well to relieve depression or anxiety in any individual, but it usually doesn't have the ability to make one more depressed. Setting the meds aside, are there not perhaps events in your real world life which are making you both anxious and depressed, and which need to be dealt with in their own right ?
I have no idea why your psychiatrist would be so devoted to wanting you to stay on Zoloft despite it obviously not being helpful to you - there are so many alternatives to choose from !
Your GP has advised you to come off them, and suggested a plan for doing so - take his or her advice. Please stop second-guessing everything your docs say and advise. If every answer you get from any of them needs to be checked out with someone else, you'll never get a settled plan of action.
If you feel concerned at how hard it was to contact your psychiatrist when you were alarmed, changing to a different shrink is your right.
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