Our expert says:
Yes, antidepressants are certainly something to consider, M. You cannot get physically "hooked on them" nor psychologically hooked. They don't give rise to the sort of pleasures that cause a drug to make us get hooked on them. But beyond a certain degree of Depression, they can make a large difference in correcting those of your brain chemicals that have gone awry, and thus enabling you to succeed further in your work with your psychologist. Pleased to hear you're kinda coping ; you could be coping een better, and deserve to be.
Actually, ex-addict's being rather negative, maybe based on personal experience which is not typical. Some people are indeed "cured" by antidepressants, and many are greatly helped by them. Just because they're not the entire solution, is no reason to condemn them --- eggs are essential in making a good cake, but we don't reject eggs just because on their own they're not enough to make the cake. Angel's experience is far more typical.
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