Our expert says:
The more my personal experience as a therapist, and the more I read the quality literature on psychotherapy, the more I fear that ANY variety other than CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy or its variants ) is likely to be a waste of time and money. Therapy by CBT type methods can be highly effective and does not take years.
Now as for the drugs, taking them irregularly usually stops them from being effective and useful. Its interesting that you've had a 2 week break and have not experienced any withdrawal symptoms, as they're hardly likely to start after this interval. The tiredness and lethargy isn't quite typical. Might be best to re-visit the psychiatrist who last assessed you, and ask for a fresh asessment and advice on which medication if any might be useful now --- and to explore the availability of CBT counselling specifically, as it alone has been shown in good research to be as effective as antidepressants, and with lasting benefits.
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