Posted by: | 2018/05/15


What is the worst that could happen?

Good day, I have been diagnosed by major depressive symptoms by my psychologist. He wants me to be booked into a stress clinic but I am unable to due to my work obligations (my company is migrating to a new system). I am on medication (cilift) at the moment but the medication dos not seem to be making a difference. I have been on medication since February this year. My depression starting deteriorating by crying spells everyday and anxiety attacks. This carried on for about a month and now I feel nothing. I have very little to no emotions left and am putting up a facade everyday at home and work. However, my marriage is suffering as I am not being true to myself and husband, who is struggling to understand me. I would just like to know, if i do not go to the stress clinic, what is the worst the would happen to me both mentally and physically?

Expert's Reply


Depression expert
- 2018/05/24

Firstly, I'm sorry that someone, I don't know who, has caused needless delays in putting your question to me, so I can answer it.    I have responded to most of your concerns the other time you posted this question. Remember any antidepressant takes at least 2 to 3 weeks to produce their main effects,  and before then one may feel sure they're not working at all. After a couple of month it should be clear whether this is the AS than=t is suiting your own internal chemistry, or whether a different rug should be tried, instead.
Going into the clinic as recommended may be a good idea, but if, as I said in my other response, you stick to priorities, and delegate as much of the stressful duties to colleagues, you may manage to get through this phase.

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Posted by: Gillie | 2018/05/23

You know the answer to this - you need help taking action. Seek out someone to help you make the correct decision. You’d get worse. Would you leave a broken leg to mend on its own and carry on walking on it. No. Your mental health is the same. You need to stop and fix it.

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