Hi Dave, your doc and you made a good choice with medications. That is one of the newer one's on the market and has had some good results from members here. I hope it is as sucessful for you.
It's good that your doc is being positive with is attitude but fact is that depression isnt all about taking a pill and being "cured". Depression is usually long term and we have to do most of the work, not the medication. The meds do hopefully lift our moods enuf for us to be able to deal with what is affecting/causing our depression.
Please do keep letting us know how your doing
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate
I am glad your Dr. is a positive person. Depression that can be decreased by meds gives us the chance to work on our issues. When your in a deep hole and feeling like you can't get out using a med to help you is a good thing.
Once your spirits are lifted you can better talk and communicate with your therapist and others. You start to feel hope again.
Take care of you.