I think CBT is the way to go - and if you need meds to help you along , that's fine too.
I have been learning to change the way I think and it has helped a lot , unfortunately I'm still waiting for counselling (months now - might be having a little word about that) but that helps too.
If you want to check out online CBT here is a link
And I agree with Hopeful , CBT helps you get better , meds help you feel better so that you can help yourself get better.
Now I'm not too sure about meds and pregnancy , so please ask your doc bout anything they give you if you are planning to/suspect you are/or you are pregnant - do not take risks.
Know what ya mean bout the docs - but it is for a good cause.
Yeah , this site is the best - don't know what I would have done if I hadn't found it , the support here is great