Welcome to the Depression Forum! You will find that the people that post here are very supportive of each other. You will find that there are many levels and types of depression represented here, but you are bound to find kindred spirits that understand how you are feeling.
As far as taking medication for depression goes, you shouldn't look at it differently than taking medication for any other medical condition. Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, and there are many different medications that can be used to treat the condition. While no amount of "talk therapy" can alter a chemical imbalance, it is useful to understand what type of depression you have, and what type of medications may work best for you.
Personally, I have been diagnosed as being chronically moderately depressed, with a side of panic/anxiety disorder. I am on permanent disability, due to chronic migraine headaches, and chronic back and knee pain. I'm in some kind of pain all the time, some days are better than others, but it's realistically, the pain is only going to get worse over time. No amount of "talk therapy" is going to make any difference in that fact, thus I have accepted the fact that medication is a requirement for me to be able to maintain a stable mood.
Taking medication for a set period of time is a nice thought, but not always realistic, especially if the problems at the root of the depression are chronic. Due to the nature of anti-depressant medications, when they start working and you start feeling better, a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they are "all better" and can stop taking the medication. A lot of people think that there is some "stigma" that accompanies taking medication for depression, but it's really no different than taking a medication for a condition like high blood pressure. If you need it to function at a satisfactory level, then continue to take the medication.
I have tried practically all the depression medications and combinations. I am currently taking a new medication called SYMBYAX, a small dose of prozac, buspar and klonopin for anxiety. The combination is working pretty well for me, at least most of the time. I stay pretty even most of the time, and the occasional time when I do get upset, it only lasts for a short time. Everyone is different, so what works for me may not work for you, but then again it might. As far as I can tell, I don't have any noticible side effects.
I hope you can find something that will work for you as well. Don't get hung up on the length of time you are taking the medication. You may find that once you stabilize on the right medication(s), you may not need as much "talk therapy." One thing you do need to remember, psychologists and psychiatrists make their money every time you show up for an appointment. It's in their best interest if you continue to show up every week. I found that once I had my medication stabilized, I didn't have anything I really needed to talk about with a therapist on a weekly basis. You may find that to be the case as well.
Good luck to you and please keep us updated on your progress. Oh, by the way, your English is just fine!
•On Disability for: Chronic Migraines, serious Back and Knee problems (will need surgery eventually), moderate Depression, Anxiety/Panic disorder, TMJ, stomach problems
•Divorced, 45, spawn-free
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