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   Posted 12/13/2007 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been depressed-really depressed for about a year and a half now. i think that sometimes my therapist and people don't realize how truly depressed i am all the time. it's like a feeling that i really cant ever control and if i ever feel happy for a little while, it doesnt feel normal, like im not supposed to feel that way. i really think i need some kind of med, but im too scared and embarrased to say anything. when my mom finds out she'll just think im lieing for attention or something. if i go to the doctor, how do they decide you need anti-depressants? do you just say that you're depressed and they prescribe them to you?

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   Posted 12/13/2007 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   

You can't get better unless you ask for help..simple as that.
Yes the first appt is scary,but once you tell them what is going on,and you walk out of there with some type of hope that this will get better,I promise it will be a relief.

The Doctor will ask you questions, and you have to be honest with them,then they will decide if you need anti depressants or not.
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   Posted 12/14/2007 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   

Certainly in the UK (and I assume its the same elsewhere) the doctor will ask you certain standard questions and from that you get a score and that HELPS to to deciude if you are depressed and whether AD's are appropriate/suitable. Therapy for me is the best way of dealing with this and although its hard to start with, it is veyr worthwhile and can be very benificial in the long term.


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