I Suffer From Depression But Refuse to Take Medication Again

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    Sharing Your Narrative

    Hello all - I am an undergraduate researcher looking for the experiences of individuals who are against the use of antidepressants. I would encourage you to contact me if you would like to share your experience with me in greater detail. Thanks!
    jujubunga jujubunga
    18-21, F
    Feb 28, 2012

    New Research Regarding Depression

    H ello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so they...
    UV4D UV4D
    1 Response Apr 28, 2008

    Why I'm Off Meds

    I suffer from depression also, and have done (clinically) for the past 6 years. Initially I was on a hell of a lot of antidepressants, they didn't work, they upped the dose, they still didn't work.. Alongside it all ran self injurous behaviours.. which the pills seemed to...
    HorizonSurfer HorizonSurfer
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2008

    Depression Meds

    I suffer from depression and I also refuse taking medication.  I really needed it and may still need them.  I have done it for so long without it, so I guess for me it means, I can battle without any meds.  I do have my bleak moments and I need being strong on those days...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2011

    How I Beat Depression

    First off, I want to say that I'm not a doctor, nor would I want to be. More and more, it just seems they are pawns of Big Pharma, handing out prescriptions like candy. This is NOT right! Our bodies, minds, and spirits are nourished by food, exercise, interaction with others, and...
    Cargoyle Cargoyle
    36-40, M
    Feb 7, 2011

    I Don't Want Meds

    I don't want depression or anxiety medication. I don't react to drugs well and I am honestly scared. I am afraid and I will admit it. My counselor says I should at least look into it and I have. I looked into it when my roommate got similar medication for her emotional issues as...
    JeTaimeMaCherie18 JeTaimeMaCherie18
    18-21, F
    Sep 15, 2013

    What Is The Point?

    I've been depressed for many years. No one has paid much attention to me about it because in my family we ignore problems. My biggest issue is that I live at home in an environment that has me constantly at odds with myself and always angry. My parents are both on anti...
    fuglywuggly fuglywuggly
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2010

    I Know Me Better Than A Doctor.

    I've been depressed for about 4 years now and I refuse to take anti-depressants. I'm posting this not to stop others but to open peoples eyes to other ways of helping. before i say anything more i want to explain to people that depression is not entirely medical there is a major...
    naturalenglish naturalenglish
    4 Responses Aug 17, 2010

    I Need Help, But Don't Know What Kind.

    I feel like everything is against me. Like, no matter how much effort I put forth to achieving a goal the world refuse to let me reach. Every time things seem to brighten every thing collapses underneath me. I push people away because I don't want to burden them. I don't want to...
    CountingtoNothing CountingtoNothing
    22-25, M
    Jan 6, 2013
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