One Year On, How Antidepressants Helped Me Find Myself Again

This is clearly written and informative for anyone on the brink of taking medication for mental illnesses.

Rob Talks Mental Health

On Wednesday I will be returning to see my GP to review my medication just over a year after I began taking antidepressants to help manage my anxiety and subsequent depression.

The end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 was one of the toughest periods I’ve been through with my mental health. My anxiety got a grip of me again and sent me spiralling to the point where I was struggling to get up to go to work everyday.

My condition overwhelmed me, stripped me of my confidence and stole my happiness. It ultimately led me to become depressed as I withdrew from the world and almost lost hope of getting better completely.

Despite hitting such a low, for a long time I was adamant that I did not want to treat my conditions with medication.

I had a really misguided view of medicating mental illness before my recovery that revolved around the following common irrational fears and misconceptions which I had:

1: Talking therapies…

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