Has your doctor recommended antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication?

Dr Gary
By Dr GaryCA Latest Reply 2015-03-30 22:46:50 -0500
Started 2015-03-26 12:14:46 -0500

Many of my clients are currently being treated with psychiatric medications.

I have had clients tell me that their physician recommended a medication for anxiety or depression at the same time they were given the news that they were being diagnosed with a chronic condition. Their physician was concerned about their emotional reaction and wanted to give them a medication to help them cope.

Others reached out to a physician and reported how they were feeling and were prescribed a medication. The stress of events in their lives, or the stress of living with a chronic condition, may have left them feeling like their emotional resources were drained.

And of course, I often have conversations with clients who are considering medication and want help in making the decision. Often, they have mixed feelings about the value of these medications and are unsure of whether they want to take that step.

I will be honest with you. I see both sides to the psychiatric medication question, based on my experiences with my clients.

I recently posted an article on making the medication decision. Here’s a link:


I am really interested in knowing if your doctor has recommended antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication. If so, what was your reaction?

Or have you talked about your emotions with your doctor and decided that medication was the way to go?

Any experiences to share?

2 replies

Chopstix 2015-03-29 23:50:04 -0500 Report

She has not said anything yet but I probably could have used something after my surgery April 2013. Then when I was trying to go back to work I was told that I have 'old' heart damage I didn't know I had. But no one can tell me when it got damaged. It doesn't show up on the EKG when I'm moving, just when I'm sitting still. Waking up with at least a dozen new holes in your body should depress the happiest of people. Oh, well. Just give some meat to work with in the kitchen along with spices and herbs. Ever since the Government said I was disabled I've been working on my cooking skills. I may fry something once or twice a month but it's usually baked, broiled, steamed, poached, roasted. Maybe that's what keeping me sane. And walking a half hour just about every day…;-)

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2015-03-30 22:46:50 -0500 Report

Hi Chopstix, it sounds like you have been through a lot. I am glad to hear you have a hobby that you enjoy. That's great, and really important. Cooking is an excellent hobby, and a way to help keep yourself healthy. Nice to see you!

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