I never told you if I still take antidepressants. If you followed me for a long time, you know that I took antidepressants when I was first diagnosed with a major depressive disorder and a generalized anxiety disorder in 2008.
I told the community that I left the medication, but I never gave the full story, whether I have ever taken it or not. The reason why I avoided talking about antidepressants (which I explain in the video) is because:
1. Let's imagine that I take them now. I did not want people to think that antidepressants are the only thing that helps and that all the other tips / strategies I talk about mean nothing and are not effective. Somehow, if I took them, it would mean that I am pro-pharmaceutical and I am definitely not going from one place to another.
2. The publicity that I do not take antidepressants may mean that I have not tried everything and that I was suffering unnecessarily. In this channel, I always talk about doing everything in our power to help us feel comfortable in our own skin and face the challenges of life. Always telling you that I do not take antidepressants may seem to be anti-pharmaceutical, and that is not the case either.
I've always been on the fence for a reason and I never told you otherwise if I took antidepressants. I hope you appreciate that I tell you the truth.
Avoid talking about the medications you are taking and do not discourage others if you are currently looking for solutions. You know, Paxil, Citalopram, Prozac, Wellbutrin: they all work differently and it does not make sense to play the game of comparison with those who suffer from different mental illnesses.
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