I'm severely depressed at the moment, and I am considering seeing my GP about it. How easy is it to get prescribed antidepressants? Anything I should say when I see them which would help me get them?
You literally go to the doctors and say you're depressed, then he'll probably put you on fluoxetine, citalopram or sertraline. I'm on 20mg fluoxetine myself. Imagine the best feeling is 1 and the worst feeling is -1, I'm at 0 constantly.
Just be honest if you're depressed. Although, if you're psychotic like I was and afraid of being sectioned or anything - don't be. They only do that if you're an immediate threat to yourself or others.
They'll usually throw antidepressants at you for anything, check back with you in a few months, ask if depressed and throw more drugs. Have fun waiting to see a Psych. Literally had to show up post-hospital looking dead.
I got anti depressants last month on the NHS.
They may get you to fill out a questionnaire. Tell them about your mood and how you feel.
DON'T admit to having done any illegal drugs, or they'll make a big fuss.
DON'T tell them that you're looking to act on your suicidal thoughts, or they could tell your parents / put you in a ward.
Just tell them that you feel like shit, and that you think medication will help. They'll give you drugs straight away.
I was prescribed 20mg of citalopram, and so far it has made me feel a bit better.
The best way that I can describe it is, "all the negative thoughts remain, but they don't make me feel as bad." I still have serious tfwnogf, and I don't feel great, but I don't feel that totally depressed and helpless "the only way out is to kill myself" feeling.
DO NOT go on antidepressants, look into St John's Wort if you're that intent on medication.
Antidepressants will fuck you up.
Just find a therapist, your problems are probably in your ways of thinking.
I was prescribed to celexa (citalophram) and zoloft (setraline) because of major depressive disorder niether helped for me. But they are effective if you have a serotonin imbalance which wasn't my issue. You NEED to stay the course for them to work, I believe it's like 4-6 weeks for them to take effect. Also if you use lots of drugs/alcohol make sure there isn't a conflict by mix them with the meds.