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Antidepressants and CBT
I’ve been having CBT treatment with Italk since late August, and this week they have decided that I would benefit more from their “more intensive” treatment, so I’ve been put on the waiting list for that. It will probably be at least a couple of months until I can get an appointment, but I’m wondering whether I should consider trying an antidepressant medication at the same time as CBT, as what I’ve done so far hasn’t had much of an effect and I’ve been struggling for a while. CAMHS referred me to Italk in April and also said that antidepressants could be considered appropriate for me and my GP is aware of that. I’ve always been put off by the side effects as the idea of them makes me quite anxious. Does anyone have experience of antidepressants, possibly combined with CBT, and could give me some advice? I’m really not sure how I feel about them.