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i remember reading something about the placebo effect- a lot of recovery from mental illnesses comes from conscious confidence in recovering in mild cases. I also hate the side effects of anti-depressants! and the fact that they are so generally and easily prescribed.
tried 7 diff meds and the 8th one is working for me.... have always been sceptical of meds but last year i tried every other avenue in priory and nothing helped me sleep except meds - i do believe though that fr many depressions they don't work but in severe depression they can be life-saving...