I'm Mentally Ill

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I'm SICK of my life. I've been taking antidepressants for the past 5 years for depression & anxiety. This medicine has turned me into a ROBOT and dulled my emotional life and made me careless. I feel like it's killing me everyday. I tried to stop taking it but got terribly sick and had to come back on it. I'm addicted to it now and can't stop. I tried therapy too, didn't work. I don't know where to go or what to do anymore. I'm hesitant to visit a psychiatrist because going to a psychiatrist means getting another prescription. I don't believe in drugging people with all kinds of antidepressants. They are given out like candies. Unfortunately, depression has become a million $ business for the big pharma and they want to keep us as sick as possible and medicate for lifetime. This whole system is flawed. I don't believe in it. I just want to stop taking these pills and get my life back. Please help.

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Saadia Nazir Tazeem - Psychologist

MS (Clinical Psychology) | Lahore

Dear client
I m sorry to hear the plight you are going through since long. I would suggest you visit a clinical psychologist rather dn a psychiatrist who will prescribe drugs to alleviate ur symptoms
U may consult me for psychological help and therapY sessions.
For appointment plz call 042-32591427,
Best wishes

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Thanks for the response. Actually I don't have a problem visiting a psychiatrist as long as he listens and cares and not put me on drugs without exploring my life. I'm thinking a combination of a good hearted psychiatrist & psychologist.

I'm looking for a psychiatrist that can help me get off of antidepressant drugs. I'm not sure if psychologists are specialized in drug withdrawal.

2 years ago

Saadia Nazir Tazeem
Saadia Nazir Tazeem - Psychologist

MS (Clinical Psychology) | Lahore | Book Appointment


Dear client
C the way u want a psychitrist to listen n care for u n give u plenty of time n nt use psychotropic drugs is not possible
The psychologist is trained to conducted psychotherapy sessions, listen empathetically n accept d client unconditionally n provide him positive regard. They don't use psychotropic drugs but only therapy.
Choice is urs
Have a good day

2 years ago

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Dr. Nazish Idrees - Psychologist

PhD Scholar in Clinical Psychology, MS (Clinical Psychology), Msc (HDFS), B.sc Dietetics,Diploma in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Diploma in Diet and Nutritional Advisor with distinction, Diploma in Family and Relationship Therapist | Lahore

You need to consult a clinical psychologist for assessment and treatment. You can consult with me , I am in Gulberg 3 at Khalid Clinic
https://www.facebook.com/peculiarcoach/?ref=bookmarks

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Amina Iftikhar Bhatti - Psychologist

MS(Clinical And Counseling Psychology), Msc (Child Psychology) | Lahore

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You mentioned you are taking antidepressant from last 5 years, your current
age?
Depression is a treatable disorder with the combination of therapy and
medication but medication is not the ultimate solution to treat depression.
You need to consult a clinical psychologist for assessment and treatment
and need to taper down the medication by a psychiatrist.

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Yes, I'm taking it for over 5 years now.. started taking it in 042-32591427, . My current age is 22. I agree that medication is not the ultimate solution as it can only ever treat the symptoms and never the cause.

I'm trying to find a psychiatrist who will help me to taper down my medication but seems like every other psychiatrist is just a pill pusher and don't want me to stop or taper.

2 years ago

Amina Iftikhar Bhatti
Amina Iftikhar Bhatti - Psychologist

MS(Clinical And Counseling Psychology), Msc (Child Psychology) | Lahore | Book Appointment

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Dr Sohail Sheikh M.D you may consider him. for appointment with him call at 042-32591427,

2 years ago

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Sajida Kazmi - Psychologist

Masters, Mphil (Clinical Psychology) | Rawalpindi

You need to see psychologist for detail evaluation and therapy

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Sajida Kazmi - Psychologist

Masters, Mphil (Clinical Psychology) | Rawalpindi

You need to see psychologist for detail evaluation and therapy

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Dr. Talat Habib - Rehabilitation Medicine

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program | Islamabad

Assalam-o-Alekum,

Really Sorry to hear your plight, you are very young & have lots to live on, sorrowfully indeed. We really feel pretty handicapped, because you can't seem to tell us about the hurt you still feel inside & your last comment still minimizes the seriousness of your situation.

It is a time for diligent evaluation of those things you can not control. Being professional nay a full time student of this fascinating field we are in a very good position to get around with full access to your mental & emotional faculties for nurturing yours & our mind fields.

Believe us we all experience unhappiness and bereavement @ some time in life; Depression and anxiety are two closely related conditions afflicting most of us at one time or another. A little depression and anxiety is a normal part of life which can be cured with prayer and positive thinking.

However, sometimes we unwittingly nurture these negative feelings to the point of developing an anxiety disorder or clinical depression. Depression is caused by a multitude of biological, psychological and social reasons, like, financial problems, stressful events, the loss of a loved one, unemployment, family problems, medications, long-term illness, unnecessary negative thinking and post-natal depression. People react to their problems in different ways, some being more vulnerable than others.

Depression often runs in families. This may be from heredity, learned behavior, or both; even with a genetic predisposition, it is usually a stressful or unhappy life event that triggers the onset of a depressive episode.

Addicted peoples have an underlying character defect, behavior problems etcetera; that needs forgiveness & correction, rather than a primary physical disease that needs healing & restoration. First & foremost, it’s an issue that need to become more educated about, and quickly, we would like to explain regarding the Depression that leads to A landmark study led by the Black Dog Institute has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression -- and just one hour can help.

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Dr. Nazish Idrees - Psychologist

PhD Scholar in Clinical Psychology, MS (Clinical Psychology), Msc (HDFS), B.sc Dietetics,Diploma in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Diploma in Diet and Nutritional Advisor with distinction, Diploma in Family and Relationship Therapist | Lahore

you are in need of an expert for some time

seek online or one to one clinic session

You will improve with a few therapeutic meetings as needed

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Regards,
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