Before I start this piece, I would like to state that the following account is representative of my personal experiences ONLY. In no way should you take it as serious medical advice. The exact drugs I mention won’t necessarily affect you the same way as I have responded and I do not mean to glorify nor condemn any of them.
The point of this article is to demonstrate that even after years of apparent failure, medication should not be abandoned as a potential treatment option.
I started recognizing that something wasn’t quite “right” with my mental health extremely early in my life, perhaps even as early as elementary school, but like most people I put off seeking treatment for a long time. To be fair, the symptoms didn’t really begin to disrupt my life until college, and I (as well as most people around me) was under the impression that a bit of emotional turbulence is to be expected in childhood/adolescence (true to a degree, but dangerous to assume the level that is considered “healthy”).
Anyway, that is another story for another time, but the point is that my issues were somewhat advanced by the time I received treatment, and I urge anyone who is “iffy” about their psychological health to confer with a professional (psychiatrist, doctor, psychologist, counselor, etc.) as soon as possible. It could make a world of difference.