I was so excited to be featured in Olivia Blair’s article for Cosmopolitan UK on anti depressants- 6 women share what its really like to be on Anti depressants.
I am so thrilled to be in this article with 4 other brave women. My first time in Cosmo! Thank you Olivia.
Below is my part of the article but please click here to read the others experiences too: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/body/health/a18720313/women-on-antidepressants-working/
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I become suicidal when depressed, it’s vital I take medication for my health”
Eleanor Segall, 29, mental health blogger
“I started taking antidepressants when I was 15 after an acute depressive episode where I had to take time off school. A year later I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was hospitalised so I was prescribed a mood stabiliser as well to keep me on an even keel.
I was concerned about some of the side effects but the positives for my mind and brain chemistry outweighed the negatives. Over the years, I have been on different antidepressants including fluoxetine, duloxetine and now sertraline. I also continue to have psychodynamic therapy and have tried CBT, art therapy and meditation.
There is a big stigma around anti depressants, particularly against bipolar and other chronic conditions. But I think this new study offers proof that, for some of us, they are vital.”