My psychiatrist did not want to give me any antidepressants because of the possibility that they could trigger a full manic episode. So far I have had only hypomanic episodes and only once came close to being manic. But once was enough. That episode sufficiently terrified me that I was willing to go along with my psych about not taking antidepressants.
However, after the last five weeks of depression I finally gave in and asked if I could be prescribed an antidepressant. After some arguing, in which I said that I cannot pull myself out of depression on my own and that I had never been able to do so in the last three years, my psychiatrist reluctantly agreed to give me a prescription. Continue reading Prozac: Effects and Side Effects