A 31-year-old female asked:
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i've been on different anxiety meds for 10yr and just stopped zoloft (sertraline) (sick of so many pills) i'm an emotional wreck- is that normal or do i need them?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Emotional wreck: No, it's not "normal" to need pills to live your life. Medications may help people with severe anxiety disorders and depression manage their symptoms. Usually it's best to also be in psychotherapy so you can learn about yourself & how you function, as well as learning tools to deal with stresses that affect you. If you haven't already, please consult with a psychiatrist and/or psychologist.
Answered on May 29, 2016
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