I feel medication helps to a certain extent, but you should really try exercise, diet, no alcohol, no caffeine
, sleep, herbs, vitamins, CBT therapy, classes, support groups, anything but medications if possible. Or if you can swing it, very low dosages of the meds with positive life style changes. It takes complete dedication and motivation for change, and the knowing it doesn't happen overnight. I feel it can be done....and that's why I am doing it. I am not going for 100% happy.