I agree that you need to do your own research on medications that you are taking or are getting prescribed. Not all medications are for each individual and they react different with each person.
Personally over the years I have been on anti depressants and they helped me greatly. When I went on them I was so depressed and suicidal that I couldn't keep going. They helped me get things under control. To keep things going, I also did a lot of hard work in therapy as well.
Don't discount medications, but do be aware of what they are, what the side effects are and monitor them closely. And by all means, make sure that you treat the "whole body" and not just one part of it.