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    I saw the doctor a couple years ago about depression and anxiety. They gave me some pills and increased the dosage but they didnt work and I think they made things worse. I am not interested in taking any pills from the doctor, I do not want them and will not take them.

    They also offered therapy but I refused at the time. I was too scared. I have now read a lot about therapy. I am not really interested in doing this now either.

    Since then my depression has remained about the same. I've had some really low points and very negative thoughts. I also have a very strong hate for women even though I am straight. I have also started to have the occasional panic attack.

    I am unsure if I should tell the doctor about my hatred for women though, I dont know if it is relevant or necessary but I dont like feeling that. I do not know whether visiting the doctor will be worthwhile as I do not want to take their medication and I don't think I will be interested in therapy.

    Should I go to the doctor? or will it be pointless?

    If you're unwilling to take medication or engage in therapy, what do you expect a doctor to do for you? Tbh he'd probably just tell you to get a decent amount of sleep, exercise regularly and eat healthily.

    Why do you not want to take anti-depressants? A lot of people do have bad experiences with them to start with because it takes a while to workout what type and dosage suits your case. However, why give up? There's such a strange attitude towards mental diseases as opposed to physical problems. Would you accept 'I'm not taking insulin' off a diabetic? Everyone would think that they're insane, it could lead to severe illness and potentially even death. This is exactly the same with anti-depressants. If I were you and I were unsure about how I felt about medication and/or therapy, I would go to the doctors, explain what you have said here about being reluctant and then be open to suggestions from a medical professional. Also, I think your feelings about women would be an ideal topic to discuss with a counsellor so maybe re-consider. As they always say, don't knock it til you try it. If it's not for you then at least you know instead of just hypothesising. Good luck.
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