I don't like medicine. I know, that's really, really bad, but it's me. I was diagnosed with mood disorders and slight bipolar tendencies ages ago, and prescribed to take lithium (trileptal) but, I've been off the medication for about a year and a half. I don't want to be medicated, I hate it, except I haven't told my parents OR my doctor that I've stopped. We did try different medications, so its not just this one type and I should try another. But anyway, I'm considering telling them, but before I do, are there other ways to help the symptoms? Irritability, mood swings, etc., or are they going to persist medication?
What are your views on medicating teenagers for mental disorders, or a person of any age for that matter?