Dec 20, 2007
i recently learned that my best friend and her daughter are HIV positive. ever since i heard the news i couldn't sleep, eat or anything. i cry a lot and i am sad that i have turned this way when i should be stronger to help them out.
should i start anti depressants? and should i recommend my friend to be on one as well? what drug do you recommend?
| Response from Dr. Horwath
You're sad and upset. This is not necessarily the same as depression. Feeling sad about your friend and her daughter is appropriate to the situation. I don't think you should jump to the conclusion that you need antidepressants, and you haven't given any reason that your friend should be treated.
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