In my late twenties I remember being put on antidepressants by my doctor because I had post-natal depression. In hindsight it wasn’t the best idea, because tablets can potentially become habit forming.
As we become more reliant, the habit becomes even harder to break. I was lucky enough that at the time my depression wasn’t bad enough to stay on my anti-depressants long term. We tend to rely on what we know works so that we’re best able to cope.
I believe that if we were to work on our emotional health, we would become less reliant on tablets. When we begin to look at the bigger picture of why our emotions lean towards negativity, we should begin to address our negative issues; attitudes will change and bad habits should lessen.
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t address my own emotional issues. In my mind working on our emotional health has to be much better than taking tablets.