In my late twenties I was put on antidepressants by my doctor because I had post-natal depression. In hindsight it wasn’t the best idea, because tablets can if we let them, 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 tablets. We tend to rely on what we know works so that we are best able to cope.
When we work on ourselves and our emotional health, we become less reliant on anti-depressants; when we deal with our issues and how we got to where we are, we can address those issues, then attitudes will change and bad habits will lessen.
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t address my own emotional issues. For me, working on my emotional health has to be better than taking tablets.