In my late twenties, I was put on antidepressants for post-natal depression. In hindsight it wasn’t the best idea.
We may become more reliant and if that happens, the habit becomes even harder to break. I was lucky enough that at the time my depression wasn’t bad enough to be reliant. We may rely on what we know works, so that we are best able to cope.
When we are able to work on ourselves and our emotional health, we become less reliant on anti-depressants. It is important to deal with our issues.
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.