Hi imradical and thanks for writing. Eds answer is spot on. Medicines do only a small part in the job of allaying mental health issues. Therapy is always the way to go. It confuses me that you were given the best possible expert answer and relisted it for answer quality.
If you break your leg and the doctor orders an x ray and a cast so your leg heals that does not mean you can walk again without physical therapy so why would you expect that you can change behaviors without mental health therapy?
Best wishes and warm regards XXXXX XXXXX Dr. Ed gave you the best expert answer. cathy