Quote from rierie
Don't be embarassed.
I teach nursing school and I know that 5 of 7 of us take antidepressants currently and all of us have taken them at one point in life. I thought that was very telling of the career...what do you think?
At one point in a stressful nursing job, I sought counseling from an RN who was
also a psychologist. It was very interesting to have her input on my situation.
I placed things in perspective and she helped me arrange my transition from
that job to a new specialty. I elected not to take meds because we agreed
it was situational in nature. I would have taken antidepressants if indicated.
She had many RN clients and acknowledged that for jobs that are so
stressful, nurses do not get the support they need to cope with the
array of challenges,situations,and interpersonal relationships they encounter.
OP-Seek guidance from your MD or NP. Have a plan in case your sleep,
appetite, and mood are affected. Take good care of yourself.