The center only does counseling, they don’t do psycharitry. You’ll find most doctors in taiwan just throw benzos at you to get you to shut up. I wonder why there isn’t more benzo addiction here. They’re not good long term treatment.
I went to the center for years at one point, the session itself is great but just know that you have to keep going and going without expecting much. They can’t prescribe meds after all so if your problem require meds they can’t help you. If you just need someone to talk to weekly they’re great for that. They charge on a sliding scale, but honestly I find a meal at an all you can eat pizza hut to be far more therapeutic than going there. The cost for me was about the same.
I have already received what they will charge me. It is based on income as you alluded to. There is a wait time of up to a month.
I am looking at fancy places in Daan and the like.
The comment on benzo addiction is what I have thought often. Depending on who you ask the withdrawals can range from non-perceptible to a nightmare. I have been doing what I can to limit benzo usage, as we all know depression’s ugly brother is anxiety.
I am trying other avenues to heal myself. Unfortunately, sometimes one is left in a position where there is no bright side that can be seen. It is there. It is just heavily occluded when you exist so deep in the abyss.
The other problem is if you need medication for ADHD they will put you through a battery of tests before they will even considering prescribing them. They’re so controlled in taiwan that they might as well not exist.
What other strategies are you utilizing to combat the depression? I dunno if I’d go with “heal” depression. It’s depression. It may just be part of you. I do think it can be minimized though. Something physical and confidence boosting like yoga would probably help. What do you think?
I think it is fairly well documented that masturbation can make you depressed. I am too lazy to Google right now. I can confirm from experience. It has something to do with the dopamine, I think. Now if you do it once every two days and you make it quick (no two hour sessions) it may be manageable.