I was told I would have to be on meds for the rest of my life and have been COMPLETELY med free for several years now. It makes me mad when I hear professionals say things like this! My life changed for the better when I read the CBT book by Sam Obitz and Michelle Craske called Been there, done that? Do This!. It's real simple and the TEA form exercise is invaluable. If you work on countering your thoughts in them everyday you will be better than you ever thought possible sooner than you ever thought possible:) Doctors are not God and don't know everything.