October 21, 2022
Ask Deepak

Spirituality and Antidepressants.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


Dear Deepak…..I am an avid reader of your books. I love your insights and perspectives. My question to you is this…Is it possible to follow all the knowledge and beliefs and indeed the meditations you suggest, still be spiritual and be on antidepressants at the same time. I am often hit with a kind of shame and guilt and feel as though this wonderful guidance you offer is not allowed for me since I have to take medication (am I cheating?) I have been on and off medication about three times in my life so far (since the age of 45 – I am now 52). It seems to be a seasonal thing (very affected by the lack of light here in Canada come the fall). I have read so many self-help books and yours especially have pulled me thru some rough times. Yet, I spent a year and a half off of medication then, needed to go back on. I often feel somehow like a failure. Like there is something I am not “getting” about all the life lessons you offer us. I am presently coming out of a 20 year marriage and would embrace any and all suggestions you can provide. I will admit to you though…I have not tried meditation and I am a bit of an obsessional thinker with a problem of anxiety, especially when it comes to my health. I can easily lose confidence in something as simple as my own heartbeat and end up convincing myself that every health issue is life-threatening. I can think scary thoughts….and the vicious circle or “loop” begins. Stepping out of the loop -? well, I have not yet found a way. Let me just finish by saying…you are an inspiration. Each time I come across one of your articles or paragraphs, I have renewed hope that I may someday stay permanently off medication altogether. It would thrill me to no end to see an answer from you. A true gift from the universe. Thank-you.


Yes, spirituality is a matter of consciously directing your life toward greater self-awareness. That can most certainly apply to someone who may need medications to help them recover their strength enough to fully recover later on their own. Everyone starts their journey from their own unique place and circumstance. Those circumstances ultimately have no bearing on the outcome of their spiritual journey.



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