A story today about a man who suffers from bipolar disorder and has decided to go off his medication. He says "The question of medication is a really tricky one. It makes you normal, and while that shouldn't be seen as a bad thing, I have an issue with just being normal."
I suffer from periods of depression and might even benefit from medication, but have never felt I wanted to do it for just this reason. The decision to take medication is understandable and no doubt wise for many people, but in my case I feel that the highs and lows of my own mood are part of my human-ness, and I would be sad to lose that, hard as it is to bear at times.