every gp I saw (7 in total) were anti benzos.
You've got a better chance of winni ng the pools than getting a BZD prescription from a NHS GP, though apparently it's a little easier if you go private. And the NHS looks like it is moving away from antidepressants to therapy too. Before the GFC pole-axed the UK economy there were grand plans to train and extra 10,000 therapists, plus offer online courses. Most NHS trusts do now offer online therapies such as Fear-fighter
, but then extra therapists seems to have been put on the back burner.
I've read about people feeling numb or indifferent on medication such as SSRI's and such like. So I guess this could be something to be expected? Not really concerned about it.
It's early days yet. IME, most do not usually turn into emotionless robots when taking antidepressants though they often do turn inwards for a while at the beginning. A change of med may overcome this if it becomes an ongoing issue.