Okay, some people really need medication and no amount of meditation will help in those cases. But for the rest of us, we can probably use a little meditation and then we won't need medication. Just an idea I'm putting out there.
I noticed that when I was having a particularly hard time recently, I was particularly resistant to doing my meditation practice. Hmm. Know how when someone's mad and they get told to take a deep breath they don't want to do that? Mad wants to be mad. It has a life of its own. Same thing with sad or with bad or any other feeling that gets fed by the "pain body." My sadness took on a life of its own and resisted efforts to have it go away.
But I used my tools and it's back in check. "En garde. Take that, all-consuming-thoughts-that disturb!" Knowing what to do and doing what needs to be done are 2 totally different things.
15 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes at night, and I'm golden.