The medication shouldn’t be an issue in gettin the same or equal type.
The Dr is unlikely (in my opinion, so not written in stone) to issue drugs without first examining and diagnosing the condition.
One person I no of was told by her Dr that she should not be so weak and basically get on with it, she was feeling down, sleepin lots and not wanting to dress or go out, her OH had lost his job and the paro was coming to an end etc etc, so he forced her to seek help.
Some Dr are a bit old fashioned in there ways, especially in smaller communities, it maybe the same in parts of the UK.
A Spanish friend moved to the UK through Lloyds pharmacy, she has commented that she issues more strong anti depresents here than she did in Spain.
I don’t think its as much of an issue in Spain as the UK, maybe its the weather, small towns or life style, I have no idea, but there is a difference.
You posted in 2007, would be nice to no how she got on and whether you moved to Spain.