Antidepressants: Setting Expectations

Unfortunately, the beneficial effects of antidepressants are always a bit delayed. Watch this video to learn how long your medication will take to work.

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Aktahrul Azim
Aktahrul Azim3 years ago

this is not

Dale Overall

Depending on the situation sometimes this medication has to be taken. Some have very nasty side effects but there are many cases when the choice is between a life threatening mental illness such as Major Depression or suicide in some case, this medication has saved lives. It is not a "Happy Pill" there is no such thing. But it can help some people.

Sadly, too many family doctors simply prescribe an anti-depression without other consideration.

The best combination for depression has been both talk therapy and medication together. Taking a pill by itself does help some but combined therapy does help. Sadly, a lot of medications one takes for various medical conditions have so many side effects. Too bad the drug companies can't come up with something less invasive side effect wise.

Linda Knox
Linda Knox3 years ago

I would like to see the FDA and the DEA work together better and not let bonded carriers have carte blance aquisition to bring anything in their briefcases across the customs lines without insepection. Too many illeagal manufactured drugs from other countries are hitting us right here at home, because, the drug representatives give out the drug samples to the Doctors to dispense to their patients without knowing the real effects of the drugs. They are so busy with their hectic schedules. They depend too much on what the reps tell them and fly with that rather than research for themselves the side effects and total affects of the said medications.

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Mrs Shakespeare
Mrs Shakespeare3 years ago

Brenda is right. People kinda judge you if you take antidepressants because "you are not supposed to mess with such drugs", but sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do, whether its taking an antidepressant or smoking pot.

Magdalen B.
Magdalen B.3 years ago

It was getting out of a situation that I'd come to loathe that helped me.

Brenda Trahan
brenda t.3 years ago

Not everyone who takes these are depressed. Diet and excercise are not the cure all for everything. Anyone who has had an anxiety attack knows what i'm talking about.

Marianne B.
marianne B.3 years ago

oh yes. Debra J. .The pain management doctor perscribed this Neurotin for me also. After one pill at bedtime (low dose) I woke the next day like a bad hangover. Dizzy, unsteady, walked into furniture and broke 3 toes. Did not take another one. When I told him that, he said "some do well, others cannot tolerate it". Duh!

Pamela Tracy
Pamela Tracy3 years ago

Who in their right mind would take antidepressants...deal with your lives in a straight mind...i don't feel that many people in the USA need all of those antidepressants....there are a lot of non antidepressants that can help serotonin ...... the people i know who are on antidepressants have mental problems that they did not have before...so quit giving the public bs.

John B.
John B.3 years ago

Thanks for sharing the video. Interesting info.