Depression and Medications
December 13, 2006 7:41pm CST
This is in regards to them wanting to make a New Ruling to come with Antidepressant medications about that they can be dangerous for some people and cause them to become even more Depressed or suicidal and even consider killing themselves, or succeed in suicide. I feel this is one thing a Doctor really never considers and Mental Health Associations just continue to hand out the drugs thinking that is the answer, and if someone ends up killing themselves due to it, they say it was other issues and not the medications. I have taken Antidepressants in my lifetime, and where for many people they have done good, it seems like I kept on having to change the ones I was on due to either none of them really working for me, or allergic reactions, etc. I know many of them may have even made me feel worse to the point I knew there was no hope for me. I was Lucky enough thru Faith and the Power of Prayer to where I have not had to take any Antidepressants for over 8 1/2 yrs. now. But I am a Survivor of Abuse, and suffer from PTSD. and I know for me as for I am sure many others out there in the World, Anti Depressants are not always the answer, and can kill you if you are not constantly monitored and aware of what is going on around you. Most of those Drugs are like a narcotic, and numb you to where you may not feel like you should, and can be Dangerous to a lot of people. I became totally psychotic on Prozac and almost killed myself. Luckily I reached out for help, and even though I was Hospitalized for about a month back in 1992, I feel it was the best thing for me that saved my life. No, I am not saying all Antidepressants never help anyone, as there are probably some here who feel better and can function more on them than where they could before taking them, but what I am saying, is Antidepressants can be dangerous, and they need to make this more known. I am Glad they are considering finally making sure the word is actually going to get out.
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14 Dec 06
There are many people, probably in the millions, who take anti-depressant medication without any problems. I think it is a matter of finding the right one for the person, although there are some people who have an aversion to medication. This can mean that they will "imagine" side effects and that is part of their depression and why they are taking the medication. I am not saying that this is what happened in your case KrauseHome but it does happen. I think that it is a matter of finding the right medication, and often the best thing to do is to admit the person to Hospital where they can be monitored when starting on new medication of this sort. Also along with the medication, anyone suffering from depression, PTSD, anxiety or any other nervous disorder should also have counselling from either a trained psychologist, psychiatrist or counsellor. It is good to hear that you are off medication KrauseHome and obviously coping well without it, but not everyone can do that unfortunately. Yes, antidepressants can be dangerous and here in Australia it is mandatory for an information leaflet be included with all medications that can become addictive or are to be used for certain medical conditions. That includes any anti-depressants.
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16 Feb 07
I, too, am glad they are getting the word out on this. I know some friends where the anti-depressants did help them, but I have also seen where it caused some to be more depressed. Luckily, they told their doctor and they kept trying different ones until they found one that did actually work. They also had to adjust their diets, part of it was caused by certain things they were eating. I don't recall exactly what the foods were they had to avoid, but it sure did seem to help them out alot.