I've heard some depressed people say that antidepressants have made their unbearable life bearable and have helped them greatly. But if you are suffering from Clinical Depression, before you race off to your Doctor and get some, please consider the following. Antidepressants often come with side effects such as
* Drowsiness and fatigue
* Constipation, nausea and diarrhea
* Weight gain
* Sexual dysfunction
If you are taking or thinking about taking antidepressants for treating your depression, then you need to pay attention. There are many things about the big pharmaceutical companies that you do not know about, but should. You should be doing your homework and not relying on your doctor to tell you if a medication is good or safe. In fact, many doctors are not as qualified to prescribe medications as they would like you to believe. This can not only cost you an extra expense, but can also jeopardize your overall health and well-being.
As you probably know, antidepressants don't cure the problem, they only mask the effects. While this may be helpful to some in the short term, the problem remains, to be faced at some stage in the future. It's better, faster and more healthy to look at the cause of your depression sooner rather than later.
Bearing in mind antidepressant drugs are implicated in causing murderous and suicidal thoughts and may be the cause behind the recent mass murders. The drugs can also increase your risk of strokes and serious brain injuries.
There are therapies out there which can help and if you have a close friend (or a group) who is prepared to go the distance with you, depression can be worked through and climbed out of. Please don't give up! Life sometimes seems stagnant, but over time things do change.
It is also important to know that there are many natural remedies to replace antidepressants, and that many of these are being snuffed out by the big pharmaceutical companies for a reason.