The Negative Side Effects of Anti Depressant Medications by Sonya Vatomsky
I took physician-prescribed anti-depressant medications (about two or three types at different dosages) and about two anti-anxiety medications off and on over a period of about 17 to 18 years. None of the medications helped me.
There have been many articles and studies published (that I can remember) in the last 15 years disputing if anti-depressants are effective for most.
Here’s an article about the negative side effects some people experience when taking anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications:
by Sonya Vatomsky
Even if you aren’t aware of it, the chances are good that someone you know is taking some sort of psychiatric medicine.
According to the most recent research, an estimated one in six adults in the U.S. have a prescription for antidepressants, anti-anxiety pills, or some other drug to help them manage their mental health.
And with those drugs, for many of those people, come the side effects — some of which can feel dire enough to become a problem in and of themselves, requiring a second treatment to offset the first.
Many commonly prescribed antidepressants, in particular, can come with a host of side effects that can paradoxically contribute to depression. “Antidepressants saved my life and killed my orgasms,” writer Sofia Barrett-Ibarria recently declared in Self magazine; problems with sex are common, as are struggles with weight.
Auxiliary medications are often prescribed to mitigate the severe side effects of primary medications, but can come with their own, like tinnitus and digestion issues.
…As with the medications themselves, though, figuring out what to do about side effects isn’t a one-size-fits-all system.