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Re: Do antidepressants really work?

Posted by rainbowlight on March 29, 2004, at 22:26:20

In reply to Do antidepressants really work?, posted by lexman on March 29, 2004, at 20:23:39

In my opinion, if you really need them, yes they work and can help tremendously. They have helped me lead a quality of life I never could have imagined. On a scale of quality of life of 1 to 10, I would say I was about a 3-4 and I would say now about 8-9 with them. I am so much happier. Yes, I hate the side effects and I wonder what the long term effects of these meds will be on me. However, I have come to the conclusion that I would rather have 20 good years being happy than 40 years being miserable if that is the case. I think it is a quality of life issue. Go with your gut, do what feels right for YOU.

p.s. You are not the only one with a family member that thinks that anti-depressants are just made up by drug companies for profits. My own Father went so far as to tell me that there is no such thing as Bipolar, that it was made up by the drug companies to make money off the meds. (Yep, this is coming from the untreated Dad in DENIAL). Try to keep your sense of humor :)




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