And why do people go on anti-depressants? Why do most people get depressed?
Most people get depressed because something is wrong in theyre lives. What better way to get through the day than be on medication, or self-medicate yourself with alcohol, which is just as popular.
Anti-depressants should be used short-term, and not long-term as per my doctor at the time. Cognitave therapy should be used in conjunction with them to get your life back on track, and to help. I strongly feel that you must never go on those drugs without it. They should be thought of as a short-term solution if they are used at all.
But alas, in dubdom land, you cannot see a counsellor, lest people look at you like your nuts. Jehovah always provides you with help, doesn't he? Rely on the spaghetti-monster, and if you cannot, it's still your fault. And if the spaghetti-monster doesn't help you with your depression, then it must be chemical so you had better be on AD's for the rest of your life, or so the thinking goes.
It took me years to get off that shit - and guess what happened when I got off them? My depression vanished! Astonishing! It's been proven that AD's actually make the symptoms worse in many people - therefore, they need to switch from this med to this med to this med, and on and on. When I told my psychyatrist this, he said this type of thing is more common than you think, and he
Or you could just find out why you are depressed and fix the problem.