What about them?
Yes there are side effects in young people under the age of twenty-five, that could lead to feelings of suicide. That is why that age group is monitored heavily when beginning an anti-depressant.
Anti-depressants are not for everybody, but to some, those medications have been a life saver.
I don't know about being a life saver. My ex-wife has been on Meds and the long term effects are not good.
As with most things sooner or later you have to pay the fiddler.
which is really sad.
We know so little of how the human brain functions that when it malfunctions we wind up poking around like blind men in a maze that makes up brains massive complexity.
And in the end we can only offer band-aids.
We know it's a chemical malfunction, but what chemical is the question.
I agree, antidepressants help only about 40% of the population. Others, the meds can hurt. And we don't know the long term consequences. They are now finding out that Elavil can cause dementia.
I am sorry about your ex-wife's experience. I hope she is doing better.
Thanks, but the long term effects are starting to take there toll on her physically.
That is terrible thing to happen to a person who is trying to seek relief from an disorder that is pretty damn debilitating.
When it comes to the medical profession, we are all just disposable guinea pigs.
It seems to me especially in the last 20 years the guinea Pig-ism has been increased on us by the pharmaceutical industry.
This in turn has turned good medical diagnosis into a roulette wheel of "lets see if this works" methodology.
And sadly, I don't see anything being done to rein those jerks in.
That I think lies with us. I don't take any Meds. I avoid them like the plague. Our society is so trained to take drugs for everything.
It is part of why we have an Opioid epidemic in this country.
I broke two vertebrae in my back. and the doctors kept try to get me to take pain pills.
They were so surprised by that.
Prescribing pain pills is not to be taken lightly, so I am a little surprised myself, at THEIR attitude.
It seems to be the norm now
Most people who get the side effects of suicidal thoughts from meds...have had those before taking them.
Same with just about any other prescription medication, and it IS sort of amusing reading or hearing the litany of possible side effects, sometimes.