The Are A Blessing For Me

2132 WordsJan 3, 20179 Pages
Antidepessants are a blessing for me. I have been taking an antidepressant for 16 years, and have no bad side effects. My problem was caused mostly by a lack of seratonin and some events that were occuring in my life. The major event was the fact that my daughter had terminal cancer, and the doctors had given up on her. This news about my daughter 's illness actually helped me to find out I was depressed. I can call this a blessing also because she miraculously recovered from the cancer eventually. As I look back over my life, I recall incidents that possibly proved I may have been depressed for most of my younger years. I remember days when I felt down and wanted to die. Or I would lose my composure, become angry and cry with no good…show more content…
There is also a problem of some stigma that exists concerning mental illness treatment. Many people find themselves seeking mental health help at some time in their lives, thus, it is much easier for them to understand and recognize the causes of mental illness than in the past. I have never felt awkward or even considered anyone thinking of a stigma in this regard; so I talk openly about my condition without fear. In speaking out about depression and antidepressants, I hope to help others who are plagued by this trauma. With an estimated 9.3% of Americans currently living with major depression or bipolar disorder, according to the NIMH, the safety of antidepressant drugs is at the forefront of many pharmaceutical discussions. At present, the most common drugs used to treat the debilitating lethargy, anxiety, and fatigue often associated with major depression fall into three key categories based upon mechanism of action: SSRIs, Tricyclics, and MAOIs. Since major depression and bipolar disorder are characterized by imbalances of certain chemicals within the brain, prescription medications are often the best way of relieving the symptoms of these disorders. As with any medication, antidepressants carry risks of side-effects, which usually relate to the drug 's mechanism of action, dosage levels, and the chemical composition of individual drugs. SSRIs Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) include some of the
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