How do I tell my mum I'm on antidepressants?
Can anyone give me some advice on how to tell my mum I'm taking antidepressants also I'm 19? It's an awkward convo, how should I start it off? Plus can anyone tell me an info on antidepressants this is my first time on them? There also snri
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
"Hello mum, how are you? Ok? Yeah? Good. I am fine thanx mum. Mum? I want to tell you something. I am on antidepressants."
Can this work?
Now, seriously, following information can scare you but it is the truth and it is better to be scared and know than not.
I would recommend you to watch following DVD that is available online if you have fast internet. It's told by psychiatrists, psychologists and people who worked for pharmaceutical companies. It informs you - beside other things - about side effects that are not often being told by psychiatrists. It also suggests an alternative in the end. When you then make a decision to take antidepressants, you may be better prepared, educated and understand what's going on when you encounter some bad side effects. I would say that these information are actually vital.
The link sounds a little scary - that’s because many antidepressants have suicidal thoughts and impulses as side effects which you can also read inside the pack of some antidepressants.
Watch trailer 1:55 min
The whole DVD
Fox News about pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (Prozac, Zyprexa and others)
- 1 decade ago
There's nothing wrong with being on antidepressants. Just tell her. Say, "I've been taking this new medicine, so I just wanted to let you know in case I was acting different..." Just ask her too if she notices a change. Say, "I wanted to know if you noticed a change or if you think it's working." Moms always want to be included in on your business, so she'll give her input. It's okay though. It's only antidepressants. A huge number of people are on them.
- ?Lv 61 decade ago
Just say, "Mum, I'm on antidepressants. It's just a minor chemical imbalance in my body and brain. Let's search the internet together and get some information on it,OK?"
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Can psychiatrists help you? Are there any cures in psychiatry today?
Check it for yourself - hear it from interviewed psychiatrists.
5 minutes video
Is there any difference in how diagnosis are made in medicine and psychiatry?
Check it for yourself. 2 minutes video.
50 sec public announcement