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Do antidepressants work at all?

I'm generally opposed to the idea, but I would like to know what positive effects they actually have.

I'm mostly concerned with their effects some specific symptoms of depression (mainly loss of interest, loss of focus, and loss of energy).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    No, they don't. As you can see yourself from some answers. What does it mean that you have been on a combination of antidepressants for years and you still need them? It means they have not resolved the actual problem - the actual roots of depression or anxiety. That means one will stay on drugs for ever - get worse and worse without being able to see it eventually.

    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.

    Watch trailer 1:55 min (the whole DVD free to watch on-line)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV0J5EsYKuw

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    The whole DVD

    http://www.cchr.org/#/videos/making-a-killing-intr...

    Fox News about pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (Prozac, Zyprexa and others)

    3:36 min

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_iXApBeT5s

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    &feature=channel_page

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  • Paul A
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I take generic Wellbutrin SR (150 mg) in the morning, and Lexapro (10 mg) with dinner, for depression and anxiety. I've been taking that for over two years, and it's working very well for me.

    The Wellbutrin SR seems to help me to be more alert and active - and wanting to do things - while the Lexapro makes me more mellow, and it helps me sleep better, too. They are relatively low doses of each medication, which keeps side effects at a minimum. I really can't tell I'm taking any medication at all.

    I am clinically depressed, and will be on some type of antidepressant the rest of my life. At first I thought that was horrible, but I feel so much better now!! It's like a breath of fresh air!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    NO. ...and never did.

    Can psychiatrists help you with antidepressants? Are there any cures in psychiatry today? How many people have been cured? What are your chances?

    Check it for yourself - hear it from interviewed psychiatrists.

    5 minutes video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHu7Ik36128

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    50 sec public announcement

    http://www.cchr.org/#/videos/prescription

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  • 1 decade ago

    They do work if you have the right medicine and the right dose. It takes a bit of tweeking to get it just right so give it time for things to work out.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they make you suicidal

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