• michelle_gwen18 michelle_gwen18
    March 22, 2009
    Is taking Antidepressants pills really good for you?
    michelle_gwen18 michelle_gwen18
    March 22, 2009

    Hi, I am 32 years old. I have been dealing with depression for along time. And I hate feeling like this. And people that has never been through depression doesn't know how to react.  They just kind of look at you like you can snap out of it. Which isn't true. But I have been on different pills. And I hate taking pills. Even though the pills sometimes work. But my question is. Is taking Antidepressants pill really good for you? Is there any Herbal vitiamins we can take stead of pills?



  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    March 23, 2009
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    March 23, 2009



    Depression is a disease, and for some of us, it requires ongoing treatment. I don't like taking pills every day either, but the alternative is being ill, possibly debilitated, and possibly hurting myself. When I weigh those alternatives, I continue taking my medications.


    Paul gave you some good links. There are a few herbal things that can be used including St. Johns Wort and Sam-E, BUT remember that such things were the first drugs used by mankind, and they DO act as drugs in our bodies. There are some people sho shouldn't take them, and they have potential side effects just as prescription medications do. I'm not saying that you shouldn't try them, but please do so under a doctor's supervision so you'll be safe.


    In the end, I don't think the antidepressants are any worse for us than the disease would be if left untreated.


    Good luck,



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