It is not uncommon for people to tell me that using antidepressants is against their better judgment.
"I'm not that depressed."
"They don't do any good."
"I'll lose my sex drive!"
"I don't want to become dependent."
"I've tried one; it didn't work."
"I've read that they're really harmful. I take herbal medicine instead."
Let me take each of these arguments one at a time:
1. "I'm not that depressed."
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