10 FAQs About Antidepressants


Are antidepressants better than other forms of therapy?

How effective are antidepressants?

Why have I been prescribed antidepressants when I’m not depressed?

How many types of antidepressant are there?

How bad are the side effects?

Will I have to stop work?

Could I become addicted?

I’ve heard that antidepressants can cause suicidal ideas?

Will antidepressants actually cure my depression?

How long will I have to take antidepressants for?

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.


Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jerry’s work background is in mental health and, most recently, higher education. He is the author of various self-help books and is co-founder of