I Am Against Antidepressants

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    I was against them for a long time

    but I finally reached a point where the potential side effects were my current circumstances so I had nothing to lose. I researched a lot about them and fought against the brainwashing of my family who are the I read an article now I'm smarter than a doctor type. I have had a...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    Sep 2, 2015

    I Don't Like It.

    I don't really feel like getting in to it right now, but I was on anti-depressants for a little over a year, and I'm very happy that I'm no longer taking them. I just don't think it's necessary, and I think the way they're prescribed is very haphazard, unscientific, and I don't...
    fxckup fxckup
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2012

    Miracle Drugs For Those Who Want Nausea

    I was put on Wellbutrin, Lexapro, and Paxil. None of them worked, and the doses kept on being bumped up. Eventually I pretended that they worked so that my psychiatrist would leave me alone. I quit and flushed my drugs down the toilet. The Paxil withdrawal was terrible. I had...
    delirio delirio
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2011

    Should I Take Antidepressants?

    I’m 16 years old and I’m not sure what to do. I exercise daily, eat healthy, pursue my passions, and have done psychotherapy and a lot of reading on cognitive positive psychology. I exercise when I'm depressed, I've never cut myself, done drugs or alcohol. My family is great...
    whereishappiness whereishappiness
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2012

    Anti Deps Killed My Soul

    I am a Londoner who had a mildly stressful summer with normal work pressures and a gf i was trying to end it with. I was told by someone who doesn't know me very well to go see this therapist, very expensive, who was linked to a v expensive psychiatrist so referred me on, and...
    Luke2 Luke2
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

    Cannot Read Article

    Your webmaster is cutting the middle article in half. I'm not looking for problems already. I have enough. Any ideas?
    nitecop983 nitecop983
    Apr 21, 2012

    Took 1st Lexapro Today - Maybe I'm Just Sensitive But Aaaahhhhh!!!!

    All day I've been shaking to the core, hyper, nasous, unable to read any of my college books, and... while before I took it I was actually going to leave the house, I can't anymore. I feel like I'm tweeking on something. Obviously my brain is NOT depressed or I would feel...
    elephant3152 elephant3152
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    Avoid The Crutch

    I think the problem is that all though it has become common practice these days, most of these drugs were created, intended for, and are only effective for short term use.The people prescribing them are using them just to maintain. My personal view point (which is based on years...
    gettinonwithit gettinonwithit
    41-45, M
    Mar 31, 2013

    Antidepressants = Heroine, Cocaine, Meth = Bad

    I got put on aintidepressants for the first time 6years ago I was 16 at the time.. Overdosed on a ton of white pills (asprin I found out later) and got sent to the psyc ward yay... too bad they don't have the straight jackets and padded rooms anymore that would have made it more...
    s3xyrixa s3xyrixa
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 19, 2010

    Against Against Antidepressants

    I have anxiety.. I can hardly leave the house without having a panic attack my antidepressants help me have a normal life..for the people who are against them for reason which seem to be you do not like how they feel ever consider new ones or a different dosage..you cannot just...
    MightyPutty MightyPutty
    18-21, M
    Aug 10, 2012

    I Have Willpower... I Just Forgot Were I Put It.

    From time to time I get low; In a funk; Apathetic lose my way in life. Usually after a bout of one kind or another I fall into another one. But I figure that's on me. It was my mind that got me into this mess. It should be my mind that gets me out. I don't want to be putting...
    Thevy29 Thevy29
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 17, 2013

    My Verdict: The Side Effects Outweigh The Benefits.

    In 2001, during the summer between my junior and senior year of high school, I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.  I've flipped back and forth on saying my case is mild or outright denying it was ever accurate, and could probably write paragraphs on that, but the end result...
    Arpijy Arpijy
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2012

    Citalopram Made Me Crazy

    I was on 20mg Citalopram for a while, and it really made me crazy. One day I'd be incredibly depressed and suicidal, and the next I'd be manically high. Once I saw Jesus in my fridge, and another time I was sure the dishwasher was going to eat me.
    LolaLament LolaLament
    18-21, F
    22 Responses Aug 14, 2007

    Antidepressent Zombie

    I feel they change you so much, that you are no longer the person you were.My experience with them, caused me to walk around dazed and confused, becoming disconnected with the world. Sleeping constantly. They zombified me. I had a life and they took it away. I have since found...
    happyharpy happyharpy
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    I Am a Mental Health Worker...

    I am a mental health worker, and I see how much antidepressants help people.  Plus I have been taking Zoloft for nearly ten years.  I weaned off of it last year and did not take it for over a month.  I thought that maybe I didn't need it anymore.  Well, I...
    behindthemask behindthemask
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Feb 7, 2007

    I Feel Like They Don't Help...

    Honestly I think it's stupid. I don't think they help at all.It doesn't feel like it all.People only 'feel' better because they think its better.It is something the human mind thinks. If a really smart person (this is just a random example) or a teacher tells you something,you...
    BreannaHenry BreannaHenry
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

    Millions of Lost Souls...

    I have very personal reasons for being against these. I used to be a big proponent of drugs.  I had the "if it makes you feel better - take the pills" attitude all my life.  All that has changed since I've seen 2 people I know and love succumb to them. My sister has gone...
    luls7 luls7
    36-40, F
    18 Responses Sep 12, 2009

    i'm a Diagnosed Manic D...

    i'm a diagnosed manic depressive, which EVERYONE is, and i refuse to go on them. instead of pills, how about listening to me?
    JoshTurner JoshTurner
    26-30, M
    Apr 1, 2008

    If The Boot Dont Fit, The Doctor Wont Wear It

    I've been prescribed a lot of different types of anti depressants through the years. The last type, which i still have a stock of, is called citalopram. I have experienced the benefits this drug can bring when i was getting deep depression. However i also believe that after this...
    lafsnack lafsnack
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Nov 27, 2010

    Made Me Manic

    I was on welbutrin and then taken off of that and put on Cymbalta and abilify at the same time. Cymbalta I believe is for anxiety too. Abilify is an anti psychotic. Well it didn't do much except make my moods even more up and down. See, I was never just depressed. I was always a...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2012

    20 Years Being On Them !

    Yes I was on antidepressants for 20 years . I felt I plateaued so ,told my doctor and she had me wean off them. I feel much better not being on them !
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jun 22, 2011

    My Dad + Antidepressants = Fatal

    My Dad  was taking anti-depressants for a while (not sure of the exact time frame, but I believe less than a year) and ended up committing suicide. To my knowledge he never talked to anyone about his depressions issues, except for a doctor, and I am convinced that those pills...
    ambeyleelou ambeyleelou
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2011


    To me, antidepressants are a crutch...no, worse than that. It's a quick fix. My psychiatrist actually told me that depression is like diabetes...you can test your blood sugar and see if there's a problem. You can't test brain chemicals. Until there's a test to show what my brain...
    tqoftu tqoftu
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2007

    Be The Architect In Your Life.

    In the late 90's I was prescribed antidepressants. I was having a difficult time at my 12 year job and my doctor suggested depression and I started on Zoloft, I think. After a month on the drug, I quit my job and felt remarkably stress free and happy. I went to my doctor and...
    maxwell1206 maxwell1206
    1 Response Dec 16, 2012

    It's Gone Too Far

    "Just as physical pain prevents us from burning ourselves if we get too close to a fire, perhaps mental pain, too, serves a purpose, such as motivating us to change life situations..." (Newman 281) I feel that things have gone too far. Now even used to treat...
    Sleepwalker Sleepwalker
    18-21, M
    13 Responses Oct 14, 2006

    Not My Cup of Tea

    When I sent myself to therapy, my therapist sent me to go on anti-depressants. I took a few different kinds, a few different dosage levels and the whole time I felt like a zombie. I didn't feel the highs or lows anymore. The voices in my head became whispers and drove me up a...
    InkySkettio InkySkettio
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2007

    I heard someone say that those types of meds

    saved their mums life, I wanted to try it but I hear about things like SSRI's are a mind control plot devised by the pharmaceutical industry and while I don't believe in that, I've also heard that it can numb your soul. Humans have always used mind altering substances and...
    repeat36 repeat36
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    I've been told I have depression,

    but would never go on antidepressants. I believe that I can control those things and my emotions can be changed by positive thoughts. I know that others need antidepressants, and that's okay and I hope you are doing okay, but I'm just saying antidepressants aren't for me.
    picses2222 picses2222
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2014

    Sharing Your Narrative

    Hello all - I am an undergraduate researcher looking for the experiences of individuals who are against the use of antidepressants. I would encourage you to contact me if you would like to share your experience with me in greater detail. Thanks!
    jujubunga jujubunga
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

    It's strange how doctors over prescribe anti

    depressants . Humans feel emotions and it is perfectly natural. Many people who are depressed have a good reason to be, and their sadness shouldn't be named a medical condition. Yes, some people may be clinically depressed, but so many normal, sad people are on anti depressants...
    tasha456 tasha456
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2014

    I Think That Some People( Even...

    I think that some people( even me) need some help sometimes to get over things in life.  We take meds for high blood presser, and other things, why not moods? I don't understand why people treat it as if it is such a huge deal need help to deal with mental issues.
    rescueangel rescueangel
    26-30, F
    Feb 7, 2007

    BOO to Antidepressants

    I hate anti-depressants for several reasons. A) I was forced to take prozac, zoloft, and a bunch of other crap through middle and highschool so I know the affect they had on me - i was numb, a zombie, unable to think for myself. B) Doctors are bribed by ...
    ittooktoolong ittooktoolong
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jul 9, 2007

    F Uck You Dumb As Ses

    cipralex is the s hit.......I was a suicidal b itch then i took the magic pills and i'm fine now...zyprexa is another story lol
    MrJungleMonkey MrJungleMonkey
    31-35, M
    May 9, 2012

    Effexor 'addiction'

    I have been on and off antidepressants since I was 17, first Paxil, then Prozac, then Effexor, back to Prozac, Zoloft, now back to Effexor.  This time around, I was on a high dose of Effexor and now can't get off because I have withdrawal effects everytime I try. ...
    aka746 aka746
    26-30, F
    13 Responses Mar 26, 2007

    Why? I'm on antidepressants

    and I love them, they help me get through life not being a depressed zombie
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2014

    My Own Personal Choice

    I have no comment about other peoples' opinions and choices in this matter, but my personal choice is that I am adamantly against antidepressants.  My reasons are quite simple:1. My Mom tried many different types, and none helped.  Eventually, she OD'd on her psych meds to...
    PrincessAstrid PrincessAstrid
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

    Thank You, for my sight <3

    I love taking pictures and seeing new beauty ...My optomotrist told me I would be blind by 16 b/c my vision was degenerating at such a rapid and steady pace. Although my vision has been the same for 7yrs now I am currently looking into lasik surgery, again. So if you know...
    brittanyrmackey brittanyrmackey
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2011

    It's Been A Week Now

    Hello, I've been on antidepressants for at least 10 years now and don't want to be on them the rest of my life. My regular family doctor prescribed them as there is a history of depression in my family. I also went to a psychiatric nurse who tweaked the meds. I was taking...
    Goddess65 Goddess65
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2012

    Sadness Gone- Hello Anger..

    I went on antidepressants after an ex commited suicide. I lived like a zombie for 9 months. I became more productive at a mundane job I hated. I went off food and lost lots of weight ( i was already slim), and I stopped writing poetry and journaling entirely. I became pleased...
    annuya annuya
    1 Response Apr 5, 2012

    Antidepressants Dehumanize My Suffering

    First of all, I am not against antidepressants for the short term or for those who are severely depleted in serotonin. It is true that there is a chemical imbalance in people who are depressed or have trauma disorders. I would know. I have PTSD and DID. What I hate is that...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Mar 24, 2012

    I Am Against Antidepressants

    When I was adopted at age 10, I didn't bond quickly with my parents, I struggled with the transition, and I struggled to get good grades. My parents took me to a doctor who diagnosed me with ADD. I was started on a regimen of Adderall and Lexapro. For those that don't know, they...
    jtpacp06 jtpacp06
    1 Response Dec 14, 2012


    I was on anti depressants for about 7 months...first I could not sleep at all, then I began to feel almost hypomanic, I began abusing drugs and skipping class at an abnormal rate. In feb of 2006 I moved to a new house and misplaced my pills, a few days later I began feeling...
    serpillian serpillian
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jun 4, 2007

    I Use to Think That Taking Antidepressants Will Make Matters Worst, I Was So Wrong

    when I  lost my first and only child, I  went into a deep and dark depression, not only did I loss my little girl, but I also lost myself, I tried killing myself three times, I have a very loving and close family, and they tried so very hard to help, but at that...
    angelsheart angelsheart
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2007

    Nasty Feelings

    Antidepressants are such bullshit. I think pharmaceutical companies could actually manufacture drugs that remedy or cure mental illness, but they make more money selling funky pills that make you feel so-so and never really alleviate the problem. I've tried Zoloft, Lexapro and...
    nastynate nastynate
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 28, 2007

    Ssri Hell

    check back in a few days for this story (4/14/13)
    JustineMiller JustineMiller
    56-60, F
    Apr 14, 2013

    Against Antidepressants For Pain...or Anything

    I am against antidepressants for several reasons.  The biggest reason is that I had a car accident and was hurt quite badly in 1990.  My jaw was broken and I hurt my neck (compressed disks).  Since that time, I took me almost 6 years before someone ACTUALLY found...
    Gingersjag Gingersjag
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2007

    I'm Tired Of School Shootings The Drug Companies Need To Be Stopped

    I don't have a personal story. That's actually my point, I don't want to wait until my child is the victim of "another school shooting" before I have a story to tell about the adverse side effects of anti-depressants. It doesn't take a genius to connect the dots between these...
    baraka2000 baraka2000
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Dec 14, 2012

    I have tried like five

    or six of these things in the past year and none of them did aaaanything. Real frustrating and real expensive
    Van1015 Van1015
    22-25, F
    Mar 26, 2014

    Hate Them!!

    I've been totally against them from the dawning of my first depression bout, when I was 15. I have NEVER wanted to be on them. I tried Prozac and Zoloft around my freshmen/sophomore year in H.S. they drove me absolutely insane....It felt like I lost control of myself...
    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 23, 2009

    Antidepressants are no cure!

    Ok before I start sharing my story of why I’m against it, I just want to say I do have a strong opinion yes but don’t attack me for it as I’m open minded and people have their own experiences about it and so if you take them thats your choice your life! I won’t be...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    I Used to Take Them

    Here's the scoop: I used to take them myself. I took Effexor and Welbutrin. I was on Paxil for a while, and tried Zoloft. I started having major problems with depression when I got in a very serious relationship which wasn't very healthy for me or her. I recognize that in...
    liferiot liferiot
    26-30, M
    9 Responses May 11, 2007

    I don't understand how u can be against

    antidepressants. I am 14 and have been on antidepressants for a little over a year and they have been great. anti depressants help a chemical that,if u are on it, most likely there is a chemical that is uneven in UR brain. Like I have a sun disorder or something like that to...
    jess965 jess965
    16-17, F
    Feb 5, 2015
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