because it only may increase your suicidality for a short period, from what I have read and my own experiences, then is suppose to cure your depression. also there is not much alternative as not everyone can do therapy (plus that takes up a lot more resources) when depressed and there ain't any better medication available.
everything has possible disadvantages and you have weight it up yourself to decide if that is what you want to try so I don't see it as any different to any other medication.
vitamin D therapy
improved self care
none of these are EVER suggested.
also the Suicidality risk INCREASES with use, it doesn't decrease. The government had to literally force the Pharma companies to put the warning label in, because the risk is Real and Undeniable and Tangible and Far More Frequent than anyone wants to admit.
The govt only forced them to put it in, because the risk is significant, not because its insignificant.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a widely used type of antidepressant medication.
They're mainly prescribed to treat depression, particularly persistent or severe cases, and are often used in combination with a talking therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
SSRIs are usually the first choice medication for depression because they generally have fewer side effects than most other types of antidepressant.
It's understandable within historical & cultural context as to how we have ended up with a drug based/biomedical health/psychiatric system.
i think it will take about another 20 years before there is any kind of real shift within these areas. What is needed is a meta-paradigm shift, a move away from materialism, that really is what this boils down to.
Current paradigm - mind is brain, psychological/emotional distress equals problem with the brain equals diagnose & medicate.
What's needed is a different story around it all -
Interesting as I have a CBT assessment soon, yet I have been prescribed Venlafaxine and Mirtizapine recently; are they SSRI's?[/QUOTE]
Hi, these aren't SSRI's.I think SSRI's are often prescribed first line and then other drugs are tried if these don't "work". x