Myths About Antidepressants
By: Mary Duah, D.O.
In an age when information is easy to access, it can be difficult to know what resources to trust. Antidepressant drugs are used to treat a variety of mental health and psychological disorders including Major Depressive Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. Antidepressants can play an important role in treating symptoms of depression and anxiety, but common misperceptions about these medications may prevent individuals from taking them. Below are common myths and related facts about antidepressants:
If you have been experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety and they aren’t improving, it is important that you reach out for assistance and support. You may contact your doctor or Behavioral Health Partners. Your health professional will walk you through your options, which might include psychotherapy, and/or medication. For more information on mental illness, treatments, and local resources, please refer to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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