6 Tips Towards Choosing an Antidepres...

6 Tips Towards Choosing an Antidepressant

There are 34 comments on the Woman's Day story from Apr 22, 2009, titled 6 Tips Towards Choosing an Antidepressant. In it, Woman's Day reports that:

With more than 30 antidepressants on the market, finding the right one is definitely a process.

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Been there

Fort Wayne, IN

#1 Apr 29, 2009
Don't
Don't
Don't
Don't
Don't
Don't

TAKE ANY ANTIDEPRESSANTS!

Look into alternative treatments first.....exercise, take supplements, volunteer etc.

You can cope and do it without drugs.
bookmdano

Gaithersburg, MD

#2 May 5, 2009
i`M STARTING TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS GOOD ADVICE

Since: Apr 09

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 May 5, 2009
Here's some information from
SleepWell, referred to as Herbal Xanax, is a non-prescription herbal medication for anxiety and insomnia. Anxiety is a problem suffered by 64 million Americans and countless people worldwide. It can be as simple as an undefined restless feeling or as serious as acute panic attacks. When anxiety begins to build up without proper release it can begin to come out in other ways such as irritability, nervous ticks and sudden outbursts, increasing dependence on intoxicating drugs and alcohol, and social withdrawal.
memphisgirl

Memphis, TN

#4 Jun 7, 2009
mel23xx wrote:
Here's some information from
SleepWell, referred to as Herbal Xanax, is a non-prescription herbal medication for anxiety and insomnia. Anxiety is a problem suffered by 64 million Americans and countless people worldwide. It can be as simple as an undefined restless feeling or as serious as acute panic attacks. When anxiety begins to build up without proper release it can begin to come out in other ways such as irritability, nervous ticks and sudden outbursts, increasing dependence on intoxicating drugs and alcohol, and social withdrawal.
where do you get herbal zanax

Since: Apr 09

Miami, FL

#5 Jun 8, 2009
Thank for the information!!!!

Since: Nov 08

Illinois

#7 Mar 5, 2010
Gotta love when people who have obviously never suffered from an anxiety disorder or clinical depression says "No! Don't take anti-depressants!...They are evil!" blah blah.

Try living in someone's shoes with a chemical imbalance which REQUIRES medication and then tell me that 'exercise and relaxation techniques' alone work for you.

A lot of misinformed people out there.
tim

United States

#8 Mar 6, 2010
dragonslayer is 100% correct

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#9 Mar 14, 2010
dragonslayer428 wrote:
Gotta love when people who have obviously never suffered from an anxiety disorder or clinical depression says "No! Don't take anti-depressants!...They are evil!" blah blah.
Try living in someone's shoes with a chemical imbalance which REQUIRES medication and then tell me that 'exercise and relaxation techniques' alone work for you.
A lot of misinformed people out there.
You are so right!! I couldn't have said it better.
Maybe the people who aren't taking these drugs to combat a chemical imbalance should stop. Psychotropics are not easy to get used to and/or tolerate, but once you get your levels to where they should be, they are miraculous.

Since: Nov 08

Illinois

#10 Mar 24, 2010
Yeah...I can't stand ignorance.
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#11 May 16, 2010
Violence, Deaths Murders and Suicides from mind drugs.

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Since: Nov 08

Illinois

#12 Oct 6, 2010
What a bunch of nonsense.
Rose

Panorama City, CA

#13 Oct 6, 2010
Get a check up, especially hormone levels, like your thyroid.
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Hollywood, FL

#16 Oct 12, 2010
only a flaky hippie thinks that herbs are anything but snake oil! if you have real depression, not my boyfriend thinks I am fat let me be sad... you can not just exercise or volunteer to feel better! maybe people with diabetes should just toughen up too!! there is something called genetics and you can not fix that with yoga!!!!!!
I wonder

Sterling Heights, MI

#17 Oct 12, 2010
Sorry, some people need the extra help of the meds.
We don't all have the good genes you people seem to have ?
Lucky you ?
We need them.
Human spirit ?? Go away.
pharmacy1

Wolverhampton, UK

#24 Sep 17, 2011
http://hosted.comm100.com/Forum/Zoloft-Anxiet...
I have been on many anti depressants over the years but they mess up your sex life badly.
Mike Ledford

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Sep 19, 2011
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Yes, they're overprescribed, but some people do well on them.

I wish, though, that more doctors would learn about other proven ways to treat depression without drugs, at least for the milder forms... http://www.antiagingjournal.org/3-ways-to-ove...
Rob Smith

Chicago, IL

#27 Jan 24, 2012
There are a lot of antidepressants that are available and choosing one is sometimes hard. A lot of times, psychiatrist try to let patients test different antidepressants before finding the perfect one. Still one has to be careful in choosing an antidepressant. Related URL: http://www.zoloftsertralinebirthdefects.com/z...
Lee

Astana, Kazakhstan

#30 May 27, 2013
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Since: Jun 13

Netherlands

#31 Jun 13, 2013
In my opinion regular exercise, yoga, good diet and making a broad social network is far most important then medications. social network and exercise gives a sense of life.
HumanSpirit

Lake Butler, FL

#32 Jun 14, 2013
dragonslayer428 wrote:
Gotta love when people who have obviously never suffered from an anxiety disorder or clinical depression says "No! Don't take anti-depressants!...They are evil!" blah blah.
Try living in someone's shoes with a chemical imbalance which REQUIRES medication and then tell me that 'exercise and relaxation techniques' alone work for you.
A lot of misinformed people out there.
Especially you.

APA Admits there is no test for "chemical imbalance"

American Psychiatric Association admitted it lied to the American Public

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp...

Biopsychiatry Illuminated

THE CANDLELIGHT PROJECT by Bob Collier

29 September 2003 Issue 61

This week, a few representative excerpts from an article that I discovered on my internet travels only a matter of days ago, concerning the area in which biopsychiatry has, it seems to me, most comprehensively misled the world at large.

Please go to the website linked to below the excerpts and read the complete article. Then you will not be bamboozled should a doctor, teacher, journalist, ad man, politician, family member, friend, some bloke in your local pub, or whoever, start waffling on at you about 'mental illness' being caused by 'chemical imbalances' in the brain. You will know better!

There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"

"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical. No experiment has ever shown that anyone has an "imbalance" of any neurotransmitters or any other brain chemicals. Nor could any conceivable experiment demonstrate the existence of a "chemical imbalance," simply because no one, least of all the biopsychiatrists, has the slightest idea what a proper and healthy chemical "balance" would look like."

"...the views and beliefs of biopsychiatry have nothing to do with the answers to scientific questions in any case: the hunt for biological "causes" of "mental illness" is an entirely fallacious enterprise in the first place; the non- existence of data to support its assertions is quite beside the point."

"The latest edition of one pharmacology text has this to say about the status of depression as a disease: "Despite extensive efforts, attempts to document the metabolic changes in human subjects predicted by these [biological] hypotheses have not, on balance, provided consistent or compelling corroboration." This is a long-winded way of admitting that not even a scrap of evidence supports the idea that depression results from a "chemical imbalance." Yet patients are told every day - by their doctors, by the media, and by drug company advertising - that it is a proven scientific fact that depression has a known biochemical origin. It follows directly that millions of Americans are being lied to by their doctors; and people surely can't give informed consent for drug treatment when what they're being "informed" by is a fraud.... To sum up: there is no evidence whatsoever to support the view that "mental illness" is biochemical in origin; in other words, things like "Unipolar Disorder" and "Attention Deficit Disorder" simply do not exist."

Read the complete article, There Are No "Chemical Imbalances" by Eaton T. Fores, at the Eaton T. Fores Research Center:

http://www.etfrc.com/ChemicalImbalances.htm

http://www.adhd-report.com/biopsychiatry/bio_...

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