10 thoughts on “Most talk about differences in anti-depressants nonsense”

  1. Some of it is marketing, but there are real side effects that each drug has that can affect how effective it is in the body. For example, if it takes your depression away but makes you have horrible nose bleeds, maybe it is best to try another drug. Also, some drugs are more effective than others. With that said, there are a couple of things to remember when taking any sort of drug for a disorder. First, just because it is out there on the market for a specific use, it does not mean that they completely understand how it works- they only know that it works in most cases. For example, Ridilin, an “upper” is given to kids with ADHD and it usually turns them into zombies, giving the opposite effect of what one figures it should be. Second, there were people who suffered from this for thousands of years who managed to go through pretty well though maybe they were labeled a bit odd. In this day and age, those who would not necessarily need medication are given it, thus skewing the results for those of us who truly need it. Pharmacology and mental illness are not an exact science. There is no blood test, urine test, CT scan, MRI, or EKG that can say “You are depressed”. Instead, we must rely on the subjective of each individual being treated.

  2. Some of it is marketing, but there are real side effects that each drug has that can affect how effective it is in the body. For example, if it takes your depression away but makes you have horrible nose bleeds, maybe it is best to try another drug. Also, some drugs are more effective than others. With that said, there are a couple of things to remember when taking any sort of drug for a disorder. First, just because it is out there on the market for a specific use, it does not mean that they completely understand how it works- they only know that it works in most cases. For example, Ridilin, an “upper” is given to kids with ADHD and it usually turns them into zombies, giving the opposite effect of what one figures it should be. Second, there were people who suffered from this for thousands of years who managed to go through pretty well though maybe they were labeled a bit odd. In this day and age, those who would not necessarily need medication are given it, thus skewing the results for those of us who truly need it. Pharmacology and mental illness are not an exact science. There is no blood test, urine test, CT scan, MRI, or EKG that can say “You are depressed”. Instead, we must rely on the subjective of each individual being treated.

  3. The side effects thing is true. I remember that Effexor did not work for me as well as some other medications I tried. I don’t think antidepressants are completely alike and that there is probably room in the market for all of them, even if only for those who truly need it.

  4. The side effects thing is true. I remember that Effexor did not work for me as well as some other medications I tried. I don’t think antidepressants are completely alike and that there is probably room in the market for all of them, even if only for those who truly need it.

  5. My wife takes Zoloft and I take Welbutrin. Zoloft definitely kills her libido. She tried Welbutrin but it made her super angry and nervous. I’ve heard from other friends that various anti-depressants kill their libido. Welbutrin does not, although it did curb my appetite for alcohol and cigars.

  6. My wife takes Zoloft and I take Welbutrin. Zoloft definitely kills her libido. She tried Welbutrin but it made her super angry and nervous. I’ve heard from other friends that various anti-depressants kill their libido. Welbutrin does not, although it did curb my appetite for alcohol and cigars.

  7. I was on lexapro for a few years but finally got off it after a long spell of therapy and also because a lot of my problem was alcohol abuse. It is possible to fully recover from depression but it takes time. Good post.

  8. I was on lexapro for a few years but finally got off it after a long spell of therapy and also because a lot of my problem was alcohol abuse. It is possible to fully recover from depression but it takes time. Good post.

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