how effective are SSRIS antidepressants are in treating anxiety and depression?Watch
Before being on them, I couldn’t stay in a separate hotel room to my parents as I wouldn’t sleep and usually threw up too.
After 3 weeks on them, I stayed in a separate room without issues. Not even a single intrusive thought
While some people will get better without them, generally people see an improvement in their symptoms and quality of life after using antidepressants, particularly when their depression is more severe. Some patients report mixed experiences of feeling the benefit of functioning better but also of having side effects. Others find that these medications just don’t work, or have very unpleasant side effects.
If your doctor does prescribe an antidepressant, they will still need to see you regularly to monitor how you are, whether you are getting side effects, and whether you need to carry on taking the antidepressant.
Antidepressants don't necessarily treat the underlying cause of the depression, or take it away completely – but they can help to control the symptoms. That is why they are often used together with psychotherapies.
Prozac (can't spell the generic name) made me go loopy lol.