This month we are going to talk about Psychiatric medications. Remember, if you are suffering from depression or any other form of mental illness, the choice to take a medication, or not - is between you and your physician and/or psychiatrist.
ehow.com has a good, concise article about how to decide if an antidepressant is for you:
Don't ignore feelings of sad but sadness or hopelessness. If you experience these feelings for more than a few weeks, need to talk to someone about depression. Depression can affect many areas of your life, including work, friendships, and personal relationships.
He continued to feel depressed, make an appointment to see your doctor. Your family doctor is able to go over treatment options with you and prescribed antidepressants.
Antidepressants are useful drunks are some people who feel overwhelmingly depressed. Antidepressants need to be used with caution filled because they do have side effects and it can be difficult to stop taking them. You can also take several weeks to several months to figure out the proper dosage that will work for you.
If you don't find answers from your doctor, consider seeing a psychologist. He will be able to work with you in other ways and minimize or eliminate the need for antidepressant drugs.
Do your own research. Find out what side effects each medication had and if one might be an option for you. You have the right to refuse treatment if you don't want to take antidepressants. Ask what other methods might help ease your depression.