Depression Vs Antidepressants Research Paper

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Depression is a common disorder that many people may face at some point in their life for a variety of reason. It is a complex disease because there is not a set reason as to why it is caused. Some reasons depression might occur is from distressing situations that take place, from a series of life altering trials or sometimes from a serious health condition. Depression symptoms may be kept under control by medication but they will never be completely cured from medicine. However, medications other than antidepressants may be unknowingly beneficial in getting rid of depression symptoms and should be monitored carefully. Depression is a disease that should not be taken lightly because each person will react from the symptoms differently. Symptoms …show more content…
A person may encounter side effects from the antidepressant but may not realize that the medicine is the reason for the effects. In this case, they might take other medications to help ease the pain, anxiety, stress, or whatever the side effect may be. The “SSRIs are broken down in the liver by a group of enzymes” along with other types of medications (http://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/what_are_the_real_risks_of_antidepressants). If two medicines require the same breakdown process in the liver, then one may counteract the other; resulting in the loss of the effects of either one of the medications. There are also instances when antidepressants may be combined with other medications and they make a more severe effect. A doctor should always know what medications their patient is taking so that they can prescribe the correct kind of antidepressant …show more content…
Antidepressants have negative and positive effects on the symptoms of depression. There are times when antidepressants help the symptoms of depression, but will never completely get rid of them. Over time medications do not treat the symptoms as well as it did when a person starts taking it. “Any antidepressant may lose its effect after months or years, sometimes because the brain has become less responsive to the drug” (http://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/what_are_the_real_risks_of_antidepressants). Antidepressants are not the only solution to depression, nor is medication the solution to every medical problem. Medications can only help to a certain point; and after that, other remedies should be taken advantage of such as therapy, consultations, or lifechanging decisions. It is possible to overcome depression and its effects by simply believing the body and mind can get past the symptoms in the

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