Antidepressants: Please do not give up your medicine!


If you have already prescribed the medicine to treat the disease, for whatever reason, it is always a very bad move to give up suddenly and completely. The same is true of antidepressants and insulin or antibiotics. Antidepressant withdrawal syndrome is a real problem.

It does not affect everyone’s equality, but antidepressants have always been the case. However, the impact can be profound and frustrating, including increased anxiety, “brainstorming” and more. Whether good or bad, if you take antidepressants for weeks, your brain has slowly adapted to the new chemical levels and the balance they bring. Abrupt cessation changes the situation again quickly enough, can cause various problems, and can lead them to the potential problem of vengeance (ie, depression). This is why the exact dose and schedule of antidepressants are carefully considered. If you really want to take the antidepressant off, tell your GP or medical specialist to work out a system of tapering and stopping and plan and prepare for what may happen or you may not be able to do so jobs. If you want to do this, do it carefully and thoroughly.
Why did you tell this? Then suddenly it seems necessary because of Johnn Hari and his efforts to market his new book on the “real” causes and treatments of depression. I am already one of his ideas, and I still insist on this. Harry might really believe everything he said and honestly think he did a good job. Sadly, I and many others can not help but find out that their arguments and conclusions are highly suspicious and potentially harmful to people’s attitudes toward the medical treatment of mental illnesses and overall mental health.
Mental health and all related illnesses are far from a simple subject that is easily observable for its causes and effects. The intangible, often very subjective, nature of mental health problems is one reason why the “medical model” approach to their treatment is often criticized; patients are not just passive recipients of treatment and treatment, just as an infected person is told There is no doubt about which antibiotics to take and obey. When it comes to mental disorders – things that affect emotions, cognition, motivation, perception, etc., logically, individuals have to play a bigger role in dealing with them. After all, the affected people are the only ones who really have problems. As a result, many are fighting for more psychoanalytic “psychodynamic” approaches where patients make even greater contributions.

In this sense, the conclusions of Harry regarding his conclusions about depression and what should be done are as effective as others, perhaps even more so. So what’s the problem?

The problem is that Harry’s argument is not limited to himself. The very nature of the psychodynamic method means that any workable solution found is unlikely to be applicable to anyone else as this is the subjective nature of the human problem. In contrast, Harry’s argument has been covered by a media package, a disturbing advertising campaign, and numerous high-profile endorsements. Basically, his views are being widely shared by a wide audience and supported by many respected individuals and publications.
According to Harry’s argument, this is just one example of a treatment that is ultimately suspected of being recommended. Fortunately, this person has enough money and inclination to scrutinize what he claims, but some simple digging on the Web shows that there are others who consider / decide to give up their psychotropic drugs because of Hari’s assertion.

To be fair, there is no sign that Harry, at any time, actually points out that others should stop using the drug, so he can not and should not be blamed. But his attitude towards antidepressants is hardly fair and balanced. The closest he came to defend them seemed to be the observation that “a few trusted scientists think they temporarily relieve some users.” A very controversial conclusion actually depends on the flexible definition of “credible”, “temporary” and “minority”. Thus, although Haiti may not specifically point out that anyone should abandon their drug, he does seem to be constantly questioned and skeptical of the use and effectiveness of antidepressants (and those who agree with them) that the target audience is, by definition, highly Negative thoughts and pessimism. It is not far from this assumption, leading to some serious, unproductive results.
This is the only real point in this article. Even if you agree with everything Harry says, if you take antidepressants and for some time do not cut off your medication at once.

Take it easy, get help and advice and do it gradually. This is not a tearing bandage or gypsum, a sharp vibration, everything is over. More like a brakes on a fast lane in a motorway: it may be safe in other situations, but this is a dangerous situation right now. It may even be the case that antidepressants are giving you full play, though they do not make you feel better. They may not be as helpful as you might expect, but they may be an important part of a set of methods that ultimately prove useful.

There are many good and legitimate reasons to stop taking antidepressants. Many of the issues raised in Harry’s writing, such as social over-dependence on drugs and the unethical practices and practices of pharmaceutical companies, are truly important issues worth promoting.

However, regardless of the current situation, we are talking about a psychotropic drug. Even if you really do not believe they have any benefit, the fact that they have any side effects shows that they are obviously doing something for you. Whatever it is, they all work, and the effect is that your body and brain adapt over time. The system was disrupted from the beginning, but it got used to it. If you suddenly delete a used element, your system will be interrupted again, which is unlikely to be a good thing for you.


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