As we know when your doctors tell that you are under depression make sure that the first treatment he suggests is antidepressant medication even they are used for therapy for decades. So, do you asked are they effective or not. Maybe in some cases, some people will say more harmful than useful.
The most common cause of depression is an imbalance of chemicals or drugs because your brain uses neurotransmitters chemicals. But antidepressants are a good source of help to your brain. The best way to treat depression is if you use only popular antidepressants such as serotonin, norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or SNRIs.
This types of drugs are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. If you use this drugs are more useful than tricyclics, tetracyclic or monoamine oxidase inhibitors because have many side effects. Many research proves that antidepressant medications respond better to patients that work well but not so much to believe.
In a research of some studies reports that patients who are treated without antidepressants who took a placebo improve the symptoms within 2 months. But other who were treated with antidepressants noticed an improvement in the same period which is significant. A study of American Medical Association concludes that medications are better than a placebo for patients with depression but benefits may be minimal in patients with moderate symptoms.
But other research found that non-medical therapies can be effective as antidepressants or some exercise may be better than medications in relieving mild symptoms, and prove that has none of the negative side effects. Another way to boost your mood with no side effects is light therapy.
We can’t say that antidepressants have no place in the treatment of depression because many cases have good benefits from medical therapy. If you are under depression you should seek immediate help which often includes medication. In some mild cases medication may not be the best path to recovery depression then you should also consider other forms of treatment and make sure that medication is a smart choice for you.