Anti-depressants never worked for me... but what did? MORRISSEY
they worked for me! In a big way! I resisted taking them for quite a while, but in the end I did and have never looked back (stopped taking them years ago too)
I think it is important to speak with a shrink also. So many people just take antidepressants, which is a band-aid solution, really. For me, antidepressants gave me the motivation to try and get better, the rest was up to me. Without them, I just couldn't do anything to try and help myself. I couldn't do much really.
i'm taking risperdal for social anxiety and tourettes (motor tics), and it doesn't work. i keep on getting perscribed a higher and higher dosage, and it doesn't do anything. but i think the prozac i take might be working. i suddenly became alot less pesimisstic after i started taking it. and i don't worry about things so much like i used to.
I had 15 seroxat in an evening when i was younger. All saddled down with copious amounts of booze.
I lost about 5hours and came round on a bus.... at 7am.... I didn't need to get a bus and the one I was on was going in a totally different direction from where I lived. NOT A JAR OF GLUE
So I would say they work.
it's interesting that, in response to the publication of this study, many people are being defensive of medication as an answer to their problems. it's almost as though they can only feel vindicated if their unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life has been officially validated and treated as a kind of illness. the idea that personal unhappiness is (and should be) amenable to medical intervention is, at best, odd (at least, to me). i blame fans of arcade fire.
"the problem is not that there are problems. the problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."