You people who are decrying SSRIs? You're falling for the narrative that they make people sick or that they make people go postal.
SSRIs aren't mind-altering substances. I think some of you are confusing mood stabilizers and similar drugs woth SSRIs. SSRIs are drugs like Zoloft,
Wellbutrin, Paxil. They affect the seratonin-binding synapses in your brain. They don't alter perception; they make it possible for your brain to
use seratonin like it is supposed to.
There are many, many, many people who have been pulled back from the brink of clinical depression thanks to SSRIs. I am one of them. I know many
What happens when you are clinically depressed, and you start taking an SSRI? Well, if your depression has manifested with the near inability to eat,
sleep, focus; if your short-term memory has been shot to hell; if your heart is frequently racing and you have significant and persistent anxiety,
for which you can not pinpoint the cause; etc...then after about four or five weeks, you will start to notice that you actually desired lunch and
were able to eat! You'll notice that last night, you slept, actually slept, for more than 45 minutes. You'll start to notice that you don't forget
what you were trying to focus on just ten seconds ago, and you can complete a task now without having to start over twenty times because you couldn't
focus long enough to get last step 2.
People will start to say that the light is back in your eyes and you're starting to look and seem like yourself again.
After about 6 weeks, you'll realize that you've slept all night for a week, you've eaten every meal of the day, you're thinking is clear again, and
you're able to make it through the day without having to re-start everything you do over and over.
It won't make you magically happy, and it won't solve your problems. It won't make you unafraid of life's challenges. It won't make you light and
airy. Nor will it make you a zombie or a drone. Again: these are not mood altering. It will just anke it possible for you to eat, sleep, and think
clearly again. And with all of those things happening again, you'll be able to face things better.
I am sure that there is a very small subset of people out there who react badly to SSRIs, but there are people who react badly for every different
drug we humans make, including Tylenol. There are far more people than you realize who are functioning well in their lives again because their brain
chemistry has been restored to normal due to SSRIs.
Mood stabilizers and hat class of drug are a different story. So do some reading and stop falling for the Alex Jones "all mass shooters have SSRIs in
edit on 6-12-2018 by KansasGirl because: (no reason given)