posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 02:40 PM
Rev is right, if you don't want to take them, just don't take them.
Maybe Jesus is your antidepressant, but for a lot of people it's not realistic and harder to believe than the scientific fact that some people have
chemical imbalances. Do you honestly think that people would even take antidepressants if they weren't helping? TONS of people have gone off of them,
but lots and lots have stayed.
Honestly, go ahead and ask around. Many people close to me have tried to go off of antidepressants and had raging fits, crying spells, oversleeping,
eating disorders, and honestly couldn't stay off of them, so they tried a different medication.
It's really not as easy as you think it is, and I ask everyone here who seems to doubt the realities of psychological disorders to find someone who
suffers from one, ask them the history of their disorder, what medications they have been on, what worked, what didn't, if they tried to go off them,
what are the symptoms. You will be blown away.
I'm not talking about "sad" people. Religion works for them. "Sad" people who have specific emotions due to events like losing a job or fighting
with a partner, should not be on medication because that is perfectly normal behavior.
Abnormal behavior is defined as behavior which defies social norms, occurs in a minority of the population, causes disability or dysfunction, and
That is the exact definition of a psychological disorder. If you don't have that, and aren't taking the medication for something else (AKA
Wellbutrin to stop smoking, Prozac for migraines) then the medications will hurt you more than they help.
But if you have a legitimate problem that could cause harm to yourself or another and fits the definition of a psychological disorder, then medication
is a PERFECTLY VIABLE OPTION for most people.
If you think otherwise then you are absolutely 100% wrong.