Stay Away From Drugs for Depression
There is a long history of depression in my family and I have struggled with it for so many years that I can't remember how old I was when it all began.
So many doctors tried to get me to take drugs and I did try some of them. The side effects were horrible and I did not get any relief from depression. Drugs only mask the reason why someone is depressed. If you do not face the reasons behind your depression, that black cloud will never go away. It is probably much harder to tackle your depression with soul searching and confronting those people in your life that have contributed to your unhappiness then popping a pill for a temporary fix that will wear off in a short period of time.
I am very concerned about how the United States is so fixated on pharmaceutical drugs. I was given antibiotics that did so much damage that I may never recover completely. My primary care doctor did not take the time, before she gave me the prescription, to review the side effects and the population of people that should not take these drugs.
I found some interesting information today concerning prescription drugs. The United States and New Zealand are the only two countries that allow advertisements to consumers for prescription drugs. European countries have realized how harmful this trend can be.
We, as patients, should always be vigilant about taking any drugs. Doctors make mistakes and their loyalty to drug companies has always been questioned. The drug companies' profits are huge and fighting these companies is a David and Goliath battle.
I am very passionate about this topic and I hope that people will see past the veil that protects doctors and pharmaceutical companies.