With the advent of the internet and the ease with which we can stay in contact with others, it’s no wonder that there are many people who are self-conscious about their mental health.
To be honest, I don’t know about you, but the medical industry treats everything like a drug, prescribing drugs to improve a person’s mental state. Of course, when you’re already on meds you can’t really have a mental health disorder and still live a normal life. You just never know when you’re going to get sick.
Well, that is the problem, because some people are just not aware that there is such a thing as a mental health disorder, and thus they never get the help they need. One of the most common reasons people turn to the meds is for the physical and emotional side effects of their medications. Medications themselves are a very specific class of drug and it should come as no surprise that their side effects can be debilitating.
This is certainly true, but there are a number of other reasons people are in the dark about their mental illness. The first reason is because the way that society has traditionally treated mental illnesses (and the stigma of having a mental illness) has led to the belief that mental illness is a “life style” issue and is something that is “just not acceptable.” This is where people turn to the meds.
Medication, particularly with antidepressants, has been shown to help with many mental disorders. Most antidepressants have a long shelf life, with some lasting up to a year. In the case of an antidepressant, the medication has to be taken daily for the first 3 months. After 3 months, the medication can be taken on an occasional basis to maintain the desired level of depression. People can get a lot of relief and it’s not uncommon to feel better after a week or two.
People can get a lot of relief and its not uncommon to feel better after a week or two.
My sister has been able to eliminate depression after taking antidepressants for about 4-6 months and has not had to take them anymore.
We all know that depression is a mental illness like any other. However, I can’t help but think that antidepressants have helped with a lot of other things. This includes my sister. I think after she started taking the medication she went from being a really, really depressed person to being really, really happy. She is such a fighter and it is hard to watch.
According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, the typical daily antidepressant dosage for adults is five-eight milligrams, which is enough to relieve most side effects. The FDA has approved a daily dosage of 20-40 milligrams for this purpose. For adults, take with food or as directed by your physician. You may be able to lower the dosage in adults by taking it once a day.
The FDA also recommends no more than one milligram for individuals under the age of 18, so if you’re in that age range, don’t worry if the dosage is low. Adults should also take caution with any of the most common mood disorders, including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. Even patients with these conditions are prone to mood swings, so don’t try to treat them when they’re not feeling well.