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A list of things people taking antidepressants wish they had known.


8 Things No One Tells You About Starting Antidepressants

  1. “It won’t always work right away. Stick with it and be patient.”
  2. “You might get side effects that aren’t expected. No one ever talks about the gross parts.”
  3. Make a schedule so you don’t forget to take them at the same time, every day.”
  4. “they aren’t an immediate cure-all.”
  5. “Not every day will an easy day.”
  6. “They help with mood, but self-care still needs to be practiced when battling depression.”
  7. “Feeling content can be uncomfortable at first. Especially if you’ve gotten used to living in the chaos.”
  8. “It’s a lot of trial and error, but finding the right one is worth it.”

This video is based on the experiences of individuals.

See a doctor before starting or stopping any medication.

Originally published: February 8, 2017
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