Learn about antidepressants and share your experiences
When you're looking for treatment for depression, antidepressant medication is one option open to you. Here at Anti-depressants.com you can find full descriptions of how different antidepressants work, their side effects and other peoples' experiences of using them.
In addition to antidepressant drugs, other treatments for depression have proven highly effective, and these will be featured on the site soon. Please use the links below to browse the different types of antidepressants available.
These other antidepressants resources may also prove useful:
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists on Anti-Depressants
- The Good Drug Guide
- What Wikipedia has to say about anti-depressants
- MIND mental health charity on anti-depressants
There is more to lifting depression than just drugs, and you should bear this in mind if you thinking about taking antidepressants. Although these medications can help some people, they can also cause bizarre and unwanted side-effects, and even if they do help you, may leave you feeling that there is something wrong with you that only drugs can fix.
The NICE guidelines for depression treatment state that the first treatment should not be drugs for most depression and that Cognitive-Behavioural therapy should be used first. A good cognitive-behavioural therapist will be able to help you understand whether something you are doing is worsening the depression, and will help you lift it. More importantly, they will give you strategies to use should you begin to feel depressed in the future. Antidepressants will not do that of course.