We are so blessed to be able to keep our children healthy and our bodies healthy because the doctor prescribed so many different medications. We can’t afford to waste any of these medications. We can’t afford to not take them. So, we take medications. We take pills. We take tablets.
Well, there’s a lot of us living in the south, and we know that the high in our area is a lot higher than there’s anywhere in the US, so we need to take these pills. So we take them.
Now, this is a prescription drug, I know, but it’s so easy to take them. Most of us know someone who is on it, or knows someone who is on it, and we just take it and feel better. When we take it, we feel better. When we don’t take it, we feel worse. You can see where I’m going with this.
I take an anti-depressant every day. I know what you’re thinking, “Well, if you’re taking pills, there’s no way you could just not be depressed.” I understand that, but I’m actually pretty smart.
So what are you thinking when you take an anti-depressant? You think, “I’ll feel better. I’ll have more energy. I’ll have more focus.” Well, you’re wrong. When you take anti-depressant pills, you just get these feelings that you had before your anti-depressant. You don’t get the real feeling.
So, what are you thinking? I guess that if you’re not depressed, then you’re just not taking the pills. But if you are, you might as well take the pills because you would feel better, right? Wrong. There are two types of anti-depressants. One is an SSRI which is an antidepressant and anti-psychotic.
The second type is a benzodiazepine which is a sleeping aid.
SSRIs are basically just a very strong version of Prozac, which is a SSRI. They act as a “blinding” drug, which makes you feel like you’re not really being treated for depression. The benzodiazepine type of anti-depressants are typically used to help people wake up to the fact that they’re depressed.
The benzodiazepines are really not very effective at that. But it is an effective drug for the “real” type of depression a lot of people experience. If you have a really bad episode, you can take some of these just to help your feelings. They are often used in conjunction with other drugs, like Prozac and the SSRI antidepressant.
The new medical west hoover is an anti-depressant drug that is used to treat the type of depression that is called a Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is usually used to help people who experience recurring depression in the winter because these days there is a lot of cold weather. The drug is called Zoloft, but you can also call it Prozac. For those who are interested in depression and self-awareness, I recommend this article from The Huffington Post.