Let’s talk about antidepressants…

antidepressants

Whether or not you should take antidepressants should be your choice. Antidepressants are drugs and they will have effects on your physical and mental wellbeing. This should not be a treatment that you agree to lightly. However it is difficult to know how medication will affect you if you haven’t taken any before.

I have been on antidepressants for 18 months. Actually I can now proudly say that I was on antidepressants for 15 months as at the time of writing I have been off medication for 7 days. Getting off the meds need to be handled carefully, ideally with the support of the doctor who subscribed them to you in the first place. This turned out not to be as easy as I thought, which gave me the idea of writing this post, but this is getting ahead of ourselves.

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How I quit smoking and why it has helped me fight depression

How I quit smoking and why it has helped me fight depression

Everybody knows smoking is bad for you. But apparently it’s even worse for you when you have depression.

Recent research suggests that smoking increases risk of depression because nicotine damages certain pathways in the brain that regulate mood. As a result, nicotine may trigger mood swings.

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