Today, the use of antidepressants has become quite common. According to studies, 12% of people start to use antidepressants from the age of 13 in the USA. People who are unhappy often resort to antidepressants. But did you know that antidepressants are driving people into addiction?
People today are showing more symptoms of depression than ever before. Individuals who take antidepressants to get rid of depression may actually be doing more harm to themselves because a recent study warns individuals that long-term antidepressant use may have some side effects on the person. Researchers argued that people who are addicted to antidepressants show something similar to their symptoms of addiction when they stop using the drug.
3 researchers from Chicago reviewed the 6-year studies on this subject. According to the reviews and experiments, a person who has been taking antidepressants for a long time may show symptoms like headache, insomnia, agitation, diarrhea, anxiety, fatigue and flu when he suddenly stops taking antidepressant drugs.
According to experts, doctors need to see the drug as a last resort:
The condition known as ‘antidepressant attendance syndrome’ is of course not the same as drug addiction because people are not trying to harm themselves by taking the dosage of drugs high.
Researchers argue that doctors often write antidepressants very easily and frequently. Researchers argue that it is not right for doctors to apply direct drug therapy to them instead of therapy with patients, and that the use of antidepressants endangers one’s health.
The researchers also warned those who use antidepressants, saying, “Many people are constantly trying to reduce their depression or anxiety with medication and minimize it. They think they are safe, I understand this situation, but antidepressants are never a permanent solution.