Health information and health tips about Philippine herbal medicine and medicinal plants like sambong, ginger, oregano, lagundi and other herbal medicines that can be found in the Philippines. I've also included some alternative medicine and home remedies.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Antidepressants - Take it or Leave it
Nowadays, most people when depressed take over the counter antidepressants. Media is one f the factor why these medicines become so popular. They advertise about the benefits of antidepressants here and there. But did you know that antidepressants are not necessary and that they have no significant benefits to your health?

Surveys have been made in America about early 90’s where the participants are those people that are having mood problems. 25% of the patients were incorrectly diagnosed with depression. This is because those people are only reacting to those normal stressful events like death of a family member, losing a job, and relationship breakups. These events are normal and just part of our lives; we get really depressed by these events so there’s no use of taking antidepressants. It is also advised that only those people who are diagnosed to have clinical depression should take the antidepressants.

Here are some general side effects of taking antidepressants:
Weight gain
Abdominal pain
Sleep disruption