Why do people need antidepressants?
Antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed medicines today. All chemical-based antidepressants such as SSRIs are regulated by the FDA and are prescribed by doctors, while other less dangerous (and debatably less effective) natural remedies can be bought over the counter.
One of the most commonly prescribed antidepressant medications today are known as SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This type of antidepressant concentrates on balancing the serotonin levels, one of the many neurotransmitters in the brain.
How are antidepressant medications administered?
The medicine is most commonly administered orally. The dosage and frequency will depend upon the doctor’s recommendation. Pregnant women can also take the medication, as many pregnant women suffer from postpartum depression once the baby has been delivered.
Depression can lead to different complications such as health and psychological issues. That is why most depressed people can experience several illnesses. It can also lead to obesity and other physical problems. When it comes to psychological issues, depression can lead to suicide. The problem occurs when the person’s serotonin lowers down or is not balanced. When serotonin is not balanced, it can lead to depression.
SSRIs balance the serotonin levels in the body in an effort to prevent depression and alleviate related symptoms. That is why more and more people have been using these medications, because it specifically targets the neurotransmitters that are responsible for depression, and in many cases has been proven effective. In many other cases however, the harm caused by antidepressants outweighs any potential benefit. One of these harms is known as respiratory distress.
What about side effects such as respiratory distress
Pregnant women can suffer even more serious side effects from antidepressant medications. What is worse is that these side effects are often passed onto the unborn baby. No parent wants to be responsible for something like this, yet it happens all the time.
Inside the womb, a child can suffer respiratory distress. No mother would ever want such a thing to happen to their babies, and rightfully so. However, several studies and much evidence has proven that there are cases of respiratory distress in children who have mothers who were taking SSRI medication while they were pregnant. Children suffering from respiratory distress may need to have a nebulizer and ongoing medical treatment to address their problems with breathing.
Has you or your child suffered from respiratory distress?
Have you or your child suffered from respiratory distress syndrome as a result of taking SSRI antidepressant medications prescribed by a doctor? You may be entitled to fair legal compensation. It’s important you take action today and seek the free legal advice of our experienced lawyers. You can call (888) 260-9494 and get the help you deserve. Clear Injuries’ expert lawyers will help you process all of the legal requirements to help you seek a positive outcome and fair compensation. You can receive financial compensation to pay for the damages that it has cost you and your loved ones, and of course compensation for any medical fees or treatments required to treat the affected child.