Brace yourselves for the most rampant medical treatment for depression in the last century: Antidepressants!
SSRI medications have stirred controversy for decades. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are as ubiquitous these days as aspirin and are prescribed to treat a wide variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and eating disorders. Some estimates indicate that as many as 25% of adult Americans have taken an antidepressant at least once in their lives.
For many, SSRI medications have been a miracle cure, allowing the horribly depressed to enjoy a much higher quality of life. But these drugs are far from perfect, with side effects that are sometimes as bad as the conditions they were created to treat. It is the FDA’s responsibility to monitor and warn the public about potential risks associated with these medications. However, there are so many patients who take them, to say nothing of all the different types of SSRI medications that exist, that even the FDA struggles to keep the general public aware of adverse side effects and drug interactions.
Masking the Antidepressants Side Effects
SSRI medications require a prescription from a licensed medical doctor. They are incredibly popular amongst both patients and doctors alike. On one hand, this is excellent news, as these medications can give depressed patients a new lease on life. But SSRI medications have some significant drawbacks as well. The medical field continues to work hard to make the general public aware of both the pros and the cons of these medications, but problems still occur, as tens of millions of patients each year are prescribed these medications.
Consequently, there is much evidence that suggests that not nearly enough testing was conducted to determine the side effects of antidepressants before they were released to the general public.
Treating many, but also causing many side effects
When it comes to SSRI’s, there are many useful applications, but when harmful side effects outweigh the good, it is time to start seeking alternative therapies and remedies for depression. If the damage from the side effects has already been done, and especially if the antidepressant side effects were not disclosed on the drugs labels, you may have a potential lawsuit on your hands.
Have antidepressants side effects impacted your life?
If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects from taking antidepressant medications, you may be entitled to fair compensation. It’s important you let your voice be heard and hold the drug manufacturers accountable. Call us now at (888) 260-9494 and let us fight for your antidepressant side effects case.