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What Misconceptions About Antidepressants Are You Sick Of Hearing?

No, they don't turn us into ~zombies~.

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Taking antidepressants to treat mental illness is totally nothing to be ashamed of, but there are a lot of annoying misconceptions.

You might even have believed some of them yourself before you started taking antidepressants.
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You might even have believed some of them yourself before you started taking antidepressants.

Maybe people are worried that medication turns you into a different person — rather than helping you be yourself again.

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Or that antidepressants should only be a ~last resort~, when actually, they're a potentially great option no matter where you are in your treatment.

Or maybe you're just plain sick of people assuming antidepressants are a magic cure.

If you take (or have taken) antidepressants, what do you wish people knew about them?

Tell us about your experience, what you want people to understand about it, and what annoying misconceptions you want to clear up. Your submission could be featured in an future BuzzFeed Health post.
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Tell us about your experience, what you want people to understand about it, and what annoying misconceptions you want to clear up. Your submission could be featured in an future BuzzFeed Health post.

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