For one thing they are prescribed to people that are down and depressed to begin with
Medications are worthwhile for a slew of physical maladies, but I'm not so sure they are always good for mental or emotional problems. I derived more benefit and incurred a lot less risk from counseling.
Most psychiatric drugs mimic the effects of marijuana on the brain. Don’t remember many pot smokers killing themsevles. They must have really screwed up. God put it there for a purpose.
A lot of people who go into a doctor and complain of being depressed actually just need to talk it out. Sometimes they know why they are blue, sometimes they don't. But it seems as though if someone is lucid enough to have a conversation maybe they would benefit from talking it out.
Taking a drug is much easier, but is it the most responsible thing in putting a salve over an unknown leg ulcer?
There is a higher risk in some patients for this especially ones who suffer neurological disorders which can contribute to depression and anxiety to start with. I also find it insanity that government, media, and many doctors in ignorance fear safer medications like Valium, Xanax, Klopinin, Librium, etc mainly due to the fact they improperly prescribe dosage vs bloodstream life. I'm a 18 year daily user of Xanax and my wife a 28 year user. It can be done. Neither one of us can take any form of any antidepressant in any strength.
Here is a side affect you likely never heard of and Paxil is the worse for it. In males it can block your bladder. No joke not making it up been there, done that, & had a catheter nearly two weeks till the stuff left my bloodstream. This causes a condition where you don't have too much time to act called Dysreflexia. Basically it's shock and can lead to stroke and death.
A doctor once told me, “Saint John’s Wort, ain’t worth it, John!”
True story. My pal Zachary, a real pro, tells people, “Just call me pro Zach!”