Antidepressant Medication Research Paper

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The Negative Ramifications of Antidepressant Medications I am very concerned about the increase in the use of antidepressant medications, which have been on the incline for the past 20 years. I believe that most of these drugs are being unnecessarily prescribed to millions of men, women and children every day across America. I notice that every time someone feels a little down or the least bit depressed they run to their physician and receive a prescription for some form of antidepressant which they believe will take care of all of their problems and unhappiness. I think some of the problem lies in the television commercials regarding these medications. When the public sees an advertisement stating that a pill will take away all of their bad feelings, they want to believe it and this is how the doctors and drug manufacturers convince the public that they need these medications. It is just another way for the drug companies and those in the medical field to make lots of money. In 1987, Prozac was introduced as the first SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor), which is a form of medication that…show more content…
People do not accept responsibility for their own actions and are losing conscience awareness and blaming others for their particular circumstances and feel that they are the victims. Some think that we need to get back to the Christian beliefs in order to solve the problems of depression and the over usage of drugs. Others think that it is extremely important for a child to have proper nutrition and some of the answers to these behavioral problems can be solved by investing in children’s health in the early stages of their lives by giving them the proper nutrition so that they will grow up healthier and have less emotional
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