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Personality Disorders are like tips of icebergs. They rest on a foundation of causes and effects, interactions and events, emotions and cognitions, functions and dysfunctions that together form the individual and make him or her what s/he is. I have always been interested in people, their ways of thinking and behaving. Studying psychology has partially satisfied my curiosity, however, I have also ended up more intrigued then ever! I have a great interest in neuropsychology or simply, the way our brains work. I have worked in various mental health environments and have seen the effects that absence of good mental health can have on people. However, I have also become much more aware of the ignorance and stigma, which is unfortunately, still attached to mental illnesses and mental instabilities. I have set up a web site as well as this blog to promote the awareness of mental health and the related issues, to help eliminate the prejudiced thinking prevalent in our societies. I hope both will develop into useful resources for different individuals and I look forward to all the interesting comments and posts from the readers, who are all welcome to sign up to the blog.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Antidepressants cause relapse says study | BPS

Antidepressants cause relapse says study | BPS

2 comments:

  1. Not only do antidepressants scare me but they're WAY overprescribed and are in most cases a band-aid solution. Medicating is not the way to get to the root of a disorder.

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  2. I must say Barry that your opinion is shared by many people. While I believe that antidepressants, used under the guidance of a mental health professional, may indeed relieve some of the symptoms, they do not cure the underlying problem and are rarely a long-term solution. They also come with a number of side effects and thus learning about the facts about antidepressants and weighing the benefits against the risks can help individuals make an informed and personal decision about whether medication is right for them. The biggest problem, I believe is, when many people use antidepressants when therapy, exercise, or self-help strategies would work just as well or better — minus the side effects.
    Denisa.

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