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Can Anti Depressants Really Help You?
There as been much discussion in relation to the many ad campaigns that are being shown for the various anti depressants. There are basically two different points of view when it comes to the use of anti depressants. There happens to be a good number of psychologists who donít believe in the mass production and availability of anti depressants. Others support the use of anti depressants and believe they can have an important role to play in helping people who are battling depression and anxiety deal with their problems. Both views receive varying degrees of support amongst psychiatrists.
Those psychologists who donít support the use of anti depressants are concerned that current advertising for the use of depression medication often implies that the problem originates due to a chemical imbalance within our brains. They also state that these anti depressant advertisers suggest that by using their products, this imbalance can be put right.
The truth of the matter is that a chemical imbalance within the brain is just one possible factor on why an individual could have a problem with depression. There could be many possible causes for the depression which these advertisers fail to mention within their advertisements.
So even though itís not necessarily wrong to state that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance, itís actually incorrect to imply that itís the cause of every suffererís state of depression. There is some concern that these advertisers are simply looking to take advantage of people who are confused and are desperate for help. In actual fact, depression can be caused by any number of psychological problems, biological problems or even social problems within an individualís life.
The situation with advertisers of anti depressants is very similar to those advertisers who sell weight loss products promising phenomenal results to those who have a real problem with obesity. They see the personís ailment as an easy selling point and although there product may be helpful in certain circumstances, the truth is that it wonít help everyone.
Anyone who is struggling with depression should see their doctor. Your doctor can help identify what is causing your problem and also what type of depression you are suffering from. He/She can help put you on the medication that is going to be the most helpful to you.
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