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What are Antidepressants?

While antidepressants can be useful for treating depression, your drugs could be making you feel worse.

With doctors overprescribing drugs, oftentimes you are just self-medicating when what you need is a life change.

Understanding Antidepressants

Antidepressants are medications meant to relieve symptoms of anxiety disorders, chronic depression, personality disorders, major depressive disorder, and other ailments.

Zoloft, Paxil, Trazadone, Mirtazapine, Vilazodone, and Bupropion are just a few antidepressants you might be familiar with.

Antidepressants commonly include SSRIs allowing more serotonin to pass between nerve cells in the brain.

According to antidepressant statistics from 2018, more Americans use SSRIs than anywhere else in the world.

Research shows that we are often taking medications that usually do not work or are inappropriate for the mental health problem you may be suffering from.

Data indicates that evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, work better without the risk of side effects.

Effects and Abuse of Antidepressants

While antidepressants may be masking the real reasons for your sadness, their use could be causing unpleasant side effects. Symptoms like increased weight gain, loss of sexual desire, drowsiness, suicidal thoughts, psychosis, and insomnia are not uncommon. Moreover, increased adverse side effects from antidepressants could potentially lead to dependencies on other substances, including benzodiazepines (benzos). Benzo addiction is a serious concern, as these drugs are often used to treat conditions like anxiety and insomnia but can be highly addictive. Similar to antidepressants, benzos can cause serious side effects when abused, including seizures, mental confusion, or paranoia. This raises a crucial question: Are antidepressants and benzodiazepines addictive and subject to abuse? The answer is yes, and the consequences can be severe. If you find yourself struggling with symptoms of benzo addiction or adverse effects from antidepressants, it’s important to evaluate whether the benefits of these medications outweigh the cost to your well-being. In many cases, seeking professional help to address these dependencies is a critical step towards recovery.

Are Antidepressants Addictive?

Are antidepressants addictive? While antidepressants do not cause the high associated with taking drugs, they do create a strong physical dependency. If you try to stop taking these medications on your own, you could experience some severe withdrawal symptoms. Some of these symptoms include vomiting, tremors, electric shock sensations, depression, insomnia, and extreme restlessness. Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome can last for at least six weeks, if not longer.

Mental Illness and Antidepressants

Antidepressants are a class of medications meant to elevate and stabilize your mood. In many cases, they do work for patients, but if not, then it can be an intolerable drug to be attached to. SSRIs have been known to cause decreased alertness, serotonin syndrome, hypomania, or mania, and in more severe cases, suicidal feelings. Side effects are common for all antidepressants. Still, if they persist and are worsening your condition, they may not be right for you.


Resurgence Behavioral Health offers alternative treatment methods that are combined in both our inpatient and outpatient treatment plans. We are one of the top-rated dual diagnosis centers in the country teaching you methods to focus on the positive in life. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing are methods we have used for a myriad of problems. Both approaches address the root causes of compulsions and addictive behavior. We also advise Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for clients that suffer from a dual diagnosis of addiction and undiagnosed disorders. This form of therapy addresses the reasons for mental illness and teaches you coping skills to defeat your depression.

Payment Options

Do you want treatment but are worried about how you can pay for it? We have a team of financial professionals who provide free insurance verification. We will work with you to determine how to move forward with the treatment in a way that works for you and your financial situation.

How to Get Help

Mental health disorders like depression or anxiety cannot just be conveniently fixed with prescription medication.

Mental health has many determining factors, including lifestyle, relationships, coping skills, and psychological factors that medicine cannot approach.

Our professionals are trained to guide you to lifestyle choices that can lift you out of your depression and turn your spirits around!

Every experience at Resurgence Behavioral Health is a personalized process for your long-term health and contentment.

Call 855-458-0050 to schedule your consultation.

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Addiction Treatment that
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Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.