These days, the medications used to treat depression are actually remarkably good.
Not only are they effective, but they have proven to be safe, and are even no addictive. Most people have little or no side effects from the medication at all, and if they do experience mild side effects, those effects usually pass rather quickly.
The complications associated with depression treatment don’t actually pertain to the medication used at all — but there are some complications indeed. You see, usually when people experience major depression there is an exceedingly legitimate chance that depression will reoccur later.
In fact, research shows that of everyone who seeks treatment for depression and are able to get past the depression and discontinue the medication — with the approval of their doctor — one-third of those people will experience depression again, often within a year. Furthermore, of those people, approximately half will experience depression again within their lifetime.
Depression also has other effects. There is, of course, a 15% chance of suicide. People who suffer from depression, typically are not as healthy as those who do not, from a physical standpoint. Furthermore, those who suffer from depression are less likely to live through a heart attack or stroke.
This does not mean that you are doomed if you suffer from depression. It is crucial to seek treatment and work closely with your doctor. Counseling should be sought, and should continue even after the depressive episode has passed. Your doctor will work with you, to adjust medication appropriately — and to discontinue the medication when it is not needed. He or she will also help you to be more aware of depression as it starts creeping in.
Studies have shown that the earlier the depression is treated, the sooner it is likely to pass. Therefore, it is vital that you and your doctor stay up to date with your mental and physical state.
Also read; What is the Symptoms of Depression