has anyone else noticed that anti-depressants though sometimes necessary to treat depression, seem to change a person's personality forever? i along with two other family members have taken anti-depressants and there is recognizable behavior in all of us that wasn't present before. none of us seem quite the same as we were before. i am now off of the medicine but i've noticed lingering effects. it could be that we were just changed by the depression and not the anti-depressants but i'm not so sure. what i've noticed is that anti-depressants even everything out so that there aren't the major highs and lows but they also inhibit your origional ability to feel things so that you're kind of stuck in zombie-land. they made it so i didn't have major lows but unfortuanately i never have major highs now. i don't think it is possible for me to be as happy as i was prior to taking the medication. i wonder if i had found a more natural solution to treat my depression whether or not i wouldn't be experiencing this problem. what is everyone's opinion? is this just depression or is it the medicine or both? i guess anything that messes with your brain chemistry (meds) has the ability to change your personality in small ways.
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