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Antidepressants Make it Harder to Empathize, Harder to Climax, and Harder to Cry.

Antidepressants Make it Harder to Empathize, Harder to Climax, and Harder to Cry.

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments September 12, 2019


The main kind of antidepressant that is the
most popularly prescribed are the SSRIs and these are medicines that increase serotonin
transmission. And when you start to push on the doses of these SSRIs you start to lose
some sort of quintessential feminine things. First of all it becomes much hard to climax
and it becomes much, much harder to cry. But you also see decreases in empathy, in sensitivity,
in passion. The simple way of thinking about an SSRI is
that you have two brain cells and one is a pitcher and one is a catcher. So pitch, catch.
Pitch, catch. So this nerve cell is throwing serotonin across and this one is catching
it. What the medicines do is they block the recycling back into the pitcher. So, you know,
I’m throwing, I’m throwing, some of this gets caught, some of it gets dropped. It just
doesn’t get over there but I’ll suck it back in and try again. So if you block the
recycling more is in the middle to get across. So there’s more, you know, the space between
the nerve cells is called the synapse. If you block the recycling of the serotonin into
the releasing cell more is available for the catching cell. So it ends up enhancing the
transmission. How enhanced serotonergic transmission translates into feeling better and feeling
less anxious is much more complicated. But, you know, the simplistic way to think about
it is that if you have higher levels of serotonin, if your transmission is better you will be
more relaxed and more happy. It’s a little easier to smile. It’s a little harder to
cry. So, you know, I’ve had patients come to
me and say, you know, I’ve tried antidepressants before but they always made me feel like a
zombie or they didn’t make me feel like myself. Or I had a patient who said like I
cut my finger and I looked down and I saw that it was bleeding and I saw that it was
my blood but I didn’t really feel like connected to my finger or the blood. You know, things
like that that are really, really worrisome. Or I’ve had patients say, you know, I was
in this situation where I knew I should be crying and I couldn’t cry. And, you know,
I felt terrible that I couldn’t express that emotion to bond with my friend or something
like that. So these antidepressants do scale back a lot
of expression of emotion and feeling emotion even sort of thinking emotional thoughts.
If you’re terribly depressed and you need antidepressants to get out of bed and function
and go to work I get it. That’s one thing. But what I’m worried about is more and more
women deciding to go on antidepressants because their friends are doing it and that’s what’s,
you know, more and more women who are at work are taking these SSRIs so that they cannot
cry, not get flustered, keep going forward. You know I think it jives with this sort of
forward momentum agenda that so many of us have and especially in the workplace. But,
you know, I would say at what cost? You know it is true that SSRIs can help you get ahead
and there have been really interesting animal studies where, you know, the primates who
are on SSRIs ascended up the dominance hierarchy. And the ones who became dominated over got
stressed out and had lower serotonin levels. So there does seem to be some component of
serotonin affecting dominance hierarchies and, you know, the ability to move ahead or
to lean in. So I totally get that there are advantages
to being on an SSRI in the workplace. But, you’re going to miss out on knowing what’s
right because you feel it or being hurt by what somebody said and showing them that you’re
hurt. And so that person can learn that their behavior has emotional consequences for other
people. So and it changes the whole sort of tone of the workplace. There’s going to
be less accountability and less sort of calling people on their misbehavior if you’re not
even feeling that anyone misbehaved. When you think about risks, you know, if you’re
really being thorough you want to look down both tunnels. You know if this really works
out well how is that – if this works out badly how is that and how would that be for
me. And so when you’re evaluating risk you need to be in touch with things like fear
or vulnerability or anxiety. So if you’re medicating yourself to be invulnerable and
to let things sort of flow by you and, you know, oh it’s all good, no problem, whatever.
You really may make decisions that are riskier and feel better about them. There are other
antidepressants like there’s an antidepressant called Wellbutrin which – well the makers
of Wellbutrin won’t really say what it’s mechanism of action is. It does seem that
it more increases your dopamine. It’s not so much of a serotonergic antidepressant.
It increases dopamine and dopamine helps you to be motivated and to have a vector and keep
going and to be pretty headstrong. So again in that situation you may make decisions
that are potentially disastrous, you know, in the same way that somebody who is sort
of hypomanic. If you think about somebody who’s manic depressive and they have ups
and downs, when they’re in this hypomanic up they get some bad ideas that seem like
pretty reasonable ideas to them. Somebody who’s in a hypomanic episode may be more
promiscuous and make bad choices sexually, spend money that they don’t have, you know.
There’s this overinflated sense of self and invulnerability. And you can see the same
thing with somebody who is sort of overmedicated on serotonergic medicines is damn the torpedoes,
full steam ahead. And sometimes those torpedoes are going to get you. So there’s quite a few things you can do
that aren’t prescription medicine. You know the first thing is to really look at how you’re
living your life. How much sleep are you getting? What is your diet like? Are you moving your
body? Are you getting sunshine? Just sort of, you know, the basic things that we as
social primates should be doing which also includes being social, being interactive and
not being isolated and withdrawn. My patients who have sort of gotten off their meds and
left me for the most part are people who have adopted regular cardio practice where they’re
exercising regularly. I think that’s really important. The other thing is that you can
take herbal medicines. You can take things like St. John’s Wort or 5HTP which is an
amino acid. Or you can take SAMe. There is also a lot of evidence that the ancient medicinal
plant cannabis can be used to treat insomnia, anxiety, depression. So you do have other
options.

100 Comments found

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Janis L.

Wait, those are kind of all good things.😂

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maria maria

How the hell I'm I supposed to be social if being stressed and around people gives me panic attacks heart palpitations and feeling like I'm gonna pass out?? I'm a prisoner.

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O S

Why would you care about emphatizing
when you fatigued and hardly alive at all. Compare to really serious reactions
some unfortuned people have, like psychosis and akathisia, these looks to me nothing.

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Happy Days

I was on and off antidepressants since age 17 , i'm now 43 . I'm finally free of them . Never will touch them again. Until i got to the root of my problems nothing changed. I had so much unforgiveness and bitterness . I had to dig deep and let it all go .

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BAM BAM

I'm glad antidepressants work for a lot of the commenters. I don't necessarily agree with the lady in the video. Every antidepressant I've ever tried has made me want to kill myself more. I wish something would work for me, but it'd probably have to be the natual route. I had a gene site test done and there was a very small list of medications that weren't in the recommended alternative dosing or to not take. Interestingly enough, ketamine was one that was recommended.

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Sheep Ketchup

Don't be a hero if you can't even help yourself.
Don't be sad for other if you can't even be normal.
You are not responsible for other people situation.
You are not required to set yourself fire to keep others warm.
Do what you will.
Change my mind.

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Sheep Ketchup

"Women are moody and that's good thing"

Are they all a masochists.

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Kira Romanov

When can I get that decrease in empathy? I've been taking it and I still am overly emotional

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Kari Murphy

Anxiety is my Cardio lol

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Loganathan Pattabhiraman

🙏🙏🙏

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Bruce

I'm a Philosopher, she's right, with the Effects, of the feel good, but, the Word Numb without, saying You may have a slight calmness. It's clamness not Numbness.
Numb may be to strong of a Word, since language corresponde's with sentiment of… Another thing, ssr is a elemental "inhibitor" the Doctor prescribes the Dosage.
Some people forget to take there Pills, or take to more than they should, or, there Health in nutrients, like
diet and exercise, or the Person life has to much negativity in it, The Pill cannot fix, but, it definitely helps, I can not say it is bad whatsoever it's just pure Goodness.
It's not Cystalmeth, geez.
This is Ridiculously.
The Little bit of help this Pill gives a person, can save their Life!
Drinking Beer too.
Depression can make You go down a Drain Hole like Liquid, Depression can Kill You. So, it's not that the person committed Suicide, but, INSTEAD the DEPRESSION did the Killing.
Depression can kill the SPRITE.
Take the Pill and let Me lift You back up with My Hands.
Don't worry My Hands are of Christianity.

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Emily Olive

Has anyone else experienced boredom when taking Prozac? Like… VERY intense boredom to the point where it drives you crazy? It feels like there is no emotional pay-off to activities and there's always a "why" or "what next" feeling to doing things. I was unsure if it was the Prozac or the depression but I have been on the Prozac for a while now.

Edit: Forgot to add, the first time I took these for a longish period this didn't happen but then I went back on them a year or so later for a longer period and am still on them, and this feeling has started happening fairly recently. Anyone else? It's really confusing.

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Captain Fuck Off

Feminist nutjob. I guess men don't use antidepressants 🤷‍♂️

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Selene Canchola

Wow! I needed to hear this. I’ve started taking Paxil. And I don’t like the side effects. I’m naturally a very emotional passionate but anxious person. I don’t want to loose my empathy and passion that are my strengths as I see them….

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Noah & Atlas

Yeah but at least they make me not kill myself

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Noah & Atlas

This is the dumbest shit ive ever heard

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Kimberley Pex

Empathy in this world is killing .

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George Rudd

The side effects of actual depression are much worse . Also, for the most part these are temporary and people can get off them

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Jenn Martinello

I take it for PMDD, it is very hard to cry now vs. Every cute animal video, or emotional movie scene, or sad past family thought. Kind of nice not to cry at everything for once. I still feel upset but do not get stuck on a negative feedback loop. Aka Rumination

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Nicole Moriel

I understand that I may tend to be moody and emotional because I am a woman, I've understood the suffering that comes with life and the beauty of it. I'm not doing anything to stop the natural burdens that come with life. However, having mental sickness is just as real as physical sickness and it's very hard to understand who truly has the highest extents of negative emotions because we all describe them alike. My SSRI helps me function without having to deal with the high levels of anxiety that I faced every day – they are still there, as everyone's are, I just react differently now. I don't (always) have to walk away from social confrontations or run out of class because I'm having a panic attack due to the way I react to a bad grade anymore. I still have the same thoughts but my body doesn't react so negatively anymore. In other words, the emotions are bad, but bearable.

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Leticia-Imani Herbert

I feel like antidepressants aren't showing you how strong you are independently because its conditioning you to think there's no other way out than to take them long term.

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a javadi

Celexa is called The Divorce Pill for a reason. Zero empathy, emotional intelligence, compassion, and sensitivity = Divorce.

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Nikolaus und Rupprecht

I see a lot of comments defending the use of antidepressants. I would have done the same when I started taking venlafaxine (effexor). I started to change my opinion when it turned out that my liver suffered from that drug. Retrospectively, I would also say that my physician was dishonest: She told me that that the drug wasn't addictive. What she didn't tell me was that this didn't mean that you wouldn't be dependent on the drug. Youtube is, as you may have noticed, full with videos about the problem of quitting venlafaxine. I am not a female. However, I can confirm that what is said in the video applies to males as well. If your depression isn't too severe, you should definitely stay away from these drugs.

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palepurplesky

I take antidepressants and they never made it harder for me to empathize or cry. Even if they did cause that, the severe and debilitating social anxiety and OCD I would experience without them far outweighs whether or not I'm able to have an orgasm.

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Juliana James

On medication I am a functioning zombie and off I can feel SOMETHING. I'd rather feel something…

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John Daker

I've been on citalopram for 4 years now and feel as if I am a completely other person, to the worse. I lost interest in almost everything, my empathy once was perhaps too much but now it is completely gone, creativity out of the window, I don't dream anymore, having troubles with climaxing (and loss of libido), no more daydreaming, no sense of wonder, no nothing. I don't know what would have happened if I hadn't taken them, but now I am very depressed because of the person I have become. I highly recommend anybody to see a professional when thinking about taking antidepressants and take this matter seriously. you are messing with your brain chemistry here.

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Pink Berry

i totally agree with her.
i have been prescribed SSRIs twice and i just hate it.

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nobody nowhere

I found these comments about the SSRIs and Wellbutrin to be true. If the meds are necessary to save your life, by all means take them. But when your life has improved, try titration from these meds. Because they do alter your personality and emotions in very important ways. 🐯

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Nessa

I’m naturally an empath and extremely sensitive, I am too worried about other people and I lose focus on myself. I was just diagnosed with anxiety so If I’m able to detach and not gaf as much as I should; then that is FINE!!! I’m tired of letting emotions rule me!!

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Dylan W

I always knew I had trouble crying but damn I didn't even think for a minute my antidepressant would be causing it also I am noticing it is a little harder to connect I don't get angry as much and I don't care as much what people think however I have decreased sex drive which is annoying

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Joe Lovell

The symptoms she speaks of sound more like over medication or incorrect medication. The facts are that anti depression medications can save lives and give people a some what of a normal life.
Sometimes a medication can have an adverse reaction on some people.
I know one one medication I got dramatically worse!
I have also done extremely well on several other types of medication.

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Stephen Kinney

Thank you for pointing out the obvious. My wife is trying to stop lexapro, and get her feelings back. She’s doing it for herself. The withdrawal is intolerable for our family. Don’t use this crap unless “you can’t get out of bed in the morning”.

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Stephen Kinney

I’m looking at all the replies here and not feeling too confident about day#3 of Zoloft for me, while my wife is trying to stop Lexapro. If these SSRIs are so great Nobody would want to stop using them. So, some people may need them temporarily, and some people might need them forever, and others should never touch them. Is there really more to be said about this? Really, these replies are pretty out there like Pluto.

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Aidid Rashed Efat

Every medication has some side-effects. The advantages outweigh disadvantages in case of this.

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Cam 76

They maybe relatively safe short term for most, perhaps a few years. It’s longer term where you will notice problems. You can lack valuable introspection, not just empathy, become immature or callous, neglect your health. It’s a subtle change to the user and they maybe totally unaware. The pay off is functionality, social confidence, focus at work or study, which maybe important, but it can come at a deep personal cost. Then if the user manages to quit them, they are stuck with chronic fatigue, insomnia, mood swings, and basically can’t function. There is much more to the story.

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Willy Wonka

Hey,I'm not a woman,am I?

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Yeh Men

Good to see a psychiatrist who's listened to her patients, has noticed the side effects… and realises that pills are not the solution to a toxic workplace, or lack of sleep and time to exercise or look after yourself!
As a slow metaboliser (CYP2D6), all I get from antidepressants are the side effects… and then really nasty withdrawal effects. I've had antidepressants make me maniac (not happy), others make me suicidal… When withdrawing: impossibility to get out of bed (not great for work), total loss of any sexual arousal (including lubrification – like my vagina had dried up), blurred vision, really bad, constant headaches and impossibility to concentrate (again, not great for work), insomnia then nightmares then more insomnia, disrupted circadian rhythm (fully awake at night, unable to stay awake during the day – not great for work), rumination…
I find that changing my circumstances (house move, job move, cutting ties with toxic relatives) help… as does being financially secure and debt free (still work in progress) is the best medicine. Walks in nature help too: a weekend, or even better, a whole week hiking, is like a reboot. You reassess your priorities, your goals, what you want to achieve with your life…
For anxiety, and muscle cramps, I feel that Magnesium taurate and malate work best. I have mild hyperthyroidism so may have a higher Magnesium turnover than 'normal' people.

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027christy

"Antidepressants make it harder to empathise, harder to climax, harder to cry" and harder to want to kill yourself and suffer chronically. I wonder how many people have committed suicide because of this video?

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Default User

I broke down when my cat died so it’s not impossible

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innosanto

Me, they made me easier to empathize.
And when I was on antidepressants it was much much easier to cry as well.

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Allison Bergamorto

Did you take these…not exactly what it is….they block nerves in the spine and no one knows how it works on the brain…you gain a lot of weight and it never gets rid of depression and doctors prescribe for issues not related to depression….never any advantages……garbage drugs….these are perfect chemical castration….give to pedofiles….

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Venom Supreme

This applies to men as well I believe. Thanks for the information!

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Medina Djipa

Everything is true. Go away from antidepresant if you can anyhow.

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l21n1

Aside from the middle, the other two sound good to me

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Allison Miller

"Quintessentially feminine" holy fucking shit, that's sexist. The shit she's describing suggests that she's prescribing the wrong meds at the wrong doses.

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Follower of Yahshua

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMg12QBUx4

I think that the oppressors of society have a heart and a mind but that they take some kind of mind-altering drug, as for depression, for example, and then they no longer can feel and use their minds properly. I have experienced this myself having taken medication for depression for 10 years and for 10 years I had no sincere feelings and could not express myself in a caring way. As soon as I weaned myself off of this depression medication my mind opened up and I saw everything very clear and it was as amazing as it was scary. We have to pray that they get off of those drugs so they can feel and understand that what they are doing is wrong.

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P J

SSRI’s have always worked for me in the depression department. The only downfall is withdrawing if I have too.🤨

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Les B

So since I have taken quitipine and sertraline I have had the best year of my life. I've saved money, got in the gym, able to relax more, think more clearly. Oh, I can still cry, both in sorrow and happiness. Everything you've stated is completely the opposite effect that I've had.

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Todd Bedusek

I need dopameric drugs .I'm taking supplements 5 htpt and dapavor which helps with pe

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Todd Bedusek

Yeah but the weight gain sucks

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Todd Bedusek

I'm a recovering from online porn Addction so my dopamine levels are low.

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Andy

and men

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brandonrox10

I think that she is focusing on the extremes of good and bad when taking antidepressants. I think that there are costs and benefits to taking antidepressants and it is up to each person taking them to weigh the pros and cons.

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AliveForMusic

In UK all women, 90% of them take them.

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Josephine Geoghegan

I have to be honest, the title is very inflammatory and that provides an angle for viewing throughout. It doesn't get much better after that, though. I feel like she is very vague about what determines a level of depression that would call for antidepressants. Also, aren't there many antidepressant options with different risks and benefits? Why doesn't she address this? I understand her points but does she really think that people can change their whole personality because they take SSRIs and feel their emotions a little less intensely? We still have values, for God's sake, they're usually part and parcel of who we are and I would have to see some actual research for what intuitively sounds completely silly to me. Not having fear is not the end of the world, actually. Gah, I dunno, these people…

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D Fine

Doesn't Severe depression do all these things too?

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Anomaly88man

Being male, and on Amitryptaline, and was on Duloxitine as well, I dropped the Duloxitine, and am still on 75 mgs of Amitryptaline. It is hard to cry and emphasize. I feel I can overide a good number of emotions.

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Salvatore Guidone

I totally disagree with this, I'm not on an SSRI but on a mood stabilizer which cause me to be also more detached from sad emotions. Before I was taking my medication I felt really bad for everyone around me. I would cry about anyone's problems in life. I used to feel so bad for my wife all the time, as if her problems were mine, to the point where I wanted to shut myself out of any social contact. It was as of other people's problems were my problems as well to the extent that it emotionally effected me worst than them. This is not empathy but pathology.

Today I don't have these symptoms. Yes I barely ever cry but I wont say that I have less empathy. Quite the contrary. If I see my wife is having a rough day, instead of feeling bad for her, literally feeling bad for something that didn't happen to me and crying about it as if it affected me. I now just tell her to sit down down and relax and I take care of everything, go buy her some chocolate (cause I know that will cheer her up a bit), and make sure she has nothing else go worry about that day. I think I've become far less self absorbed with my emotions, and more attentive over other people's needs.

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Shimmy H

40 mg of Lexapro. I don't mind these side affects.

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mel saint

I miss my emotions when I’m on antidepressants. I don’t give a shit about everyone. The thing about being manic is not true because you feel sleepy and sluggish. You become insensitive, less passionate, less interested. It’s like playing with your emotions. That’s why I don’t want to use it anymore.

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Primum Non Nocere

SSRI (16 years from 22): the worst error of my entire life, just because of that. Suggested for some social phobia, no depression, I asked about any side effects, they told me zero side effects. That's incredible. After many years I discovered that people do need emotions to really live. I never felt love, lost my woman and lost my way, my nature. Please avoid those unless you are very very depressed, and avoid the long term usage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwIDfcc5Z3w

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Paul Parks

What helped 1 person get out of bed and function also caused another to commit suicide or murder ! I don't understand this ignorant ALL or Nothing mentality. "It worked for me and that's all that matters" etc. yet each individual's reaction to these chemicals vary widely. Big Pharma doesn't give a fuck about people….they care about how many drugs they can push to Docs to push to patients with direct to consumer advertisement

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Mamun Rashid

It's difficult to empathize, cry or climax if you aren't alive. Antidepressants are a means to an end, not the answer. If it helps you to get back on track and keeps you from cutting your wrist then I don't see an issue with taking them.

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Vapletrichs Gne

Just roll with weed baby!

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shoulderutube

Well, that’s what’s so depressing. You’re hurting all the time and not gaining any edges in any of your relationships. You’re constantly on the receiving end and that’s really depressing. I don’t want to feel anymore I’ve been emotional for years and I want to move forward in life. Not much room for emotion in real life.

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PSSD PPDSD

There is a lot ways for creating money, but , SSRI is not good way for creating money .
This is should not to be a Business.
we need give tax’s Against psychotric drugs company’s

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shylaaa

i’ve been on zoloft for about 3 months now and empathy was the last thing on my mind before and now, a depressed person could care less about others feelings when they have to worry about their own smh😤

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Gaugharko Kanchho

i am thinking about take medicine for depression which med should i take please suggest me who knows… and my symptoms are fearing all the times,emotional,no confident,sadness,stress,tiredness and negative thoughts so guyz what is the solution please tell me

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sly fly

My ex started taking ssris at night and they made her drousy.
after a week of being on them
She no longer cared . About anything. Stopped picking the kids up from school. Stopped going to work. Stopped paying bills.
All she wanted to do was party she would walk by me like a zombie and if I tried to kiss or hold her. She looked at me like I was a stranger. Her irritation sky rocketed . Everything irritated her.almost like her ocd level was so high. Even a sock on the floor or a wrinkle in the bed sheet made her extremely frustrated.the second week she brokeup with me. She said she put her arm around me and felt nothing. She didn't cry or nothing during our breakup. I would go on these pills but I don't want to turn into her . So I just remain depressed on my own.

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Mike Knight

So brain cells are gay?

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Mike Knight

That thing about cutting the finger is pretty bad ass…

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Jenni Mag

Taking SSRIs has been the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. I’ve felt my emotions so deeply my entire life, I’ve never been able to make sound intelligent decisions because my EMOTIONS were in the way. That is what caused my anxiety and depression. Now? I feel like my head is so clear. I don’t hate myself or my life anymore. It’s so freeing. Sure I can’t cry as easily, or climax like I used to. But living a life without being an emotional depressed trainwreck was so much worse! I can finally focus on school and I left my emotionally abusive five year relationship because I didn’t have my emotions overpowering my mind! I’m much much happier this way.

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DOCTORWHO ISGR8

Climax improves though but empathy seems lost, but you feel that loss. But it helps anxiety so that makes it worth it. Though i get manic eps sometimes

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Simone Turner

You're amazing. Thank you xx

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bush richard

I have to much empathy it won't hurt to cut it a bit

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Brazoncius Roxfort

Antidepressants are awesome. For a shy nerdy guy like me, not living in constant terror constantly agonizing over things and just feeling vastly worthless and inferior to everyone is a price worth paying any side effect for. And the only side effect I had on Lexapro(escitalopram) was a little nausea in the first week and that was over. Then you add a little bupropion or rasagiline(MAO-b inhibitor) for increased dopaminergic function, and you've got yourself a new life. A life free from anxiety and self-consciousness where you actually do things and enjoy yourself. I wasn't designed by Nature or Evolution to be happy. My personality sucks donkey dick, and all my attemtps to change it without chemicals failed. I will take these drugs for the rest of my life, because Nature failed me. In the end, you will die anyway no matter what you do even if you never take any drugs. I would rather have a life before I die rather than remain drug-free and die without ever having had a life.

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call me Randy Holmes

This girl know what she's talking about these symptoms are the same as when you take cocaine you can't feel fear you can't feel anxiety or show emotion the same as what happen when you do cocaine

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Ontoyou Always

I never had any of these things!! OMG!! This is so much wrong information!

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Ontoyou Always

I no longer take these!! Get the hell off of them!! The dam mood swings and suicidal ideations while taking these SSRI's are destructive!! I have been overmedicated!! Never again!! I lost many years of my life taking this crap!

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Darth MadV

Okay I’ve never dont anti depressants but… I over empathise to the point it has me feeling bad for other people’s misfortune which causes guilt… two, when I’m depressive I don’t have a libido and lastly I can’t cry… only very rarely. I am so numb due to the depression that my body does it silently now. The feelings there, it’s just numb so I can’t cry and there’s no release.

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Ravinder Kaur

Can antidepressants effect future pregnancy?

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John Wesley Lane

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adam palley

She is very knowledgable, but pessimistic in my opinion. She is definitely Biased. Thanks

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Liam C

Not being on them makes it much harder to be alive

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Brian Jones

It is disturbing how many people go straight to anti depressants without exercising or trying to change their diet or reduce alcohol intake..people want an easy chemical fix..no wonder so many women are getting fat

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Capronice

Doctors are now trying to get people with chronic pain to take these antidepressants. I have tried them and my sex drive and I could not orgasm. Maybe woman are effected different but I could not get hard.

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pen nn

For me going on antidepressants was a bless. I got back myself and my life. Depression is a living hell. I was depressed for more than a year, I could not sleep, I could not perform simple tasks, I hated myself for not being strong enough, I was overemotional and cried every day.. Yes I did feel much more empathy while in depression towards others because I could feel their pain in double.. However that doesn't have to be the normal. I still feel empathy but in a more reasonable way and without literaly suffering for others people problems. Also I have less sex drive but I can still climax and enjoy sex though obviously that is the last thing a depressed person cares about when they don't have the will to even get up in the morning. Now I'm on the meds for 9 months. The first 3-4 months were difficult and I felt emotionally numb but that's just our brain trying to get back to normal. I would suggest people who experience emotional detachment to stick to the med for more than six months before deciding to cut on them. And seriously feeling less empathy or sexual drive is nothing in comparison to gaining back yourself. Because who you are while in depression is not the real you. Unfortunately people who go through it often forget or don't even realise it. But depression is an illness, it changes the way your brain works and must be treated.

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Charity Houze

I went to my Dr years ago with fatigue and some anxiety and she put me on antidepressants and within a year I had lost everything and homeless and worse. Each time doc gave me a new one I felt so detached, unstable mentally and physically. Years went by and I finally said NO MORE! 2 years later, NO PILLS using meditation, cannabis, magnesium and vitamin D, more sleep and eat better I'm now getting my life back together. If I could go back in time I NEVER would have taken antidepressants. Side note….. I almost hung myself to death but luckily lived while I was on Zoloft. It was an uncle who saved me and after that I never took a phych drug again. I always thought about how to just die when I was on those types big pharma money makers. I'm still not me but I'm not that shell I had become either. I grieve the loss of the organized, clear headed' motivated, loving and so on person I was before these drugs permanently fucked my brain. If I hate anything and I don't like hate but when I think of those pills I feel hate, regret, loss of me and anger. I hate those pills, hate that Drs hand them out without enough evidence for them, I hate that I couldn't even care for my children for these drugs. Darkness was all I found in 6 years of phych meds. Never again😞

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Tan Tolga Demirci

Listen to this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj7GmeSAxXo

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tania cortes

I have been increased the dosage and I feel terrible. Restlessness, horrible nightmares, insomnia, anxiety and increased appetite. I will go back to me previous dose until I can see a doctor.

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Quick Dimwit

No, it’s not an issue for everyone. It’s the small percentage of people on these drugs that decide to take a gun into a crowded school or other location with no empathy for the people that they murder. Because “life is hard and nobody cares”. While they’re making life harder for everyone because they don’t care.
Guns aren’t new people. These drugs are. The one dude back in the early 90s that spawned the term “going postal”s behavior was directly linked to his being on prozac. They are aware of this issue. Now ask yourself why it’s never even mentioned in any of the rhetoric.

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Velcro

I have been on Citalopram (20mg) for the past 3 months and it has been absolutely incredible. Talk about a total turn around on so many levels, however (yep! always a however) I am getting bouts of fatigue that are quite irritating. I guess the way I look at it is that it's a small downside on the grander scheme of things. Oh and your sex drive will be non existent but I don't really care about that because I'm one of those in the minority who never really cared about sex and could go a lifetime without it. Relationships and connection are far more important to me and I feel I can do this more easily when I haven't got all the things floating around my head that I had before going on meds.

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Jewels Stone

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LittleLulubee

I would love to exercise every day. But my knees are injured 😢

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WanaGlam

No. If you have depression and tried to manage it in other ways but failed – you need to be on these meds ! Effexor has helped me so much. I don’t care if I have to be on it for life …I am more like myself now and still have a lot of empathy and do care. I do not feel like a zombie like some say.

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CarbonCeramic

I cut myself by accident and don't panic, that's normal for some people. You don't always need a plaster but sometimes you need stitches too!

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asad rehman

women go to the psychiatrist and men go to the bar.

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Gustava V

Being anxious everytime I wake up, at work, being in public, reading a book, is paralyzing. My anxiety has prevented me a lot of things in life, and depression has developed from there, crying myself to sleep because of this disability. Helplessness is all you feel when these emotions drown you, tiptoeing in life just to survive the day. Healthy people have no idea how hard I tried to change my mind and follow their advice, but it's impossible when these emotions and thoughts control you. Taking these pills help me to relax, wake up happy, able to do my work properly, easier with being social, and the ability to study. When I do mistakes, I move on, and no longer panicking and overthinking how bad person I am. This "numbness" is amazing and have literally helped me dealing with life. So yeah, antidepressants are good and belong to those who really needs it.

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tiffany gabbard

Im gonna throw this out there. I just came off of pristiq a month ago. Before that, i was on prozac. They both gave me terrible side effectss including depression, i was not depressed before the meds. I took prozac because i felt my anxiety rise after a traumatic experience….after getting off those meds that caused me to go into a very dark spot, i became depressed and very apathetic. Before meds, i felt everything, empathy, climax, joy…..meds are not for everyone. It may help some, but in the long run, it just feels like putting a bandaid on a gunshot wound. Im just wondering when will this apathy go away? Its affecting everything i do and i cant stand it anymore….

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"Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead"

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