Debunking myths regarding Antidepressant medications. 1. Antidepressants (AD) are given to treat depressive and anxiety disorders. 2. AD starts working in a week to 10 days. 3. Side effects if occur related to AD are mild and always short lasting. 4. Antidepressants are safe to take even in pregnancy 5. People keep suffereing from anxiety or depressive symptoms for years not realizing that with medications the symptoms are controlled within few weeks 6. AD do not cause addiction and can be stopped whenever needed. If anyone have any query related to medications related to psychiatric illnesses, feel free to contact
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