Let’s Discuss Depression

Check out this awesome blog today from Sweet Summer Online and her fantastic Discuss on Depression.

via I’m Not Always “Elegant”

I would like to shed some light on how the NHS support individuals with depression. My views come from not only trying to access the service but from trying to counsel clients.

Usually the client/patient begins by seeing a doctor, most cases the patient/client is prescribed antidepressants and sent on there way. If you research into antidepressants, you’ll find that there is a lot to consider with the side effects.
Antidepressants take two weeks to work and may possibly make you feel worse before feeling better, imagine if the person had suicidal thoughts! With all that, no support is put in place for the two weeks at least, to see how the client is coping or to manage the clients mental wellbeing. There is also conflicting issues with antidepressants as they are meant to be taken for a short period of time, if the reason…

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