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Medications

Pros:

      Many people jump right to taking medication, with good reason. Recent medical advances have made meds safer and more effective. Personally, I take 3 different kinds of meds every morning.

     They strike at the root of the problem–a chemical imbalance in the brain.

      Medications offer the promise of feeling better and keeping stable even when times get tough.


Cons:

      The downside is, of course, side effects. Psych meds have some of the nastiest. You may sleep too much. You may not sleep at all. You may have trouble thinking or remembering or speaking. You may get the shakes or clench your jaw reflexively. Psych meds can do weird things. One even gave me meningitis(this is highly uncommon). For more info about specific medications, check out www.crazymeds.us.

When you're clinically depressed the serotonin in your brain is out of balance and probably always will be out of balance. So I take medication to get that proper balance back. I'll probably have to be on it the rest of my life.      Terry Bradshaw