Firstly, this has been covered on these boards here: The new FDA list of antidepressants that may cause suicidal thoughts
and here: Do AntiDepressants cause suicidal behavior?(in the news)
Can anti-depressants make you MORE suicidal? Unlikely
Can anti-depressants make you suicidal if you not suicidal to begin with? Even less likely
Can anti-depressants lead to suicide? I would agree with the theory:
Anti-depressants cure both [suicidal] mood
and energy levels
. If your energy level
is restored BEFORE your [suicidal] mood
, you now have the energy to do something about your [suicidal] mood
. THIS is what all the fuss is about, and why they will put warning lables on anti-depressants. Note: I read about this possibility weeks before the media mentioned it from a site which posted the warning months ago!
Originally Posted by Janik
Another problem is having high expectations. The way these pills are marketed make people think everything will be rosy once they start taking them. Deception can be devastating when your life still sucks after months of taking pills and suffering side effects with little mood improvement.
This is an excellent piece of advice I wish someone gave me years ago when I tried my first anti-depressant. For starters I had no idea at that time there was more than one (internet didn't exist back then) type of anti-depressant.
Then there are the side-effects. I put up with the side-effects for months, not realising "Hey!, I'm on the WRONG medication"
I didn't consult my doctor on a regular basis. Infact I thought my doctor was an idiot ...