Ok, this is a tough topic and I touched on it in a Blog Post earlier.
Ive been researching, because I am rather clueless about anti-depressants, and am looking to further my knowledge. Its not random. SD22 Feral Forger has been off/on them since the age of 13, according to DH.
She claims that she has to be on them indefinitely. Her mother Toxic Troll is also on them (indefinitely) and sais that the mood swings are are result of being off them because of running out.
Im not trying to fix anything or solve a problem or issue because Im out of all this (yay!) but am curious and this is an important issue to be aware of. Mental health being what it is, those of us who do not take these medications tend to not have the same level of empathy or understanding that perhaps we should. Not that this will cause me to reach out and try to have a relationship with Feral Forger, because at this point "Im out of everything".
I cannot imagine the life of someone who would need and depend on them. But I would like to be able to at least understand. So, if you have links or something, a personal story, Id appreciate it.