Originally Posted by sparkations
I was just curious as to the long term safety of antidepressants. Is there anyone here who has taken antidepressants consistently for years, and if so, did you experience any effects such as memory loss, cognitive decline, etc?
20 years for me now on all classes and types of antidepressants. I'm 40 years old now. Humm, I think maybe it has caused some mild nervious system damage. My hands always have a tremor and I suppose I'm not as sharp as I once was.
It's a difficult thing to say though, because my severe Depression and GAD has always had far worse effects than all the different meds I have been on through the years.
Regardless in the long term like this I am sure they have taken a good 7 years off my total life span, but considering that Suicide would have taken 45 years off my life span I suppose it's a fair trade.
Would I take them if I didn't absolutly have to? Hell no I wouldn't, but one does like to be fuctional for what life he has.
Just ask the human Lab Monkey.....That's me!