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Do You Believe in Taking Antidepressant Medication to Treat Depression?

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Updated May 09, 2013

Question: Do You Believe in Taking Antidepressant Medication to Treat Depression?
Answer: Yes. I don't believe it makes a person weak if they take medications. It's a medical illness just like any other. You wouldn't see anyone feeling guilty about taking insulin injections or trying to raise their insulin levels by sheer will power. Yet you do see people with clinical depression doing this. There's no difference between them really. They both involve a deficiency in a chemical that your body produces naturally.
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