19 Things People On Antidepressants Wish Everyone Understood

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Depression is a chronic disease that surrounds us. More than 20 million people in the United States suffer depression every year. About 25% of young adults will experience depression by age 24. Women are twice as likely to suffer depression.

Antidepressants are on the front lines of the fight against depression, but it’s not as simply as popping a pill. Antidepressants are often stigmatized by those who don’t use them. These are 19 things people who take antidepressants wish you would understand.