Jaime - posted on 12/04/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )
Recently I posted a topic in Young Moms 20-30 asking other moms how they dealt with depression during the last months of their pregnancy. When I posted the other topic, I was aware that my depression was more likely based off the hormones, but I was also aware that chronic depression runs in my family so that might be a factor. I think I put that in the original post. But the only two replies I got (that I saw, I haven't looked at it since) were from women telling me I should go to my doctor and ask for antidepressants.
I was shocked that THAT was their advice, that they seemed to think that was the way to go. I know not everyone believes this so I don't want anyone to be offended. As I said, my entire family suffers from chronic depression so the majority of them take antidepressants. I'm not knocking the use entirely. It's just that personally I would try to find other means to ease my own depression.
So I decided to post this in Debating Mums to see what other people thought, people who usually tend to read the entire OP before posting.
What are your views on using drugs at all to ease depression in general?