Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) drugs are commonly referred to as antidepressants.
They can lessen the symptoms of moderate to severe depression and are
also relatively safe and generally have minimal side effects on people.
Regulation on SSRIs vary by country and to my knowledge, do not fall
under a restricted, scheduled, or otherwise moderated category. Which
means being caught with an SSRI will not involve any mandatory sentencing or punishments. (Please correct me here if you know otherwise)
Antidepressants have worked miracles in many people's lives, but that
is not without a little negative side to it (as most drugs do have).
SSRIs have received some negative reputation in instances where people
decide to abruptly stop after an extended period of time. This cessation
of this type of drug often causes major rebound depression and insomnia
and has led some to suicide.
Do you think
they should reclassify SSRIs or do you see that they are fine as they
are now and more focus should be put on educating people about how this
drug type works? Also, if you have had any experience with SSRIs please
share how it has affected you, whether positive or negative. Or if you
have any questions on your mind about the topic feel free to ask here as
(SSRI drugs are citalopram, dapoxetine, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, indalpine, paroxetine, sertraline)