How much does medication help depression?

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
How much does medication help depression?
Tue, 11-27-2012 - 6:09pm

I was wondering what all of your thoughts are on:  how much benefit do you think you get from taking your anti-depressant?  I know we often talk on here about our meds not working much anymore or even may feel our meds are not helping our depression much at all.

Do you think you can put a number in percent of how much taking your anti-depressant helps your depression?

Example:  I am going to guess that my anti-depressant currently does decrease my depression, probably by 50%.  Meaning, it helps half the time.  Does that make sense?

Just something to discuss ideas on.


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2012
Fri, 11-30-2012 - 9:34am

I'm not convinced medication helps at all. I am beginning to think I get a placebo effect with each new medication then back to my normal depression. I am considering a meditation therapy to see if it helps. Has anyone tried anything like that and had it help?