Depression is striking over 35 million of people worldwide. Depression does a lot of damage to our bodies, like it contributes to a very low quality of life. Depression also increases heart disease and suicide. For, people who are suffering from depression, there are plenty of treatments. In an article by, “Scientific American”, “Unraveling the Mystery of How Anti- Depression Drugs Work”, describes the treatments that are being used. Which, are “psychotherapy, support groups, and education as well as psychiatric medicines. Other, treatments they used to treat depressions, are “SSRIs, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The SSRIs, “is mainly the most common depression drug that is prescribed”, in the US. (1, Swanson) These are all the plenty types, of treatments for anti-depressants, but the main issue is how are they successful at treating depression. Are, the treatments working to their limit? or are they are harming us? The anti-depressant drugs are successful at what, they do because of the different methods of treating it and because of technology improving every day. Based on the studies, by “Depression: How effective are antidepressants?”, antidepressant effectively work because studies showed that “the commonly used tricyclic antidepressants SSRIs, and SSNRIs performed well”, from a recent study. Also, studies of “adults with moderate or severe depression showed, that “Without antidepressants: About 20 to 40 out of 100 people who took a placebo noticed an improvement in their symptoms within six and eight weeks”. (PubMed Health) In, “adults, with antidepressants: About 40 to 60 out of 100 people who took an antidepressant noticed an improvement in their symptoms within six to eight weeks”. (PubMed Health) This data, showed that “taking antidepressant improved 20 more people within six to eight weeks”. (PubMed Health)
In, an article by, “How effective are antidepressant medications in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and nonulcer dyspepsia?”, which is by Pearson, Randolph L. This study discusses, how antidepressant medicines not only works for treating depression but, antidepressant medicines are also successful in treating other diseases or syndromes. The syndromes that this study discusses is irritable bowel syndrome. Also, helps “improve abdominal pain scores and gastrointestinal symptoms”. (396, Pearson) The experiment the article provide, was done by “collecting article through MEDLINE, PsycLit, and EMBASE”, which the search was covering from “1966 to 1998”. (396, Pearson) After, all of the articles “which were 90 articles”. “Only, 12 articles were met with inclusion criteria”. (396, Pearson) According, to the outcome, “subjective decrease in gastrointestinal symptoms”. According, to the final result, of the article, “Most of the studies were of low quality”. “Only 2 studies had a quality rating of (7 out of 8)”, and most were in the “2 to 4 range”. Though, the authors had difficult “binding patients in these studies because of the noticeable side effects of the most drugs tested”. (396, Pearson) However, according to the results that are shown in the article, the studies did show an improvement of the symptoms of these people, that were facing. The observation, they saw was that anti-depression medicines were helping these patients that were suffering from gastrointestinal symptoms and abdominal pains. This is to show that anti-depression is successful in treating depression and other pains.
Even though, Anti-depressants might not seem successful and safe to most people, but they are safe and the treatments are most of the time successful. Like, in article “Scientific American”, “Unraveling the Mystery of How Anti-Depression Drugs Work”, in which the common drug is SSRI, which is used in the US most often. Also, this article describes how successful to most people. In, the article about “How, effective are antidepressant medicines helped treat other symptoms and problems which, the patients are facing. No, doubt Anti-depressants are not successful for a lot of people, but they do help those that get benefitted with the medicines.