What patients say about taking antidepressants
Patients with depression often try multiple antidepressants in a trial and error approach to find one that works.
This is one of the findings from the Australian Genetics of Depression Study, which includes a survey of 13,000 people with clinical depression.
Here are points from the results:
- More than one in 10 (14%) have used five or more antidepressants during the cycle of their depression. A further 10% have used four, 16% have used three, 24% have used two and 33% have used one.
- More than three-quarters (76%) of patients had some medication-related side