Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), more commonly known as antidepressants, are often misunderstood. Sensationalized stories and stigma of mental health issues have contributed to their sometimes negative reputation.
The reality is that like all other medicines, SSRIs require professional guidance to use responsibly. There are a number of cultural myths about them. These myths can hurt patients who could benefit from use of the medications, but are scared away by misconceptions.
Before you make a decision with your doctor, you should probably know some important truths about them.