Experiences of antidepressants


In this section you can find out about the experience of using antidepressant medicines by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 36 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as deciding to take an antidepressant, different types of medicine and impact on work and lifestyle. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
Generic names for antidepressants have been used throughout this site. We have only used brand names if the participant used brand names during their interview. Where we have quoted a person using a brand name in the text, the generic name appears in brackets after it.

You can start viewing topics by clicking 'Next Topic' above, or selecting from the list on the left. You can also view 'People's Profiles' from the tab above.

You can find out more about people’s experiences of depression on our depression section. You may also be interested in our other mental health sections and our section on young people’s experiences of depression and low mood

Supported by:
The NIHR School for Primary Care Research

Publication date: November 2013
Last updated:June 2016
Review date: June 2018


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