Understand the benefits and the risks
If you suffer from depression, it's important to understand the risks and benefits of any medication before you agree to it. Antidepressants are a commonly used therapy to help treat depression and anxiety as well as other psychological disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder or panic disorder. In reality, SSRIs are a great drug that can help someone live better and improve quality of life. That's why doctors want to go to great lengths to review every case before making the decision to start the medication. If a doctor suggests a medication to you, it is because he or she believes the benefit outweighs the risk.