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Antidepressant Death Awareness Month – October

Anti-Depressant Death Awareness Month - October

ANTIDEPRESSANT DEATH AWARENESS MONTH

October is Antidepressant Death Awareness Month. It is a month to remember those who have been injured or killed as a result of antidepressant use. Remember always to report any adverse or fatal reactions while taking any drugs to the FDA.

Physicians prescribe antidepressants for anxiety and depression. These medications can also come with a variety of side effects. The risks associated with antidepressants have accumulated through studies. Some of the dangers include toxicity which can lead to health concerns or suicidal thoughts and the way the reduction of serotonin impacts the body’s organs over time. 

While these risk factors need to be taken into consideration, those who use antidepressants should always consult their physician before making any changes in their medications. They should also tell their medical profession about any side effects they are having and keep an open dialogue with them. If you have concerns, don’t hesitate to call your physician immediately.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Remember those who have been affected by adverse reactions to antidepressant use. While there are benefits, be aware of the side effects when starting any new medication and report them immediately should you suffer from any of them. 

Use #AntidepressantDeathAwarenessMonth to post on social media.

HISTORY

We have not been able to determine the source or the origin of Antidepressant Death Awareness Month.

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