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Looking for a good discussion group on antidepressant treatments
August 27, 2014 10:20 AM   Subscribe

After several years of treatment, with less than optimal results, my psychiatrist and I have agreed to switch me to a new antidepressant. I'm looking for recommendations for well-moderated discussion groups about depression and antidepressant treatments, where people can share their experiences with side effects, etc. with each other. I just want a place where I can get a sense of what to expect, and what's normal/abnormal, when a take a particular drug.
posted by Quiplash to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
The usual go-to for medication discussions by patients is Crazy Talk (the discussion forum for the Crazy Meds website.) I cannot attest to the quality of moderation, though.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:27 AM on August 27 [2 favorites]


crazyTalk is moderated, mostly with the aim of NOT becoming a support group. Not a great place to go if you don't enjoy drama, however: the audience is primarily people with mental illness not yet therapeutically treated with psych meds.
posted by Jesse the K at 12:09 PM on August 27


In addition to Crazy Talk/Crazy Meds, I really like the quality of discussion at the forums on Social Anxiety Support--under the medications subforum you'll find a lot of discussion of common and less-common antidepressants, since they are often prescribed for anxiety, and because many people suffer from both anxiety and depression. There may be depression-specific forums of equivalent quality but I don't have any particular ones to recommend.
posted by drlith at 12:16 PM on August 27


I just want a place where I can get a sense of what to expect, and what's normal/abnormal, when a take a particular drug.

While CrazyTalk is as described, I'm not sure why you need a forum to get that information. CrazyMeds is an excellent, excellent resource that will give you the information you say you are asking for.
posted by DarlingBri at 1:05 PM on August 27 [1 favorite]


Try also Dr. Bob's Psycho Babble.
posted by persona au gratin at 9:56 PM on August 27


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