Antidepressants vs Therapy - The Risks


According to an article published on Scientific American Mind, a wide spread of negative side effects of antidepressant are underreported in Europe, including suicide attempt and aggressive behavior. These side effects are not to be overlooked, especially given the fact that more than one out of 10 American over the age of 12 take antidepressant. TO view the full article click here for the link

It is ironic how the medicine meant to relieve depression has the risk of increasing people's  suicidal ideation, an outcome that is entirely opposite to the expected result. Thus, I believe a saying in Chinese " All medicines are partly poison" would sum up perfectly for this article.

As a life coach, unlike psychiatrist who focus more on diagnosis and medication, I focus more on building rapport with clients and work with clients collaboratively to achieve their goals. 


Chih-Pang (Bong) is a Life Coach in New York offering individual, career, couples, and family coaching on a wide variety of issues. 

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