What Are the Symptoms of Depression and When Should Drugs Be Used for Treatment?

Question by Crazy_person: What are the symptoms of depression and when should drugs be used for treatment?
Like symptoms other than the obvious ones like feeling down.

When does someone get the point where help from medication is needed. I know someone who is suffering from a form of depression but is worried that the antidepression tablets will have worse side effects. Its hard to know if its severe depression or even depression at all.

Best answer:

Answer by bostonchick
When you stop doing the things you enjoy doing, and secluding yourself from your friends and the world, it’s time to get on medication.

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