There are a lot of question marks about medication used in the treatment of mental health conditions. I am currently on Sertraline which is an anti depressant and part of the SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor) group of medications. What does it mean, and how does it work? I’ll go into that in later blogs.
Like all medications Sertraline comes with a long list of side-effects, some worse than others, and it is this part which raises the question; are they really worth taking?
There is no doubt that the Sertraline has helped me, especially in the early stages, but now I feel that it is actually hindering my recovery. One of the side-effects I have is night terrors, dreams in which I am really anxious to the point where I am paralysed in the dream. I often have massive fights in my dreams; it is where a lot of my rage and anger seems to come out. Read more