SciShow Psych Debunks Myths About Antidepressants

Medication isn’t the right choice for every person in every situation — let’s get that out of the way before we talk about this great video from SciShow Psych. If you’re dealing with depression, it’s important to talk to your doctors to figure out what’s best for you.

But it can also be helpful to know more about medication, which is why we have guides from experts on the pros and cons of specific antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. And that’s why SciShow Psych tackles misconceptions about antidepressants in this video.

Host Brit Garner breaks down four common misconceptions about antidepressants, including some you might not expect. If you’ve heard that antidepressants don’t do anything, that they’re all the same, or that they work right away, Garner has a scientific explanation for why that’s not quite right — and she can also explain how SSRIs can affect things like our digestive systems when they’re supposed to work on our brains.