People Are Sharing Ways Antidepressants Help Them With #MedsWorkedForMe

People Are Sharing Ways Antidepressants Help Them With #MedsWorkedForMe

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The hashtag is helping to shatter the stigma surrounding antidepressants

After a recent major study found antidepressants to be an effective treatment for clinical depression, people began opening up on Twitter about their own experiences with medication and their mental health.

The study, published by The Lancet, measured the effectiveness of 21 different drugs over the span of six years before concluding that medication provides more of an effect on those living with clinical depression (age 18 or over) compared to no treatment.

Writer Holly Brockwell supported the results of the study, sharing her own experience with medication and her mental health.

This led to several others adding to the conversation, inspiring Brockwell to start the hashtag “#MedsWorkedForMe.