I’ve seen several friends and relatives take antidepressants for years on end. None get better and most get worse.
Just a gravy train for the pharmaceutical companies and at best tinkering around with symptoms rather than tackling, or even trying to establish the cause. Taking a pill doesn’t alter people’s life experiences, circumstances, their way of looking at them, or perceptions of themselves or others but does usually lessen self-esteem.
Anyone who has actually overcome depression has taken the time to find the root cause with cognitive therapy, or systems like James Gordon’s “Destroy Depression”. Warmest Regards, Joseph