While it’s true that antidepressants can decrease IQ, it’s not the same thing as saying that all antidepressants are stupid or that all people taking them are dumb. The reason most people think antidepressants are stupid is that they have the potential to lower IQ and make people less sensitive to their emotions. This doesn’t mean that all antidepressants are stupid, and there are many that are not. But to dismiss them as stupid and dumb is to completely ignore the many benefits they provide.
While there are probably many more benefits to antidepressants than just the ones listed, the simple fact is that its not possible to tell if a person on the drug is stupid or dumb just by looking at them. It’s not as if intelligence is the only trait that determines how easy or difficult people find it to form emotional attachments. This is why we’re going to try and use the term “dumb” to describe all people on the drug.
I have a friend who is on the drug but feels like he’s completely out of control. He’s been on it for years, and while he feels “the world is getting more and more interesting,” he is actually more of the “good guy” than he’s ever been. I do realize that, like many others, he is not the “nice guy,” but he is one of the first dumb people to see his feelings.
This is a common phenomenon that occurs in the drug-using population. A person on antidepressants is more likely to talk about how cool it is to be on an antidepressant, or how they are a regular guy who only has one day to live. A person who is on a drug that affects the brain may believe their world is more exciting, but in reality, a lot of the time they are just more depressed.
The good news is that it’s possible to reverse the effects of antidepressants. You can have a conversation with your doctor about whether antidepressants affect intelligence, and he or she should be able to tell you whether certain people get better or worse after taking them. So while it may be hard to say definitively, it seems like antidepressants may be improving people’s intelligence.
There are a lot of studies out there that seem to show that people who take antidepressants are better at mathematics or reading. However, the fact that it’s possible that the same sort of improvement in cognition is also possible to reverse, makes this more of a hypothesis than a conclusion.
The main difference between antidepressants and any other treatment is its effect on our brain chemistry. One of the side effects of almost all meds is that they often suppress our body’s natural ability to control our mood. For the most part, people who take these meds are able to get their mood back on track because they’re able to control the chemicals in their brain that are responsible for causing depression.
Another thing to consider is that there are some people who have a genetic predisposition to take these medication. In other words, theyre predisposed to the side effects of antidepressants. People with this genetic predisposition would have an extremely high chance of taking antidepressants. There’s a lot of speculation as to how the meds interact with moods, but the evidence right now is that they do not.
As someone who takes meds, my guess is that they can affect intelligence. In other words, they increase the chance of you experiencing the side effects. Although I do believe that you can make a person smarter, you cant make them smarter in a way that makes them more or less likely to be taking antidepressants. This is because intelligence comes from different parts of the brain.