Why do antidepressants make you have suicidal thoughts?


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Because they make you feel better.

At the height of a clinical depression a person is literally too depressed to commit suicide most of the time, they usually lack sufficient energy or will to do it and remain in bed for hours instead.. When started on antidepressants the patient begins to feel a bit better but still quite depressed (antidepressants take awhile to fully kick in) during this period of time it is more likely that a person will have the energy and will to commit or seriously consider suicide.