My Life on Antidepressants


In this piece for Vogue, model and writer Sydney Lima shares her experiences with the adverse effects of Sertraline and Bupropion.

“For the next few months, I felt numb. Emotionally charged since birth, this sudden cease in emotions was unnerving. Great, you’d think, to stop the excessive lows, though this worked both ways. I could no longer laugh. Life seemed to just pass me by, untouched; I felt absolutely nothing. Apparently, I’m not the only one. One survey by the University of Oxford found that 46 per cent of patients receiving antidepressant medication for depression can experience what’s known as ’emotional blunting,’ a condition of reduced emotional reactivity.”