well i have depression, adhd, and i have a strong feeling that i have social anxiety as well. currently i am taking strattera but not anti-depressants. what i am wondering is are ssri's really worth it with all the possible side effects? i am slightly freaked out by the whole list of side effects. * nausea * drowsiness or somnolence * headache * clenching of teeth * extremely vivid and strange dreams * dizziness * changes in appetite * weight loss/gain (measured by a change in bodyweight of 7 pounds) * may result in a double risk of bone fractures and injuries * changes in sexual behaviour (see the next section) * increased feelings of depression and anxiety (which may sometimes provoke panic attacks) * tremors * autonomic dysfunction including orthostatic hypotension, increased or reduced sweating * akathisia * liver or renal impairment * suicidal ideation (thoughts of suicide) what are your experiences with ssri's and what are your feelings on them? i dont want to get on large amounts of medications just to fix the side effects of other medications.im kind of freaked out by the concept of the issues with erectile dysfunction and anorgasm seeing as that i have QUITE a few years ahead of me. i want to help my depression and social anxiety but i don't want to make my situation worse. what are your opinions on these things?