Read about the staggering figures for prescriptions of SSRI antidepressants in recent years in this article. 

‘The problem is that many of these drugs simply do not work as people suppose. The main effect of antidepressants is not the reduction of depressive symptoms. They are no better than placebo for mild depression, only slightly better for moderate depression, and benefit only one out of 10 with severe depression.’

I have seen real and long lasting benefit to patients suffering from depression and anxiety using classical homeopathy and have helped them get off or stay off conventional prescriptions.