I wonder if this could be related.
Mr. Obvious wrote:
[quote]A little depression is OK wrote:
She mentions being prescribed Zoloft after suffering post-partum depression. I went on Zoloft several years ago after what I now realize was a lifetime of depression. It worked and I also felt "better than I’ve ever felt.” Unfortunately it worked too well. After years of being pathologically inhibited and shy because of my depression I suddenly became this different person, a very extroverted, exhibitionist, and risk-taking person with incredibly poor judgment. Whatever popped into my head at the time seemed like a great idea and I went with it. Specifically, I went to the clinic with STDs, to bankruptcy court, to jail. Eventually I went off Zoloft, after lots of damage had been done, and now deal with my depression without medication.
She's not using this as an excuse but if her experience with anti-depressants was anything like mine then maybe it's a reasonable explanation for what seems like completely out-of-character behavior. In any event I'm not going to judge her.
This is a classic reaction when a SSRI is prescribed to somebody with bi-polar disorder. It induces mania.[/quote]