We live in an age where there is a pill for everything. The importance of many modern drugs that have been developed in recent decades should not be diminished, but sometimes their abuse and intentional misuse can become a serious problem. A typical example of this is with antibiotics and steroidal drugs. They have been so over-utilized for so long that their continued use has become questionable because so many of them are ineffective due to increased development of resistance by bacteria and other disease-causing microorganisms. Perhaps resistance to antidepressants will never become a problem for the people taking them, but do doctors today rely too heavily on them? There is no doubt of the tremendous importance of antidepressants in medical practice today, but should they be handed out to every patient who walks through the door reporting that they feel sad because they have marital issues or their pet died? Antidepressant drugs; like almost all prescription drugs have side effects and some of them can be detrimental. Is it worth the health issues and side effects that go along with handling these kinds of drugs out to people who are not suffering from true clinical depression? The following risks are associated with antidepressants that are classified as SSRIs or “Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors” like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and others.