Antidepressants are bizarre: Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart says she fails to understand why anyone would want to take antidepressants because they "lessen the feeling of anything".

By: PTI | London | Published: September 16, 2015 9:23 am
Kristen Stewart Kristen Stewart said: “I know a lot of people on meds who don’t have mental health issues. Not all emotional issues are mental health issues.”

“Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart says she fails to understand why anyone would want to take antidepressants because they “lessen the feeling of anything”.

Stewart, 25, thinks antidepressants are “bizarre,” reported Female First.

“I know a lot of people on meds who don’t have mental health issues. Not all emotional issues are mental health issues. As far as we know, you have one shot at this and it can be so beautiful, so why lessen the feeling of anything? Why numb yourself? I’m not on antidepressants. I think it’s bizarre,” she said.

The “Equals” actress thinks there is nothing wrong with showing intense feelings, even if being emotional can be seen as “weakness” by some people.

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“It’s weird because if you’re overtly emotional about anything, people discredit what thought you might be contributing, because anything overtly emotional can be viewed as a weakness.

“‘Oh, do you feel something? We can help you with that.’ Self-exploration goes out the door with medication. You go, ‘Oh God, I have a little stomachache,’ and they say, ‘Here, we can help you with that.’ Well, why do you have that stomachache? Maybe it’s because your head’s in your stomach, so maybe there’s something you’re ignoring that you can work out,” she said.

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