Yes. Antidepressants are a safe and highly effective means of treating anxiety, depression, and insomnia. If you and your provider decide medication is the best treatment for you, your provider will guide you in the safest and easiest way to begin your medication.
Antidepressants are non-controlled substances, which means that they aren’t classified as having euphoric or addictive properties. There are no examples of prolonged addictive behavior associated with these medications. However, a withdrawal effect can be experienced when stopping or reducing antidepressants, so be sure to speak with your doctor before making any changes in how you take your medication.