Well I was put on some for a year a while back.
Didn't care for the stuff personally and the random headaches and requirement to take them almost religiously at the same time every day, plus being an additional cost out of my pocket for what I felt was not really that much of an improvement, just didn't seem like a real solution.
It's alright for the short term, but I ended up being just as depressed but for different reasons which were being on them.
I eventually came to the conclusion that to really fix my personal problems I first need to identity what caused them in the first place in my life and fix them.
I realized that I was being affected by the relationship I was in, the so-called friends I had at the time and my job and a few other things.
I got a better job, broke up the relationship, stopped talking to the people I thought were my friends but only brought high school drama BS into my life and I then started to feel a hell of a lot better to the point I didn't need the Anti-Depressants anymore and gradually stopped taking them.
Growing up in the 80's, Depression was an emotion, not a mental illness, or so I was raised to believe.
Because of that, my first instinct after the first few months was that I don't want to be taking these pills for the rest of my life and they don't solve the problems that put me on them in the first place.
You begin to no longer care if something goes wrong, your personality changes to something artificial and while some may feel taking the easy way out of your problems works for them compared to facing the problems and making tough life changing decisions, You're not taking charge of your life and you'll eventually become dependent on the pills.
It seems that no matter what, unless you're a smiling mindless sheep, you have a mental illness or a chemical imbalance in your brain and should require a pill to not feel upset, worried, angry, frustrated, etc.
Mental Health and pills for your head for the most part are like Apple/Mac. A small % of people genuinely benefit from them, however everybody else is told there's something wrong with them and regardless of the problem, there's a pill for that.... Just as there's an App for just about anything.
Before all this crap, people who were depressed, worried a lot, had certain anxieties and the sort were normal humans like the rest of us, but with just a different personality or quirk.
Now they have a mental illness and should take a chill pill so they can "fit in" to society's expectations and be accepted.... Which in itself is a form of messing with one's head and making them more depressed because they're not "normal" and have something wrong with them.
Everything in our brains becomes a chemical imbalance at some point. From a really bad day, breakup, losing your job, eating certain foods, listening to certain music, all affect how our brains work and thus, the chemical reactions will change and may not be balanced.