Side effects of antidepressant use and patient perspective of long-term use

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I read the following article from Natural News and have suspected some of this to be occuring but have not seen any reliable information from respected sources. Based on the track record of the pharmaceutical industry and western medicine (especially of late) even if this even partly true it it very concerning.

Natural News is not rated very well by this fairly reliable site.
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/natural-news/

The University of Liverpool study they refer to is from 2014 and linked below. I am not sure if it peer reviwed.
Is there anything more recent that is peer reviewed from respected journals?

I had a quick search and found the following from 2016.

Psychological side-effects of anti-depressants worse than thought
Published: Feb 26, 2014

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2014/02/26/psychological-side-effects-of-anti-depressants-worse-than-thought/

Elsevier is the journal that publushed it. Not sure if this peer reviewed and is it concerning that they say they do rapid publication?

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/psychiatry-research/

Long-term antidepressant use: patient perspectives of benefits and adverse effects
Published online 2016 Jul 28

U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4970636

The five most commonly selected adverse effects were withdrawal effects (73.5%), sexual difficulties (71.8%), weight gain (65.3%), feeling emotionally numb (64.5%), and failure to reach orgasm (64.5%). Between 36% and 57% of respondents experienced these adverse effects at either a moderate or severe level.Jul 28, 2016

Original article
Including many comments for and against these drugs from patients
https://www.naturalnews.com/054150_antidepressants_serotonin_levels_side_effects.html

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