Recently the thought occurred to me that we have antidepressants back-to-front, as it were. The listed side-effects of these drugs (mostly SSRI’s) is really the main action, and the advertised effect is the real side effect.
In other words antidepressants reduce anxiety and depression as a side effect of reducing libido – in the more inclusive sense of ‘life force’. Perhaps the relief of depression occurs because anxiety and depression are symptoms of libido or life energy hitting up against an obstacle or difficulty either in the internal or external world. This obstruction interferes with the ability of libido to express itself.
Reduce libido and the unpleasant effects (depression and anxiety) of libido encountering an “obstruction” are correspondingly also reduced.