Kristen Stewart slams use of antidepressants

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KRISTEN Stewart thinks antidepressants are "bizarre".

The 25-year-old actress insists not everyone who is prescribed the drugs have "mental health issues" and she can't understand why anyone would want to take the pills because they "lessen the feeling of anything".

She said: "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 f***ing beautiful, so why lessen the feeling of anything?

"Why numb yourself? I'm not on antidepressants. I think it's bizarre."

And the 'Equals' actress insists there is nothing wrong with showing intense feelings, even if being emotional can be seen as "weakness" by some people.

She added to The Daily Beast: "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."

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