When going through a child custody case in California, the court will carefully examine both parents to see if their lifestyles, living situations, financial means and other factors can provide a safe and comfortable place for a child. As a result, some people think that revealing that they are on antidepressants will be looked at in a negative light, causing them to lose the case. Is this actually true?
According to some experts, not only is this untrue, but it can be completely the opposite. Showing that you are on the medication demonstrates that you are responsible and willing to do what it takes to maintain good health—something that the court will assume translates to how you care for your child.