I try to think of the three month induction process on an antidepressant, as like a house getting a complete renovation. The old house has to be structured during the first six to twelve weeks, so there are repair men (called neurons) working on your house (your brain) over the next few weeks. Once they're done with their construction (specifically the hippocampus), they'll have built you a better house, and you'll have a better brain.
For me, I like to picture things with images to understand how thing are working in the back end.
I don't mind a new patio and a couple of extra rooms in my house, my Paxil team, as well as repairs to all the holes and shrinkages around the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. :) Of course a good management team, like a good psychiatrist (and possibly a CBT therapist, depending on how comfortable you feel with your thinking patterns) need to lead your team so your construction workers (called neurons) get everything done smoothly. :) We have to keep our neurotransmitters (like serotonin, norepinephine,and dopamine) properly managed to do their jobs.
get through this.