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Discussion in 'Medical' started by Ricardo Garcia, Dec 27, 2016.
Any one know the side effect or what exactly does this medication?
Antidepressivas do deliver dopamin and noradrenalin in the brain, so that you get neurotransmitter which you need for a normal feeling. When you are depressiv, this neurotransmitters doesn,t work in your brain and thats why you are in a bad mood. Some doctors give also Ritalin against depression, but this is a new way in the medicine. The problem with antidepressants is, that you have to try for three weeks before it works and when it doesn,t work, than you have to try another one and again waiting three weeks till you feel an affect. So its very bad when you have this disorder.
It depends on the exact medication.
If you name one, I can answer.
Someone who has depression is not advised to use any anti depressant he/she finds in the market. Rather, the person is advised to visit the doctor so as to determine the type of anti depressant he/she should have. This will prevent the patient from having lapses and many side effects from the anti depressants.
There are many types of depression that one can suffer from and so the best way to deal with them is to visit a specialized doctor.
It is not advisable to take antidepressants without doctor's prescription. Please consult with your doctor and your question about the side effects of the drugs will be addressed professionally. A good number of antidepressants are not to be combined with other medications, so it is in your best interest to seek for treatmen in the hospital.
It depends on which medication you are taking. Xanax withdrawls are very harsh. I dont take these medications anymore. I found a plant called kava that works in the same way and its natural. There is no withdrawl with kava and it has helped with my anxiety and depression very much.
I quite agree with you. In cases like this, the best advice one can give is for the person battling with depression to visit a General practitioner or preferably a Neuropsychiatric hospital.
Depression, most especially clinical depression, is a very serious mental disorder that needs to be addressed by professionals to prevent self-inflicting injuries or suicide by the depressed person.
When depressed you are at your lowest ebb and you tend to get negative thoughts about harming yourself. Symptoms like the aforemtioned are usually a resultant effect of unbalanced hormonal release in the brain.
So it's better to speak out and seek help on time. Thank you.
Depression can manifest itself differently in different people. Likewise, an antidepressant medication that helps you may not be suitable for me. Depression caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain may require a medication such as Zoloft, (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor or SSRI). That's what my doctor prescribed for me, and it worked wonders! Only a qualified physician can find the right medication for you.
As a side note: Good nutrition and exercise are extremely important to our mental health.
If the original poster is referring to the most popular antidepressants on the market - SSRI's, the most common side effects include weight gain, anhedonia (lack of pleasure and motivation), sexual dysfunction, sleepiness and suicidal thoughts.
SSRI's work by increasing the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. Serotonin makes us calm and content. Some people report experiencing increased happiness when taking them. However when serotonin rises, the two other main chemicals in the brain, dopamine and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) tend to decrease. They are responsible for activating your body, making you alert and motivating you to go and get things done. So that's why a common side effect of SSRI's is lack of motivation and increased calmness/laziness/sleepiness.
Dopamine is strongly influences sexual desire and pleasure of engaging in sex activities. Lowered dopamine will take it's toll on one's libido.
While in recent years selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have become the primary treatment method for depression, Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are still used in some quarters to manage depression. Despite their effectiveness in managing psychiatric illnesses, Tricyclic antidepressants have been identified as the major cause of drug ingestion fatalities. TCAs exert toxicity through a range of mechanisms, linked to various parts of the organ systems. However, the most critical effect is the heart whereby the toxic effects can result in death through the myocardial sodium channel blockade.