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Do antidepressants calm the nervous system ?

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
Chemical modulation: Antidepressant activity is produced by a wife variety of medications that range from methyl,folate (a vitamin), serotonin agents (Prozac, Zoloft, (sertraline) celexa) serotonin-nor epinephrine agents (cymbalta, pristique), tricyclics (elavil, desaryl) and many others. Mechanism differ but Some do calm the nervous systems, but others re balance, or even stimulate it. Electricity also works for some.
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Antidepressants: Antidepressants can calm the nervous system. Depending on the type of antidepressant, it can increase seratonin levels which help to control anxiety.

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