A 42-year-old member asked:
is desipramine a better antidepressant than nardil (phenelzine) for motivation?
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Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Depends: Desipramine is an old medication from the tca group. It is relatively norepinergic, that can possibly increase motivation. Nardil (phenelzine) belongs to the group of maoi, which are supposed to increase all three neurotransmitters, promote alertness etc., which also can improve motivation. I normally let my patients to try both and choose.
(nb! cannot be taken in the same time!).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Should I take anti-depressants if I have post-partum depression?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: There are "shades of grey" when it comes to post-partum blues to post-partum depression to post-partum psychosis. There is a good chance that an anti-depressant will relieve the symptoms of the depression. It is often a medication that you'll take for only 3 months.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
I have been diagnosed with severe depression, can I continue to take my anti-depressant (prozac)?
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Are there anti-depressants that cause weight loss?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) can cause weight loss and some serotonin reuptake inhibitors can cause weight loss.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Are older antidepressants better for depression in Parkinson's disease?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 14 years experience
ECT: I can't say for sure, but electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most powerful tool we have to treat severe depression and it can have positive, although transient, effects on parkinsonianism, reducing symptoms in the short term.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
What are the effects on drinking alcohol on anti-depressants?
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
Runs against them: Using both alcohol and antidepressants together runs the risk of intoxication and sedation -- more than expected with either alone. Also in the long run, alcohol is a depressant, and disrupts sleep cycle. Your antidepressant will be fighting this, in a sense. Alcohol may give the temporary illusion of improved mood, but repeated binges can also dysregulate -- rather than even out -- your mood.
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