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A 57-year-old female asked:

why do antidepressant amlitripline, n others cause water retetnion an worsening depression . dizziness, an ears ring ect. in some post menapause?

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Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Senior Depression : Recent studies suggest that serotonin re-uptake Antidepressants do not work better than placebo in those over 50. Serotonin production is reduced in seniors. Antidepressant Drugs with multiple mechanisms of action (serotonin plus norepinephrine plus dopamine) may work better. Talk with your doctor soon if you are having any adverse reactions to any drugs.

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Last updated Dec 4, 2014

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