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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of antidepressants?

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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Depends on med: Different medications have different side effects. Ssris are most known for weight gain, nausea, headache, and sexual side effects. Wellbutrin (bupropion) may increase anxiety and increase risk of seizures. Remeron is sedating and may increase appetite. Ask your doctor about side effects for your medication. All can increase suicidal thoughts in adolescents and young adults.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Antidepressants: Headaches, stomach upset, changes in appetite/sleep/sex drive.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Potential side: effects vary significantly depending on the class on antidepressants or the specific medication. If you let us know more specifics - we can provide accurate & detailed info.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How do antidepressants work? What are the side effects?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Your question is: way too broad. Since there are multiple classes of antidepressants & multiple different medications - you would need to ask about a specific medication. The question you asked could take volumes to respond to.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the negative side effects of antidepressants?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
It depends: The answer to this depends on the specific antidepressant you're asking about, as they're not all the same. If you can please tell us which medication you're wondering about, we can provide a better answer. Best wishes.
Orlando, FL
A 61-year-old male asked about a 61-year-old male:

Which antidepressants have the least side effects? Thank you!

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Everyone's different: If there was one answer to this question, everyone would be given the same antidepressant! instead we choose antidepressants to minimize the side effects most likely to disturb that specific patient. E.G., a sedating antidepressant is good if a patient can't sleep, but bad if a patient can't stay awake. Modern antidepressants are about equal on average — but no one is "average".
A 40-year-old member asked:

How fast do side effects show up when you're on antidepressants?

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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Rather quickly: Side effects are usually quick to appear within days or weeks but sexual side effects are usually later.
Gardena, CA
A 34-year-old female asked:

Are there long term side effects with use of antidepressants?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Mostly reversible: Most of the adverse effects with anti-depressants are felt to be reversible, as in resolve when you stop the medication.

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