A 40-year-old member asked:
How do antidepressants make you feel if you have ocd?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappasanswered
Psychiatry 44 years experience
If working for you: If working well for you, ssri antidepressants may help you feel better from ocd because the anxieties will be calmed. You would have less intense obsessive thoughts and compulsive activities. Your psychiatrist will work with you to optimize your treatment. Psychotherapy will also be an important part of this.
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Dr. Steven Reidbordanswered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
They can help: Certain antidepressants, ssris for example, have been shown to help ocd. When they do, ocd symptoms will be relieved partly or sometimes completely. Obsessive thoughts will be less preoccupying, and compulsive behaviors easier to resist. Often this requires somewhat higher doses than for depression.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
How are antidepressants expected to make you feel?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Trippanswered
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Decrease anxiety: Antidepressants don't make you feel good in major depression, they only take away anxiety and negative emotion, but they don't make you happy. In bipolar patients, they can cause "switching" and bipolar patients stop feeling depressed and can become manic.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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