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Can taking antidepressants really make you go crazy?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 33 years experience
Risks: Though infrequent, some of more activating antidperssants can trigger manic or psychotic episodes which r reversed by discontinuation of the medication, or if severe, sometimes an antispsychotic is used to stabilize. One should then return to normal. This can often be avoided by careful psychologist testing before meds for underlying risk, and close follow up when starting meds is advised.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 39 years experience
S/E may seem crazy: Some antidepressant side effects may be activating to some pts who may feel "crazy" on such meds. However, a thorough assessment by your psychiatrist will help him/her make the right diagnosis and select the best medication for you based on your symptoms.

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