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A 37-year-old member asked:

can you please tell me if i will be admitted to a psych ward if i go to a&e for an overdose of anti-depressants?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Watch out: If you do overdose, you may never make it to a psych ward, but might die at home. And, if you survive, more likely would be admitted to an intensive care unit first.

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I've developed a high tolerance for a drug. Does this mean i'm less likely to overdose?

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Dr. James Fox
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No: It may mean you are more likely to overdose since it will require more drug to achieve the same desired effect. The best way to avoid overdose is not to take the drug in the first place. Believing one is safe from overdosing is the fastest way to end up overdosing.
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Do antidepressants help stop the effects of my premenstrual syndrome?

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Yes, they can.: Certain antidepressants [that build up serotonin] can help your pms. You need to try them for at least 2 periods before you decide it doesn't work for you. Good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the best anti-depressant medication in your opinion?

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None: I always prefer to find the underlying cause of the depressed symptoms and treat that hopefully eliminating the symptom of depression all together.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Do antidepressants also help depressed people feel less anxious?

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Yes: Many antidepressants can also help with anxiety.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the most recommended anti-depressant available for recurring episodes of depression?

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None: None of the anti depressants are considered the best. The best choice for you is the one that has worked in the past. If none have been successful, see a specialist for better suggestions. If you have had multiple recurring episodes you may need to consider long term therapy.

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