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What exactly does it feel like when an antidepressant starts working?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depressive : Neurovegetative symptoms will start to improve - sleep, appetite, energy level, motivation etc. It is not a happy pill - so don't expect it to make you feel elated or joyful.
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
When you do feel elated and unusually happy ( over the top) and you start doing things that is out of proportion to what you usually, it can be a problem. People with a Bipolar Disorder , undiagnosed, can have mania when given antidepressant. See your doctor when this happens.
Jul 15, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Very good point Dr. Callaghan.
Jul 15, 2013

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