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Doctor insights on: Do Antidepressants Make You Feel Happy Or Just Stop You From Being Sad

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Do antidepressants make you feel happy or just stop you from being sad?

Do antidepressants make you feel happy or just stop you from being sad?

Depends: Usually patients that take these medicines tend to report that their symptoms decrease ie. Less sadness, anger and anxiety than before. As a result they feel better and more functional. So they really help to stabilize your moods. And these medicines are mostly increasing serotonin in the brain because it is thought that patients have depression by not having enough serotonin in the brain. ...Read more

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What would happen if you were really happy and took antidepressants? Would they make you sad?

Not necessarily.: Regardless of what your mood was - antidepressants may cause side effects. If have a normal mood- the antidepressant may not have any significant effect on your mood. If you have bipolar pre-dispostion, the medication could cause you to be irritable, elated or have particularly high energy. I have not heard of antidepressants causing major depression in people who don't have mood disorders. ...Read more

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Do you think I should feel bad or ashamed for feeling depressed and avoiding people?

Do you think I should feel bad or ashamed for feeling depressed and avoiding people?

No, but: Best to seek help about this rather than feeling bad or ashamed. The reporter mike wallace told the world about this after hiding it for many years. Depression is not any reason to be ashamed. Please seek help about this rather than avoiding treatment options. ...Read more

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If you don't have a job and you're just sitting around, can you feel depressed even though not suffering from clinical depression?

If you don't have a job and you're just sitting around, can you feel depressed even though not suffering from clinical depression?

Certainly: Being unemployed can leaving a person feeling low in self-worth and bored because of not having a place to express one's strengths. We might call this situational depression. ...Read more

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Recovering from depersonalization/derealization make you fear reality? And make you feel emotionally numb and feel like your going to die soon?

Recovering from depersonalization/derealization make you fear reality? And make you feel emotionally numb and feel like your going to die soon?

It certainly can: While the experience is common it is important to identify some constants that are positives in your life to keep you aligned and alive. ...Read more

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Do anti depressant really make you feel happier and make you love yourself more?

Sort of: Antidepressants don't do much of anything if you are ok to start with. But if you are depressed, they usually result in a happier mood and better feelings about yourself, after a few weeks of use. Talk to your doctor if you feel depressed, as there are many medication and non-medication treatments available, and treatment should be customized to you personally. ...Read more

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How do anxiety meds work? Do they make you think different? Or just calm you down and make you relaxed

How do anxiety meds work? Do they make you think different? Or just calm you down and make you relaxed

That's the goal.: When you are anxious, you have a rapid heart rate, your blood pressure goes up, you sweat profusely, vision gets blurred, you feel dizzy, feel like passing out, hands get cold and clammy, all symptoms coming from the autonomic nervous system.Anti-anxiety medications reverses these symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you know if you suffer from anxiety or depression? I tend to feel down but I remind myself I'm strong, so how do I know if thats not enough?

How do you know if you suffer from anxiety or depression? I tend to feel down but I remind myself I'm strong, so how do I know if thats not enough?

Nice question: Often can get by oneself or even professionals. There are DEFINITIONS that I could recite to you but I think a more practical way to help you is to ask, "How are you performing at home with family, friends, neighbors, etc?" And next, "how about work? Are you still hitting the mark according to your boss, coworkers, clients?" If you are compromised or feel compromised in either situation seek help ...Read more

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What's happening when you feel so sad, alone and afraid but when you talk to doctor/psychologist you just can t show them that?

What's happening when you feel so sad, alone and afraid but when you talk to doctor/psychologist you just can t show them that?

Conflicted: It sounds like you may be conflicted about either asking for help, or having your doctors know that you want/need help. Shame may be a significant factor in many. There are other possibilities as well. I see that you're on pristiq (desvenlafaxine). There are better outcomes in depression, when antidepressants are combined with psychotherapy also. Hoping you'll speak your heart to those wishing to assist you. ...Read more

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Does anger towards a someone close to you make you stronger, or does feeling sadness make you stronger?i hate feeling both,but I want to get stronger.

Does anger towards a someone close to you make you stronger, or does feeling sadness make you stronger?i hate feeling both,but I want to get stronger.

Real strength: We might agree that strength is the ability to deal with what life throws at you, so that we can accomplish meaningful life goals. Staying in a relationship with someone who makes you angry, or in a situation that makes you sad, without resolving the stuff isn't going to build you up. Only the strong can forgive, move on, find solutions, deal with stuff in an imperfect world. ...Read more

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How do antidepressants make you feel if you have ocd?

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. ...Read more

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How do you motivate yourself when you are depressed and everything seems to be moving so slow?

How do you motivate yourself when you are depressed and everything seems to be moving so slow?

Professional help: Get help! you sound like you are feeling miserable. Bellieve it or not, things can get better. I recommend seeing your physician to rule out any medical causes for your symptoms. He or she may recommend psychotropic medication managment with a psychiatrist or cognitive behavioral therapy with a psychologist. Get help now! you are worth it!. ...Read more

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Why does caffeine calm you downwhen you are stressed but then make you feel jumpy when you were not?

Why does caffeine calm you downwhen you are stressed but then make you feel jumpy when you were not?

Actually it doesn't: Stimulants commonly have more sedating effects in people who are kind of "wired funny." It is commonplace in babies and small children (benadryl (diphenhydramine) gets them wired and caffeine makes them sleepy), but we grow out of that. Some don't and they end up with ADHD and other similar disorders. If you have that response to caffeine, you may have a mild form of that. ...Read more

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Anxiety and depression getting really bad, i want to be on some medication but am scared it will make me zombie like or even more sad. What's best?

Anxiety and depression getting really bad, i want to be on some medication but am scared it will make me zombie like or even more sad. What's best?

No zombie antidepres: There is no need to be afraid in this regard. You will need to see your family doctor or a psychiatrist. Have your family doctor review physical causes. Psychotherapy is a must. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is the most energizing antidepressant and will not cause any zombielike affects. For the anxiety, if it is due to the depression won't need any other treatment. If however the anxiety is a separate issue such as generalized anxiety then i would recommend buspirone. Best wishes and there is no need to fear treatment. ...Read more

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M feeling so worried because i dont want to talk with anyone and i just want to be alone...i get angry quickly.....i feel weak....what is the reason?

M feeling so worried because i dont want to talk with anyone and i just want to be alone...i get angry quickly.....i feel weak....what is the reason?

Worry, anger, alone: There may not be one "reason" for what you're experiencing, but it sounds like there may be some depression involved. Check with your family doc first just to make sure there's no underlying medical condition, and then get some counseling to help you deal with your emotions and feelings. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to go to therapy and try antidepressants but i would feel guilty costing my parents so much money?

What do you suggest if i would like to go to therapy and try antidepressants but i would feel guilty costing my parents so much money?

Alternatives...: are to go to your (family or other) doctor and ask for samples. Or, go to a County clinic and tell them how poor you are. They will check your eligibility for public funding. Lastly, talk to your parents. They might be more understanding than you think. If not, maybe you have more to talk about than guilt. ...Read more

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I keep getting bad anxiety attacks and they make me feel like I'm going to lose it. Do you actually write prescriptions or not?

I keep getting bad anxiety attacks and they make me feel like I'm going to lose it.  Do you actually write prescriptions or not?

Treatment effective: Anxiety disorders are treatable and the results are worth trying to see an anxiety specialist. best results when you combine anxiety medication treatment with psychotherapy . good luck and feel better ...Read more

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