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How Does Prozac Work To Get Rid Of Depression
Prozac : Antidepressant medication like Prozac has an effect on the serotonin system in the brain. Serotonin is one of many neurotransmitters in the brain that are felt to have an effect on one's mood. Prozac is an ssri, which stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. There are six different ssris on the market. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
In some, yes: Depression can be recurrent in some people's lives -- and also very disabling when present. In cases with 2 or more clear depressive episodes, your doctor may recommend saying on Prozac (or other antidepressant) permanently & preventively. For some this works and is reasonable -- especially if there aren't problematic side effects. Without previous history though, i wouldn't take it in advance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painful challenge: I once heard dr. Oliver sacks, a respected neurologist and best-selling author, give a lecture about some of his research. Someone in the audience asked dr. Sacks what condition, of all the many he'd seen, seemed to cause people the most suffering. Dr. Sacks paused for an uncomfortably long time, looking down at the ground. When he turned back to face the audience, he answered, "betrayal.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression treatment: There are both medical and non-medical treatments for depression. Non-medical treatments for depression include exercise, healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements (5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. I can't really say there is one particular treatment that is the best. Often for severe depression a combination treatment of medication and therapy is beneficial. ...Read more
See below: We all might feel lonely and have some sense of emptiness at times. Are these new feelings? Why are you feeling alone and empty?What's happening? What's happening when you don';t feel sad and lonely? If you're not employed, keep yourself occupied, hobbies? Volunteer maybe? Or part-time employment? If you';re at work and that';s happening, then re-evaluate your job. ...Read more
Start with medical: Eval. It may uncover medical issues that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
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