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How safe is it to be taking antidepressants to control the symptoms of generalised anxiety and insomnia?
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Safety not known: Biotin is a water soluble B vitamin, and maca is a relative of the radish . Each of them separately are not known to pose any established risk. The concern is that the chemicals in maca are not well known, and there is no confirmed scientific information regarding maca interactions. Therefore, taking antidepressants with biotin in recommended amounts is likely not harmful, but unknown with maca. ...Read more
No evidence: Researchers continue to look, but nothing has turned up, even now, many decades after the first antidepressants were discovered and used. There are certain long term changes in brain function that relate to antidepressants' efficacy, but these reverse after a time when they are discontinued. ...Read more
Probably Not: This depends on the laws in your state and the licensing of yourself and the daycare. The job application that you filled out may also be pertinent. If you have been on medication, and stable for 6 months this is less critical on a personal level, but the laws in your state will control this. ...Read more
My psychologist and I have talked about me taking antidepressants for OCD, but I don't want sexual side effects. What is severity/likelihood?
OCD med help: Have a consultation with pcp or psychiatrist to review treatment options. Consider risk of side effects (should be minimal to none) vs. continuing to suffer with OCD. Not all medications for OCD affect libido. Remember, any side effects are dose-related and reversible if med is stopped. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have talked w/ my psychologist about taking antidepressants to manage OCD, but I'm worried about sexual side effects. Likelihood/severity of this?
Variable: Everyone has different reactions to medications, and various medications will have different side effects. You will have to discuss these concerns with your doctor and develop a treatment plan that is acceptable for you. ...Read more
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