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Doctor insights on: Non Addictive Antidepressants With Few Side Effects

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What side effects do antidepressants have?

Potential side: effects vary significantly depending on the class on antidepressants or the specific medication. If you let us know more specifics - we can provide accurate & detailed info. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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What are the negative side effects of antidepressants?

What are the negative side effects of antidepressants?

It depends: The answer to this depends on the specific antidepressant you're asking about, as they're not all the same. If you can please tell us which medication you're wondering about, we can provide a better answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are side effects of antidepressants?

Need expert help here. What are side effects of antidepressants?

Many possible: This is an extremely wide question, as side effects depend on the particular antidepressant you're asking about. If you can please tell us which antidepressant you mean, we can respond more helpfully. Thank you. ...Read more

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Having side effects from taking the antidepressant clomipramine. What can I do?

Having side effects from taking the antidepressant clomipramine. What can I do?

Try another med: Clomipramine was an early medication researched for ocd treatment. However the results were modest, other members of the ssri family provide more benefits with fewer side effects. ...Read more

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Any insights for why can't some people have antidepressants with no side effects?

Medication: Medications act differently. Some people have reaction to Tylenol, (acetaminophen) while some don't. This can also happen with anti-depressants. I hope this answers your question. Best! ...Read more

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What does "confusion" mean within the context of the side effects of antidepressants?

Disorientation: The word confusion is attempting to describe a disconnect between thoughts and understanding that can lead to a feeling of disorientation. It also involves at time a lack of awareness of the time, place and situation that you are present dealing with. Some antidepressants may lead to this feeling. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any possible side effects for taking antidepressant with sleep pills?

Can you tell me any possible side effects for taking antidepressant with sleep pills?

It depends on: Which antidepressant and which sleep medication it is. Please provide us with more information and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some possible side effects for taking antidepressant with sleep pills?

Can you tell me some possible side effects for taking antidepressant with sleep pills?

Side effects: The most common problem will be potentiation of sedating side effects. ...Read more

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Why do antidepressants cause side effects and even cause some people to commit suicide?

Why do antidepressants cause side effects and even cause some people to commit suicide?

I don't know of any: Antidepressants that are placebos. I think that outside of medical research (with informed consent of participants) that deliberate use of a non-medicinal (stating that it is a medication) is probably considered unethical. ...Read more

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What are antidepressant side effects?

Please let us know: Which antidepressant you are referring to. Each antidepressant medication has different potential side effects. You can clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What to do if antidepressant side effects?

Call: call your doctor and discuss if stopping the medication would be appropriate and if possibly finding an alternative would be possible. depends on the side effect as well. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of antidepressants?

What are the side effects of antidepressants?

Depends on med: Different medications have different side effects. Ssris are most known for weight gain, nausea, headache, and sexual side effects. Wellbutrin (bupropion) may increase anxiety and increase risk of seizures. Remeron is sedating and may increase appetite. Ask your doctor about side effects for your medication. All can increase suicidal thoughts in adolescents and young adults. ...Read more

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How do antidepressants work? What are the side effects?

Your question is: way too broad. Since there are multiple classes of antidepressants & multiple different medications - you would need to ask about a specific medication. The question you asked could take volumes to respond to. ...Read more

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Which antidepressants have the least side effects? Thank you!

Everyone's different: If there was one answer to this question, everyone would be given the same antidepressant! instead we choose antidepressants to minimize the side effects most likely to disturb that specific patient. E.G., a sedating antidepressant is good if a patient can't sleep, but bad if a patient can't stay awake. Modern antidepressants are about equal on average — but no one is "average". ...Read more

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How ssris antidepressant works and do they cause side effects?

How ssris antidepressant works and do they cause side effects?

More serotonin: Ssris increase the amount of serotonin in the synapes between the neurons in your brain. This increase in serotonin helps depressive symptoms, showing an effect in 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks for full effect. Short term side effects include mild nausea and headaches for a few days to a week, while more long term side effects include increased appetite and decreased libido and delayed ejaculation for men. ...Read more

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Are there long term side effects with use of antidepressants?

Mostly reversible: Most of the adverse effects with anti-depressants are felt to be reversible, as in resolve when you stop the medication. ...Read more

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How fast do side effects show up when you're on antidepressants?

Rather quickly: Side effects are usually quick to appear within days or weeks but sexual side effects are usually later. ...Read more

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How long after your first dose of antidepressants do you get side effects?

Depends: It depends on which antidepressant, and which side effect. Often the side effects are noticeable before the benefits, so it is important to have a good relationship with your doctor so you can ask questions and stick it through until the benefits kick in. ...Read more

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What is a good antidepressant/antianxiety med with the least side effects?

That depends: Does the individual have typical or atypical depressive symptoms? I think you might have been the person who had difficulty on Lexapro - that often has less side effects for people. However, just because you had significant side effects on one selective serotonergic reuptake inhibitor does not necessarily mean that you won't be able to tolerate others. ...Read more