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Doctor insights on: Non Addictive Antidepressants With Few Side Effects

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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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?

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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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