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Why Does The Block Center Think Taking Antidepressants Can Cause Problems
INTERESTING: Sorry could not disagree more with dr. Block. Most diseases are not cured but are effectively treated. So it is with psychiatric illnesses as well. The antidepressants are truly beneficial and at times down right miraculous and life saving. It would be a tragedy to not prescribe an antidepressant under the right conditions , circumstances and of course correct diagnosis with an appropriate doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Would GABA supplements be good alternative to taking antidepressants for my anxiety? Antidepressants cause too many annoying side effects.
GABA is calming: neurotransmitter so, yes, it's a reasonable choice as a natural anti-anxiety agent. Please check w/your doc before making any changes. Neurorelief.com tests your neurotransmitters via urine sample and provides protocols that you can follow based on your results. Peace and good health. ...Read more
S/E may seem crazy: Some antidepressant side effects may be activating to some pts who may feel "crazy" on such meds. However, a thorough assessment by your psychiatrist will help him/her make the right diagnosis and select the best medication for you based on your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to Doc first.: Please discuss with your physicians. Depending the nature of your depression and your meds you may get rebound of the symptoms. Further, certain medications must be tappered (such as SSRIs). Please consult your doctor soon. Always talk to your doctor before stopping any medication or changing the dosing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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