What is an anti-psychotic compared to an anti-depressant?

Anti psychotic . R used to treat psychosis and can be used as mood stabilizer , antidepressant r used to treat depression . Their content and potential side effect r different.
Mechanisms & uses. Anti-psychotics are used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and adjunctively, depression. Typical antipsychotics affect dopamine, atypical, both Dopamine and serotonin or only partially, dopamine. Anti-depressants prolong the action of serotonin(sri's) and sometimes norepinephrine (nri's) in your body or both (snri's). They help alleviate depression, anxiety, ocd, a chronic pain(cymbalta).

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Can any anti-psychotic or anti depressant meds permanently reduce my sperm count. I have noticed it is not as white anymore.... If so, than this sucks?

Not permanently. Many medications can have some effect on sperm count, but other than some cancer chemotherapy the changes should not be permanent. The whiteness of your sperm varies but isn't a good measure of sperm count - sperm is microscopic and most of the ejaculate is secretions not sperm. If you're not trying to have a kid don't worry about the appearance of your sperm, but get checked out if you are. Read more...