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What are the long terms psychological effects of medications used to treat depression?

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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology

In brief: L-T Effects

In some people, memory problems, diminished concentration, and fatigue can persist while you are on the medication.

In brief: L-T Effects

In some people, memory problems, diminished concentration, and fatigue can persist while you are on the medication.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Varies

Medical depressive disorder is a neurobiochemical disorder affecting certain chemical connections and parts of brain.
Antidepressants (ad) correct these defects in many patients. The long term psychological consequences are therefore good ones (as shown in many research studies). Adverse effects do occur with ad's but are mostly reversible. In bipolar patients ad's can trigger mania.

In brief: Varies

Medical depressive disorder is a neurobiochemical disorder affecting certain chemical connections and parts of brain.
Antidepressants (ad) correct these defects in many patients. The long term psychological consequences are therefore good ones (as shown in many research studies). Adverse effects do occur with ad's but are mostly reversible. In bipolar patients ad's can trigger mania.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
There can be "discontinuation symptoms with certain antidepressants, but they are transient.
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