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What are antidepressants and mood elevators?
Often depression or mood changes are caused by the imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Anti-depressants or mood elevators are medications that are prescribed to patients with depression to alleviate their symptoms. Anti-depressants are not solely used for the treatment of depression, it is also prescribed in other psychiatric conditions which includes anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), dysthymia (mild chronic depression) etc.
With time, the use of anti-depressants has been on the rise. Although, anti-depressants do not cure your depression, it relieves the symptoms of the same. Anti-depressants come in various types. The first one you try may not benefit you; however you must consult your doctor and find the right choice of medication for your condition.
Non-adherence to anti-depressants can have major consequences on your health. It also majorly contributes to the under treatment of anxiety and depression in maximum cases in the population. The reasons why people do not comply with their therapy or treatment are various; forgetting to take the medicine being the primary one. Other factors that contribute to non-adherence of anti-depressants include-
- Fear of addiction
- High cost of medications
- Fear of drug-induced sexual dysfunction
- Delayed onset of action of the medication
- Poor instructions and protocols given by the doctor
- Fear of side effects
Adherence to the medication with proper guidance from the doctor has seen to decrease the symptoms of depression in the patients, leading them get back to their normal life. Under-treatment of depression can become fatal. If the depression escalates, suicidal tendencies can follow. Apart from these, suddenly stopping the medication has been associated with withdrawal symptoms which can get fatal in severe cases. In recent times, depression has become a common problem with the rise of fatalities caused by depression. As important as it may be to consult a doctor to get your symptoms diagnosed and get the right treatment, it is of equal importance that one adheres to the therapy and abides by the guidelines.
Dear doctor, even an underweight person can get affected with cardiac arrest, diabetes by taking stress or chronic stressful anxiety? Stress is very dangerous for health? Do we have to keep mind always relaxed and happy?
I ve a problem of not trusting anyone. May it be family,friends etc,i dont trust anyone. Is it normal to be such a thought. Please help me out ?
Hello I am suffering from stammering so how to control it & I have this problem from childhood so there is any solution for this.
Suggest me how to control emotional waves and art of living. I feels cursed as being and grown up fatherless child. I am also failed in relationship. Had tried so many times but don't know why my all friends are happily enjoys with their partners but still I am not even able to have partner not even once in life. Please help me to overcome this mental behavior. Age-21 Occupation-student computer engineering Family -single parent, grown up alone.
I am 20 years old. I have 12 board exams in 2 months. I am not able to grasp what I study. I forget quickly whatever I study. I think my brain is not working properly. please help me.
Dear Dr. Thank to you a million times for answering my prayer. Can you tell me what was that I got when my heart went 250 beats per minute and my body paralyzed after? Shud I consider it as a heart problem or anxiety and why I'm I not able to feel active like before and feeling panic when the weather is hot and humid.
I am epilepsy patient. I am taking valparin chrono 300 mg in morning and 500 mg in evening. Since 2 and a half years. thankfully I didnt get any seizure since then. Till when should I continue my medications.
Iam unable to concentrate on my studies as I loved one girl for many years but did not propose her and recently I have proposed my love to her she said no I have already have boyfriend. Iam depressed and how to relieve from her and concentrate on studies and be successful in life. Please give me perfect reply.
Hiiii my self eli I don't know but last from five month I felt depression unwanted thought nd smtime fear I don't know what to do?
I am 30 years old and as per my doctor I am in mild depression. I have my marriage in 2 month and I am getting bad thought about my partner. I have been Given Funil 20 For 3 weeks now the dose has been increase to Funil 40 from 1 weeks can you let me know My bad thinking is due to depression and when the depression goes away I will be normal and as per my Doctor things will get normal in some days.
I am an orator. 8 hours every day is the average vocal activity. I wanted to know general health tips to keep vocal health good & maintain, improve it's efficiency.
Hi. Am feeling depressed. For my family prblm job prblm and am not feel fresh mind makeup. Thts why am not interested to do any wrk n job. Only like to rest on bed. And I can't get up at morning. What can I do.
I am under depression due to office boss and all subordinates behavior with me. They are neglecting me. Avoiding me. In all situations. If I voluntary join to make that I am also a member that my suggestions are over looking. Feeling very sad. Tension in mind. Some pain in head. Words will not come easily. Some of subordinates telling lie about me to others and giving bad impression on me. I am feeling loneliness. Working silently alone. This could effect my health kindly suggest me.
My mother has been suffering from Dementia and alzheimer's disease. She has been prescribed Donamem and Sizodon MD 0.5 mg.twice a day. Now she is not able to speak although her hyper active nature has been under control after giving Sizodon. Please suggest what is the remedy so that she can speak again. Her age is 81 years.
People who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk for disease and early death. One is never too old to quit.
Smoking is now classified as a disease by many health researchers and sophisticated treatment plans are now available to help people cure the disease of smoking. I have been helping many patients quit smoking through a personalized smoking cessation plan which involves few medications, diet and exercise. Consult privately on lybrate for your own personalized smoking cessation plan.
Hi doctor, My relationship has broken up on yesterday. It was 5 years relationship. So. I'm very very upset. Feeling very bad. I feel problem in respiration & on eating time I feel nausea. Please suggest me what can I do to overcome these.
Depression refers to a state of mind when you are feeling low due to persistent sadness and loss of interest. Depression is a very common emotion you might have experienced at least once during your lifetime. But if depression is chronic and long lasting for you, then it indicates that you are suffering from clinical depression.
Most mental and emotional health issues are inconspicuous in nature and, therefore, cause more harm than they otherwise should. Most people live with a number of symptoms of depression without even realizing it or do little to address it. When the depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and affect the individual's personal, social or occupational life, it is known as clinical depression or major depression.
Here are certain signs to watch out for to determine whether a person is struggling with depression:
- A significant change in sleeping patterns: If you've been experiencing insomnia lately or have got a habit of oversleeping, then these might be symptoms of depression.
- Cultivation of a pessimistic approach about everything in life: You feel a sense of hopelessness and that your situation in life will always be the same without any improvement is a sure shot sign that you are suffering from depression
- Anger or irritated mood: Having a low level of tolerance, getting angry quickly or always being in an irritated mood can be a prominent sign of depression
- Sudden variation in weight or appetite: If you suddenly find that you have lost or gained a significant amount of weight without any substantial reason, then chances are high that it is happening because of your depression
- Feeling of guilt without any particular reason: If you have started feeling guilty or constantly blame yourself for everything you've done in the past then the reason behind this may be your state of depression.
Depression is as curable as any other illness. Both medical management and psychotherapy are helpful in treatment. Type of treatment depends on patient's condition, the severity of illness as well as availability.