Does your antidepressant help or harm you?
How many people do you know who are taking antidepressants? You can be alone. Do they help you overcome life's difficulties or prevent you from solving problems in your primary relationships, work or family life? The difference between drugs that improve or affect your quality of life is crucial.
Before dealing with this issue, you should be aware that antidepressants are big companies. They are one of the two most commonly prescribed classes of medication. The pharmaceutical industry spends a lot of money on advertising to convince you and me to ask our doctors about this drug. If the medication doesn't help, they don't think the medication is a problem, they just want you to take another medication.
The New England Journal of Medicine is probably read by most doctors. This diary is one of the most important ways that doctors keep up to date with what's going on in the medical world. They publish the latest research on medication, treatments, and more that affect the traditional medical community.
Do you know what they found on antidepressants? They don't work any better than a placebo. This means that your belief that they work makes them effective. It is the power of your mind, not the power of medicine.
One of the problems with collecting accurate information is that most of the studies are done by drug manufacturers. This means that they have the information and can choose what to publish. They publish studies that support their medication, not those that say they don't work.
These drugs also have side effects in 86% of people who take them. According to research studies, antidepressants can cause the following problems:
- Irregular heartbeat that can be life-threatening
- Retention of urine
- Dry cotton mouth
- Brain fog
- Reduce or eliminate sexual desire
- Increases thoughts of suicide and attempts
- Increases depression
- Causes emotional deafness
To determine whether antidepressants help you or not, we focus on the side effects of emotional numbness. If you are emotionally deaf, life's problems can go on and you just don't feel it. You don't care if you hate your job, have communication problems with your partner or children, or take drugs. You don't have the emotional impetus to motivate you to act.
If you stay in an unhealthy situation because your medication makes you deaf and unable to act, your medication will be of no use to you. This causes deeper damage. You need to be alert and aware to identify the problems in your life, develop strategies to solve them, and be motivated to take the necessary action.
Panic disorder is characterized by spontaneous episodes of intense anxiety and fear. It can coexist with or without an additional diagnosis of agoraphobia, and many clinicians believe that panic disorder can lead to agoraphobia.
One of the main clinical symptoms of panic attacks is that the episodes last from a few minutes to less than an hour and usually end in 20 to 30 minutes or less. A panic attack occurs quickly and unexpectedly for no apparent reason. A second clinical feature is that symptoms develop and worsen within the first 10 minutes after the onset of the attack. Symptoms include an accelerated heart rate; Dizziness; Nausea; Shortness of breath and shortness of breath; suffocation; Chest pain or discomfort.
The person feels that he or she (more often in women) is going crazy or that something terrible will happen. After a panic attack, the person feels exhausted and confused.
At least four of the symptoms listed above must be present and appear within the first 10 minutes after the onset of the attack for the event to be classified as a panic attack. It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. A psychological and medical examination can rule out other possible causes, e.g. B. a mitral valve prolapse that has symptoms similar to a panic attack.
Untreated panic attacks can lead to depression, social withdrawal, isolation, and addiction if the person tries to avoid the thoughts of another attack and feelings of embarrassment or shame. Panic disorder can be treated with antidepressants and often responds well to a combination of cognitive behavior therapy and medication. Other measures can also be helpful to help a person who has been subjected to physical, emotional, sexual or other forms of abuse. In such cases, the use of psychodynamic psychotherapy to develop a relationship of trust with the individual can have very positive effects on the issue of trust before painful and suppressed life events are discovered.