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What Are The Risks Of Antidepressants

Aug 20, 2008
The antidepressant are now consumed normally as a psychiatric medication in order to reduce clinical depression otherwise dysthymia commonly known as milder depression.

The antidepressants are also many times used to therapies like psychotherapy, electro-convulsive therapy and acupuncture or else the processes such as sleep disruption, large amount of light levels and a regular restricted exercise which has been examined to recover from the clinically depressed mood.

Eventually the antidepressants are generally consumed by following a suitable course including weeks, months or otherwise years which have a postponement setback of the practice of therapy.

The antidepressants are quite different from the pharmacology and regarded as a part from the stimulants. Antidepressants are very much different from the drugs that are used for an instantaneous effect such as euphoric.

Risks of Antidepressants
There are huge amount of patients who visits doctors with various critical effects and results. However, there are no such medical treatments that cannot be cured without any risks.

From last few years there are large amount of people suffering from antidepressants side effects like sexual dysfunction to suicidal behavior. Due to this reason it has become the centre of attraction. The following are the real risks of antidepressant:

1.Physical symptoms: people consuming SSRIs as an antidepressant find causes like insomnia, skin rashes, headaches, joint and muscle pain, stomach upset, nausea or diarrhea. These types of consequences are temporary or mild in nature or may be together.

A large number of serious prospective consequences is decreased blood clotting capacity due to a reduced awareness of the neurotransmitter serotonin in platelets. There are more risks for the patients suffering from stomach or uterine bleeding.

These types of patients are necessitated to get the blood transfusion before or after operation. NSAIDs- aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen contains major risk with compared to the risk of bleeding. The patients referring to use SSRIs and NSAIDs together are prone to major risks. Thus, it should be united with concern.

2.Involuntary movements: these category consists of tics, muscle spasms, dyskinesia that is referred as continous muscle movements, parkinsonism which is known as inflexible and trembling limbs, a shuffling gait, loss of fine motor control and akathisia known as compulsive restlessness, whichever can be get together with by severe anxiety.

These kinds of symptoms are very rarely found but are mainly observed in elderly patients and people consuming fluoxetine and citalopram, the SSRIs that stay highest in the body.

3.SSRIs are more protective than compared to tricycle antidepressants for the aged patients as they do not upset heart rhythms and very often creates dizziness which prone to falls. However, liver role is low effective in the aged patients. Hence there is a greater risk of drug connections including the cytochrome P450 process. Due to this reason the elderly patients do finest with steadily metabolized drugs such as sertraline.

Due to the side effects caused by these antidepressant drugs people are now turning to new options and the benefits. Therefore, all the clinicians and patients are now advised to be conscious of possible consequences, queries and concerns.
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