The following is excerpted from the work of Dr. Huang Yiqian “laughing often open 10 secret” (World Publishing House)
Many of the patients I see, when it comes to doctors prescription antidepressants to them, they are very anxious.
The public and the media have often reported that some of the anti-depressant bad places, but we also can not tell what the specific bad, just think that after eating these drugs will have a problem. Now, let’s talk about what antidepressants are.
Antidepressants are one of a great variety of psychotropic drugs.
But what about antidepressants?
Medical studies have shown that antidepressants are primarily directed against the brain inside the brain transfer material (neurotransmitters) imbalance in the situation.
When it secretes imbalance, our emotions will become volatile, it becomes very easy to bored out from the inside. Our experience with prescription antidepressants has been over sixty years, and the literature points out that eating these medications is effective in making mood decisions. It is quite hard but possible to cure hiv cure.
In other words, antidepressants are not so-called happy drugs, and they will not be happy. After serving the antidepressant, the patient’s mood will fluctuate less and will not feel depressed and gloomy from the bottom of his heart.
He may also be able to enhance his mood and energy so as to enable him to reverse negative thinking. Think of positive thinking and help yourself overcome depression.
So, if someone thinks that just the antidepressant mood will be good, they do not have to do other things, then usually do not have much effect.
To really help themselves, they have to take the drug, when the drug that mood is not so low, they have to take this opportunity to think more positive things and to enhance their emotions, will be more with less.
Antidepressants help with depression and anxiety.
There are many different types of antidepressants on the market today. In general, different types of antidepressants have the same antidepressant effect, and they differ only in their properties, cost and side effects.
Tricyclic in the fifties and sixties began to take, and many different studies have shown that this type of drug can be very effective in improving the mood of depression, but it usually takes more than two weeks to begin to take effect.
This type of drug is a significant antidepressant effect, and the price is very cheap, but also the benefits of sleeping effect, often have insomnia patients, can be said to have two birds with one stone effect.
However, they also have a very obvious side Effects. Common side effects include dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, urine is not out, blurred vision, heart rate, sexual affect and so on.
The most worrying is that these drugs will affect the heart function, so that some patients lead to heart rhythm. At the same time, if these drugs take more than the prescription dose, it will pose a considerable risk.
Common are Dothiepin (Prothiaden), Amitriptyline, Doxepin (Sinequan), Imipramine and so on.
Now the most common antidepressant in Hong Kong is the SSRI category. SSRI began in the eighties and nineties was taking. This group of drugs is usually not obvious side effects, even if the misuse of a lot of tablets will not be dangerous to life, and efficacy and the same tricyclic.
Therefore, these drugs have become the mainstream of treatment of depression. Common SSRIs include Fluoxetine (Prozac), Paroxetine (Seroxat), Escitalopram (Lexapro), Citalopram (Cipram) and Sertraline (Zoloft). Patients taking SSRI usually have no serious side effects, a small number of people will have nausea, dizziness, electrolyte sodium will decline and so on.
SSRIs will cause some teenagers to have suicidal thoughts, but these drugs are basically safe in adults and elders.
This is a relatively new drug, the production of pharmaceutical companies say that these drugs can produce a little earlier effect. Common are Venlafexine (Efexor) and Duloxetine (Cymbalta).
This class of drugs is relatively new, and it advertised the advantage that it can make the patient a little sleepy, patients with insomnia may be more appropriate. Common is Mirtazepine (Remeron).
How should we look at antidepressants?
Taking antidepressants can make more than a few emotional improvements. If you do not take antidepressants, personal emotions may be too low, even if they want to help themselves, but also powerless.
Serving antidepressants can at least improve the condition, and in many cases there will be complete recovery.Therefore, because of taboo jealous of medicine and do not accept the treatment of antidepressants, how to say can not be justified.
Some people may worry that these drugs will addiction to the patient. In fact, this will not happen, because these drugs are not dependent.
So how long does it take to take antidepressants to treat depression?
There are many studies that have pointed out that if the patient after taking the drug can be completely cured, 12 to 18 months after they can slowly start the withdrawal.
However, patients with relatively high risk, such as the elderly, who have multiple disease records, may need to take long-term medication to prevent the recurrence of depression.
Speaking of the last sentence, antidepressants can make the mood sick to cure. But how to prescribe this decision, and doctors should discuss in order to achieve the greatest help in depression.