How do antidepressants work?
“Dr. Julie Holland is a board-certified psychiatrist in New York City. From 1996 to 2005, Dr. Holland ran the psychiatric emergency room of Bellevue Hospital on Saturday and Sunday nights.” She explains in this excellent BigThink video how antidepressants make it harder to cry and empathize.
Dr. Julie Holland transfers the threats identified with overprescribed drugs. She recommends a few options in contrast to depending on antidepressants.
In case you’re being treated for depression, taking antidepressants might be part of your treatment plan. Antidepressants work by adjusting chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters that influence mindset and feelings. These depression medications can help improve your state of mind, assist you with resting better, and increase your hunger and focus. However, this is not true for every patient. Some patients may not respond to medication positively and they may suffer from extreme side-effects:
- increased appetite and weight gain
- loss of sexual desire and other sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction and decreased orgasm
- fatigue and drowsiness
- dry mouth
- blurred vision
Therefore, it is important to discuss alternative options such as TMS treatment that has mild side-effects.