Antidepressants: Mental effects

Last modified: Thursday, 25. December 2008 - 5:51 am

The antidepressants have not been found to effect judgment and thinking as some psychoactive drugs may. The antidepressants will relieve the symptoms of depression and those of the other psychological problems as mentioned above. The antidepressants will make it possible for people with depression to resume a normal life, such as returning to work and school. They will help people get over their feelings of worthlessness and assist them in social functioning.

The misuse of antidepressants may occur when patients diagnose themselves for depression, and their request for a prescription is honored by their physician. In such cases a placebo (sugar pill) might be just as effective. This person is not addicted to the drug, but may be overly concerned with his or her own personal health.

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