Depression Pills

Depression Pills

Nowadays, the expensive cost and side effects of depression pills have reduced use and many people prefer to go for natural depression pills. In case if you want to go for natural depression pills, which contain ingredients that are as much effective as depression pills, but with very less side effects. In many cases, it has been observed that these depression pills are actually like a magic for those who recovered from depression but when their side effects are considered they seem to be risky mostly for the children and pregnant women.

Starting or Ending the Depression Pills

When one will start taking depression pills, or decided to stop taking them, he/she must be well known about its good as well as bad effects. You cannot start or stop taking any depression pills randomly. The benefits of taking antidepressants are not the result of just a day or night. The effects on you in the durations like weeks, months, years etc. and start showing their desired effects.

And all of a sudden stopping any antidepressants is not at all desirable for your health as well as your illness. You must consult your doctor about starting as well as stopping any depression pills. The sudden stopping of taking depression pills will result terribly.

There may be an increase in your illness and some additional symptoms like nausea, headache, sleep disturbances and may occur after stopping any antidepressant suddenly. In order to stop taking any depression pills is to gradually decrease the dose.

Types of Depression Pills

There are various types of depression pills that are useful in order to treat one's depression disorders. In last decade, only some of the latest depressions are available that are more safe and effective than the older available depression pills and they are actually less effective. But it is oblivious that all the depression pills have pros and cons as well as each of them have different side effects. So it a very necessary decision to choose the right depression pills for yourself.

The three types of depression pills are as

  1. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) The SSRI class of depression pills is the most popular one and work by increasing the levels of serotonin, it is mood-related neurotransmitter, in the brain. These depression pills have lower risk of side effects as compared to the others, but that not at all means that they are safe or free of side effects. The common side effects caused by SSRI depression pills are sexual dysfunction and weight gain.
  2. Tricyclics (TCAs) Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are of the older class of depression pills and as they can cause side effects like dry mouth, constipation, bladder problems, blurred vision, sexual dysfunction, dizziness, and drowsiness, they are not so favorable in market and also not so much prescribed.
  3. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) Certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters are balanced by these depression pills and reduce the amount of monoamine oxidase, that breaks down the neurotransmitters. Once these brain chemicals come in balanced level, the symptoms of depression are very much reduced. Generally MAOIs are not given as first drug for depression recovery as they have serious side effects, if they are taken along with specific foods or other medicines as well. One main thing is that these depression pills are not at all recommended for children and mostly to teenagers.
Side effects of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are listed below:
  1. Dry mouth
  2. Sleeping problems.
  3. Dizziness and lowered sight.
  4. Appetite changes
  5. High BP
  6. Restless feelings
  7. Loss of sexual ability
  8. Weight gain
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