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A type of psychoactive medication that elevates mood in depressed individuals.

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How exactly can/do antidepressants treat ADHD?

According to Wikipedia, antidepressants can treat ADHD, not just depression. How exactly? So far I know, ADHD is caused partly (primarily?) by a dopamine deficiency. Do antidepressants do something ...
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Anorgasmia with SSRI and SNRI prescriptions

I am adding to the beginning of this question the caveat that I am not asking this for me or anyone in particular. I am studying counselling and have come across this issue whilst researching and it ...
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Antidepressant response post MAOI tachyphylaxis

In 'Listening to Prozac' (Pg. 305) Kramer notes that once monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) poop-out, depressed patients are often unresponsive to subsequent pharmacological interventions (and in ...
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How does vortioxetine cause nausea when it inhibits 5HT3-receptors?

5HT3 Inhibitors are antiemetics, such as Mirtazapine. See here and here The serotonin modulator vortioxetine is such an inhibitor, and the most common side effect is nausea, in 3 it says that it has ...
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Is cannabidiol safe to treat depression of a patient with a schizoaffective disorder?

According to wikipedia CBD might be useful as an antidepresant: "CBD has been shown to act as a serotonin 5-HT1A receptor partial agonist,[33] and this action may be involved in its ...
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Can/In what way does Vortioxetine/Brintellix treat ADHD?

According to Wikipedia, antidepressants can treat ADHD, not just depression. Can/In what way does Vortioxetine/Brintellix treat ADHD? How? It doesn't say anything like that on Wikipedia. So far I ...
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Can/Does Vortioxetine/Brintellix treat OCD?

According to Wikipedia, antidepressants can treat OCD, not just depression. Can/Does Vortioxetine/Brintellix treat OCD? How? It doesn't say anything like that on Wikipedia.
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What are the effects of long term benzodiazepines use? [closed]

What are the effects of long term benzodiazepines use? I suffer from a devastating anxiety since childhood that progressed to a point where I had a panic attack almost every day. Benzodiazepines (...
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How long do you have to take an SSRI for before PSSD becomes a risk?

PSSD or Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction really worries me. This is when you carry on experiencing the sexual side effects of an SSRI for years after stopping taking the medication. If you take a single ...
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Why are antidepressants considered the most successful therapy of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is classed as a disorder of pain processing due to abnormalities in how pain signals are processed in the central nervous system. 1 Antidepressants are now the most widely studied and, ...
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Can taking escitalopram produce a false-positive result in a urinary metanephrine/normetanephrine test?

I'm wondering whether taking escitalopram (5 mg/day) might spoil the results of a 24-hour urinary metanephrine/normetanephrine analysis. I googled and found this mention of escitalopram in ...
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Any drug interactions between Ginkgo Biloba and psychotropics?

What are the interactions, if any, and their effects to mood/health/wellness, between Ginkgo Biloba and psychotropics? I'm interested in answers covering at least these drug types: Selective ...
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Is there a difference between anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs?

I've recently come across two terms "Anxiolytic drugs" and "Anti-depressant drugs". I wanted to know how they differ from each other; if they do. I mean, sure, "anxiety" isn't the same as "depression"...
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Why is Tradozone prescribed to aid with insomnia?

Per Wikipedia article: Many clinicians use low-dose trazodone as an alternative to benzodiazepines for the treatment of insomnia. Two recent reviews found that trazodone is the second most ...
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Can antidepressants actually limit your ability temporarily to feel happiness or excitement? [closed]

For example, suppose a psychiatrist prescribes his/her patient a mood stabilizer that doesn't allow their mood to deviate a lot, either positively or negatively. Lets assume that over the course of ...
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Peripheral excitability effects of Mirtazapin

Is there any reason/mechanism according to which only two dosages (on two consecutive days) of Mirtazapin 30mg might lead a patient to feel an increase in their peripheral neurological sensitivity, ...
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Long term use of St Johns wort

Are there any side effects or reduced efficiency of long term use of st Johns wort? For over counter antidepressants is it better to switch every few months or so? and if so to what? I mostly ...
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