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  • Symptoms And Treatment Of Antidepressants

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    In the study patients age 20 to 64 that is diagnosed with depression and on antidepressants was used to observe the possibility of antidepressants causing epilepsy. The data does show some links between antidepressant use and epilepsy, even though it is inconsistent and non-decisive. Cox proportional hazards were used to analyze the first recorded diagnosis of epilepsy for the study. Patients were picked from the QResearch primary care database. There was a total of 238,963 patients from 687 UK practices

  • Antidepressants Literature Review

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    Literature Review Source A 7 Antidepressant Side Effects by Chris IIialades Everyday Health, Chris IIiades, Farrokh Sohrabi, Dr Tarvedi. 2015. 7 Antidepressant Side Effects to Know About. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 5 May 2016]. Summary This source gives us an in depth explanation of the 7 most common side effects of antidepressants. It states that antidepressants are the most common medication prescribed and it is effective

  • Effectiveness of Antidepressant Drugs Essay example

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    Effectiveness of Antidepressant Drugs In Issue 13 of Taking Sides, the controversial question Have Antidepressant Drugs Proven to be Effective is analyzed. Psychiatrist Peter D. Kramer argues in this issue that antidepressant drugs "can transform depressed patients into happy people with almost no side effects" (p.212). On the contrary, professors of psychology Seymour Fisher and Roger P. Greenburg "claim that the studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of antidepressants are seriously flawed"

  • Symptoms And Symptoms Of Antidepressants Essay

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    Introduction Antidepressants are used when the symptoms of a sufferer of anxiety or depression are persistent and severe. Anxiety is the general term used to describe an array of disorders that cause intense fear, apprehension, and distress (Cassiday, 2016). A depressive disorder is a disorder that causes persistent sadness and loss of hope and interest in life (Malhi et al., 2015). As antidepressants tend to have side effects whereas many other treatments do not, a sufferer of anxiety will commonly

  • The History Of Antidepressants And Its Effects On The Patients

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    The history of antidepressants began with isoniazid, which was an anti-tuberculosis medication. This came after finding that the medication had euphoric effects on the patients taking it. The drug had a mood altering side effect which later became the primary effect for depression and was a basis for synthesis of generations of new antidepressants (Indian J Psychiatry, 2011). Antidepressants are psychiatric medications given to patients with depressive disorders to alleviate symptoms (MNT, 2012)

  • Can Ketamine Be Used As An Antidepressant?

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    Ketamine Be Used as an Antidepressant? Marilynn Mendoza PSY 314 Dr. Penton Abstract Individuals all over the world suffer with clinical depression, which affect their quality of life. Depression usually affects a person’s emotions, thoughts, behaviors and overall physical health. Symptoms include sadness, guilt, moodiness, loss of interest, with drawling from people, changes in sleep, decrease in sex drive, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide. The common antidepressants take at least a

  • Antidepressant Properties Of Crocus Sativus Essay

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    Antidepressant Properties of Crocus sativus Introduction: Crocus sativus is a perennial flowering plant that is commonly known as saffron crocus or sometimes autumn crocus. The taxonomy of the plant is as follows; “Division: Spermatophyta, Sub-division: Angiospermae, Class: Monocotyledonae, Sub-class: Liliidae, Order: Liliales, Family: Iridaceae, Genus: Crocus. (Saxena, R. B.)” Most well known for it’s culinary use, Crocus sativus is highly sought after for the use of it’s stigmas which are used

  • Antidepressants : Harmful Or Helpful?

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    Antidepressants: Harmful or Helpful? In a world where the population struggles with worries of life, many men, women, and children struggle with depression; however, new studies are showing that treating the disorder with antidepressants can do more harm than good. In 1990, millions of people used Prozac, a SSRI (a type of antidepressant defined later) to treat their mental disorders (Kent). Now, with suicide the third leading cause of death among fifteen to twenty-four year olds, the numbers are

  • The Depressing Truth About Antidepressants

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    Depressing Truth About Antidepressants In 2005 the Center of Disease Control and Prevention 's (CDC’s) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) tracked Americans using antidepressants for three years. The study concluded in 2008 that more than 1 in 10 Americans ages 12 and older have used an antidepressant drug. This study comes in the wake of a heated debate in the media about the effectiveness of antidepressants treating depression. Last year, antidepressants were the second most

  • Are Prozac And Similar Antidepressants Safe And Effective For Children And Adolescents?

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    Are Prozac and similar antidepressants safe and effective for children and adolescents? Approximately ten percent of our youth suffer from a deppresive/anxiety disorder. The youth of our society are being treated with anti depressants such as prozac; which, carry a “black box warning.” The FDA has required that boxed warnings be placed on all antidepressant medications warning they may result in increased risk of suicidal tendencies in children, and young adults aged 18-24 years old. The black