Ketamine | AZD6765 | Antidepressants

Ketamine is an anesthetic used primarily by veterinarians but may soon be used as an antidepressant Antidepressants such as prozac, zoloft, lexapro, paxil and celexa are SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) that can take weeks before showing any benefits and can cause significant adverse effects.  Ketamine shows a significant positive response within days, but has produce side effects such as hallucinations, out-of-body feelings, disorientation and even amnesia that can last … Continue Reading →

What Are Antidepressants?

Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of depression. They can be used alone or in combination with other medications. Before the 1950′s, opioids and amphetamines were commonly used as antidepressants. Their use was later restricted due to their addictive nature and side-effects. Today, SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, are typically used to alleviate mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, post traumatic … Continue Reading →

Antipsychotic Drugs In Conjunction With Antidepressants

Should one take an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, and/or Zoloft in conjunction with an antipsychotic medication like Abilify, Seroquel, Risperdal and/or Symbyax? Traditionally, antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Antipsychotic drugs are not traditionally used to treat depression. However, it is not uncommon for doctors to prescribe antipsychotic drugs to people who do not fully respond to an antidepressant. … Continue Reading →

Harmful Antidepressants | SSRI

Antidepressants known as SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) can cause harm SSRI’s became associated with suicide in the early 2000′s, especially in kids and teens.  With misleading marketing of the drugs, SSRI’s have become increasingly popular with 1 in every 10 Americans over 12 using them.  In fact, from 1996 to 2005, the rate of antidepressant use rose from 5.84% to 10.12%. A study by The Journal of the American … Continue Reading →

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Antidepressants | What are Antidepressants

The term antidepressant is sometimes applied to any therapy or process found to improve a clinically depressed mood. In the 1950s Opioids were used to treat major depression, in the 1960s Amphetamines were used,  today SSRIs are used. Some antidepressants are in a group of drugs/medications called SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors.  SSRI’s are typically used to alleviate mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder, and premenstrual … Continue Reading →

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Antipsychotics Can Be Lifesaving

People who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or severe depression can benefit from atypical antipsychotics, but people with low-grade unhappiness, anxiety and insomnia should think twice before using atypical antipsychotics. In an article by Dr. Richard A Friedman, professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan; Dr. Friedman cautions using antipsychotics medications for symptoms that come with “modern life” such as low-grade unhappiness, anxiety and insomnia.  Noting, that in … Continue Reading →

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Antidepressants and SSRI’s

Antidepressants or SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil and Celexa are medications used to treat depression. SSRI’s are meant to improve your mood, help you sleep, and increase your appetite and concentration. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors) work by helping the brain send and receive chemical messages by blocking the re-absorption of the neurotransmitter serotonin.   Which in turn boosts your mood. Some SSRI’s have … Continue Reading →