SSRI antidepressant is a drug that is used in the treatmentof depression and some other mental conditions. A patient is supposed to takethem between two and four weeks so that SSRI antidepressants can start reacting, and the treatment should last six months and then gradually doses are decreased. SSRIis short from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Apart depressions, these depressants areused in the treatment of conditions that include bulimia, panic disorder, andobsessive-compulsive disorder.
The function of antidepressants SSRI is manifested through the changeof the neurotransmitter which is called serotonin and which is believed to have an important role in the development of depression and some other conditions.
Antidepressants and depression
There is no a specific cause for depression development, though there may be some events such as illness or severe trauma that can lead to depression.Symptoms that indicate depression in a person are most usually sadness,insomnia, low appetite, energy loss, irritability, lack of concentration, headachesetc. According to statistics, the treatment of depression with SSRIantidepressants is effective in 5-7 people out of 10, but on the other hand,3 people out of 10 improve their conditions without any pills, so it wouldbe best if one could try to treat depression in a natural way. It is importantto note that SSRI antidepressants don’t have the same effect on everyone andare not used for the treatment of feelings, so a person can’t become suddenlyhappy with SSRI antidepressants.
One shouldn’t take SSRI antidepressants without theprescription from a doctor, because he can tell when and how to start andstop the intake of SSRI antidepressants. There are a several types of SSRI antidepressantsand sometimes if one type doesn’t help, the other one is recommended.
Side effects that can develop due to SSRI antidepressantsare very rare and very small numbers of patients experiences them. The possible sideeffects include diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, and general feeling of sickness.
During the past years, there have been a case ofpossible connection between suicidal behavior, but a connection wasn’t found. Justin case, if you become restless, irritated or anxious, consult a doctor so thathe could react in a proper manner.
The belief that SSRI antidepressants cause addiction is nottrue. That thought is widely spread because the withdrawal symptoms developwhen one starts lowering the doses at the end of treatment. Thesesymptoms include dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, cramps in the stomach, moodswings and others, but they cease after one or two weeks.