The Long-Term Effects of Antidepressants on the Brain
Are you one of the many people who take antidepressants to feel better?
A recent article showed that 1 in 6 Americans take psychiatric drugs and that 12% of US population take antidepressants.
Antidepressants can help people feel better but there are long term side effects that are troublesome.
The most common type of antidepressant in use these days is a SSRI which inhibits the reuptake of serotonin. This increases the amount of serotonin in your nervous system so it can work to make your body feel content.
However, research conducted by Dr. Horowitz shows that the brain adapts to the presence of the drug, making it less sensitive to serotonin.
This process of the brain returning to normal can take up to nine months on average, and even years for some depending on how long they’ve been on the medication. This can result in physical side effects like dizziness, fatigue, and headaches, or mental symptoms like anxiety, depressed mood, or irritability.
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