Depression

Side-effects of Anti Depressants

REM Sleep
REM Sleep

Most of the antidepressants have this side effect on the patient. They suppress the REM sleep. This affect often causes fatigue in the patients. This type of fatigue effects the daily activities of the patient.

Obesity –
Obesity –

With the usage of the antidepressants, there is a probability of gaining around 5-25kg of weight. The proposed reason for this reaction is the craving for food is increased with the usage of antidepressants and the patient never feels full even when he haves sufficient calories.

Thymoanesthesia –
Thymoanesthesia –

This is closely related to sexual side effects. There is mood blunting which is caused due to these drugs. They feel numb, indifferent, feeling of detachment etc. They practically don’t care about their surroundings.

Suicide –
Suicide –

Suicide is one of the most dangerous side effects antidepressants have shown. People using these drugs are always cautioned by the physician that there might be drastic change in the behavior and also they may have to face suicidal tendencies.

Sexual Impotence –
Sexual Impotence –

Impotence is another possibility. Due to excessive usage of antidepressants, sexual dysfunction is possible. Some of the very common side effects of these drugs are libido, lack of interest in sex, not having proper orgasm etc.

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