SSRI medications may be effective for some, but for others they're either ineffective or produce more side effects than benefits.
More importantly, don't take herbs, natural supplements and SSRI medications together.
Never stop taking SSRI medications abruptly.
While the newer class of medications to treat depression and anxiety disorders, called SSRI drugs, are better tolerated by most people than older medications on the market, many people seek an alternative to costly anti-depressant drugs.
Direct testing of St. John's Wort benefits to SSRI medication benefits still need to be conducted, but the results are strong enough to merit an "A" rating for this herb from the Mayo Clinic, one of its top ratings for herbal efficacy.
Although SSRI medications are prescribed for anxiety disorders and depression, most studies show that St. John's Wort is better at helping people with depression than anxiety.
Similarly, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) often responds well to SSRI medications, but not to St. John's Wort.
If you do take prescription medicines such as SSRI medications, do not take these herbs unless under direct supervision of your physician.
The drug works in away that is similar to an SSRI.
Paxil is considered a serotonin reuptake inhibitor drug (SSRI).
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), like Paxil are effective depression medications for treating SAD.
SSRI medications block the reuptake of serotonin into the nerve terminal of your central nervous system which in turn prevents SAD symptoms.
SSRI treatment, like all medications come with some fairly icky side effects while the following treatment options below come with few side effects and cost less.
As of 2004, fluoxetine was the only SSRI (and the only antidepressant drug) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder.
As of 2004, fluoxetine (Prozac) was the only SSRI that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for the treatment of children's depression.
Physicians may frequently prescribe many of the SSRI antidepressants besides fluoxetine (Prozac) for children to treat depression, even though they have not been approved for this use by the FDA.
Other medications prescribed for AD/HD therapy include buproprion (Wellbutrin), an antidepressant; fluoxetine (Prozac), an SSRI antidepressant; and carbamazepine (Tegretol, Atretol), an anticonvulsant drug.
If one SSRI drug is not successful in controlling trichotillomania in a given individual, another drug in this class may work.
Risperdone and clonazepam, which address a dopamine imbalance, can be added to SSRIs if an SSRI drug does not satisfactorily control symptoms.
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