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Depression and Side Effects

Depression and side effeccts

Some of the side effects of SSRI antidepressants include:

Side Effects to Cardiovascular System

Hemorrhage, hypertension, angina pectoris, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, hypotension, migraine, myocardial infarction, postural hypotension, syncope, tachycardia, vascular headache, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, cerebral embolism, cerebral ischemia, cerebrovascular accident, extrasystoles, heart arrest, heart block, pallor, peripheral vascular disorder, phlebitis, shock, thrombophlebitis, thrombosis, vasospasm, ventricular arrhythmia, ventricular extrasystoles, ventricular fibrillation.

Side Effects to Nervous System

Agitation, amnesia, confusion, emotional liability, sleep disorder, abnormal gait, acute brain syndrome, akathisia, apathy, ataxia, buccoglossal syndrome, CNS depression, CNS stimulation, depersonalization, euphoria, hallucinations, hostility, hyperkinesia, hypertonia, hypesthesia, incoordination, libido increased, myoclonus, neuralgia, neuropathy, neurosis, paranoid reactions, personality disorder, psychosis, vertigo, abnormal electroencephalogram, antisocial reaction, circumoral paresthesia, coma, delusions, dysarthria, dystonia, extrapyramidal syndrome, foot drop, hyperesthesia, neuritis, paralysis, reflexes decreased, stupor.

If you or your child is already taking a psychiatric drug, do not stop it abruptly. Always discontinue it slowly and under a Doctor’s supervision.

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Dr. Mary Ann Block

Dr. Mary Ann Block is Medical Director of The Block Center, an international clinic for the treatment of chronic health problems in children and adults. She is an international expert on the treatment of ADHD without psychiatric drugs. Her approach is to look for and treat the underlying problem instead of covering the symptoms with drugs.

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