Depression and Side Effects
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.