Antidepressants

The medicines used to treat the symptoms of clinical depression are called antidepressants. They are also used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and sometimes for post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the antidepressants commonly used are Fluoxetine, Imipramine, Bupropion, and Sertraline.

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Can Celexa cause brain damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I took Celexa for more than 10 years. It was prescribed by my cardiologist and was maintained by my MD. I drank while on it and had several bad experiences. I asked to be taken off and my MD just told me to stop. This was another bad experience. This was about six years ago. I suffered ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding brain damage from long-term use of Celexa (Citalopram), as such you need not be worried about this as Celexa is one of the safest antidepressant. However, your habit of alcohol consumption might have resulted in brain damage. For mild depressive features, medica...  Read Full »

Can Fluoxetine cause restless leg syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Fluoxetine antidepressant drug for a few years. I just started to notice few change, but I do not know what to do. I am getting more headaches than normal, restless legs at night and hot sweat most of the day and night. Are my problems related to the drug? Can you prescr...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramkesh Prasad

General Practitioner, Preventive Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the problems you are facing are most likely related to long-term side effects of the drug Fluoxetine.Mild headaches and sweating are known side effects intrinsic to Fluoxetine. Usually this drug is tolerated by most patients only at the lowest effective dose.Also ...  Read Full »

How can I overcome getting affected by thoughts of past bitter situations?

Query: Hello doctor, I have repeated thoughts of past bitter situations all the day for the past six months. I get easily upset and I start crying for unnecessary reasons. This is making my life hell and I have no peace at all. I am having a very poor concentration, not able to study. These thoughts a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from obsessive thought disorder with depression. You may have compulsion but you have not mentioned in your symptoms so it seems to be only an obsession. For example, having an obsession with contamination and compulsion of washing unnecessa...  Read Full »

Kindly explain about the antidepressant prescribed.

Query: Hello doctor, I was just wanting some information and/or opinion on certain medications a family member takes daily in order for me to support them.  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to cliniq.com. Auorix (Moclobemide) is an antidepressant prescribed to manage depression. Stelazine (Trifluoperazine) is an antipsychotic medication used to treat various conditions like anxiety, psychosis, neurosis, insomnia, etc. Kalma (Alprazolam) is used for short term managem...  Read Full »

Can Etizolam be used for inducing sleep?

Query: Dear Doctor, All my life (since as far back as I can remember in early childhood) I have struggled with chronic insomnia. I have tried every sorts of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment you could imagine, having seen at least seven doctors over 15 years. I have tried everything from z...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all I would like to congratulate you and your doctor for finding a solution for your long standing problem which caused lots of impairment at your end. Regarding your statement "people build a tolerance to etizolam and so it must not be taken long term" I like...  Read Full »

Please mention the drugs that affect libido.

Query: Hello doctor, I need your comments on the medications that affect libido. Mention some common drugs, such as antidepressants and birth control pills that can affect the sex drive.  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Antidepressants and antipsychotic medication are known to decrease libido, causing low sex desire.  Read Full »

I have not been taking my antidepressant, and had a breakdown. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have not been taking my antidepressants (Escitalopram), and I had a breakdown in front of my family who do not know anything about my depression, suicidal thoughts, and OCD. And I am currently locked in the bathroom and cannot stop crying, and I cannot see my therapist in a month. Kin...  Read Full »


Dr. Arooj Najmussaqib

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your present condition may be due to not taking medications, it aggravated. At first, take your dose and consult some other professional near you for drugs and help you from coming out of this phase. Besides, the problem you are facing cannot be hidden from close rel...  Read Full »

Can masturbation cause depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have engaged in excessive masturbation over 10 years. Due to this, following are the side effects I am experiencing as of now. I have low physical and mental energy as well as lack of clarity in mind and lack of energy to work properly. I feel my breath is hot and...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Masturbation is a normal thing. It is a myth that masturbation is wrong, unhealthy and leads to weak body and mind. It is a normal way of a sexually healthy person to get self-satisfaction. The myth that masturbation is unhealthy is perpetuated by some quacks to earn mone...  Read Full »

Why do I feel ill and sleepy at daytime after taking Veniz XR?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. I have a problem. When I sleep at daytime, I feel ill and sweaty the whole day. When I am not sleeping, I feel better. I want to know about this problem. I am taking Veniz XR for the past six years. Does it cause any side effect? How can I wean off this antidepre...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, excessive sweating can be caused due to Veniz XR (Venlafaxine). Sweating is the most common side effect of Veniz XR. Daytime sleepiness itself is a separate side effect. Veniz XR causes drowsiness and excessive yawning. As you have been taking Veniz XR for the past...  Read Full »

Does Wellbutrin affect testosterone levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I suddenly developed sexual dysfunction, I have reduced interest, arousal, plateau, and orgasm. The triggering event seems to be the discontinuation of 150 mg Bupropion because of adverse effects. I switched to 20 mg Citalopram, and over the course of six month...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the history you gave and the levels of testosterone you mentioned, it is very high level of serum testosterone. There are usually some males who normally have high testosterone levels without any major underlying disease. I will discuss ...  Read Full »

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