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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Why do I always procrastinate and daydream?

Query: Hi doctor, Basically, I am unable to do things I want. I just impulsively do things for instant gratification and have no perseverance. I have a severe chronic procrastination and maladaptive daydreaming. They are sought of related. My mind gets super stressed and while I am procrastinating the tas...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The procrastination and daydreaming is because you are preoccupied most of the time. Depression is a disabling illness and causes significant morbidity which goes unnoticed by the family most of the time. Do not feel guilty for the happenings, which is not under your cont...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest solution to help my low sexual desire and discomfort during sex.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of a problem with my sexual desire. I have been on birth control for almost four and a half years and had an operation to remove my fallopian tube before seven months. I have a partner for five years now, and we are happy, but I just do not get turned on by anything, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Decrease in sexual desires among women is not very uncommon. So you do not need to excessively worry about it. Causes of decreased sexual interest can be 1. Medical diseases affecting sex drive are arthritis, diabetes, high BP, and neurological diseases. 2. Medica...  Read Full »

Can I take antidepressants only when needed and not continuously?

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression. But for some reason, I do not want to take antidepressants. I have been taking it for the past one year. And have stopped it. But sometimes I get very depressed. Can I take my antidepressant like Desvenlafaxine sometimes? As needed? Or maybe any other antidepressant ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the severity of your depression. If you have the first episode of depression. and you were stable on medication for more than six months then you can try to stop the medication. But if you have again depression then you need to take medication. Y...  Read Full »

Will Depakote taken for seizures cause liver failure?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 19 years old and has Pitt Hopkins syndrome plus many other diagnoses. Five years ago, he started to have partial seizures that would end up going into generalized seizures. He has a long history of medical issues. However, his liver enzymes went up recently the past couple o...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Icliniq.com. These anti-epileptic drugs, as well as anti-depressants like Sertraline and Olanzapine, are known to cause liver dysfunction. So we need to be sure that these drugs are the culprit or some other cause is there. I would recommend testing for Hepatitis B and C with an...  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 »

Which antidepressant is good to stay out of depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a hard time, and I do not want it to affect my career and social life. I can make the situation better. I am always anxious and suicidal. So I had a thought of taking antidepressants. How can I get them without seeing a doctor and which is good for me?  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to consult a psychiatrist to take medications. Antidepressants are required to be taken under a doctor's supervision. There is no fixed dose for any antidepressant medicines. After taking the medication, the psychiatrist will evaluate the patient's response and...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurring episodes of sadness and depression?

Query: I feel continuously sad and depressed. It keeps getting better and kicking in again in cycles. I feel very miserable at times. I remained sad for around a month's time two three months back. Afterwards I got better but it still seem to recur at times. How do I start chat?  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and I am sure enough that you are really brave enough who can deal with it.you may have Major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for Depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to...  Read Full »

Will Kratom with antidepressants cause anxiety flare-ups?

Query: Hello doctor, I have OCD and anxiety and have been on Prozac and Mirtazapine for about three months. I used to be dependent on marijuana for about six months. I decided to quit three months ago and started using kratom to help quell my marijuana cravings. For the most part, it did not seem to affec...  Read Full »


Dr. Sibananda Mishra

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You already have OCD and anxiety also. You are taking psychiatric medicines and also drugs. What is your age? As a psychologist, I want to say that first of all you consult a psychiatrist for your medications and drugs also. From psychological point of view, you ha...  Read Full »

Suffering from depression & taking medicines, how long will the treatment last?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, started studying at a renowned entrance exam coaching center from last year. His mother has accompanied him since then. However, we noticed that he is suffering from depression. Immediately, he was referred to a psychiatrist. He also underwent some counseling ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your son is a 15 year old student and has been diagnosed with depressive disorder for the last one year. A lot of students at this age when faced with change of place, friends, situations and burden of studies develop depressive sympto...  Read Full »

Have to interact with people but my fear remains an obstacle. Will you suggest any solution?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I do not like being in public. I do not do anything fun. I have a thought that always people in my surroundings are looking at me. So I would rather be at home. I do not like using the phone. I am taking Klonopin 2 mg 3 times a day. But I am not taking it now as I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from panic attacks with agoraphobia (fear to go to public place). You are taking Benzodiazepine (Klonopin-Clonazepam) of very high dose. Continue it but should take it occasionally only, as high chance of dependence is there. You should start an antid...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours
Chat with a Doctor

Chat with a Doctor

Starting @ just $29.99

Search for a Health Issue


 


Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.