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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I feel little down even though I am doing well in my regular life. Why?

Query: Hello. I am not doing awful. I am doing very well in my classes, maintaining hobbies, working out 4-5 times a week, getting plenty of sleep, but I get overwhelming feelings of sadness that hit me very hard. They seem to be harder and more frequently lately, averaging to crying outbursts of about 7...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq I think you are doing all the right things with respect to your lifestyle choices. Sometimes, people can still feel depressed for no obvious reasons. - If you are feeling persistently low for more than 2 weeks / if your sleep, appetite, concentration, energy levels are lo...  Read Full »

Can depression and anger issue get worse with Fetzima?

Query: Hello doctor, I was just wondering about a medication. Can depression and anger issue get worse with Fetzima if only taken for a day?  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fetzima (Levomilnacipran) is an SNRI type of antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder. When was the medication started and what is the dose you are on? Usually it will take about a week or so for you to get used to the medication and therapeutic effects...  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 »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I am taking Risperidone along with Wellbutrin. Would not these cancel each other out?

Query: Hi doctor, I had two psychotic episodes last year and was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I have recently prescribed Risperidone (1 mg) in combination with Wellbutrin (150 mg). One is a dopamine blocker while the other is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor. Would not these cancel each other o...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The short answer to your question is no. They do not cancel each other out. You may be aware that Risperidone (a dopamine antagonist) is prescribed as an antipsychotic and also helps to stabilize mood whereas Wellbutrin (Bupropion- norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake i...  Read Full »

Can I withdraw antidepressants as I am in a stress-free environment?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression because of work-related issues before two years. Then I was prescribed with Deanxit 10 mg one every day till last month. Now I am trying to withdraw by reducing the dose over a month time, taking one tablet for every two days for two weeks, ...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to If psychologically you are feeling stable for at least six months to a year, then you can try to cut down medication gradually. You can try tapering off the medication over a longer period of time to minimize the chances of withdrawal symptoms. For example, try taking h...  Read Full »

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