Side effects: Nausea, insomnia, headache, decreased libido, agitation, dry mouth, drowsiness.Whom it may be suitable for: Depression sufferers whose symptoms include fatigue.I don't want to increase my heart rate and am looking for one of the newer ones. There are more consistent studies supporting treatment of panic disorder with the SSRIs (Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac), Effexor, or benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan).
Because it causes weight gain, it’s ideal for patients such as the elderly, or cancer patients.
Pros: The SSRI least likely to have discontinuation symptoms, because it stays in the system for longer periods of time.
Pros: This SSRI has fewer overall side effects than some antidepressants, but the serotonin-related side effects can be powerful.
Side effects: Nausea, insomnia, headaches, sexual dysfunction, jitteriness, dry mouth, drowsiness.
She said that they all make claims to be; however, she didn't know. Doug, Remeron and Serzone would appear to be the most sedating new antidepressants available.
She stated that among the older ones (tricyclics), Imipramine, was the best for sedation. However, neither medication has been clearly shown to be effective in treating panic disorder, although there are a few reports supporting this.Side effects: Jitteriness, insomnia, headaches, dry mouth, nausea (and, rarely, risk of seizure).Whom it may be suitable for: Not an ideal first-line treatment: Start-up can be difficult to tolerate, and serotonin is often needed to effect mood change.This article was originally titled "The pros and cons of some popular antidepressants," in the September 2008 issue of Best Health Magazine. This forum is for questions and support pertaining to mental health issues such as: Anger, Dementia, Depression, Family Problems, Memory Problems, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Transitions and Work Problems.Ideal for depression sufferers with adult attention deficit disorder.