Anxiety And Tension

Anti Depression Drugs

As the name suggests anti depression drugs are used to overcome the problem of serious depression, mental disorder and lack of interest in basic daily activities. People do feel melancholy now and then, but these feelings do not hamper daily activities and there is certainly no professional treatment required.

However, if these feelings persist over months or even weeks, then professional help is called for. Depression is a very common disease and two out of five people suffer from it at some time or the other, during their lives.

Antidepressant drugs can easily cure depression.

There are  certain chemical called neurotransmitters, which are responsible for the functioning of brain. Neurotransmitters control activities like  sleeping, talking and thinking..  The levels of neurotransmitters come down during depression. Antidepressant drugs work to prevent the reduction in the levels of neurotransmitters.

Antidepressants make this chemical  available to the brain and helps the victim of depression to overcome the problem. These antidepressants should be taken under the supervision of a doctor because excessive intake of these drugs can be dangerous.

Doctors usually ask the questions during the course of diagnosis. Certain lab tests may also be carried out as a matter of routine. Treatment can include drugs, counseling, or a combination of the two.

Antidepressants are used to  reduce the feelings like sadness, lack of interest in life or hopelessness. Obsessive-compulsive disorders, chronic pain, eating disorders and premenstrual syndrome are diseases that  can also be cured by antidepressants.

Prolonged usage of  antidepressants is very harmful; these drugs should be used under strict medical supervision.
Types of Anti depression Drugs

There are various types of  antidepressant drugs. The two main types are

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Tricyclic Antidepressants or tricyclics.

SSRIs have  fewer side effects as compared to Tricyclic Antidepressants.  Although tricyclics are slightly more effective than SSRIs, patients have a better tolerance levels towards drugs belonging to the latter category.


Everybody knows that every medicine has some side effects. Similarly these antidepressant also have some side effects, which is why these should be taken only under the supervision of professional doctors.

Many people take antidepressants to over come the problem of stress in their life as these drugs make people feel relaxed. This type of usage is not recommended. Professionals have mentioned in their theories that these antidepressants should not be used unnecessarily. They have also mentioned that the best trick to overcome  stress from your life is to combine counseling with these drugs to live a healthy and stress free life.