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Antidepressants
Anxiety
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Dealing with Stress
Depression
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Eating Disorders
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Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour and OCD
Relationship Problems
Romantic or Sexual Obsession
Post Traumatic Stress

Antidepressants

Drugs are often seen as an easy fix to psychological problems. Doctors’ prescriptions for antidepressants have more than doubled in the last ten years. The biggest increase has been in a new class of antidepressants known as SSRIs. Most doctors are fully aware that antidepressants are merely a short-term answer and do not address the underlying cause of the sufferer’s illness.

Designed to adjust the chemical make-up of our neurotransmitters, antidepressants, like most medication, can have side effects.

Typical reactions to antidepressants:

1. Dizziness
2. Diarrhoea
3. Constipation
4. Nausea
5. Dry mouth
6. Insomnia
7. Sweating
8. Drowsiness
9. Weight loss/increase
10. Irritability/anxiety/trauma

Drugs not only carry the risk of side effects, but they also never deal with the real issues. They merely suppress them to make life more tolerable.