It’s estimated that 22 million Americans are struggling with addiction to a drug or alcohol. Only 10% seek treatment. After cost, one of the primary barriers is shame and fear as well as the belief that it’s not possible to recover from an addiction or substance use disorder.
But, Over 23 million Americans are living in recovery!
Pine Rest’s Recovery Connections Group is working to make recovery more visible in our community in order to remove the shame and fear of addiction and to encourage people to seek treatment.
They invite the public to a free screening of The Anonymous People.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Postma Center at Pine Rest
Please RSVP at www.pinerest.org/anonymous
Learn more about addiction and recovery on Pine Rest’s website.
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.