Thanks for the video! It was a very good explanation. I have a question though: I have an anxiety disorder. My doctor said Venlafaxine (SNRI) is probably a good solution to the anxiety, because I had too much side effects with Citalopram (SSRI) in the past. Would you recommend a SNRI over a SSRI in general? I don't have a depression though, it's more an anxiety problem in my case. I did some research on the internet, but I read too many negative experiences, so it makes me really insecure about if I should start it or not.. Hope you can advise me!
These "promising new antidepressants" have been around for a while. Most of them are illegal recreational stimulant drugs. Methamphetamine is an NDRA. Well, if you snort a line of meth, your depression is probably going away instantly and you feel greater than ever. At first, that is.
Eat 'em and smile: "Few systematic reviews and meta-analyses [there are now hundreds of thousands] are both non-misleading and useful"
Ioannidis, JP, The Mass Production of Redundant, Misleading, and Conflicted Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses.
There is NO restrictive diet as long as the patient takes food in moderation and avoids aged cheeses you never heard of. See: https://psychotropical.info/images/pdf-downloads/3_MAOI_Diet_Abbreviated_2016_3.1.pdf
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.