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Do antidepressants make you violent?
Antidepressants are supposed to make people feel happier and more at ease, but a study has linked several prescription antidepressants to an increased risk of violent behavior, including physical assault and homicide.
Can antidepressants permanently change your personality?
Fact: When taken correctly, antidepressants will not change your personality. They will help you feel like yourself again and return to your previous level of functioning.
Do antidepressants take years off your life?
The analysis found that in the general population, those taking antidepressants had a 33 percent higher risk of dying prematurely than people who were not taking the drugs.
Do SSRIs make you a different person?
Medication can definitely change people’s personalities, and change them quite substantially. Paxil is rarely prescribed now, because of concerns about side effects and withdrawal, says Tang, but other SSRIs (such as Prozac and Zoloft) are likely to have the same effect on personality.
Why are my antidepressants making me angry?
They most likely result from decreased production of serotonin—the neurotransmitter that SSRIs increase in the brain—which can lead to aggression, says psychiatrist Steven P. Levine, M.D. “Rage would be an uncommon, although not rare, experience after SSRI discontinuation,” Dr.
What is the best antidepressant for anger?
Antidepressants such as Prozac, Celexa and Zoloft are commonly prescribed for anger issues. These drugs do not specifically target anger within the body, but they do have a calming effect that can support control of rage and negative emotion.
Why is Lexapro bad for you?
Lexapro may lead to impotence and ejaculation disorder. Celexa and Lexapro also carry risks for much more dangerous side effects. Serious side effects include abnormal bleeding, seizures and visual problems. The FDA requires the drugs’ labels to include a black box warning for an increased risk of suicide.