What happens if you take antidepressants and you're not depressed?
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Also, can you still get depressed while on antidepressants?
There also can be other reasons an antidepressant is no longer working for you, such as: Worsening depression. It's common for depression symptoms to return or worsen at some point, despite treatment. The current dose of medication you're taking may not be enough to prevent your symptoms when depression gets worse.
Furthermore, do antidepressants mess up your brain? Research on animals has found that antidepressants can shrink the connections between brain cells and that these don't grow back after the drugs are stopped. However, no research has shown a link between serotonin levels in the brain and depression. 'The disease model has been a disaster,' says Professor Gøtzsche.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what do antidepressants do to a normal person?
Most antidepressants -- though not Wellbutrin -- are in a group of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. They prevent the body from re-absorbing the naturally occurring chemical serotonin, thus increasing serotonin levels in the brain.
What happens if you take sertraline and you don't need it?
Sertraline oral tablet is used for long-term treatment. It comes with serious risks if you don't take it as prescribed. If you stop taking the drug suddenly or don't take it at all: Your depression will not get better. It may even get worse.