Thursday, August 6, 2009

Treatment with antidepressants

Antidepressants. The effectiveness of treatment with antidepressants. The symptoms and manifestations of depression. Treatment of anxiety disorder - phobias, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and actions.
It is now widely used by several dozen major antidepressants. At the same time between the drugs there are many differences in the effectiveness of exposure, adverse reactions, and many other indicators.

One of the main indications for the appointment of antidepressants - depression. The effectiveness of antidepressants in addressing the symptoms of depression was established half a century ago. Later it was found that antidepressants are effective in treating not only depressive manifestations but also in the prevention of recurrent attacks of depression.

Selecting the most appropriate drug, identification of optimal dose and the determination of the necessary duration of treatment depends on the characteristics of depression for each individual patient - the main reason for its occurrence, clinical manifestations of depression, duration of illness, presence of concomitant therapy of disease. The effect of antidepressants with depression never develops immediately. Although the improvement of individual manifestations of the depressed state may occur in the first days of treatment, the full therapeutic effect is achieved no earlier than 4-6 weeks of therapy. Even with the full elimination of all symptoms of depression should continue to receive antidepressant for at least 6 months. This helps reinforce the effect of treatment and prevent the deterioration of the future.

Depression - is not the only disease which was discovered the effectiveness of antidepressants. They are successfully used in the treatment of anxiety disorder, the main manifestations of which are phobias, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and actions of the state of constant tension and high anxiety. The use of antidepressants in combination with psychotherapy - the most effective method of treating anxiety disorder. The effectiveness of various antidepressants with anxiety disorder varies. As with depression, for the effectiveness of therapy requires careful monitoring of the process of treatment to choose the right dose and to determine the optimal duration of therapy.

We prove the effectiveness of antidepressants in the treatment of diseases and characterized by the emergence of a variety of pain and unpleasant sensations in the body, variations in blood pressure, heart beat, dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract, have heat or chill, and other violations of bodily functions, as well as changing the overall physical well-being with a sense of weakness broken, increased fatigue. With careful examination did not reveal the pathology, the causes of these symptoms - psychological. When treating these patients, medical therapy is always done in conjunction with psychotherapy.

Antidepressants are also used in complex therapy and other mental disorders - schizophrenia, organic brain disease, old age dementia, pathological reactions to stress factors, alcohol and drug abuse.