Antidepressants & Anxiety Meds

Antidepressants and anti anxiety medications can be lifesaving for some people, but they’re also known to be responsible for some uncomfortable or even dangerous side effects. Sometimes knowledge of the side effects of antidepressant and anti anxiety medications prevents patients from seeking help at all, prolonging their suffering.

MedShadow’s coverage explains the side effects of these drugs and offers both alternative and complementary options that may help you reduce both your symptoms and your side effects.

Essential Information

6 Things to Know About Ketamine for Depression

The anesthetic ketamine is increasingly being used off-label for depression. The drug seems to work rapidly, but its long-term side effects are unknown. Two decades ago, ketamine was known...

Do Your Psychiatric Drugs Keep You Up at Night?

If you take a medication for a psychiatric condition, you may have experienced troubled sleep — insomnia, daytime sleepiness, or any number of sleep-related disorders. I have treated patients...

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