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Taking Medications For Depression: How Effective Are These; Here’s What We Know So Far [VIDEO]

Update Date: May 02, 2017 06:51 PM EDT
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English actress and TV presenter, Denise Welch recently opened up about her experience with depression. (Photo : YouTube / Kat Napiorkowska)

People who are experiencing depression are usually sad, feeling worthless, and anxious. These are some of the behaviors experiences when someone is depressed.

Medical Treatment

There are various medications prescribed for this psychological disorder. An example of this medication is an antidepressant. But how effective it is in treating depression?

According to US News And World Report, antidepressants are the most common medical treatments for the mental health problem. But current analysis is beginning to raise issues involving the effectiveness of the drug.

Based on the analysis to the National Institute of Mental Health, the most conventional antidepressants are called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Additional generally prescribed medications are serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors.

Medical professionals stated that these medicines are more prevalent than older types of medications because they have less drastic side effects. The research moreover revealed that the response of the patients on the medication and its effectiveness vary from one to another depending on the case.

Other Latest Possible Treatment

Aside from antidepressant drugs, there is another medical treatment that could possibly treat depression. CBS News reported that Botox can be used to treat the psychological disorder.

While Botox is generally used for cosmetic purposes, experts state the rationalizing behind the treatment for dysthymia may not be what one would expect. The creators of Botox latterly stated projections for the final stage of examining it as a prescription for depression. Botox is a medicine that obstructs nerve signals to muscles in the injection area.

Experts said that early studies show that among 50 to 60 percent of sufferers may benefit from the medication. According to the researcher Dr. Eric Finzi of Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center, They are hoping that the final phase of the testing could provide them excellent outcomes. Stay tuned for more latest updates on psychological disorders and their treatments, as well as other health news.

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