What antidepressants do not cause significant side effects?
Antidepressants are medications that help to reduce the symptoms of depression in the patient. Antidepressant never makes a person euphoric and works by balancing chemicals in the brain that affect a person's mood and emotions. The most common side effect of antidepressants is weight gain.
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The correct option is c. Bupropion.
Bupropion is the safest antidepressant with the least side effects and treats major depressive disorders and affective disorders. This medication work in the brain by reducing craving and withdrawal effects and help people to quit smoking.
Please note that:
- a. Trazodone -- this option is incorrect because trazodone is also used for treating depression and helps to improve mood, appetite, and energy level but has so many side effects like panic attacks, anxiety which requires emergency treatment.
- b.Imipramine-- this option is incorrect because when the children, teenagers, and adults taking this medication during clinical studies became more suicidal.
- d.Mirtazapine-- this option is incorrect because it works as an antidepressant. Still, it makes you feel sleepy all the time and has serious side effects like constipation, lack of energy, dry mouth, drowsiness.
- e. Nefazodone-- this option is incorrect because it is not chemically similar to other groups of antidepressants. When the patient is taking nefazodone, he becomes more suicidal.
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Depression leads to feelings of sadness. It's thought that the mood disorder is influenced by lower than normal concentrations of certain neurotransmitters within the brain. Learn how antidepressants increase these feel-good neurotransmitters.