Even Journal — Antidepressants


Prozac vs. Zoloft: What are the Differences?

Prozac and Zoloft both offer effective treatments for depression, anxiety, and a number of other mental health conditions. The differences between the two medications include their chemical composition, conditions treated, age specifications, and available forms.

Antidepressants and hair loss: Everything you need to know

No matter what your gender, most people find premature hair loss extremely distressing. Although men are more likely than women to lose hair and experience baldness as they age as a result of a genetic condition called male-pattern hair loss, anyone can experience hair loss as a result of medical conditions, experiencing a traumatic or stressful event, childbirth, or taking certain medications.    Among the medications that are known to cause hair loss are antidepressants. While antidepressants are important tools in the treatment of mental health, hair loss can be a major blow to your self esteem and self confidence...


Do Antidepressants Cause Memory Loss?

Antidepressants are an important tool in the fight against many mental health conditions, but they are associated with many different side effects, including memory loss. Both tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been linked to memory loss in research.

Antidepressants and Sleep: How Do They Affect You?

Antidepressant medications are helpful for treating depression, but they may impact your sleep. Many types of antidepressants have been found to disrupt deep sleep and may leave patients feeling tired throughout the day due to insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns.

Is My Antidepressant Giving Me a Headache?

Headaches are one of the most common side effects caused by antidepressant medications. Patients who are experiencing headaches as a result of their antidepressant medication may benefit from taking a nutritional supplement.

Do Prozac Side Effects Ever Go Away?

Prozac, also known by the generic name fluoxetine, was the first selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Since its debut in 1988, Prozac has been one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States and continues to rank among the top five prescribed antidepressants.    Although Prozac is a safe and effective medication for many people, the nature of the drug and its long active duration in your body can cause side effects for some people.    So, what are the side effects of Prozac,...


Are There Antidepressants That Don’t Cause Weight Gain?

Most antidepressants cause some type of weight gain, but some, including bupropion, cause no weight gain and can even cause weight loss.

Zoloft Side Effects: What are They and What Can You Do About Them?

Depression and anxiety has reached epidemic levels in the United States. In 2017, 17.3 million American adults (7.1% of the population) reported experiencing an episode of major depression. This was before the world grappled with a global pandemic, lockdowns and uncertainty in many aspects of life. The challenges of COVID-19 have led to a spike in the incidence of depression and anxiety (1 in 4 Americans reporting symptoms and episodes) as documented by the CDC in June 2020. The reality is that most of us have experienced an impact on our mental health in some way by this global event....