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Depression

Getting HelpThe Downside Of Drug Therapy

Strong antidepressant drugs can affect a person's whole body, causing side effects such as upset stomach, constipation, dryness of the mouth and eyes, a drowsy “drugged” feeling, headache, and weight loss or gain.

Sometimes, side effects from a drug can affect a person's health even more seriously. They may cause blurred vision, a change in heart rate, faintness, skin rashes, or seizures. In extreme cases, a person may become mentally confused or even hallucinate—have unreal, dreamlike visions. Suffering side effects from an antidepressant drug can be very discouraging, especially if your doctor frequently changes your medications.

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