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THE FACTS

• Doctors prescribe from different types of anti-depressants www.thedrugsbook.com

• SSRI’s... Selective Serotonin Reuptake

Inhibitors... including Prozac, Zoloft, Seroxat, Paxil, Faverin, Cipramil and Lustral

• MAOI’s... Monoamine Oxydase Inhibitors ... including Nardil, Parnate and Manerix • MAOI’s need special diets to avoid bad

reactions

EFFECTS

• Misusers may report seeming to be happier • Doctors prescribe anti-depressants for acute anxiety, bulimia and obsessive-compulsive disorder… as well as for depression

• Anti-depressants might take a few weeks to build up their effect

• Many drugs sold as anti-depressants have no active ingredient

RISKS

• Withdrawal can take many months...with mood swings, anxiety, nausea... as well as depression

SIGNS

• under the influence

perhaps calm... mood swings... anxiety... or hostility

• behaviour changes

may seem to have a brighter mood... seem happier

• paraphernalia

pill bottles and boxes

• Different anti-depressants can have different adverse effects for different people • Combining SSRI’s with MAOI’s is hazardous and may cause blackouts

• People might come across other anti-depressants and perhaps self-medicate... ignoring doctor’s advice • It is thought that SSRI’s are not addictive... but some disagree

...PROZAC / ZOLOFT / LUSTRAL / FAVERIN / 20

CIPRAMIL / SEROXAT / NARDIL / PAXIL... 21

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