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Antidepressant Medications

What is Clomipramine?

Clomipramine belongs to a group of medicines called tricyclic antidepressants. It helps ease the symptoms of a number of different conditions.

Depression: the exact cause of depression is not known. It can develop for no apparent reason or it may be triggered by a life event such as a relationship problem, bereavement, or illness. With depression you have a consistently low mood and other symptoms severe enough to interfere with your normal day-to-day activities.

Phobias and obsessions: a phobia is strong fear or dread of a thing or an event, which is out of proportion to the reality of the situation. Obsessions are unpleasant thoughts, images, or urges that keep coming into your mind. Both of these can cause feelings of distress and can prevent you from getting on with normal activities.

Cataplexy associated with narcolepsynarcolepsy is a long-term problem which affects sleep. It is often associated with a condition called cataplexy. Cataplexy is the word used to describe a sudden loss of muscle control, often triggered by an emotion such as anger or excitement. This can cause you to drop things or to stumble.

Clomipramine can help ease the symptoms in each of these conditions. It is thought to work by interfering with brain chemicals (such as serotonin) which may be involved in causing the symptoms.

(The above excerpt is from Patient.UK webiste. for full article please clink on the link below)

https://patient.info/medicine/clomipramine

 

Antidepressant Medications

What is Fluvoxamine? and SSRIs medications in general

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Cautions
  3. Dosage
  4. Side effects
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a widely used type of antidepressant.They’re mainly prescribed to treat depression, particularly persistent or severe cases, and are often used in combination with a talking therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

SSRIs are usually the first choice medication for depression because they generally have fewer side effects than most other types of antidepressant.

As well as depression, SSRIs can be used to treat a number of other mental health conditions, including:

(The above excerpt has been taken from NHS UK website, for reading the full article please click the link below).

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ssri-antidepressants/

 

Anxiety and Anxiety related problems

What is Health Anxiety Disorder

Health anxiety (sometimes called hypochondria) is when you spend so much time worrying you’re ill, or about getting ill, that it starts to take over your life.

You may have health anxiety if you:

  • constantly worry about your health
  • frequently check your body for signs of illness, such as lumps, tingling or pain
  • are always asking people for reassurance that you’re not ill
  • worry that your doctor or medical tests may have missed something
  • obsessively look at health information on the internet or in the media
  • avoid anything to do with serious illness, such as medical TV programmes
  • act as if you were ill (for example, avoiding physical activities)

Anxiety itself can cause symptoms like headaches or a racing heartbeat, and you may mistake these for signs of illness.

 

(The above excerpt is from NHS, UK website. For complete article visit NHS UK website at the link below)

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/health-anxiety/

 

Anxiety and Anxiety related problems

What is Depersonalisation/Derealisation Disorder

Depersonalization-derealization disorder occurs when you persistently or repeatedly have the feeling that you’re observing yourself from outside your body or you have a sense that things around you aren’t real, or both. Feelings of depersonalization and derealization can be very disturbing and may feel like you’re living in a dream.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depersonalization-derealization-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20352911

Cannabis and mental health

چرس اور ذہنی صحت Cannabis and mental health

اس کتابچے کے متعلق

چرس استعمال کرنے والے بہت سے لوگ اسے ایک ایسی بے ضرر شے سمجھتے ہیں جو پرسکون رہنے میں مدد دیتی ہے، ایک ایسی نشہ آور شے جو شراب اور سگریٹ کے برعکس جسمانی اور ذہنی صحت کے لیے اچھی ثابت ہوسکتی ہے۔اس کے برعکس حالیہ تحقیق سے پتا چلتا ہے کہ ایسے افراد جو جینیاتی طور پر خطرے سے دوچار ہوں ان میں یہ  کسی نفسیاتی بیماری کا اہم سبب بن سکتی ہے۔

یہ کتابچہ چرس کے استعمال کے اثرات اور ذہنی صحت پر ہونے والی تحقیق کے بارے میں ہے اور ہر اس شخص کے لیے ہے جو اس مسئلے  کے بارے میں فکرمند ہے۔ ہم امید کرتے ہیں کہ لوگوں کو اس کتابچے سے چرس استعمال کرنے یا نہ کرنے کے بارے میں سوچ سمجھ کر فیصلہ کرنے میں مدد ملے گی۔

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/translations/urdu/%DA%86%D8%B1%D8%B3-%D8%A7%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B0%DB%81%D9%86%DB%8C-%D8%B5%D8%AD%D8%AA