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05 Jan 2005

Anti depressants
Hi, What is anti depressants and what do they actually do? How safe is it to take them and can you get them from any pharmacy?
Is Vivcodin a anti depressant?
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01 Jan 0001

The term antidepressant is a collective term for a group of drugs that displays antidepressant properties. They are principally used for depressive illness, but are also useful in the treatment of anxiety disorders. To explain it in a very simple way you can say that these drugs adjust the chemical balance of certain substances in the brain (e.g. Serotonin) of which a shortage or an excess may lead to some of the symptoms of depressive illness. These drugs are available on prescription only and is available at any pharmacy.
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