Question: Do antidepressants ruin relationships?

Relationship problems can trigger depression. And the drugs used to treat depression are known to cause sexual side effects that can interfere with relationships, including lack of desire and arousal problems, inability to achieve orgasm, delayed ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.

Do antidepressants stop you falling in love?

“Antidepressants tend to tone down the emotions. But they dont interfere with the ability to fall in love. No,” says Otto Kernberg, director of the Personality Disorders Institute at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and author of six books on love.

Can antidepressants make you lose feelings?

On antidepressant medication, it is possible that you might experience a sense of feeling numb and less like yourself. Though the symptoms of depression have decreased, there may be a sense that other emotional responses – laughing or crying, for example – are more difficult to experience.

Do SSRIs change your personality?

Fact: When taken correctly, antidepressants will not change your personality. They will help you feel like yourself again and return to your previous level of functioning.

What happens if you miss a day of antidepressants?

Missed or extra doses Its important not to miss any of your doses, as this could make your treatment less effective. You may also get withdrawal symptoms as a result of missing a dose of the medicine. If you do miss 1 of your doses, take it as soon as you remember, unless its almost time to take your next dose.

What happens if you take antidepressants and youre not depressed?

(If a person who isnt depressed takes antidepressants, they do not improve that persons mood or functioning - its not a happy pill.) Rarely, people experience apathy or loss of emotions while on certain antidepressants. When this happens, lowering the dose or switching to a different antidepressant may help.

Do Ssris change your personality?

Fact: When taken correctly, antidepressants will not change your personality. They will help you feel like yourself again and return to your previous level of functioning.

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