Antidepressants: a primer

Depression and Anxiety are serious health problems facing many people today. Men especially find themselves vulnerable due to conflicting attitudes on masculinity, shame, ignorance and even fear.

If you are experiencing poor sleep, palpitations, lapses in concentration, and otherwise find yourself struggling with emotions of sadness, worry and anxiousness, chances are you may be suffering from depression or anxiety.

Being accurately diagnosed is important, but managing the condition effectively and safely is even more paramount.

In this video we discuss the two main classes of antidepressants – Tricyclics and SSRI’s. We discuss some of their characteristics, side effects, interactions and safety precautions, so that you are better prepared to discuss this as a treatment option with your doctor.

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