Non-Physical Adverse Effects of ADs May Be Underreported
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 12, Number 5, May 2014
Section editor, Glen Spielmans, PhD
Glen Spielmans, PhD, has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies ertaining to this educational activity.
All antidepressants have the potential to cause physical adverse effects, such as dry mouth, drowsiness, and dizziness. But patients often report psychological and interpersonal effects, too, and the fear of these adverse reactions sometimes leads patients to refuse these drugs. How common are non-physical side effects, such as apathy and feelings of detachment?