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DEPRESSION Symptoms and Causes

Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

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Effexor Side Effects

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Depression (503)
Headache (495)
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Condition Aggravated (436)
Paraesthesia (372)
Malaise (353)
Insomnia (349)
Fatigue (286)
Crying (285)
Confusional State (269)
Agitation (265)
Hyperhidrosis (263)
Asthenia (249)
Diarrhoea (236)
Tremor (236)
Convulsion (235)
Completed Suicide (222)
Hypertension (221)
Fall (219)
Disturbance In Attention (207)
Vomiting (204)
Aggression (201)
Blood Pressure Increased (194)
Anger (193)
Withdrawal Syndrome (183)
Somnolence (180)
Pain (177)
Suicide Attempt (175)
Weight Increased (163)
Abnormal Behaviour (151)
Dyspnoea (150)
Amnesia (150)
Intentional Overdose (136)
Irritability (135)
Abnormal Dreams (123)
Tinnitus (118)
Activities Of Daily Living Impaired (117)
Serotonin Syndrome (115)
Panic Attack (111)
Loss Of Consciousness (111)
Arthralgia (110)
Nightmare (109)
Disorientation (108)
Off Label Use (106)
Overdose (106)
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Recent Reviews

10 years on effexor, weight gain of 20 lbs last 5 years when increased to 300mg., no change in cal or exercise, since getting older realized needed fewre calories so tried to reduce like always could wirhWW and exercise, no success, couldn'

Effexor & Pristiq is poison - I would know, I started taking it at 16 yrs old, instead of counselling I was given Effexor by a 'psychiatrist drug dealer' I was never offered counselling. I spent of $25,000 on this medication in my lifetime. D

Effexor raised my blood presure alot ,I had extreme painful headaches,rash that started on my face which was horrible,then spread to my chest,my neck was beat red I itched so badly.I think docotrs need to be more educated on this med before giveing i

Effexor was horrible for me...as soon as I started it I started having panic attacks worse than ever (supposed to help them) scary bad dreams, waking up in a sweat and not knowing who I was, then depression. The first day I expeirenced the panic atta

Ever since i've been prescribed effexor, my systolic bp measurement is high. is there a correlation between the two.

Had effexor yesterday 75 mg not again nusea,blurred vision and today the worst longest headache I have ever had,GP didn't even check my BP before prescription.I am recovering from a fractured skull think I will deal with my depression without drugs

Headaches BAD and very sleepy and increased anxiety

Hi i have anxiety an manic depressionbut its all under control nowwith my medication, im having trouble enjoying sex or even getting turned on im not sure if its all in ,my head because of my anxiety i worry bout every l

Hi.. I have been on effexor. I stopped 'cold turkey'. I know this is wrong. I have gained 25 pounds in the past year. I have increasingly became more depressed. I can't sleep. I have strong thoughts of wanting to die. I don't want to kill myself, but

I agree, this has been a horrile drug experience for me as well .. Effexor should be OFF the market !!!! 46 yr old female, Baltimore MD USA

Zosert was prescribed by my cardilogist, but luckily seeing the side effects in this net, I have not started taking the tabs. Further when I am not having depression, I don't understand, why I have been prescribed this dangerous medicine

Although I have had a lifetime problem with depression (no treatment) I have noticed that since I started taking Zolipdem the depression is much worse even though I am sleeping better.

hi im 14 weeks pregnant and have taken 5mg cipralex for five days now at night for depression and anxiety,i feel better though very sleepy even during the day but im concerned for my unborn baby

Side effects I have from Nadolol are confusion, dizziness, lightheaded, increased depression and anxiety, and mild nausea.

Have just taken my first does of Loxalate 20mg for severe depression

When I read your literature, does it mean that bif vI have major depression and am taking cardizem and have photophobia that vthere is a chance for CHF, and myocarditis and that the medication should be changed? Beta blockers are out of the question

i had pounding heart and severe depression and anxiety while takeing candersartan. im waiting to see a cardioligist to see if i have done any damage. feel so much better now i have stopped takeing them

Thankyou for witing out this article I have been on 120mgs of Zeldox since November 2010 at first it seemed to work and now it has me stuck in a depression state . I was prior to that on olanzapine which held me also in a depressed state I

<span style=' '>Lexapro is a permanent life long cure for any depression if you can survive the treatment.<span style='mso-spacerun: yes;'> I was prompted by a marriage counselor to go to my doctor and requ

<span style='font-family: Calibri; '>I am experiencing severe irritability and moderate depression since I started taking Fenofibrate 160 mg 3 weeks ago, which is not at all normal for me.

DEPRESSION Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.