#1 – Antidepressants
Antidepressants like SNRI and SSRI increase the level of serotonin, also known as the “feel good” hormone in the brain, and are commonly prescribed to relieve symptoms of mild depression, chronic depression, and anxiety disorders.
But the approved uses of these antidepressants do not stop there; they can treat multiple health conditions such as panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), severe phobia, and even bulimia and childhood enuresis, also known as bedwetting.
Off-label uses of antidepressants include migraine, low libido, insomnia, nicotine dependence, and digestive system disorders.
More and more people are using antidepressants outside their common use, as the medication’s name suggests.
Patients who do not suffer from depression may take antidepressants to treat one of the conditions mentioned above, only when their doctors or physicians prescribe them. So, you should never use antidepressant drugs for off-label purposes without consulting a doctor first to avoid health complications.
Like many powerful medications, antidepressants have some side effects: nausea, blurred vision, constipation, fatigue, weight gain, withdrawal, etc.