Anti-depressants = emotionless?

When you take anti-depressants I've heard that they can essentially wipe all emotion from you. Sure you won't quality depressed anymore but you won't feel happy any. I've heard this being described as a "zombie-like" response.

Anyone who's been on anti-depressants - what kinds of emotion have you felt?
I've been on antidepressants for 23 years and, believe me, I feel adjectives sorts of things. When you first start taking them, they may have a bit of a numbing effect, but if you are "zombie-like", you're OVER-medicated.
Everyone reacts differently to medication...from zombie to almost no effect. There are a number of anti-depressants so the doctor does have choices. When I be not responding well to one, we would stop that one and try another. When the medication was right for me, I have a full range of emotions and feel happier than I had in years. Talk to your doctor, narrate him everything that is happening on that medication. Then you can find the right one. If you inevitability one at all! Sometimes talking near a therapist can control depression. Sometimes this 'zombie-like' feeling doesn't come from the anti depressants but comes from the depression that they are suffering from because it is easier not to reason and feel numb than think and discern something so powerful you can only deal near it in a destructive way. To be honest it adjectives depends on the individual and if you are being described them there is no wound in trying.
Tom Cruise, is that you? Seriously though..No no no they do not make you into a zombie. They block various aspects of the synaptic nouns process in serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine containing neurons in the brain. This increases the level of these neurotransmitters which stabilizes emotions. People on an appropriate dose have a stable mood, not a withdrawal of.
I've been on Prozac for 3 years and at first I did touch zombie-like and disconnected, but that was just the adjustment. After a week or so I be fine and have had virtually no symptoms since later. I used to say that I didn't want medication because I would be a zombie, but it's not true. It made me a functional, happy personage. Tom Cruise, is that you? Seriously though..No no no they do not make you into a zombie. They block various aspects of the synaptic nouns process in serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine containing neurons in the brain. This increases the level of these neurotransmitters which stabilizes emotions. People on an appropriate dose have a stable mood, not a withdrawal of.
Answers:    When antidepressants are the right medication and you are on the right one at the right dose, you consistency a normal range of emotion. When they are inappropriate, the wrong one for you or the wrong dosing, you may not feel similar to yourself in a number of ways. This is sector of the reason why therapy is the best first treatment to try. It's also why working next to the expert in these meds, a psychiatrist, is smarter than just seeing a GP. Also, "zombie" normally is less than adequately treated depression and not other the medicine.
they do not wipe all emotion. they do more fruitless things then good. they be paid you happy for about a few hours but afterwards you have a feeling worse then you did before. ie prozac. self a 'shrink' as we are called, and also using them when i was a child. trust me they do not manufacture you emtionless, to be honest people on antidepressants are better of finding something they love... and pretty much embracing themselves If you're not feeling anything on medication, you're on the wrong medication. There are so copious anti-depressants out there odds are correct you'll be able to find one that works without dulling you down too much. It can steal a few tries to find that one, but once you do it's definitely worth it.
some anti-depressants can. i was on one i can't remember the pet name of it that turned me violent towards others and extremely emotional. i get off of it and put on something new and when that one didn't work i get put on Cymbalta and it's working great so far.
I used to feel that agency on every single anti-depressant I was ever on. Alas, I went into the hospital and be came out prescribed on Paxil. I am capable of response happy. I have more enthusiasm, I'm sleeping better, and I'm not getting overly emotional. =] some anti-depressants can. i was on one i can't remember the pet name of it that turned me violent towards others and extremely emotional. i get off of it and put on something new and when that one didn't work i get put on Cymbalta and it's working great so far.
I've been on prozac - it did make me for a time emotionally numb - but that was a good piece at that time. Of course not
Stay away from Lexapro.. man i'm telling everyone that.. seriously.. ihate that drug.. that drug made me and my friend serious zombies.. we both had doctors that prescribed us that.. I close to wellbutrin.. i'm going on anti depressents again next week.. and i dont know what my dr is going to give me.. i hope to god its wellbutrin.. to awnser your examine YES they do make you feel similar to a zombie.. but i agree w what some of the ppl here said.. if your feeling like a zombie after your overmedicated.. because not all the medications grain the same.. thats the hard segment.. finding the one that works for you! Good Luck! :) I've been on antidepressants for 23 years and, believe me, I feel adjectives sorts of things. When you first start taking them, they may have a bit of a numbing effect, but if you are "zombie-like", you're OVER-medicated.
If you're not feeling anything on medication, you're on the wrong medication. There are so copious anti-depressants out there odds are correct you'll be able to find one that works without dulling you down too much. It can steal a few tries to find that one, but once you do it's definitely worth it.
no, i've been taking anti-depressants for while, and i basically switched mine..
i'm pretty much happy all the time very soon.
it depends on what medication you're taking though.
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Sometimes this 'zombie-like' feeling doesn't come from the anti depressants but comes from the depression that they are suffering from because it is easier not to reason and feel numb than think and discern something so powerful you can only deal near it in a destructive way. To be honest it adjectives depends on the individual and if you are being described them there is no wound in trying.
Of course not
I am on Effexor..It mellows me out but it only dulls the edges...i don't grain like a zombie, though