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Facts and myths about psychotropics

Psychotropic drugs have very negative opinions because of their strong action, which in some cases causes some side effects. One of them is hormonal imbalance, which leads to a decrease in sexual performance. Although antidepressants have been developed to deal with mental problems, they can be highly addictive.

Antidepressants, otherwise known as psychotropics, are intended to improve mood, restore the biochemical balance of neurotransmitters. These substances also act on the receptors of nerve cells. Unfortunately, the demand for such measures is increasing year on year due to the increase in the scale of depression. Psychotropics are usually administered in the form of coated or disintegrating tablets in the oral cavity.

Psychotropic drugs

According to statistics, in Poland antidepressants are the most frequently prescribed agents by physicians. Nevertheless, specialists say that you cannot become addicted to them, but only get used to them regularly. Over time, depressive drugs kill natural reflexes and human emotions, making patients indifferent. People taking benzodiazepine, one of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants by doctors, declare that after administration of the drug they become stuffy the other day, muscle relaxation, balance disorders, memory disorders, anxiety, sleepiness, emotional instability or hallucinations often appear. Some of these people are not fit to drive because their awareness is not sufficient.

Psychotropic drugs - facts and myths

The fact is that psychotropic drugs do not add to the body except for benzodiazepine, a classic antianxiety agent. In addition, it has been shown that these drugs do not damage the psyche and in some cases protect brain neurons. These means are not simulants either. Another fact is that antiepileptic drugs have mood stabilizing properties. Psychotics used in schizophrenia have anti-maniacal properties. Experts say that some disorders can be treated without medication using psychotherapy. Their effectiveness is sometimes comparable.

The myth is the information that these drugs are intended exclusively for weak people, who do not cope with the multitude of duties or reality. All mood disorders do not result from the character of the person. It is also a myth to say that the use of psychotropic drugs is to replace the will of the sick person. It is also untrue to say that the start of psychotropic measures should last until the end of a person's life. These medicines should be taken in the long term in order to prevent relapses.