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Mental Health Center - Learn about modern medications and what they do. The health center details prescription drugs commonly used to treat anxiety, depression, ADHD and related emotional disorders. Learn the truth about how they work, as well as side effects and warning.
J.C. Ryle: “Spiritual darkness comes on horseback, and goes away on foot. It is upon us before we know that it is coming. It leaves us slowly, gradually, and not till after many days.”
C.S. Lewis: “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”
Matthew Henry: “Discontent is a sin that is its own punishment and makes men torment themselves; it makes the spirit sad, the body sick, and all the enjoyments sour; it is the heaviness of the heart and the rottenness of the bones. It is a sin that is its own parent. It arises not from the condition, but from the mind. As we find Paul contented in a prison, so Ahab discontent in a palace.” Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible: http://www.ccel.org/h/henry/mhc2/MHC11021.HTM
Francis Schaeffer: “Many times I say, ‘I can't go up the hill once more. I can't do it again.’ And what is God's answer? Well, first it is important to know that God doesn't scold a man when his tiredness comes from his battles and his tears from compassion.” Death in the City (Downers Grove, InterVarsity Press: 1969), 69.
“Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to the difficulties they have suffered” (C.H. Spurgeon).
“Life is a mingled yarn, good and ill together” (Shakespeare).
“Those who have endured the stinging experiences are the choicest people God can use.” “Who God would use greatly, He will hurt deeply” (A. W. Tozer).
“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of life.”
“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful” (Annette Funichello-former “Mouseketeer” suffering with debilitating MS).
“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such” (Henry Miller).
“You who perceive yourself as weak and frail, with futile hopes and devastated dreams, born but to die, to weep and suffer pain, hear this: all power is given unto you in earth and heaven. There is nothing you cannot do. The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt” (Thomas Merton).
“To give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not ask for any reward save that of knowing that we do Thy will” (St Ignatius Loyola).
“Sorrows are sickly things and die, while the joys are strong divine children and shall live forever” (George MacDonald).
“None of us is only the sum of our wounds” (Kimberly C. Patton, p. 8, A Sorrowful Joy).
Anxiety & Depression Medications: The below information are excerpts from the site http://www.anxiety-and-depression-solutions.com/.
Adderall: Adderall can help to reduce the symptoms of ADHD. The more common side effects include: loss of appetite, weight loss, insomnia, headache, dizziness. Adderall is often prescribed to children with Attention Deficit Disorder / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Buspar: Buspar (buspirone hydrochloride) is an antidepressant. Buspar is used to treat anxiety disorders and provide short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. The more common side-effects of Buspar include: drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia and radical dreams.
Effexor : Venlafaxine is an antidepressant medication. It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression. Effexor is an SSRI. [Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of antidepressants for treating depression, anxiety disorders and some personality disorders.] May have various side effects. Effexor can cause severe withdrawal symptoms. Do not take more than the prescribed amount of medication or take it for longer than is directed by your doctor. Withdrawal effects may occur if Effexor is stopped suddenly after several weeks of continuous use.
Nardil: Nardil is also known as Phenelzine. Phenelzine is used to treat symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in appetite; tiredness; sleeping too much; insomnia; and thoughts of death or suicide. Allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, closing of your throat, swelling of your lips, tongue or face; or hives. Headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, tremors, weakness, or muscle twitches. Restlessness, insomnia, anxiety or agitation.
Paxil: Paxil, or Paroxetine, is an antidepressant medication. Paroxetine is used to relieve symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in appetite; tiredness; sleeping too much; insomnia; and thoughts of death or suicide. Paroxetine can have major withdrawal symptoms.
Prozac: Fluoxetine ( Prozac ) a serotonin-specific drug is
used then the patient does not respond to heterocyclic antidepressants. This
drug is used mainly in the treatment of depression. Prozac is habit forming.
You can become physically and psychologically dependent on the medication. “If
you are considering taking an SSRI like Prozac, I would ask that you give an
alternate solution a try. SSRI’s did nothing for me but make me dependant on
them and when I tried to stop taking them, I sank into very deep states of
depression for weeks at a time. When you stop taking the SSRI, it will really
mess up the chemical balance in your brain.”
Ritalin is a stimulant to the central nervous system. Ritalin is mainly used to
treat the symptoms of ADHD by increasing attentiveness and decreasing
hyperactivity. Though many parents report that ADHD symptoms in their children
subside as a result of taking Ritalin, it is not without side effects.
Valium: Valium is also known as Diazepam. Diazepam is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety, seizures, and muscle spasms. Diazepam is an antianxiety agent. Used primarily for short-term relief of mild to moderate anxiety. Valium is habit forming. You can become physically and psychologically dependent on the medication. Do not take more than the prescribed amount of medication or take it for longer than is directed by your doctor. Withdrawal effects may occur if Valium is stopped suddenly after several weeks of continuous use. Avoid alcohol while taking valium. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by Valium.
Welbutrin: Welbutrin’s active ingredient is bupropion hydrochloride. Welbutrin is used as a stimulant for a person who suffers from depression. Welbutrin is an anti-depressant. Welbutrin is usually used for treating the symptoms of depression. It is also used in treating ADHD and bipolar disorder. Bupropion has been linked to seizures in about four out of a thousand patients who were given up to 450 mg/day.
Xanax: Xanax is a prescription drug that is also known as Aprazolam. Alprazolam is in a
class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Used primarily for short-term relief of
mild to moderate anxiety and nervous tension. Allergic reactions such as
difficulty breathing, closing of your throat, swelling of your lips, face or
tongue; or hives, etc. Alprazolam is habit forming.
Zoloft: Zoloft is an SSRI. Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and obesity. Zoloft can cause severe withdrawal symptoms. Do not take more than the prescribed amount of medication or take it for longer than is directed by your doctor. Withdrawal effects may occur if Zoloft is stopped suddenly after several weeks of continuous use.