Antidepressants and panic attacks are connected to each other. Both of them have a way of coming up together. Doctors often prescribe antidepressants to treat panic attacks. But, the patients always end up wondering if they really work? Are they really effective?
If you too, have these questions in your mind, you must consult your doctor and discuss this issue with him.
But, we have an answer to your questions. We, on the basis of some scientific papers based on the relation between antidepressants and panic attacks, have come to you with the answer to the questions that might have invaded your thoughts.
Out of the thorough research documented in the papers, we came to the conclusion that yes, antidepressants work. They are very effective.
The papers we are talking about do not contain a single study on this subject. They were summary papers. They were a compilation of many researches documented on many papers. They were summary papers that contained the extractions from all the research papers. And the papers have cleared the fact that about 60 percent of the people who take antidepressants as a treatment of panic attacks become free from these attacks after taking the antidepressants for 2 to 3 months. The people feel really good after taking anti depressants but, as the coin has two sides, this issue too has another side.
40 percent of people who did not undergo treatment with antidepressants also got in a better condition. They got better without the use of antidepressants and this shows that they did not need antidepressants.
For another 40 percent of people, antidepressants showed no positive effect. Their panic attacks did not get better even after taking antidepressants for about a month. So, with this, we can rule out the conclusion that out of 100 patients who gulp antidepressants to get rid of panic attacks, only 20 people get positive results.
Antidepressants are tolerated well by the people but, there are some side effects of these drugs. All the people who take antidepressants are susceptible to encounter side- effect but, only 20 percent of them witness benefits with the use of antidepressants.
But, still, we would say that if you suffer from panic attacks, you must consider taking antidepressants as a part of your treatment. There are certain things to keep in mind before taking antidepressants. You should discuss these things with your physician before you take antidepressants.
You must discuss with your doctor the following things: