Antidepressants are supposed to make people feel better by alleviating the usual symptoms of depression. However, some people experience side effects like weight gain, anxiety, irritability, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, and loss of sexual desire. After having tried several different types of antidepressants, some people still are not able to find an antidepressant that works for them. When people start to take a new antidepressant that doesn’t seem to be working, their physician will often increase their dosage, which effectively leads to new side effects. It is important though to remember that just because your first couple of medications causes side effects doesn’t mean that all antidepressants will.
You don’t have to put up with the negative side effects of your antidepressants. If you are not satisfied with the medication that you’re taking, then maybe it is time to consider taking a medication that works for you. We hope to find better treatment options for depression through medical research and clinical trials.
Why should you engage in clinical trials?
- Medication is provided for no cost, and no insurance is needed.
- You get to try new and different treatment options.
- Clinical trials and treatment options are usually the result of state-of-the-art and groundbreaking medical breakthroughs.
- Becoming involved in a clinical trial advances medical research, allowing you to become active member of the healthcare community.
- Your data in the clinical trials has the potential of helping others with the same illness(es) as you.
- The trials are completely confidential.
No matter if you see a great amount of change or little to no change, engaging in the clinical trial will help you with trying to solve your symptoms of depression. The Institute for Advanced Medical Research offers no cost aftercare treatment to help aid the process of discovering which antidepressant option best suits you. For more information on all your treatment options, contact the Institute for Advanced Medical Research at 770-817-9200.