Can Antidepressants Improve Mood?
Good afternoon, lately my mood is chaotic and suddenly always sad without cause accompanied by suicidal ideation and hallucinations even sometimes difficult to do any activity, I had to go to a psychiatrist and his doctor diagnosed me ptsd and excessive anxiety and gave me medication in the form of clobazam and elizac, but the condition I am still the same, whether the drug has not yet reacted or is there another disease? thank you
Hello Fitri, Thank you for the question.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological health disorder that arises after experiencing a traumatic event. This condition is characterized by symptoms of annoyance, having guilt, nightmares, tend to avoid the conversation that makes trauma, difficulty concentrating, feeling isolated, difficult to sleep, easily shocked, irritable. Further treatment for PTSD sufferers is needed especially if the symptoms get worse. Handling provided by a psychiatrist / psychiatrist can be in the form of psychological therapy (including cognitive behavioral therapy, desensitization therapy, disclosure therapy, group therapy) and drugs (in the form of antidepressants or anti-anxiety groups).
Elizac is a trademark that contains fluoxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of antidepressants while clobazam is a drug used to treat anxiety. New fluoxetine drugs can produce symptomatic improvement after being consumed for 1-2 weeks but maximum results can only be felt after 4-5 weeks of drug consumption. Therefore, please continue to consume the drug according to doctor's instructions. Do not increase or decrease the dosage of the drug without doctor's advice. Feel free to try to occupy yourself with activities that you enjoy. Also try to get closer to your family and closest friends then share stories with them. You can also take part in meditation or yoga that can help overcome your condition. Don't hesitate to go back to see a psychiatrist / psychiatrist if your symptoms worsen.
Hopefully this information is useful.