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Antidepressants

Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and other conditions, including dysthymia, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, neuropathic pain and, in some cases, dysmenorrhoea, snoring, migraine, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), addiction, dependence, and sleep disorders. They may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medications.

A wide range of drugs—including tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline (Elavil) or doxepin (Deptran, Silenor, Sinequan)—have strong anticholinergic effects, which means they can have side effects like memory problems and confusion. These effects are more pronounced in older people, so these antidepressants are reserved for younger people. Anticholinergic drugs work by blocking the effects of acetylcholine, a substance that transmits messages in the nervous system. In the brain, acetylcholine is involved in learning and memory. In the rest of the body, it stimulates muscle contractions.

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Antidepressants Health Risks

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Congenital Anomaly Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Dementia Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Alzheimer's disease Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Fracture Musculoskeletal outcome
Fracture
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Hip fracture Musculoskeletal outcome
Hip fracture
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Pneumonia Respiratory outcome
Pneumonia
Respiratory

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

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