26. Heavy Medication May Be Necessary
Anti-depressants are mood-altering medication that is part of the treatment prescribed to patients with depression. Some of the side-effects of taking anti-depressants include nausea, weight gain, fatigue, drowsiness, blurred vision, and insomnia. However, in some cases where the patient exhibits severe depression, prescribing more than one anti-depressant becomes necessary.
There are cases where patients are given a second anti-depressant and still show no improvement in their mental state. Dr.Coplan who published his research in ‘Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience’stated that it was possible for patients to show immunity to anti-depressants irrespective of dosage. One reason why this could happen is that the brain and neural systems of patients with depression have different physiology altogether.