Psychiatric drugs help individuals who are struggling with psychiatric or psychological disorder live mentally and physically healthier lives. Anti depressants, sedatives, anti psychotics and tranquilizers are drugs individuals regularly use when coping with mental health issues. However, taking psychiatric drugs can have a lasting effect on the individual taking them.
Short and Long Term Effects of Sedatives and Tranquilizers
Sixteen percent of the population in the United States takes sedatives and tranquilizers. Eighty percent of those individuals have been taking the drugs for more than a year. Valium, Ambien and Xanax are the most common tranquilizers individuals use today. Moreover, studies have shown that habitual abuse or addiction results in ineffectiveness. This is especially true in Ambien after a month of use. For most tranquilizers, this happens after four months. Although the drugs are ineffective after a few months, the long term effects are important. In individuals who take Valium, Ambien, and Xanax for more than a year, there is high risk for bone density loss that could lead to fractures. Also, the most common type of fracture in people to take these drugs is hip fractures. Individuals who take Xanax, Valium and Ambien also suffer with respiratory problems and allergies, as well as low blood pressure and liver disease. With long term use, some individuals experience coordination, balance and concentration problems as well as memory loss. Research revealed that an alarming number of auto accidents occur annually due to drivers being under the influence of a tranquilizer or sedative.
Effects of Anti depressants
There are a number of effects that short and long term abuse of anti depressants cause. Studies show that an increasing number of individuals take anti depressants for depression that is actually a result from other medications that they are taking or attributed to substance abuse. Diet pills, prescription pain medications and cortico-steroids list depression as a common side effect. It is not uncommon for individuals battling cancer and thyroid problems to also struggle with depression. Unfortunately, many don’t address the primary causes of depression. Instead, doctors prescribe individuals anti depressants to deal with depression that is actually a side effect to substance abuse. Long term side effects from taking anti depressants could lead to problems with heart rate, blood pressure, vision problems, a decrease in energy and prostate issues.
Effects of Anti psychotics
Doctors prescribe anti psychotics or anti depressants for an inaccurate diagnosis. Anti psychotics are used to treat mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. These drugs, such as Clozaril, Risperdal, Seroquel and Zyprexa are similar to antidepressants (in fact, Abilify has been used to treat schizophrenia) and have some significant side effects, particularly causing symptoms similar to those of schizophrenia. Long term effects of using anti psychotics can lead to severe nerve damage as well as Parkinson’s disease.
Detox from Taking Psychiatric Drugs
If you or someone you know are struggling with addiction and taking psychiatric drugs and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox, a safer and more effective method for detox from psychiatric drugs and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Other effective addiction detox programs include:
- Womens detox program
- Mens detox program
- Prescription drug detox program
- Benzo detox program
- Opioid detox program
Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 888-228-9114, to see if our treatment program is right for you.