The antidepressant drugs in question are known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which include drugs such as Prozac. Recent research published in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Opthalmology has found that taking SSRIs can raise the risk of cataracts.
The study, which was led by Mahyar Etminan, PharmD of Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute in Canada, involved examining the data of nearly 19,000 over 65s. Their health records were then compared to around 190,000 controls which led to the team of researchers finding that overall taking SSRIs raised the risk of cataracts by around 15 percent.
However, the risk is only associated with current drug use, which means that those who took the drugs in the past will not find themselves with a higher risk.
If you do feel concerned about any side affects you may be having a result of prescription antidepressants then it is essential you visit your GP to discuss the issue and it is also important that you do not discontinue use until seeking advice from a medical profession.
Hypnotherapy is gaining wider recognition for treating depression and aims to uncover the route cause of negative feelings and emotions which leads to removing the symptoms. if you are suffering with depression and would like to explore the option of complementary therapies such as Hypnotherapy, to ether be used alongside conventional medicine or on its own then.
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