I recently attended an interview with an old friend of mine.
I was asked about a new drug, and he had to give me a lie detector test to prove that I had never used it.
He was the first person I’d ever heard of to be willing to give his honest opinion on a new medication.
I didn’t know what to think.
It was an unusual and rare experience for someone with serious depression to have.
The drug I was taking was not a medication, but rather a drug called “anorexia nervosa” (AN).
AN has become one of the most widely prescribed psychiatric drugs.
It’s the first psychiatric medication that people who have a major depressive episode have to take, but it can also be a treatment option.
Anorexia is not a psychiatric disorder, and the medication I was being prescribed wasn’t a drug.
What is AN?
AN is a mixture of a stimulant called Ritalin, and an amino acid called L-dopa, which is an endogenous hormone produced in the body.
L-Dopa is used to increase energy, while Ritaline is used for the same effect.
AN is the second-most prescribed antidepressant in the US, after SSRI drugs like Prozac and Paxil.
AN was originally prescribed for depression and anxiety, but in the 1980s, researchers discovered that AN can also act as an antidepressant.
When people take AN, the drug works by increasing the levels of certain brain chemicals called BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor).
These chemicals are known to be involved in learning, memory, and emotional regulation.
So, AN could be a good treatment for people with severe depression, anxiety, or obsessive compulsive disorder.
What are the side effects of AN?
The most common side effects from AN are nausea, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety.
AN also causes depression-like symptoms like feeling sad or hopeless.
But if you’re feeling anxious or depressed, AN can actually help calm you down.
Some people with AN have experienced feelings of well-being when taking AN.
Other side effects are mild.
They may include: constipation