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What are the most common antidepressants prescribed in Poland?


TimothyBrentwood    
12 May 2018  #1
I know someone in Poland who was prescribed an antidepressant but she can't remember what it is called, Just curious having a hard time finding an answer on the internet
Sylvio 9 | 59    
12 May 2018  #2
Its called Zubr and comes in cans.
johnny reb 14 | 3,116    
12 May 2018  #3
Not true, Zubr is very much a Depressant.
All alcohol is a depressant.

having a hard time finding an answer on the internet

Did you spell the name of the drug correctly ?
If so it should pop right up on your computer screen.
jon357 66 | 13,338    
12 May 2018  #4
All alcohol is a depressant.

Very much so.

BTW, is the medicine fluoksetyna? In English fluoxetine. That is certainly used in Poland, as are the other main types.
TimmothyBrentwoo    
13 May 2018  #5
Thanks all for the replies, I asked and it wasn't fluoksetyna I looked up the Polish name for Zoloft generic and also no she seems certain it was an antidepressant(Though I suppose I could look into the other SSRIs), My next question is how often is depression treated with mood stabilizers in Poland? I highly doubt a doctor would prescribe lithium for depression the therapeutic dose to treat depression is dangerously close to the toxic one it's an unpopular treatment method here and highly advised against I know public awareness of mental illness isn't the best in Poland but how good are the psychologist, therapists, and other mental health professionals?
Chemikiem 5 | 1,121    
13 May 2018  #6
I highly doubt a doctor would prescribe lithium for depression

To the best of my knowledge, lithium is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, not as a straightforward antidepressant.
TimmothyBrentwoo    
14 May 2018  #7
Ah OK well what about the therapists? Are they any good? I read they don't even need a PhD and over half don't even get certified, Are the private practice ones expensive?
jon357 66 | 13,338    
14 May 2018  #8
I read they don't even need a PhD and over half don't even get certified

That kind are counsellors rather than doctors who prescribe.
kaprys 1 | 1,355    
14 May 2018  #9
A psychologist can't prescribe you anything. A psychiatrist can - a psychiatrist is a doctor ...
johnny reb 14 | 3,116    
14 May 2018  #10
I looked up the Polish name for Zoloft

Sounds like you are looking for recreational drugs like Zoloft the cheapest way that you can obtain them.
I apologize in advance if I am wrong BUT..............
TimmothyBrentwoo    
15 May 2018  #11
Nope just curious, I didn't think Zoloft could even be used recreationally, Thanks for answering though :)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,121    
15 May 2018  #12
I didn't think Zoloft could even be used recreationally,

That's because it isn't. It's an SSRI type of antidepressant not a recreational drug at all. The active ingredient in Zoloft is Sertraline.
johnny reb 14 | 3,116    
15 May 2018  #13
Not quite so quick and certain Pam, is that what your therapist told you ?
What is YOUR definition of a recreational drug firstly.
In the United States Prozac is VERY MUCH so a sought after to be used as a recreational drug.
Same as drinking a few beers or smoking a spliff.
It takes the edge off the day quite nicely making it a sought after drug by drug abusers.
Timmy here fits the MO of someone seeking drugs instead of therapy with the cleverly worded questions that he has ask which puts up a red flag.

He is asking more about drugs than he is therapy.
Note that I did apologize if I was wrong in advance but highly unlikely.

Correction:
I meant ZOLOFT not Prozac.
It should have read:

In the United States Zoloft is VERY MUCH so a sought after to be used as a recreational drug.

jon357 66 | 13,338    
17 May 2018  #14
The active ingredient in Zoloft is Sertraline.

A very nasty chemical for some people. Hard to imagine anyone wanting to take it recreationally, but hey, there's no accounting for tastes.
johnny reb 14 | 3,116    
17 May 2018  #15
Why would it be so hard to imagine jon when the crap mellows you out.
A couple of them put you in la la land.
A lot of cocaine users use it to get rid of the jitters.
It relieves stress in the work place.
Helps to deal with irate women.
People who can't drink alcohol but want a mellow buzz love them.
Very popular here in America as a drug of choice.
That's why I about fell over when Pam said they were not used recreationally.

A very nasty chemical for some people.

ALL prescribed drugs are poison to the human body.
Dirk diggler 7 | 3,308    
17 May 2018  #16
Zoloft and other ssris/nsris have no recreational value. I doubt he is seeking a buzz. If he wanted to get high off meds he can purchase a pack of codeine pills over the counter for a dollar or two. Prozac, Zoloft, and all those drugs dont get you high. The way they work is it builds up in your brain to change how your serotonin is processed. The reason why many people.feel depression is due to low serotonin levels and/or their flow is uneven. A person who starts taking such drugs wont feel their depression going away until a week or two after taking the drug. And it's not like the personnfeels high once they start working they simply feel more normal and don't have as bad episodes of depression.

Only go on an antidepressants if you really really have bad depression. The withdrawal is awful and people report feeling 'brain zaps' when they get off.

Private practice is far cheaper than in the West. Personally I think the psychiatric treatment in poland is a bit behind the West. Preventative care dentistry and treatment for more
johnny reb 14 | 3,116    
17 May 2018  #17
Zoloft and other ssris/nsris have no recreational value.

I googled that too.
What we are debating here is the definition of "recreational."
No, Zoloft is not a quick buzz like a joint is.
Any drug that is used for other then it's intention would be considered recreational use.
Recreational drugs are chemical substances which are used for pleasure.
Zoloft at first it makes you calm and relaxed. (so you take one on your day off to chill)
Isn't that for pleasure rather then for it's intention ?
Maybe you take one to walk down the beach just listening to the waves splash in and the gulls.
Is that not recreational use ?
My personal opinion is that absolutely NO drug, legal or otherwise, has any legitimate recreational use.
Taking unneeded substances of any kind is an abuse to your body.
Dirk diggler 7 | 3,308    
17 May 2018  #18
By recreational I meant drugs taken for fun, that is recreationally, usuallt with the purpose of getting high.

Zoloft and antidepressants dont work like that though. It's not like a Xanax or valium or a Vicodin where you take it and in an hour or two you feel relaxed, high, etc. Antidepressants take a lot longer before you experience any changes in mood. It usually takes a week or two to kick in. At least That's what my doc told me when I asked him about other options for aderrall.

I mean anti anxiety meds do relax you, make you calm, etc. In a way that could be considered a legit recreational drug. They're often taken by people who have social anxiety or even are scared of flying, as well as actual medical conditions like panic attacks. In that sense then yes theyre being taken recreationally in the way thay the person takes them to be calm and not freak out rather than for an actual medical condition.

Anyway.... I would highly advise OP against taking antidepressants especially if you're not already on them. They have a lot of side effects and are very very very difficult to get off of. You can buy supplements like 5htp, b vitamins, st John's wort, and others. It also depends how severe your depression/anxiety is and what symptoms you experience.

Avoid lithium at all costs. That is some super heavy duty **** for peoole who really have severe mental health problems ans commonly given in institutionsIf you haven't been diagnosed yet for some mental.bealth issue by now you definetelt dont need lithium.
jon357 66 | 13,338    
17 May 2018  #19
Popping a Prozac (or any SSRI) for the mild buzz it gives is so nineties. A bit desperate too, since there are much nicer buzzes to be had from meds that don't make a small portion of users suicidal and a much larger group of users lose inhibitions and behave in ways they later deeply regret.

Avoid lithium at all costs.

Lithium is a life-saver (literally) for many people and is certainly used in Poland - and for people who aren't hospital inpatients. The correct dose for any given person's illness is however very precise and there is a lot of trial and error before the doctor decides the appropriate dose for the patient.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,121    
19 May 2018  #20
Zoloft and other ssris/nsris have no recreational value.

Correct. They take up to a couple of months to work in order for people with depression to feel normal. They are not going to make you feel high despite what some might think.
terri 1 | 1,406    
19 May 2018  #21
The best antidepressant on the market is Seroxat. This really does work the best, but it is habit-forming and you cannot easily get off it.
Rich Mazur 5 | 1,206    
20 May 2018  #22
The best antidepressant is a trip to a mall to look at pretty girls.
johnny reb 14 | 3,116    
20 May 2018  #23
Despite what some people keep saying about Zoloft not being a recreational drug without giving their definition of what a recreational drug is I still must maintain that any drug that is not used for what it is intended is used for recreational use.

Zoloft is commonly abused by people as a relaxant so obviously they give that effect immediately when abused for other then what they are intended for.

The best anti anxiety is to jump on your bicycle and go for a long hard ride in the country.



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