Anafranil – See Related Topics

Anafranil (clomipramine) is a drug commonly prescribed by health care providers to treat OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It is a tricyclic antidepressant drug that works on the user’s central nervous system (CNS). Issues with the CNS can resolve as conditions related to anxiety, and this is due to an imbalance of specific neurotransmitters in the brain – serotonin and norepinephrine. As Anafranil works to balance these it helps to regulate the mood of the user. This in turn lessens anxiety which is most beneficial to individuals suffering from OCD, as that condition manifests itself in behaviors like recurring thoughts or repetitive behaviors considered out of the range of what’s considered normal – all due to heightened anxiety.

Other uses of Anafranil have been found, including treatment of premature ejaculation, panic disorder, and major depressive disorder.

Side effects when using Anafranil can include those typically found associated with TCA drugs. These include tremor, seizures, drowsiness, visual changes, trembling, confusion, and nervousness.

Anafranil is not an addictive drug from a physical perspective, though it can be from a psychological one. This happens as a dependency on the drug builds and possibly a heightened tolerance as well. If a user attempts to suddenly stop using Anafranil, some of the side effects may be encountered and can be very unpleasant. Additionally, if a person self-regulates their usage (upping the dose or taking it more than recommended), their mind may cause them to desire more of the drug to keep an elevated mood. In either case, a psychological addiction has likely taken hold.

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