There is no standardized answer as different drugs can have different effects on people’s emotions. Some drugs, such as alcohol or sedatives, may cause people to feel more relaxed and/or less inhibited, which can lead to them feeling emotionally numb. Other drugs, such as antidepressants or antipsychotics, can also cause people to feel emotionally numb by affecting the chemicals in their brain that regulate mood and emotion. In some cases, this effect may be desired (e.g., for those with depression or anxiety), but in other cases it may be an unwanted side effect. Ultimately, it is important to speak with a doctor or mental health professional if you are considering using drugs to numbing your emotions as they can help you better understand the risks and benefits associated with different substances.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) escitalopram (Lexapro) paroxetine (Paxil) fluoxetine (Prozac) sertraline (Zoloft)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a class of antidepressant medications that are commonly used to treat major depressive disorder and other mental health conditions. SSRIs work by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain, which can help to improve mood and relieve symptoms of depression.
Escitalopram (Lexapro) is an SSRI that is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Paroxetine (Paxil) is another SSRI that is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Fluoxetine (Prozac) is an SSRI that is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Sertraline (Zoloft) is an SSRI that is approved for the treatment of major depressive Disorder, obsessive-compulsive Disorder, panic Disorder, posttraumatic stress Disorder, social anxiety Disorder.
SSRIs are generally considered safe and effective medications for treating mental health conditions. However, like all medications, they can cause side effects. Some common side effects associated with SSRIs include nausea, diarrhea, headaches, drowsiness, dry mouth, sexual dysfunction, and dizziness. While most people tolerate these medications well, tolerability may vary from person to person. It’s important to talk with your doctor about any potential side effects before starting an SSRI medication.
Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) duloxetine (Cymbalta) venlafaxine (Effexor XR) des venlafaxine (Pristiq)
Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are a class of antidepressants that are effective in treating major depressive disorder and other mental disorders. SNRIs work by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters that play important roles in mood regulation. This action increases the levels of these neurotransmitters in the brain, which leads to improved mood and symptoms of depression.
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is an SNRI that is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, and diabetic neuropathy. Duloxetine is generally well-tolerated, with the most common side effects being nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, constipation, and fatigue.
Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) is an SNRI that is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Venlafaxine is generally well-tolerated; however, common side effects include nausea, insomnia, headaches, sexual dysfunction ,and increased sweating .
Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) is an SNRI that is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults. Desvenlafaxine is generally well-tolerated; however common side effects include nausea ,dizziness ,insomnia ,and headaches .