The anti-depressant is making her seem worse!

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 14, 2017
A fellow caregiver asked...

My mom is 72 and has Alzheimer's. She is on an anti-depressant, but now is crying all the time. Would changing her anti-depressant help, or is there anything else we can do?

Expert Answers

Question: Changing antidepressants while having Alzheimer's. Response: Changing her antidepressant could help. There could be several reasons for her crying episodes. I would need more information about other medical conditions and all of her medications (including the type of antidepressant she is taking) in order to provide further information.