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How do mental health therapies affect the body?

Drug therapy is a kind of mental health therapy. It includes the use of drugs such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and antianxiety drugs. Antidepressants, used to treat depression, may have side effects such as constipation, fatigue, and weight gain. Antipsychotic medication is used to combat severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. Side effects of antipsychotic drugs include obesity, type 2 diabetes, tremors, and slowed movement. Antianxiety drugs used to treat panic disorders and phobias, have side effects such as sleep disorders, drowsiness, and slowed respiration.

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