Trazodone is a drug meted out in 50 mg increments to treat depression and depression with anxiety. It has a sedating effect and is therefore rarely prescribed. In reading up on it, I've found that it's bad for people who have had recent heart attacks, and for males in general. Apparently this drug causes priapism (prolonged erection), which can sometimes be so severe that it takes surgery to correct it. Ouch.

This drug was prescribed to me after I experienced about a month's worth of insomnia on Celexa. The first dose knocked me out and gave me vivid and frighteningly strange dreams.

According to the pharmacy documentation I was given, it is unknown exactly how this drug works - just that it affects the neurotransmitters in the brain, and that it is not categorized as an SSRI.

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