# Antidepressant Medication Effects on Psychotherapeutic Process

Discuss the effects that a typical antidepressant medication may have on both a client and the psychotherapeutic process.

Describe the pharmacological mechanism of action of antidepressant medication. How is the above pharmacological mechanism thought to result in the psychological effect that your chosen drug is attempting to achieve? What is the efficacy of your chosen drug? What are the unintended effects of your chosen drug that would be relevant to the psychotherapist? What are the intended effects of your chosen drug that would be relevant to the psychotherapist? Why is it relevant for them to know this?