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Some antidepressants may make heatwave challenging

By Annabel Rackham

BBC News

People taking some mental health medication need to be extra cautious during the heatwave, the ex-head of the Royal College of Psychiatrists says.

Some antipsychotic medications and antidepressants may hinder the body from regulating temperature properly.

Certain drugs can also cause people to sweat excessively, not register thirst or make skin more sensitive to sun.

Dr Wendy Burn warns people should not suddenly stop taking their medication, and should seek advice.

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