In general, the pharmacy does not ask for a passport. They may ask for a recipe. For depression I use Phenibut from the USA from SNS Smart Powders or Fluoxetine from the same company. I bought it without a prescription in sports nutrition. Phenibut is available in dosages of 300 and 500 mg. Fluoxetine 20 mg. Both drugs work well. If you buy, take them.
One point needs to be clarified here: what is "light" blood pressure? Nonmedics may well consider valerian, and novopassit, and atarax, and afobazole antidepressants. In general, everything that should get rid of negative thoughts and feelings. Pharmacology thinks differently, and as a result, the law also thinks so. So, antidepressants are psychoactive substances that exhibit a thymoleptic effect. To put it simply, they cheer you up. Distinctive features: it does not appear in everyone, and for whom it will - not immediately, at least after 5-7 days. If you want to continue the banquet, take it constantly. In this case, blood pressure can additionally calm or excite a person, but these effects are characteristic not only of the mentioned group of drugs. In theory, these drugs should be sold by prescription. But, as practice shows, this does not always happen (depending on the pharmacy or a specific pharmacist). A friend said.
Blood pressure differ in structure and mechanism of action, in different situations it is worth prescribing different substances. But there are still "outsiders" - these are either those ADs that have a lot of side effects, or are simply weak in comparison with competitors. Let's say you want to buy a mild blood pressure like fluoxetine or sulpiride. If there is a recipe, then I doubt that the pharmacist will have any questions for you. I am not a lawyer and do not live in Russia, but the phrase "psychiatric medical care is provided anonymously if the patient is 14 years old" sounded somewhere. I do not know what the legislation says about the sale of the corresponding medicines, but I suspect that traditions have developed around the same figure. Please correct if I am wrong. That is, if you are 14 years old and you have a prescription for an antidepressant, you can freely buy it.
Regarding substances of other groups (not AD: valerian, afobazole, nootropics, etc.) Well, first of all, I want to say: don't even spend money on this placebo. Perhaps, in a certain sense, from the point of view of medical ethics, I am now saying the wrong things. On the other hand, I hate all this advertising, here's my little revenge. And second: yes, you can buy it just like that at any age. Why - because it still doesn't work. Although there are still unfortunate exceptions among non-AD, gaps in Russian legislation. I will deliberately not say what it is about, because I myself have witnessed misuse. Dr. y g. I just want to say in the end: if you are depressed, go to a psychiatrist and psychologist at your local PND. It's better than going through it all alone.
In my 25s, I am often asked for my passport when buying alcohol and cigarettes, but never asked for it at the pharmacy. But they ask for a recipe. If you have it, I think everything should be fine. And if not, buy yourself Novopassit (over-the-counter, but it helps) and go to the doctor.