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About Antidepressant Medications
About Antidepressant Medications
Antidepressants are used to treat depression and your doctor can provide more information about the type that is best for you. For effective use, be aware of side…...
Diagnosing Depression
Diagnosing Depression
Diagnosing depression is important to ensure accurate and timely treatment of its debilitating symptoms. Your doctor will use a physical and psychological exam to…...
Drug Interactions
Drug Interactions
Your prescription drugs for depression can react with drugs, foods, beverages, and supplements and may also affect other medical conditions. Speak to your doctor about…...
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT is usually a final treatment option for severely depressed patients and its use and side effects should be carefully weighed before administration....
Herbal Medicines
Herbal Medicines
Herbs such as St. John's wort, valerian root, kava kava, ginseng and gingko biloba can be helpful for treating the symptoms of depression. Consider seeing an herbalist…...
Is Medication Right for My Depression?
Is Medication Right for My Depression?
Find out if medication is right for your depression or if alternative approaches might be best for you....
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) are an older class of antidepressants that are effective in treating depression, but do cause many side effects. Be sure to follow…...
Mood Stabilisers
Mood Stabilisers
Mood stabilisers are medications that can help you to deal with the highs and lows you may be experiencing alongside or as part of your depression. Talk to your doctor…...
Nutritional Supplements
Nutritional Supplements
Nutritional supplements can enhance or sometimes replace depression medication. Speak to your doctor, as some may interact with antidepressant medications....
SSRI Related Antidepressants
SSRI Related Antidepressants
SSRI related antidepressants include SNRIs and buproprion, all of which are newer medications and tend to have milder side effect profiles with comparable…...
Tricyclic Antidepressants
Tricyclic Antidepressants
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are an older medication used to treat the symptoms of depression. Side effects are common and broad but TCAs are quite effective....
Tricyclic Related Antidepressants
Tricyclic Related Antidepressants
Tricyclic related antidepressants such as the tetracyclics are effective for treating depression, although do have more side effects than newer antidepressants. Your…...
Types of Antidepressant Medications
Types of Antidepressant Medications
There are many different types of antidepressant medications with various side effects. Your doctor can recommend one that is appropriate for your depression symptoms....
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