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Depression: 5 Highly Effective Drugs

Tuesday, 01 Mar 2011 03:33 PM

Chronic depression is a major health concern that has become increasingly more prevalent.

Chronic depression has a negative affect on a person's mood. It also negatively affects a person’s sleep, eating habits, and thought process.

It is always best to seek treatment for depression in its early stages, before the depression becomes chronic. Fortunately, a wide variety of antidepressants are available.

Chronic depression is curable through the use of antidepressants, which belong to various classes like tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Some of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants are:
  • Amitriptyline (Elavil®)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac®)
  • Imipramine (Tofranil®)
  • Duloxetine (Cymbalta®) and
  • Sertraline (Zoloft®)
One must be aware of the side effects of antidepressants before starting them.

For more information about depression, consult the following:

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Supplement SAMe Helps Fight Depression

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