What medications are used to treat depression?

What medications are used to treat depression?

Medication options to treat depression include SSRIs, SNRIs, atypical antidepressants, tricyclic antidepressants, MAOIs and other drugs. Don’t delay your care at Mayo Clinic Schedule your appointment now for safe in-person care.

Where can I find information about depdepression medicines and their risks?

Depression medicines and information is current as of September 2019. For the most up-to-date information about the risks and side effects of medicines for treatment of Depression, please see [email protected]

How is depression treated?

How is Depression Treated? Depression is treatable with high rates of success. Treatments may include: Antidepressants, such as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

What drugs can cause depression?

In certain circumstances, these drug may lead to depression symptoms. 4  Common examples of benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Restoril (temazepam), and Valium (diazepam). Drugs used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease affect a substance in the brain called dopamine.

What is the best way to treat depression?

A medication combination may work better for you than a single antidepressant. Try psychotherapy. In many cases, combining an antidepressant with talk therapy (psychotherapy) is more effective than taking an antidepressant alone. It can also help prevent your depression from returning once you’re feeling better.

Is cognitive therapy effective for depression?

Abstract Depression is one of the most prevalent and debilitating of the psychiatric disorders. Studies have shown that cognitive therapy is as efficacious as antidepressant medications at treating depression, and it seems to reduce the risk of relapse even after its discontinuation.

What should I know about depression medicine before taking it?

Like all drugs, depression medicine may cause side effects. Do not stop taking your medicine without first talking to your healthcare provider. Tell your healthcare provider about any problems you are having, including thoughts about suicide.