Antidepressants - RxList

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Antidepressants - RxList

Learn about the different types of antidepressants such as TCAs, SSRIs, and MAOIs. Side effects, drug interactions, and conditions antidepressants are.

What are antidepressants and how do they work?

Some off- label uses of antidepressants include, but are not limited to: fibromyalgia, chronic urticaria (hives), hot flashes, hyperhidrosis (drug-induced), pruritus (itching), premenstrual symptoms, bulimia nervosa, Tourette syndrome, binge eating disorder, etc.

Antidepressants are a class of drugs that reduce symptoms of depressive disorders by correcting chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain. Chemical imbalances may be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.

For what conditions are antidepressants used?

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Antidepressants Effectiveness, Trials, Realistic Expectations - WebMD

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Antidepressants Effectiveness, Trials, Realistic Expectations - WebMD

WebMD discusses the use of antidepressants to treat depression, benefits of medications or other treatments, and who may not need medications.

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Antidepressants - Health - The New York Times

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Antidepressants - Health - The New York Times

A free collection of articles about antidepressants published in The New York Times.

In the late 1980s and the ’90s, Prozac was seen as a life preserver for those drowning in anguish. It was also a marvel of commercial branding.

Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.

A study has found a higher risk of premature births among women who used antidepressants, especially late in pregnancy.

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation, which uses magnetic pulses to stimulate parts of the brain connected to mood, has helped some patients with severe depression.

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Overdiagnosis of depression is seen as one factor in the rise in antidepressant use.

A growing number of young adults are taking psychiatric medicines for longer and longer periods, at the very age when they are also consolidating their identities, making plans for the future and navigating adult relationships.

Adding cognitive behavioral therapy may be more effective than an antipsychotic drug for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder, a new study found.

Venlaine, or Effexor, was as effective as estrogen for the relief of the hot flashes and night sweats of menopause.

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Antidepressant side effects Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Luvox

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Antidepressant side effects Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Luvox

Get the Facts on Antidepressants Studies, Warnings and Side Effects.

To see the total figures from IMS Health on the number of people taking antidepressants in the U.S., click here.

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Common brand name antidepressants include Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Luvox, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Effexor, Lexapro, Elavil, Remeron, Strattera and Sarafem.

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