The term “antidepressant,” as applied to medications used to treat depression, is somewhat of a misnomer due to the important fact that this class of medications is used as often, if not more often, to treat other conditions including chronic pain, anxiety and psychiatric conditions other than depression. It might be more accurate to describe this class of medications as “neuromodulators” because in fact they modulate the nervous system in ways that are effective for multiple conditions.
Anti-depression drugs, which increase serotonin and dopamine levels, include:
Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SRI)
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s):
Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and Celexa
Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI’s):
Cymbalta, Effexor, Savella
Tricylic Antidepressants (TCAs):
Elavil, Doxepin, Desipramine, Imipramine
Monoamine Oxigenase inhibitors (MAOIs):
Nardil, Parnate, Marplan and Emsam)
Antidepressants – Overviews
Antidepressants for Anxiety
Antidepressants for Anxiety – Trazodone
Antidepressants for Depression
Antidepressants for Depression – Trazodone
Antidepressants for Pain
CAM Treatments for Depression
CAM Antidepressants – Rhodiola Rosea
CAM Antidepressants – St Johns Wort
Emphasis on Education
Accurate Clinic promotes patient education as the foundation of it’s medical care. In Dr. Ehlenberger’s integrative approach to patient care, including conventional and complementary and alternative medical (CAM) treatments, he may encourage or provide advice about the use of supplements. However, the specifics of choice of supplement, dosing and duration of treatment should be individualized through discussion with Dr. Ehlenberger. The following information and reference articles are presented to provide the reader with some of the latest research to facilitate evidence-based, informed decisions regarding the use of conventional as well as CAM treatments.
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