Clinical Depression Topic Guide

Clinical Depression Clinical Depression: Depression is a mental illness that affects 19 million Americans annually. Causes are genetic, environmental, and biological. Symptoms and signs include weight loss, fatigue, crying spells, feeling sad, isolation from family and friends, and thoughts of death or suicide. Treatment may include psychotherapy and medication.

Clinical Depression Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

asenapine Asenapine

Asenapine is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

iloperidone Iloperidone

Iloperidone is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

desvenlafaxine Desvenlafaxine

Desvenlafaxine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRIs) antidepressant. Desvenlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may...learn more »

paliperidone Paliperidone

Paliperidone is an antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

duloxetine Duloxetine

Duloxetine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant (SSNRI). Duloxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unba...learn more »

aripiprazole Aripiprazole

Aripiprazole is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

escitalopram Escitalopram

Escitalopram is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Escitalopram affects chemicals in the brain th...learn more »

ziprasidone Ziprasidone

Ziprasidone is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

St. John's wort St. John's Wort

St. John's wort is an herb also known as Amber, Barbe de Saint-Jean, Chasse-diable, Demon Chaser, Fuga Daemonum, Goatweed, Hardhay, Herbe à la Brûlure, Herbe...learn more »

citalopram (oral) Citalopram (oral)

Citalopram is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

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quetiapine Quetiapine

Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

olanzapine (injection) Olanzapine (injection)

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain...learn more »

olanzapine Olanzapine

Olanzapine is an antipsychotic medication that affects chemicals in the brain...learn more »

mirtazapine Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine is an antidepressant. Mirtazapine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

divalproex sodium Divalproex Sodium

Divalproex sodium affects chemicals in the body that may be involved in causing seizures...learn more »

lamotrigine Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant...learn more »

nefazodone Nefazodone

Nefazodone is an antidepressant. It is used to treat depression, including major depressive disorder...learn more »

fluvoxamine Fluvoxamine

Fluvoxamine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. Fluvoxamine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people wi...learn more »

venlafaxine Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRIs) antidepressant. Venlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may be un...learn more »

risperidone (oral) Risperidone (oral)

Risperidone is a antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

paroxetine Paroxetine

Paroxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine affects chemicals in the brain that m...learn more »

sertraline Sertraline

Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that m...learn more »

clomipramine Clomipramine

Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced...learn more »

trazodone Trazodone

Trazodone is an antidepressant medicine. It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

imipramine Imipramine

Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Imipramine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

fluoxetine Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant. Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people wi...learn more »

doxepin (Silenor) Doxepin (Silenor)

This medication guide provides information about the Silenor brand of doxepin. Sinequan and other generic brands of doxepin used to treat depr...learn more »

doxepin Doxepin

This medication guide provides information about the use of doxepin (Sinequan or other generic names) to treat depression or anxiety. Silenor ...learn more »

clozapine Clozapine

Clozapine is an antipsychotic medicine works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain...learn more »

bupropion (oral) Bupropion (oral)

Bupropion is an antidepressant medication used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. The Zyban brand of bupropion is us...learn more »

amitriptyline Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

desipramine Desipramine

Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Desipramine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

nortriptyline Nortriptyline

Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Nortriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

lithium Lithium

Lithium affects the flow of sodium through nerve and muscle cells in the body. Sodium affects excitation or mania...learn more »

carbamazepine (oral) Carbamazepine (oral)

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain...learn more »