Antidepressant medication: An Overview
medications continue to develop and improve and have helped many people to lead
much happier and more productive lives. Two kinds of antidepressant medications
discovered in 1950ís which were found to immediately reduce symptoms of
depression were monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIís) and tricyclics.
These early antidepressant medications have now been joined by a third group
which have been called the second-generation antidepressants.
Before these discoveries the only drugs that provided any relief for
depression were the amphetamines, which are stimulant drugs. Amphetamines
have been found to stimulate some depressed individuals to a higher level of
activity, but have not really been found to result in an improved sense of joy.
Below you will find links to pages providing an overall description of these
three types out of antidepressant medications, as well as information on side
effects, dosage and special precautions.
Tricyclic Antidepressant Overview
Elavil Special Warnings
Medication for Depression
Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI's):
Generation Antidepressant Medications ( SSRI's etc.)
Zoloft: Benefits & Information
Prozac : Some things you need to know
Prozac side effects
Celexa Side-Effects & Benefits
Celexa: What is
Celexa and Chronic Fatigue
Celexa: Side effects and recommended dosage
Special warnings about Celexa
Effexor: What is it good for?
Effexor Special Warnings
Zoloft Side Effects
Effects to be