Fluoxetine Sertraline Paroxetine Citalopram Fluvoxamine

Drug Sertraline Mechanism Action

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have infiltrated the lives of so many Americans they are almost a cultural paradigm. Whole books have been written about the wonders of Prozac how it brought people back from the edge of despair when nothing else could, and how formerly inhibited and self-effacing people became social dynamos under its influence. Still other books denigrate Prozac as a zombie-maker of formerly passionate and innovative people. Some say that Prozac's side effects...

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Isocarboxazid Phenelzine Tranylcypromine Selegiline Moclobemide

Tricyclic Antidepressant Diagram

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are less commonly prescribed than TCAs. Their use is one of last resort, when no other drugs can cure a patient's depression. As with TCAs, MAOIs are quite effective in curing patients experiencing severe depression and also atypical depression. Depression is termed atypical when an affected person sleeps more than normal and gains weight, the opposite effects of more commonly experienced depressive behavior such as insomnia and weight loss. Other depressive...

Venlafaxine Mirtzapine Bupropion Trazodone Nefazadone

Half Lives Tcas

Someday, God knows when, I will stop this absurd, self-pitying, idle, futile despair. I will begin to think again, and to act according to the way I think. Sylvia Plath Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 2000 Second generation antidepressants encompass al of the chemically unrelated drugs which were developed in the wake of Prozac's success. This diverse collection has been grouped together mostly because they do not operate as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Instead, each one...