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What are the medications for depression???
January 19, 2011
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beatrize
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I think that I am suffering from depression. What should I take to help me?

January 19, 2011
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There are many different prescribed medications for depression. The most popular ones seem to be selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, usually abbreviated as SSRIs. These include prozac, zoloft, lexapro, and paxil, among others. I took prozac for a couple years and it really helped me. However everyone's different, so you should refer to your therapist as to what medication would be best for you.

January 20, 2011
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My cousin is taking Prozac for her depression. It's also known as fluoxetine.

January 20, 2011
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You could also try Celexa and Zoloft.  These are generally prescribed to depressed people.

January 21, 2011
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Be careful when taking antidepressants, they usually have side effects such as nausea, headaches, sexual problems, sleep problems and similar stuff.

January 23, 2011
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I agree.  These are prescription drugs too... you probably can't get them legally unless you have your doctor's prescription.

January 24, 2011
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That's for a reason.  If you have certain conditions, you might be counter-indicated to take these anti-depressants.  Always consult your doctor first to know if it's safe to take these medications.

January 24, 2011
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I have a friend who swears by the effectiveness of St. John's Wort to fight depression.  What other herbal treatments are there?

January 25, 2011
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I only know of St. John's Wort too, but remember, just because it's herbal doesn't mean it's safe.

January 25, 2011
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I agree with that.  In fact, the FDA has warned against St. John's wort.  It seems that it may react negatively with other medications.

January 25, 2011
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Take note that even if the empirical evidence say that it is effective, a study involving 340 people with major depression showed that it didn't help with the disease. Studies are currently being done to see how effective it is against minor or mild depression.

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If you have severe depression that’s interfering with your ability to function, medication may be right for you. However, it's important you first try therapy, exercise, or self-help strategies that work just as well or better—minus the side effects—as antidepressants.
Therapy and self-help strategies can help you get to the bottom of your underlying issues and develop the tools to beat depression for good. So while drug treatment can be beneficial, it’s by no means the only answer. There are other effective treatment approaches that can be taken in addition to, or instead of, medication. It's up to you to evaluate your options and decide what's best for you.

January 21, 2016
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Many types of antidepressant medications are available to treat depression, including fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), citalopram (Celexa) and escitalopram (Lexapro). Everyone will react differently to different medications in the SSRI class (as it alters the serotonin levels in your brain), but generally, Citalopram is held to be one of the more ‘stable’ options available, and the one that works best for most people. I used the citalopram successfully at a very small dose -10 mg and went to 5mg a day. I bought it from http://www.generic-meds-store.com and the pills worked as expected. The depression lifted within a few weeks and I felt much better. It was very effective for the depression and I think it literally saved me at that point in my life. I used it for about 6 months. This is the first antidepressant that helped me and didn't make me feel like a zombie.
Good luck, everyone !!

April 15, 2016
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feelfree said

Many types of antidepressant medications are available to treat depression, including fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), citalopram (Celexa) and escitalopram (Lexapro). Everyone will react differently to different medications in the SSRI class (as it alters the serotonin levels in your brain), but generally, Citalopram is held to be one of the more ‘stable’ options available, and the one that works best for most people. I used the citalopram successfully at a very small dose -10 mg and went to 5mg a day. I bought it from http://www.generic-meds-store.com and the pills worked as expected. The depression lifted within a few weeks and I felt much better. It was very effective for the depression and I think it literally saved me at that point in my life. I used it for about 6 months. This is the first antidepressant that helped me and didn't make me feel like a zombie.
Good luck, everyone !!

I have been using Zoloft for 3 years now buying them from generic-meds-store.com and never had a problem. I have no idea how I did anything before without it. After I had my 2nd daughter, I did not want to be around anyone but her. That included my 1st daughter and my husband. I felt terrible for feeling that way but it would not go away until I started taking Zoloft. After that I was feeling great. The Zoloft has definitely improved my mood.

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