Defining Clinical Depression

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  • Venlafaxine is an antidepressant in the SSNRI (selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) class of drugs.
  • Amitriptyline (Elavil) is a tricyclic antidepressant, an older class of antidepressants. Amitriptyline effectively treats depression, but has significant side effects.
  • Amitriptyline is a member of the tricyclic antidepressant drug class that is also used to treat migraine, eating disorders, and certain types of pain.
  • Find out about ketamine nasal spray and other strategies for treatment-resistant depression.
  • Factors associated with depression include chemical imbalances in the brain, environmental factors, and medical issues.
  • Depression is a serious mental health disorder that often involves an imbalance of the chemicals that support brain function.
  • Seasonal depression is more than the "winter blues." 
  • If you live with depression, it's important to tell your doctor about any change in symptoms, particularly if you feel especially sad or hopeless, have become addicted to drugs or alcohol, or are having suicidal thoughts. Your doctor can begin or change your treatment to help you manage depression.
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