Antidepressants

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Features

-  Mainly Rx of major depression

-  Also used in GAD, panic disorder, OCD, agoraphobia, social phobia (SAD), bulimia nervosa & chronic pain

-  Combinations not more effective

-  Onset typically delayed 1-2 weeks (upto 6)

 

Classes

-  Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)

-  Selective Serratonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

-  Serratonin Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

-  Mnonamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)